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Senior Brand Director, Uro-Oncology Endon United Kingdom,  

Astellas (company)

Posted on : 04 July 2017

Project Description




Location:  Based at the EMEA Operations Headquarters - Chertsey, Surrey, UK

Purpose of the Position:

  • Lead the cross functional Uro-Oncology Brand Teams ensuring close alignment with Global and  regional functional partners, and affiliates
  • Partner with affiliates to understand and address their needs and requirements, both in terms of strategic support and activities (co-creation)
  • Lead the strategic development of  the prostate cancer European patient journey and the country roll-out at the account level
  • Lead the development and implementation of European strategy and co-create with affiliates  tactics  based on the patient journey for current and new indications to include and not limited to launch roadmap, country launch sequence, pre-marketing strategy and tactics (incl. pt services), pricing and reimbursement  for new indications
  • Lead, Coach and Develop a team of 3 Marketers



Core Tasks, Responsibilities and Authority:



  • Embed Compliance Culture across all Regions of the business ensuring Integrity in Action is actively applied in all initiatives. 
  • Ensure Oncology Function strictly adopt a culture of ethics and compliance; leading by example and appropriately challenging non-compliance.  
  • Ensure adherence to Astellas policies relating to Ethics and Compliance standards and interactions with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs), Healthcare Organisations (HCOs) and Patient Organisations (POs).


           Brand Management and Strategy

  • Act as the acknowledged driver of the Brand and the patient journey  within the APEL organization, leading the Brand in a clearly communicated and decisive manner.
  • Lead the Uro-oncology cross-functional Brand team having responsibility for the training and motivation of immediate reports.
  • Lead the co-creation efforts of Brand team for customer initiatives with affiliates based on the patient journey  (e.g., promotional tools, International meetings, public relations internal communications, etc.) to maximise product sales potential.
  • Assimilate scientific, clinical and pharmacological data to create innovative positioning and promotional strategies to ensure effective differentiation of the product from competitors.
  • Drive the development and implementation of the Brand strategy which both maximises market share and revenue growth in the territory.



Quantitative Dimensions:

  • C. 3 direct reports
  • Financial responsibility: Budget of up to Euro 18 million annually
  • Management/Colleagues in EMEA, Americas, Japan and Asia.


Professional Profile



Customer Focus:

  • Fosters a culture where everything is done to enhance value to patients.  Intentional about meeting/exceeding customer expectations (internal/external).


Strategic Orientation:

  • Leads the strategic planning process to drive breakthrough initiatives that support Astellas’ strategy.
  • Strategic thinking skills to create a robust business case, analyse commercial and business information and devise strategy. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of corporate strategy, business administration, F&A, R&D and manufacturing technologies.  


Innovation &  Change:

  • Acts as ambassador for change; able to embrace/persuade to secure sponsorship, commitment and innovation.
  • Demonstrates thought leadership and an environment able to generate and harness new ideas and/or ways of working.


Results Orientation:

  • Strong leadership presence; drives business practices that transform and enable high-performance teams to deliver sustainable results.
  • Sound judgment, objectivity and decision making skills; overcomes set-backs/challenges.  Creates a culture of personal and corporate accountability, addresses non-compliance.  
  • Flexibility and mental agility necessary to analyze complex problems and develop sound recommendation to mitigate functional/ business risk.
  • IT literate;  able to utilize MS Office and virtual collaboration tools, database,  compliance   systems/applications, online knowledge repositories etc.


Communication & Collaboration:

  • Creates common purpose: seeks ideas, input.  Challenges and facilitates robust solutions. 
  • Establishes strong network with diverse people/functions in multi-disciplinary settings and regions (EMEA, Americas, Japan and Asia).
  • Ability to secure commitment from senior sponsors (local/international) and stakeholders (i.e. projects, budgets and resources).
  • Strong presentation, communication, influencing and mgmt. reporting skills (compliance, qualitative/quantitative updates, risks/corrective action etc.) for diverse internal and/or external audience.


Developing & Inspiring:

  • Proactively develops talent, coaches and empowers for success.  Anticipates future skills, deployment and strategic resource planning.
  • Experienced in managing within global virtual and matrix organization (indirect and functional reporting).


Working as One Astellas:

  • Acts as an ambassador of ethics and compliance locally/internationally.  Incorporates cross-cultural perspectives when addressing challenging situations.
  • Respectful, natural coach. High integrity.
  • Pharma sector experience with strong customer focus;  in multi-disciplinary, matrix and cross-cultural settings.
  • Multi-year International marketing experience
  • Track-record of leading multi-year strategic planning process: strategic, organizational and problem-solving history to deliver sustained results.
  • Proven healthcare compliance expertise ; to understand and comply with industry laws and regulations.
  • Proven leadership and people management experience including commitment to develop, coach and enable high performance standards.
  • Proven ability to influence diverse senior stakeholders.
  • Fluent in written and verbal business English
  • Post graduate qualification such as MBA and/or MSc or equivalent is highly desirable.
























































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