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  • Posted: Nov 20, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • From removing the regular pain of fingersticks as people manage their diabetes to connecting patients to doctors with real-time information monitoring their hearts, from easing chronic pain and movement disorders to testing half the world’s blood donations to ensure a healthy supply, our purpose is to make the world a better place by bringing life-c...
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    Head Marketing– EPD English Africa

    Job Responsibilities

    • Responsible for developing and managing marketing objectives for responsible countries.
    • Manages marketing / product team and budgets.
    • Directs and controls all sales support activities such as customer and economic analysis, market testing advertising, market research and sales promotion.
    • Manages, coordinates and evaluates short-term marketing plans and budgets.
    • Manages a (multiple) product portfolio: expand business, define new markets, lead business development efforts
    • Makes recommendations based on analyzed market data and market trends
    • Develops market strategies
    • Discusses and reviews the sales plan together with the Product Managers concerned and reaches agreement
    • Follows up on the plan and updates figures
    • Visits customers to understand market, competitive activities and technologies, product needs, diseases and treatments with a present or future impact on the cardiovascular market
    • Reports monthly the status of the major strategies, market evolution and competitive activities to GM and HQ
    • Attends internal and external visitors to build up relationships
    • Provides leadership and direction to subordinates
    • Reinforces Abbott culture in business unit
    • Builds a strong team by identifying, recruiting and retaining talent
    • Develops subordinates by coaching and mentoring them and offering the right training opportunities
    • Motivates staff by giving appropriate reward and recognition to major achievements of the key individuals and the entire team


    • A minimum of 5 years of experience within a senior marketing position within the pharmaceutical industry
    • People management experience
    • Knowledge of Private and Public Sector business advantageous
    • Experience in Cardiovascular/Diabetes,, Antibiotic and/or related pharmaceutical sales will be an advantage
    • Experience in OTC Products is considered as plus
    • History of superior territory coverage
    • Knowledge and relationships with key stake holders in region will be an advantage
    • Established KOL relationships and specialist relationships an advantage
    • Business planning acumen and ability.
    • Computer literacy (Excel, Word, Power Point)
    • Compliance with company Code of Conduct.
    • Candidate should be an excellent communicator who’s behavior exhibits integrity, adaptability and independence.


    • Tertiary qualification in Marketing Or Related study is essential.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Abbott on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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