A career is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.
A great opportunity to join the Leadership Team in South Africa and Eastern African countries as a Cluster Head for the following countries Angola, Mauritius, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. You will be accountable for the in-market performance of the cross-functional team and profitability of the commercial organization. You will also be accountable for the development of a highly engaged team working with a ‚As one for patients‘ mindset.
As a country head you will actively develop the biopharma business in the defined countries, being responsible for the profitability, growth of the business and in-market performance and manage directly the sales team, key account managers and administrators
You will also provide leadership towards the regional common goal, always in alignment with the direct manager, and towards all local dotted line reports including support functions, work in close collaboration with all functions with specific focus on the head of marketing, chief of staff, medical director, controlling and SNO to ensure optimal operations in the countries
In addition you will lead the country/region long-range plans, strategy and policy and identifies relevant economic, political and health care authorities and builds strong relationships with decision makers and key influencers.
Who you are:
• 10+ years’ experience in a commercial leadership role
• Proven track record of business turnaround and ability to lead cross-functional teams
• Strong sales experience (either in-field or as manager, sales or KAM)
• Experience in Africa or international experience are key assets for this role
• Track record of strong partnership with authorities and other external stakeholders
• Proven business acumen and experience in the industry
• Priority will be given to EE candidates
What we offer: We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!