General Manager Healthcare & Managing Director Sweden

Posted 29 Mar 2019

Solna, Stockholm - Sweden

Req Id 189474


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.

Your role: Vision, Transformation and Flexibility are the key words of this strategic opening in Sweden. With recent and upcoming launches, the General Manager will lead local activities and gather teams and functions around a shared vision for the years to come. You will actively share strategies, best practices and pilots of change processes with the NorNe Leadership team. Setting the agenda for transformation in the country, you will build capabilities for the future - both country-needs and cluster-complementarity. You will focus on developing a flexible operating process and culture, enabling employees to re-invent their way of working. In this role, you represent Biopharma internally & externally in the country. In alignment with Biopharma’s global and regional strategy (commercial trade-off decisions), you will develop Biopharma’s country strategy, adapting and tailoring the Global product strategy to local specificities and needs, developing local customer / market access strategies. You will contribute to country Medical & Regulatory strategies as well as to global functional strategies (commercial, medical, regulatory). You have full P&L responsibility in year-on-year operations and in the implementation of local changes. In this role you will manage relationships with key opinion leaders and key business stakeholders and lead discussions with local market access stakeholders (e.g. KOLs, payers, authorities, policymakers). You will shape and lead high performance cross-functional Country Leadership Team and role-model behaviors aligned with the company values and ethical principles. Having great regional exposure, you will be part of the mid-Europe extended Leadership teams. In this role, you also will support Business Development activities led by the Global BD group, by helping with the evaluation of ideas and participation to some due diligences. 


Who you are:

  • You have an advanced degree in a scientific or business related subject
  • You gained 8+ years pharmaceutical industry experience including at least 5 years in Sales & Marketing roles and at least 3 years’ management experience
  • You are fluent in English,. Fluency in Swedish is an asset
  • Your strategic thinking and communication skills allow you to inspire others by developing and efficiently sharing your vision for the business
  • You possess strong leadership skills with the ability to enthuse and motivate others
  • You are a strong communicator and builder of relationships with colleagues and customers
  • You are an effective collaborator across local functions and with international colleagues
  • You are able to adopt the hands-on approach required in a flat structure
  • You are motivated by the challenge of overcoming market challenges and occasional setbacks
  • You present the potential to develop into a bigger, multi-country role within two years

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!

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