Pharmaceutical organisation Job Vacancy for Head Of Marketing – Africa

Our client is a leading Pharmaceutical organisation based in Johannesburg, South Africa with global offices.

Job Description

This is a critical position for this Global Pharmaceutical business based in Johannesburg. As the Head of Marketing – Africa you will be reporting to the General Manager based in Johannesburg and to the Head of Marketing for Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Key requirements within this position include:

  • Ensure marketing and commercial and field excellence inline with Global Business Excellence
  • Meet operating profitability objectives of the product portfolio
  • Develop and implement the marketing strategies and planning within the management team, in co-operation with the other business units
  • Represent the r marketing function within the various business units – global, regional and local
  • Manage and develop the marketing team
  • Develop the marketing excellence within the business unit

The Successful Applicant

The successful Head of Marketing – Africa will possess the following attributes:

  • Degree: Marketing, Business Administration , Life Sciences. A Medical/Scientific background is advantageous.
  • Minimum of 8 years Marketing experience within the Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Knowledge of Vaccines or Biological Product experience is advantageous.
  • Proven international strategy experience – Ability to develop, implement and present to all senior stakeholders
  • Good at building and maintaining relationships
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Business acumen and understanding of P&L responsibility
  • Experience dealing with Public Health organisations, WHO, Ministers of Health and Health-care professionals
  • Ability to travel into Africa as well as the Middle East, Europe and potentially USA. Approx. 50%

What’s on Offer

As the Head of Marketing – Africa, an excellent package is on offer including benefits with great earning potential.


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