Product Manager - Office Based / Partical Travel




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Date posted:

Thursday, October 6, 2022


Johannesburg, South Africa


Cost To Company

A reputable Pharmaceutical Company currently has a vacancy for a Product Manager, reporting directly to the Marketing Manager.  


Experience Required

  • 3+ years Pharmaceutical/Marketing industry experience
  • Must have the ability to interpret, analysis and present Rx and IMS data for support of business decisions and analyzing market trends/potentials of products

Overall objective of Job Function

  • Responsible to build brands and to improve Market Share in line to Market Growth
  • Responsible for product planning, marketing and representative training. This includes product management throughout the lifecycle of the product and working closely with the Sales and Regulatory Affairs department to deliver viable products into the South African market

Product Management

  • Manage external suppliers and agencies
  • Plan conference and cycle meetings
  • Plan and attend marketing related functions and events
  • Review and recommend all promotional materials
  • Develop and oversee electronic and printing marketing
  • Identify branding/marketing opportunities
  • Research market sectors to determine requirements and development and implement marketing plans for new products launches and current products
  • Propose and manage the marketing budget
  • Develop and implement strategies to strengthen the products and organizations
  • Work in conjunction with the RA Department and BD to identify products for filling and registration that is in line with company strategy
  • Support the field force activities by taking into consideration the marketing strengths relative to competitors, selling opportunities, customer’s needs and buying trends

Data Management
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
Data analysis utilizing the tools such as IMS & Impact RX as and when required
Presentation of data to the management team as and when required

Training Management

  • Product and disease/condition training for representatives
  • Acquiring recent journals articles to keep representatives updated on new developments regarding the products they are detailing and/or the disease entities related to their products
  • Working with representatives in field periodically to ensure proficiency in both product knowledge and the accompanying sales messages
  • Development of tests and assignments to assess representative competency and identify problem areas to be targeted

Basic Competencies and Minimum Experience (Knowledge, Skills & Attributes)

  • Analytical, financial, budgeting and forecasting skills would be required
  • Brand/Product/Commercial Management experience
  • Insight generation and research knowledge are essential
  • Line management experience in a marketing environment would be an advantage
  • Previous sales experience would be beneficial


  • Business and Commercial acumen
  • Analytical skills
  • Innovative and strategic thinking
  • Project management
  • Networking ability
  • Sense of urgency
  • Prioritizing and planning
  • Influential and impactful communication and presentation skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility in a changing environment3
  • Solutions and service orientated
  • Financial Budgeting & Forecasting skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Negotiating skills


  • Must be ambitious, a go-getter and dedicated
  • Must be able to use initiative and delegate work efficiently
  • Able to work under pressure and work at a quick pace


  • Market related (based on experience and qualification)

The right candidate must be experienced, goal driven and must be able to work independently.


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