• Career Opporunities at GlaxoSmithKline

  • Posted on: 16 August, 2012 Deadline: 30 August, 2012
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  • GlaxoSmithKline is one of the world’s leading research based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies We have a challenging and inspiring mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.
    With a firm foundation in science, we discover, develop, manufacture and distribute prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.
     
    In pursuance of our growth and objectives opportunities now exist in our team as:

    Category Manager, Africa — Antinfectives
    Location: Lagos, Nigeria


    Geographical scope:
    The scope will cover Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): Anglophone West Africa (AWA), Francophone West & Central Africa (FWCA), Kenya, Other East Africa (OEA) and Southern Africa (SnA)
     
    The Job:
    Reporting to the Commercial Development Manager, Africa; the person will be responsible amongst others to;
     
        Drive sales, marketing & business development strategies in achieving set goals and providing expert support in developing promotional campaigns.
        Evaluate the financial aspects of product development, such as budgets, expenditures, research and development appropriations, return on investment and profit-loss projections.
        Design and develop promotional materials centrally and ensure that all adaptations and implementation are in line within the company's collaboration goals and objectives.
        Manage product life cycle within assigned portfolio and constantly review existing opportunities.
        Carry out sales forecasting & strategic planning to ensure the sale and profitability of brands, conduct analysis and monitor market trends.
     
    Specialized Knowledge :
        Branded Generics (BGx) Product/Technical knowledge including disease knowledge.
        Channel management skills with emphasis on Pharmacy channels.
        Strong communication, time, motivation & territory management skills.
        Effective speaking & persuasion Skills.
        Monitoring, judgment & decision making skills.
        Project Management capabilities.
     
    The Person
        Bachelor of Pharmacy degree with at least 5 years sales and marketing experience.
        Experience in Antinfectives (AI) portfolio will be an added advantage.
        Experience in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) & ability to speak French & Portugese will confer an advantage.

    Senior Scientist -Nutritional Drinks, Africa
    Location: Lagos, Nigeria


    The Job:
        To provide effective Scientific & Technical Stewardship for the Nutrition Category in support of the business purpose.
        To lead new product development projects within the agreed programme.
        To lead or manage the delivery of elements of the new products, claims and technology research & development for Nutrition Category brands in Africa.
     
    Specialized Knowledge:
        Significant practical experience related to the Food & Drinks manufacturing industry.
        Demonstrated ability to co-ordinate team and project activity, including operating with external partners.
        Track record of managing multiple projects successfully.
        Demonstrated ability to apply scientific principles and techniques to assigned projects.
        Demonstrated ability to take initiative, think and work independently problem-solving, work in teams and multitask.
        Sound working knowledge of FMCG Marketing and Operational environments.
        Knowledge of R&D process and associated commercial environment.
     
    The Person
        A PhD or MSc in food-related science field
        Minimum of 10 years experience in research and development function in the Food and Drinks manufacturing industry
        Membership of a relevant professional body will be an added advantage.
     
    GiaxoSmithKline assures a great working experience in a stimulating and challenging environment.
     
    Method of Application
    Interested candidates should visit our website following the link below to complete application and attach a current resume;
    http://www.gsk.com.ng/careers/index.htm
     
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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