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Marketing Manager MDS Africa

Job Description Summary

As a Marketing Manager MDS Africa reporting to the Business Manager –Develop and implement business strategies and marketing plans for the Africa region to ensure continued growth of MDS platforms, sales, category share of sales and profitability in the region in line with overall business strategy and sales & GP targets. Will co-develop and implement the strategy to build product brand awareness as well as implement global product strategy locally in line with the local market requirements Provides significant input into key business decisions and marketing resource planning. Work closely with worldwide segment/platform. Specific and advanced set of skills and knowledge related to marketing functional expertise.

Job Description

As a Marketing Manager MDS  Africa reporting to the Business Manager –Develop and implement business strategies and marketing plans for the Africa region to ensure continued growth of MDS platforms, sales, category share of sales and profitability in the region in line with overall business strategy and sales & GP targets. Will co-develop and implement the strategy to build product brand awareness as well as implement global product strategy locally in line with the local market requirements Provides significant input into key business decisions and marketing resource planning. Work closely with worldwide segment/platform. Specific and advanced set of skills and knowledge related to marketing functional expertise.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and implementation of business and marketing plans, pricing policy, and promotional plans by platform  in Africa in order to meet or exceed business objectives, sales budget, GP and OIBT targets. 
  • Responsible for demand/material forecasts, reliable budgets and ongoing financial forecasts for MDS  sales and G.P. in Africa. 
  • Actively seek out new business opportunities for MDS in Africa based on the market trends.
  • Plan and supervise market research and analysis including monitoring and evaluation of the different platforms performance in Africa.
  • Monitor competitor activities and strategies as well as developing appropriate counterstrategies to maintain & grow the MDS platforms category share of sales in Africa.
  • Create a Sustained Value Proposition to our target customer segments in Africa.
  • Develop product launch plans for new MDS  products & product line extensions to ensure the successful introduction & uptake of the afore mentioned in Africa
  • Arranging and attending seminars, congresses as required.
  • Manage promotional expenses within budget.
  • Support teamwork and the sharing of ideas and information between businesses throughout Africa and EMA/ EMEA. 
  • Ensure that BD’s professional and ethical standards are maintained.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree, MBA (preferred) and professional experience in the healthcare sector with preference to clinical & medical device market
  • Minimum 4 years of brand management/ marketing experience  within the healthcare sector, encapsulating progressive achievements across a multi-discipline environment
  • Multi-country marketing and/or commercial  experience within the medical/hospital/research sector is preferred. 
  • Will be able to demonstrate proven success in marketing and developing an effective strategies in Africa within an International Company and the ability to successfully build and implement business plans and marketing strategies
  • Will have a track record of success in the Health Science market and / or preferably in the medical device field, built on an extensive network of KOL and scientific societies
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Fluent in English

Professional Skills & Key Competencies:

  • Understanding of the Health Care Systems, and related  markets in Africa
  • Judges and adjusts priorities to achieve personal and team objectives
  • Demonstrates strong planning and organization skills and ability to execute plans
  • Demonstrates strong business acumen with strategic thinking
  • Has strong knowledge in buying processes of the hospitals, competency in network development
  • Is high results driven by strong action orientation as well as being solution-focused and goal-oriented
  • Strives for continuous development in self, others and in processes and procedures
  • Excellent negotiation, and decision-making skills
  • Self-motivated and exhibits a positive “can-do” attitude
  • Demonstrates exceptional levels of personal responsibility
  • Displays high levels of self-awareness and maturity
  • Reliable, supportive, committed and passionate about the healthcare business
  • Ability to establish strong relations with internal & external customers, and competent in network development
  • Keen customer focus with dedication to meeting and exceeding customer expectations, acting with the customer in mind, and maintaining effective customer relationships
  • Exhibits excellent communication skills and can work effectively at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrates strong influencing skills
  • Is an excellent team player
  • Possesses interpersonal savvy

Primary Work Location

ZAF Johannesburg - Woodlands Dr

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