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Pharmaceutical Portfolio, Business Development & Business Information Director

Employment Type:
Type of Job:
Senior Management, Marketing, Sales Management, Business Development
South West England
80,000 to 110,000 per annum
UK Pound
Accord Healthcare
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Territory / Area of Responsibility: UK, Ireland and MENA
Role: Full-time, permanent
Location: Flexible / Homebased (with c. 2 – 3 days/week on site – please see below*)
Salary: c. £80k – £110k + bonus + car allowance + significant benefits

The Role:
We’re seeking an ambitious, strategic and commercial ‘Pharmaceutical Portfolio, Business Development and Business Information Director’ to develop and manage our product portfolio, drive our local business development agenda and lead our Business Information team to provide critical insights to support local and global projects, all in-line with our key business objectives and commercial strategies. Whilst covering three main areas, the role will fundamentally be responsible for managing and developing the in-market product portfolio. From a business information perspective, you’ll lead a growing team to deliver cutting edge insights from complex market data, to maintain our thorough understanding of any market conditions which could impact our work (e.g. competition, medical, political) and inform recommendations to support projects and decision-making across the business (local and global).

Using this information, you’ll work closely with colleagues across other territories to ensure a consistent and integrated approach to our global portfolio management – including product development, in-licensing, intellectual property, regulatory affairs and supply chain. Concurrently, you’ll champion our local agenda at all times (including internal forums and committees) to ensure a fair balance between the global strategy and our own local aims. Locally, you’ll take a strategic, creative and hands-on approach to our portfolio management: undertaking market analysis to identify appropriate opportunities, preparing business cases to support value-adding product introductions, assessing pruning of the existing portfolio, overcoming obstacles to secure new products and planning effective, high-impact product launches. In the meantime, you’ll drive pipeline projects and initiatives to completion through your teams, prioritising work, formalising long-term plans, updating internal files and communicating regular updates to support budgeting, resourcing and broader decision making. From the business development side, you’ll act as an ambassador for the company, using your strong network and market intelligence to identify opportunities to work with partners and suppliers, as well as managing ongoing relationships to provide excellent service, overcome issues and secure competitive deals.

The Person:
With significant senior-level experience in the UK pharmaceutical market (branded or generic), you’ll have a sound understanding of how the relevant markets and NHS structures work, an excellent personal network and a strong track record in portfolio management and business development (strategic and operational). With strong leadership abilities, you’re used to managing multi-site and remote teams in highly-regulated, complex and fast-paced environments, providing guidance and motivation coupled with an approachable nature. As a person, you’re a real hands-on doer, and your natural ambition and tenacity means you’re a calculated risk taker too, always looking for innovative ways to get around obstacles and seizing every opportunity that arises with the backdrop of a strongly compliant environment. With excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you relate to people at all levels with ease, delivering exceptional customer service, but with the ability to influence and negotiate, as required. You’re highly analytical, with excellent numeracy, literacy and project management skills; you’re also process oriented and experienced in scenario planning, report writing and delivering impactful presentations. Ideally, you’ll hold a degree-level qualification (or above) in a life science and/or business related subject and have the ability to travel to support business needs, when required.

The Rewards:
In return, we offer a competitive salary package (with bonus scheme and car allowance), a generous pension scheme and 27 days’ holiday per year. We also offer a range of other benefits to support our team, including childcare vouchers and healthcare options. Not to mention the opportunity to be part of a progressive and expanding business with increasing global reach, and the support of ongoing training and development. This new vacancy represents the opportunity to really shape the role, with freedom to operate and take ownership from the start. You’ll be firmly involved in the day-to-day business across the company, with the chance to support broader projects as the business continues to evolve – it’s a great time to join.

If you possess the experience, passion and ability to make this role a success then we would love to hear from you. Please either apply online or send your CV with covering letter to by 30th June or for further details you can contact Hattie via email on

* Role Details:
The base location of this role can be flexible / homebased, but with the understanding that the successful candidate will be on site for c. 2 – 3 days/week, generally at our Barnstaple site in Devon (where the main portfolio and business information teams are based), or at our Head Office in Harrow. The requirement will be responsive to business need.

A Bit About Us:
Accord Healthcare is one of the fastest growing generic pharmaceutical companies in the UK and Ireland, involved in the development, manufacture and distribution of medicines to over 70 countries around the world. Recognised as a ‘Partner of Choice’ across the industry for our quality and customer service, our core aim is to support patients to receive the medicines they need, when they need them. With an ambition to become a top 5 pan-EMENA generics company by 2021, we’re looking for the best and brightest technical minds and forward-thinking business professionals to work for Accord Healthcare or our subsidiary, Actavis UK and Ireland. Keeping our people at the heart of all we do, we offer rewarding opportunities for those looking for continued personal and professional growth, investing in training and development tailored to each individual’s focus. So, if you’re looking for an inclusive company to take your career to the next level, you’re certainly in the right place.

Please keep an eye on our company website for further exciting career opportunities.

This role is being recruited by Actavis UK & Ireland, a subsidiary of Accord Healthcare.

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