We’re seeking a proactive and analytical New Product Launch Planner to utilise our data sources to consolidate our long-term product launch forecasts and support the early-stage operational planning of our new product launches. Initially, you’ll issue SKU-level forecast requests for the new products selected by our portfolio teams, to each of our territories, and consolidate the data to build an accurate picture of the demand. Working closely with our Supply Chain, Operations, Commercial and Packaging Development teams, you’ll use our different streams of data (e.g. market intelligence, sales forecasts, product characteristic details, verified anecdotal information) to develop strategic and practical launch intelligence packs for each product to set solid foundations for the broader New Product Launch (NPL) team to work from. This will include information on product expectations and assumptions, comparisons to branded and competitor products, volume and value forecasts, unit pricing, regional livery and pack preferences, batch size and API requirements, and projected market share. In essence, you will be setting the strategy for the way each product is launched by understanding what our teams need to make it work in their regions and ensuring that our Sites can produce the products as required. From there, you’ll liaise with our Finance and Business Development teams to review and challenge our cost of goods (COGs), review monthly market forecasts to understand market share and timing requirements and work collaboratively with the NPL team to ensure all launches run smoothly and support with any queries or troubleshooting.
With previous experience working within the pharmaceutical or healthcare sector, you’ll have practical operational experience in a similar role and a good understanding of how the industry works. Ideally experienced working in a large, international organisation, you’re used to managing projects, liaising with different departments and coordinating cross-functional teams. You’re highly numerate, commercially-minded and analytical, with good experience of combining different information sources and manipulating data to draw out meaning and action points. With strong organisation skills, you’re happy managing your own workload to meet conflicting deadlines, used to changing priorities and have a keen eye for detail, even under pressure. Known for your excellent interpersonal and communication skills (in written and spoken English), you’re confident liaising with people at all levels and able to navigate cultural differences seamlessly. You’re happy working independently, but also a good team player – always ready to support your colleagues and pick up tasks to get things done. Ideally you’ll hold a degree-level qualification in a relevant subject, but the right experience and skillset is more important. With excellent IT skills across Microsoft Office, you’ll possess intermediate Excel skills (i.e. v-lookups, pivot tables, complex formulas) and have a working knowledge of an ERP system, such as SAP.
In return, we offer a competitive salary and rewards package (including holiday, bonus and pension scheme). Not to mention the opportunity to genuinely make a difference in a new and dynamic role within a progressive and expanding business, at an exciting time of growing international reach.
How to Apply:
If you possess the experience, passion and ability to make this role a success, we’d love to hear from you. Please send your CV with cover letter to RecruitmentBST@accord-healthcare.com by 8th December or for further details you can contact Hattie via email on hattie_booth [at] accord-healthcare.com.
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.
This role is being recruited for by Accord Healthcare.