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European New Product Launch Manager – Pharmaceuticals

Employment Type:
Type of Job:
Business Development
Salary Description:
£60,000 + bonus + benefits
UK Pound
Accord Healthcare
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The Role:
Due to continued company growth, we’re seeking a dynamic yet methodical European New Product Launch Manager to oversee the introduction of new products to our broad portfolio (from in-house and third party sources), ensuring all projects are delivered on time, against set KPIs and to the required quality standards. Managing a small team, you’ll work across a product portfolio of c. 175 molecules spanning 27 markets and the introduction of around 10,000 new SKUs over a 10 year period. To do this, you’ll work closely with stakeholders across the business and industry to develop a thorough understanding of the market objectives of each launch, identifying critical factors for success, compiling comprehensive launch information packs for end users and developing clear launch plans for execution. You’ll prioritise our launch sequence to ensure we’re generating the most added value for the business, taking in to account potential market value, first to market opportunities and intellectual property / patent licencing windows. Working closely with teams across the business, you’ll ensure you have a clear view of their requirements and any potential risks (e.g. logistics, pack sizes, launch dates), provide forward planning information to support Supply Chain and Manufacturing capacities (e.g. API procurement, packaging development, capacity planning, target costs) and maintain regular communication to resolve / escalate any issues and provide progress updates. On completion, you’ll review and evaluate all projects against set KPIs, using the findings to continually improve our processes and optimise our success for the future.

The Person:
With significant experience in a similar fast-paced project / programme management role, you’ll have exceptional organisation and prioritisation skills, the ability to make clear and commercial decisions and be used to handling high pressure and changeable environments to meet deadlines. Ideally you’ll have some experience of the pharmaceutical or healthcare sector, working within high regulated frameworks, and have a good understanding of project management tools and experience using an ERP system (e.g. SAP). With good numeracy and IT skills across Microsoft Office (particularly Excel, Word and Project) and a keen eye for detail, you’re experienced in manipulating and analysing data to draw meaning and identify trends. Known for your excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you liaise effectively with all levels of authority and can navigate cultural differences with ease. Used to working in, and leading, multi-disciplinary teams, you’re a collaborative team player who addresses problems with professionalism and diplomacy and can use skills in influencing, persuading and negotiating, as required. You’ll have some experience of managing or mentoring a team, with a passion for bringing the best out of individuals through motivation and development, coupled with honest conversations, as appropriate. Ideally, you’ll hold a degree-level qualification in a relevant subject (e.g. science, pharmacy, engineering, business) and a recognised project management qualification – however, experience is more important.

The Rewards:
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 then we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV with covering letter to by 6th April or for further details you can contact Hattie via email on hattie_booth [at]

A Bit About Us:
Accord Healthcare (owned by INTAS Pharmaceuticals) 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.

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