Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Regional Marketing Manager, Canada

1 month ago
Commercial - EU/RoW


Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

Position Profile

  • Development and Implementation of marketing strategy to successfully commercialise products and maximize sales throughout the product life cycle
  • Develop marketing plans in the region for current commercial products in the field of Haematology, Oncology and other specialised products in the Jazz portfolio.
  • Act as the regional product champion, ensuring alignment and quality implementation in all territories, provide guidance on best practice.
  • Support marketing activities such as KOL development, Advisory board meetings, peer to peer educational programs, local congresses and nurse education.
  • Work collaboratively and support field staff activity related to account planning, regional events and tactics
  • Support the market access strategy of our products by aligning strategy to support the payer customer group.
  • Develop a strong and robust relationship with all key affiliate Management staff to ensure internal optimisation of product strategy and first rate implementation.
Essential Functions
  • Implementation of marketing strategy
  • Implementation of product/franchise strategy to maximize revenues return throughout the product life cycle.
  • Obtain input from country management, marketing and medical teams, other functions, KOLs and other sources as necessary to validate and update strategy and plans.
  • Establish clear commercial priorities on indications and markets.
  • Identify new potential indications and line extensions, assess and prepare business plans and drive them through the organization as appropriate.
  • Formulate detailed 1-year, mid- and long-term marketing plans, including positioning and pricing strategies, sales forecasts, communication plan (publications, congresses, etc), opinion leader development, sales targets, etc.
  • Develop advocacy programmes to support the commercial objectives of the product.
Act as the product champion and leader
  • Effectively communicate and gain buy-in from country management, marketing and medical teams to ensure commitment and full alignment of strategy and resources.
  • Ensure commercial alignment (in strategy, product forecasts, commercial execution, clinical trials, etc) with global commercial objectives as well as across the Eu ROW region
  • Adapt plans to the local needs as appropriate to ensure Canadian and country-specific revenues are maximised.
  • In conjunction with Medical Affairs, assess and provide guidance for local clinical studies to ensure they are in line with marketing focus and have commercial relevance.
  • Ensure plans to support the product from other functions (e.g. clinical, regulatory, etc) are aligned with commercial objectives through regular communication with them.
  • Identify strategic issues, devise programmes to address them and supervise their implementation.
  • Represent European product interests in global commercial and cross-functional teams as needed.
  • Ensure all promotional materials are reviewed and approved in accordance with Jazz Pharma standard operating procedures.
  • Anticipate future trends in market dynamics, competitor strategies, therapeutic approaches and customer needs and adapt strategies and plans accordingly.
  • Maintain up-to-date expertise and knowledge in product area under responsibility by obtaining regular feed-back from countries, KOLs and from market research and other business intelligence sources.
  • Operate within agreed budgets ensuring optimal investment of promotional resources.
  • Build Jazz Pharma reputation as a credible player in product area under responsibility across Canada
  • Drive execution of marketing plan activities following principles of marketing excellence to achieve a professional and credible image for the business.
  • Ensure communication alignment
  • Ensure credibility and professionalism in all product communication activities and materials.
  • Build collaborative relationships with key opinion leaders and relevant medical societies that are particularly influential within product area under responsibility.
  • Build collaborative relationships with the affiliate countries and other functions
  • Promote the exchange of information and ideas with all affiliate teams
  • Work closely with other functions (eg. Clinical, Regulatory, Medical Affairs, Supply Chain, etc) and build co-operative and supporting working environment.
  • Work closely with local country management and each country’s sales and marketing teams to build relationships, trust and two-way communication
  • Development of regional marketing strategy and plans
  • Responsibility for the product strategy in Canada to ensure achievement of business objectives
  • Lead development and implementation of strategic and operational plans to optimise product performance and market opportunities
  • Obtain input from local teams, other functions and partners, KOLs and other sources as necessary to validate and update strategy and plans.
  • Develop advocacy programmes to support the educational and commercial objectives of the product.
  • Monitor the implementation of the product plan to ensue execution is both efficient and effective and provide corrective solutions where necessary to maintain or exceed plan
  • Anticipate future trends in market dynamics, competitor strategies, therapeutic approaches and customer needs and adapt strategies and plans accordingly.
  • Manage agencies and contractors effectively to ensure high quality outputs and value for money
Financial management
  • Operate within agreed budgets ensuring optimal investment of promotional resources.
  • Monitors and analyses the impact of activities within the promotional mix in order to maximise effectiveness
  • Deliver effective financial planning and control in the preparation and execution of the annual plan.
  • Work with the finance team to ensure that planned expense estimates are accurate and regularly updated to reflect deviations from plan
Role Dimensions
  • Financial (limits/mandates
  • Invoices and purchase orders up to £5,000
  • Company credit card - £5,000 limit
Non-financial: People Interfaces (customers/staff)
  • Collaborate and work closely with key account staff to support key account planning, execution and product/disease knoweldge
  • Build strong relationships with key customers and customer groups
  • Work with the International and local management teams to optimise the product marketing plan
  • Work with the Medical Department, including Regulatory Affairs and Medical Information to ensure ethical promotion and optimal market access
  • Provide effective product leadership for appropriate staff
Typical Outputs
  • Short and long-term strategic and tactical sales and marketing plans
  • Approved promotional materials, campaigns and programmes
  • Delivery of local events (stand-alone meetings, symposia, advisory boards, ) to support product objectives
  • KOL development plans
  • Development of expenses budgets
  • Progress versus plan updates and variance analysis
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills and has the ability to motivate and enthuse others
  • Understands how to develop, and align marketing and promotional strategies
  • Ability to drive projects forward work on own initiative and work as part of a cross-functional team
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills to identify, understand and propose plans to address business issues and opportunities
  • Strong project management skills to meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal/ communication skills to interact with customers and colleagues
  • Required/Preferred Education and Licenses
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (Life Science preferred)
  • Pharmaceutical sales experience
  • 5 years specialty pharmaceutical marketing experience essential
  • Excellent IT skills - familiar with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and inspirational
  • Excellent leadership skills, with the ability to influence and generate commitment from others without direct authority
  • Strong analytical, strategic and planning skills
  • Results oriented
Description of Physical Demands
  • Responsibilities may require working outside of “normal” hours, in order to meet business demands.


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