Product Manager (Oncology) in Lagos, Nigeria

at R.S Hunter

Human Resources
Management Consulting
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

  • To develop and implement marketing strategies, goals and operational plans to maximize top line and product performance for the company's Oncology- new portfolio range of products.

Major Accountabilities 
Delivery of sales targets:

  • Delivery of set sales budgets for new portfolio, in synergy with current portfolio
  • Monitor business performance and external environment via appropriate tools to deliver on business objectives.
  • Accurate management of budgets for brand.
  • Creates and delivers operational plans appropriate to life cycle of brand to optimise return for the organisation.
  • Full accountability for brand and delivery of all programmes related to it.
  • Acts as brand champion to create enthusiasm and focus internally and with external customers and agencies.
  • Devise and implement product strategies that will achieve optimal long-term performance across the channel portfolio in terms of market share and product performance.
  • Manage the Integrated Product Strategy (IPS), and annual marketing/operational planning and budgeting processes.
  • Identify critical success factors and develop well thought out marketing programmes core to addressing critical success factors.
  • To ensure plans/strategies accommodate the changes taking place in the market and respond to customer/patient needs.
  • To be fully conversant with the customer, market place, key dynamics, and policies in the market, in addition to have up-to-date knowledge of key competitors, their competitive argumentation, and their likely strategies.
  • To work with various functions to ensure the organisation’s capability is in line with long-term portfolio strategy.


  • Be involved in Launch Readiness Review (LRR) and actions to prepare pipe-line products for launch.
  • Develop marketing and promotional material and resources to support the Franchise
  • To ensure that all marketing/promotional material is NP4 approved before use or issuance in the field, and manage the internal NP4 approval process.
  • To manage advertising and creative agencies to ensure optimal advertising and promotional activities/materials to support the Franchise.

Ethics, Integrity and Compliance: 

  • Works within Ethics and Compliance policies and ensures those around him/her do the same
  • Informs local Pharmacovigilance Operations and/or Medical Departments without delay of any adverse event information or new data on products which they receive
  • Works to ensure a diverse and inclusive environment, free from all forms of discrimination and harassment

Key performance indicators/ Measures of success:

  • Deliver sales budgets of new portfolio, in synergy with current portfolio
  • Manage and optimize relationships with all relevant external agencies and patient (and other) groups through development of effective relationships.
  • Full financial accountability of Advertising and Promotion budgets
  • Full understanding and use of key market research approaches and giving recommendations and acting on results that create positive business outcome.
  • Deliver operational plans on time and to a high standard.
  • Build and develop strategic forecasting to optimize business opportunity
  • Launch and life cycle management

Job Dimensions

  • Financial responsibility: Contributes to overall sales & marketing targets budget responsibility for marketing assignments
  • Based in: Lagos, Nigeria


  • University degree in Science and /or degree in Business Marketing
  • 5-10 years sales and marketing experience within pharmaceutical industry, inclusive 3 years in product or brand management position; experience in oncology/specialty brands an added advantage
  • Experience in multiple countries within Africa
  • Knowledge of Pharma industry and its changing environment
  • Strategic thinker with strong communication, presentation, and negotiation skills;
  • Sensitive to the pharmaceutical market and strong analytical skills.
  • Able to travel regionally and internationally


  • English (French will be an added advantage).
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