Product Manager in Lagos, Nigeria

at Maven & Oaks

Marketing / Advertising / Branding
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Our Client, an international Pharmaceutical Company with Investment in the SSA and Nigeria is currently seeking a Product Manager to join its dedicated Pharmacy sales team.

The mission of this company is to make the most meaningful difference to patient;s lives through great medicines with focus on africa and sub-saharan africa (SSA) in particular.

They operate in 12 different markets in SSA and their marketing team is split between Johannesburg (HQ), Nairobi and Lagos.

Position Purpose

To manage the promotion and positioning of Primary Care brands at Pharmacy level: including effective resources allocation, in order to optimise sales and profits across SSA markets

To provide Pharmacy relevant material to the Pharmacy sales team for AstraZeneca’s Primary Care brands.

Develop professional and successful working relationship with internal and external customers in Nigeria and across SSA markets

To strategise, write and implement the Pharmacy marketing plan in relation to the Primary Care brands.


Key Performance Areas:

Responsibility for delivery of the Regional Pharmacy Sales Targets

A&P and personal variable cost management

Acquire and maintain specific knowledge on all areas related to the success of the Primary Care portfolio

Close cooperation with the Brand Team and the markets in the development of promotional campaigns and the professional presentation of campaigns to sales team involved in promotion

Drive rigorous market insight generation based on robust analysis of market data to ensure that well informed strategic decisions are made.

Responsible for generating annual sales and expenses budgets for centrally driven and in-market driven activities.

Establish and maintain strong customer relationship with key stakeholders in key SSA markets

Personal effectiveness

Team effectiveness

Alignment of personal and comoany values


We wish to employ a candidate to steer these objectives with the following

The candidate should have a relevant tertiary qualification

Strong proven marketing abilities, Minimum of 1 year Marketing experience in the Pharmaceutical industry in the Pharmacy Channel

Experience marketing prescription brands within the Pharmacy Channel

Solid relationships ( A demonstrated ability to network, build and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and ability to work cross-functionally)

Proven ability to engage and motivate internal employees

High energy levels.

Financial acumen related to measurement of sales performance, forecasting and budget control

A strong sense of the importance of conducting business in an ethical manner

The successful candidate would be expected to travel both regionally and internationally.


The successful candidate should demonstrate the following area of competency

Professionalism and industry knowledge to a level that gains the respect of external and internal customers

Ability to plan and implement annual plans and various projects

Management of cross functionality across the organisation

Maintain administrative systems

Personal effectiveness

Alignment of personal and company values

Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills

Strong presentation skills

Ability to analyse data to formulate business plans

Strong organisational skills with a quality focus on:



Time management



Co-ordination of Activities

Leadership Abilities

Team effectiveness

Sound Business knowledge of Pharmaceutical industry in SSA markets

Proven competency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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