Head of Rx Portfolio Coordination - Pharmaceutical

Posted 07 February 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Full Time
Discipline Small Molecule
Contact NameHarriet Copping

Job description

Mantell Associates is currently partnered with a leading Pharmaceutical organisation in their search for a Head of Rx Portfolio Coordination.

This role will take a functional responsibility for coordinating the Rx Product Portfolio across the commercial businesses to strengthen and leverage both current portfolio and future pipeline. Aligning with the Rx Country teams across the countries to achieve objectives.

Head of Rx Portfolio Coordination - Responsibilities:

  • Chair the Executive Portfolio Committee to ensure alignment against the goals across all functions

  • Lead and enhance the Rx product ideation process to increase the value of the future pipeline

  • Ensure the needs of markets are met and that robust strategic approaches are in place to identify future opportunities

  • Product potential is maximized across all businesses and a consolidated forecast enables focus and clear direction to the broader business and other functions

  • Ensure transparency to all stakeholders of the pipeline: Oversee setup & governance of a group portfolio system

  • Consistent forecasting methodologies - Ownership of the quarterly full pipeline review to get the 100% picture

  • Build a competitive portfolio & pipeline across therapeutic areas

  • Evaluate new therapeutic areas with markets and other functions ensuring the organisation scales

  • Maximize the commercial potential and ensure strategic alignment of the portfolio to maximize profit and prioritization

  • Proactive product lifecycle management encompassing governance of product change control as well as line extensions & innovations supportive to key brands / products

  • Ownership of a group wide data base enabling transparency

  • Existing portfolio complexity reduction and profitability increase by reduced COGS and/or price optimization through designing the right shape/size of portfolio in alignment with Commercial and Operations

  • Evolve and build the organization and capabilities of the country Portfolio teams in each of the businesses ensuring synergies and appropriate collaboration. Being a catalyst to enhance best in class portfolio management.

Head of Rx Portfolio Coordination - Requirements:

  • Leadership: The ability to listen, influence and shape change through direct and indirect reporting and across geographies, strong collaboration skills and influencing, the ability to influence and manage change in matrix structures

  • A proven track record in Portfolio management Rx, product development and launches, demonstrates strategic thinking with the ability to turn a strategy into an executable plan that delivers results

  • Demonstrates a strong commercial aptitude, can show examples where they have directly brought growth delivering results

  • Knowledge and experience of the pharmaceutical market across Europe, Eurasia and to some extent the global generic market. Understanding of the current and future product and customer environment and portfolio

  • Experience of working with In- and out-licensing / IP deals / clinical stage deals / Commercial stage deals

  • Strong experience with cross-national and cross-cultural environment is required- leading change through functional not direct reporting teams and influencing across all levels in the organisation- demonstrates the ability to listen

  • Setting aggressive goals, establishing relevant metrics and measuring performance through regular follow-up. Has demonstrated strong project management

  • Excellent people management and organizational change skills

  • Conflict resolution and prioritization across different objectives and focus on each market

  • A strong understanding of the retail Rx.. 10-12 years in various roles with a minimum of 3-5 years in similar function in international pharmaceutical companies

  • An externally focused mindset and experience in working in multicultural environments

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English- a strong communicator

Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Science headhunting firm. For more information on this opportunity, contact us at +44 (0)20 3854 7700.