Marketing Head - Pharmaceuticals

Marketing Head - Pharmaceuticals

Cadila Pharmaceutical Limited

Title: Marketing Head - Pharmaceuticals

Experience: 14 to 20 Years

Qualification: MBA / PG Diploma in Marketing (full time) from reputed Institutes / PG in Pharma

Location: Ahmedabad (Bhat)

Candidate Profile:

  • Should possess at least 12-18 years of overall experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry in Sales & Marketing in large multispecialty divisions in MNC / premier Indian companies with good business volumes and various brands. 

  • The ideal candidate should have spent the last 7-10 years in Marketing of which the last 2-3 years ideally as head of marketing team or senior positions in marketing leading a team of 6-10 PMT personnel.

Job Description:

  • Major Purpose of the Job: (Exactly spell out key deliveries/results expected from this job): The job holder shall be responsible for the preparation of marketing mix, design and implementation of successful marketing strategies, scanning of the market for identification & expansion into various therapies, identification of potential candidates whilst maximizing current portfolio in various stages through appropriate line extensions. The jobholder will support the business head in achieving the budgeted targets and market shares by sustaining high volume brands, developing a strong portfolio of second-line brands ensuring higher evolution indices and profitability

  • Principal TASKS & Responsibilities: (Please write all the major jobs that the employee is required to carry out )

1. Preparation of Marketing Mix

  • Scan & analyze the IPM in terms of various therapies, customer segments and the dynamics affecting the market in the medium to long term

  • Recommend various alternate approaches in addressing the market in terms of entry into various therapy brackets specialty segments for better evolution index in line with the vision for the division/organization and get approvals of the senior leadership team.

  • Prepare and Deploy effective Marketing Mix for the business and implement the same.

  • Deliver and deploy high-quality project leads through superior marketing strategies & tactics.

2. Design and Implementation of Marketing Strategies

  • Analyze market conditions and forecast sales and market share.
  • Continually providing customer feedback and a high-level view of the market through long term, short term, and medium plans.

  • Design appropriate Marketing Strategies for the division as a whole and the various therapy segments with periodical focus with an objective of better evolution index for each brand franchise/therapy

  • Sustain the focus on the performance of well-established brand equities through effective strategies and the successful launch of line extensions.

  • Evaluate investments through ROI analysis.

  • Implement innovative and creative business solutions to grow market/prescription base

  • Develop aggressive growth paths for secondary brands with an objective of achieving market leadership in various therapy segments whilst hiving off low contributors with low GC

  • Deploy effective pricing strategies for improving the GC / Profitability of each brand franchise

  • Manage the entire portfolio at various lifecycle stages of BCG matrix

  • Design and implement integrated marketing communication to each customer segments through Field Force

  • Deploy effective customer segmentation and product differentiation strategies

  • Effective implementation of Marketing strategies through FF and support through joint fieldwork by self and entire marketing team 18-20 days FW in a Quarter.

  • Train the FF in effectively implementing marketing campaigns/ promotional themes

  • Constant monitoring of the effectiveness of implementation and improve at critical milestones

3. Customer Development / Market Development

  • Deploy effective KOL strategy and oversee implementation of the same whilst developing own KOLs (min 20-25).

  • Participate in various customer forums for influencing key drivers / decision-makers in high priority segments.

  • Understand and constantly update the various initiatives by competitors and ensure mechanisms to ward off threats.

4. Team Leadership

  • Provide leadership and direction to a team of therapy heads (GPMs) and Product Managers & ensure that they are effectively deployed for achieving the business goals, MS goals, and profitability goals of the division.

5. Budgetary Controls:

  • Cost and profit management through effective and efficient management of operational activities.

  • Careful allocation of financial resources to achieve maximum output from the investment.

  • Ensure a robust supply chain mechanism to maintain stipulated inventory holdings.

Company Info:


Address: Cadila Corporate Campus Sarkhej - Dholka Road, AHMEDABAD, Gujarat - 382210, India

Contact Person: Vikas Sharma

Phone Number: 9828090936


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