With the continually changing nature of the pharmaceuticals marketing and brand management sector, those seeking a career in this industry should understand that keeping track of the latest innovations will help ensure success.
Work in the pharma marketing and brand management sector can also be very competitive and job seekers should persevere and enlist the guidance of a recruitment professional that understands the market and industry.
As a specialist in pharmaceuticals recruitment, Hays Life Sciences provides staffing solutions for CROs, big pharma and life sciences companies around the world.
We are dedicated to filling each vacancy with the best available candidate and we undertake a range of unique recruitment methods to ensure this happens. Options include multiple hiring and global searches, in which we can advice on issues such as cultural inductions and work permits.
A career in pharma marketing and brand management
One of the best ways to get started in marketing and brand management within the pharmaceuticals industry is to find a trainee position. Candidates should generally hold a life sciences degree, with a minimum classification of 2:1, and knowledge of marketing, brand management and company image are important.
For those with previous experience in marketing and brand management jobs in other sectors, it is possible - but sometimes difficult - to transfer into the pharmaceuticals industry. Those considering this sort of sideways movement in their career - even if it's from a similar industry, such as clinical research or biotechnology - may find it necessary to take a small step downwards in order to reach their full potential in the long term.
Both contract and permanent opportunities for pharmaceutical marketing and brand management positions exist, but the contract and interim roles are usually reserved for individuals with significant relevant experience.
There is great scope for pharma marketing and brand management positions within Europe and North America and it is common for those in the sector to transfer between EU countries to build their careers.
The remuneration for a position in pharmaceuticals marketing and brand management will depend on the responsibilities of the role and the candidate's previous experience, as well as the hiring company and its location. While annual salaries vary, they are generally in the area of £40,000-£70,000.
Roles in pharma marketing and brand management
Jobs in pharmaceuticals marketing and brand management can be quite varied. But whatever role a candidate decides to pursue, it will require excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Additionally, experience with activities such as new product launches and bid defence can be very beneficial to candidates seeking a position in marketing and brand management.
Local and international product managers are important members of the marketing and brand management team. They manage the marketing strategies and work to understand customer needs, developing plans and providing training for sales forces and clinicians.
Positions for marketing and brand management managers are prevalent throughout the pharma, biotech and medical device industry. They set up strategies for products, liaising with consulting firms and communicating information to the sales team.
Marketing and brand management directors oversee the marketing and sales plans, ensuring that they are successfully managed and monitored.
Find a marketing and brand management job with Hays Life Sciences
At Hays Life Sciences, we work closely with both job seekers and employers to make sure that every vacancy for pharmaceuticals marketing and brand management is filled with the most suitable applicant available.
As one of the world's leading recruitment and staffing companies, we work with CROs and big pharma companies in 25 countries to fill permanent, temporary and consultant marketing and brand management jobs at the mid- to upper-levels.
We have an expert team of staffing specialists who have undergone meticulous training to ensure that they have a strong understanding of the fields in which they are working.
We take great pride in our attention to detail; we work hard help employers who are looking marketing and brand management candidates, as well as job seekers, find a solution that suits their requirements.
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