Product Manager

Posting Country: Kenya Date Posted: Monday, 27 September, 2021 Deadline: Number of vacancies: 2

Location: Dawa Life Sciences Ruaraka Office

Reporting to: Marketing Manager

Key Responsibilities:

Product Strategy & New Product Development

    • Support product development decisions for current and future NCD products.
    • Through deep understanding of current business, be able to articulate future steps needed to continue the growth trajectory of business.
    • Generate business and commercial launch plans, market requirements documents, presentations and supporting materials to align all functional groups behind a common vison on products for development.
    • Works with other functions to finalize product specifications.
    • Help to lead Regional product planning within the category – understanding and analysing competitive landscape.
    • Drive claims development for current & pipeline products.
    • Understand and optimize patient experience with product.
    • Provide portfolio scenario planning and value assessment.
    • Conduct market research to uncover customer and business insights; translate those insights into products and programs that deliver growth for the product category.
    • Represent the category during medical conferences, sales meetings, and customer visits.
    • Determines the profitability and viability of new products or product enhancements.
    • Maintain strong therapy and product knowledge; support internal and external customer education programs and product training as required Basic Qualifications.
    • Travel approximately 25%

Cross-Functional Team Participation & Leadership

    • Participate in cross-functional teams to optimize future product strategy around given business needs, market needs, customer needs and technical capabilities.
    • Work with other marketing partners to understand unique customer & business needs and ensure product requirements are aligned with company strategy.
    • Interact with Business Development team to identify acquisition, licensing and other partnership opportunities.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum Requirements:
  • Biomedical/Medical or Pharmaceutical Science Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in marketing and product management with a Bachelors’ degree, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience.

Nice to Have:

  • MBA in business or marketing preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science field preferred
  • Experience in upstream marketing preferred
  • Experience learning therapeutic products quickly
  • Experience working in a fast paced, regional organization
  • Global perspective and mindset
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with experience communicating with senior leaders.
  • Therapeutic product knowledge is a plus
  • Experience in digital health / regulated digital is a distinct plus


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