Nordic Product Manager Companion Animals Job

Date: Jun 22, 2019

Location: Espoo, ES, FI

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Requisition ID: PRO019852

Would you like to work in a dynamic, scientific environment with a focus on pets?

For our Nordic Companion Animal Business Unit we are currently recruiting a commercially driven Nordic Product Manager with Nordic and local responsibility for Finland

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

MSD Animal Health is a global research-based company that develops, produces and markets a wide range of veterinary medicine and service solutions. We offer one of the pharmaceutical industry’s most innovate portfolios preventing and controlling diseases within all the major therapy areas of both production animals and pets. Working with more than 100 current research projects it is the goal of MSD Animal Health to become the leading force within the development of new, valuable veterinary pharmaceuticals - and thereby improve animal health, ensure the future production of healthy quality food products, protect public health and help owners and their pets enjoy their life together.

Offset by our research-based development strategy we aim to establish and maintain a close cooperation with veterinarians and other stakeholders, animal owners and scientific experts in the development of new effective solutions to complicated, veterinary challenges.

Building a strong brand through collaboration 
MSD Animal Health Nordic Cluster consists of 5 different business units covering companion animals, swine, ruminant/equine, poultry and aqua and operates across borders within the Nordic Area.

Nordic Product Manager Companion Animals
As a Nordic Product Manager you will be a part of the Nordic MSD Companion Animal team and report to the Nordic Head of Marketing, who is based in Denmark.  

Your key responsibility will be to manage projects focusing on pet owners in the Nordics with an objective to grow the market in the region and drive traffic to the vet clinics. You will also have the responsibility for a portfolio of OTC and Rx products sold in Finland and help drive sales and market share in the Finnish market. You will work closely with the other Nordic Product Managers, the sales teams and technical managers to ensure alignment and relevance of marketing strategies and campaigns. In close collaboration with the local Finnish organization, you will adapt Global as well as Nordic campaigns to reflect local specificities and market conditions. You are expected to develop and implement Nordic omni-channel marketing initiatives to drive innovation and growth and will liaise with external agencies in order to bring concepts and campaigns to life. Likewise, you will have the responsibility for developing our pet owner web sites and SoMe platforms in collaboration with external partners. You will also support in the execution of local customer events in coordination with internal and external stakeholders.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

• Min. Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or a related field
• 4+ years of work experience
• Minimum 2 years of relevant experience as a product manager or equivalent marketing or brand management positions
• Experience in digital marketing with demonstrable results in identifying target audiences and devising digital campaigns that engage, educate and motivate
• Demonstrated project management skills
• Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
• A self-starter with the ability to develop close relationships with internal and external partners
• A forward-thinking, commercial and strategic mindset

• Experience working with omni-channel marketing and different target audiences
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Finnish
• A strong sense of accountability and ownership
• Affinity with the Animal Health industry, OTC and/or Rx products and environments would be an advantage

This is a maternity cover until January 2021 with the possibility of extension. Given the nature of the role, some travelling should be expected.

An exciting place to work
If you enjoy being challenged, having fun while working with a good team spirit, MSD Animal Health will be a good place for you to work. We invest in the development of our people and give you plenty of responsibility and opportunities for personal and professional development. The position is ideally based in the Finnish office in Espoo.

Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

Job: Product Management/Marketing
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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