Offers “Merckgroup”

Expires soon Merckgroup

Head of Marketing

  • Internship
  • Modderfontein, SOUTH AFRICA
  • Accounting / Management control

Job description


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


Your Role:

An exciting opportunity has opened up with our company. We are looking to hire a Head of Marketing  in South Africa.

As the Head of Marketing you will have the following responsibilities:

·  Grow the core and deliver launches
·  Lead the development of the strategic direction for all brands (including launches) for both the GM&E and Biotech portfolios
·  Responsible for the development and management of the brand plans and (pre)launch plans for South Africa
·  Implementing changes in strategies based on analyzed in-market data, market trends, commercial and/medical team feedback and customer insights
·  Directs and guides sales support activities including (but not limited to) market research, customer and economic analysis, advertising, sales promotion
·  Directly manage the marketing team, budgets and ensures strong customer focus
·  Responsible (with commercial) for product and financial forecasts as well as yearly operational plans
·  As a member of the South African Leadership team is responsible for the long term company strategy as well as accountable for the development of a highly engaged organisation working with a  ‘As one for patients’ mindset


Who you are:

·  Higher Education Degree in Sales and Marketing / Science Postgraduate degree is preferred
·  5 years in a pharmaceutical marketing role with a minimum of 2 years people management experience
·  Launch experience is required with clear and proven results
·  Proven track record in marketing across the lifecycle of brands
·  Experience in both speciality and general medicine is an added advantage
·  Experience within the pharmaceutical industry is non-negotiable
·  This role is an employment equity position and the company are open to such applications


What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


Curious? Apply and find more information at


We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Job Requisition ID:  215078

Location:  Modderfontein

Career Level:  E - Professional (10+ years)

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Careers during Covid-19
Thank you for visiting our careers website, we are always looking for curious minds to join our teams. We understand how much the world is being impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and we want to assure you that your safety is very important to us. To ensure that everyone’s health is protected, instead of a standard face-to-face interview, it is likely that you will be offered alternative digital interview options.

US Disclosure
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

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