Business Manager

Bavarian Nordic A/S

Business Manager – take part in creating our commercial future!
Do you want an important role in a challenging and exciting commercial journey that we have just commenced? Do you want to contribute to the creation and set up of our new structure and influence our commercial footprint? Then you might be our new Business Manager, Rest of World (RoW).

Join our transformative journey
At Bavarian Nordic we develop innovative and safe vaccines, to treat and prevent cancer and infectious diseases. Our aim is to improve health and quality of life for children and adults around the world. We take it for granted that you will share this critical mission with us.

With our recent acquisition of two established commercial vaccines and the FDA-approval of our smallpox vaccine, we have embarked upon a truly transformative journey to become one of the largest pure-play vaccine companies in the world. We base this on our fundamental vision of improving and saving lives by excelling in R&D innovation, full value-chain manufacturing and commercial excellence. With the future completion of our fill and finish facility we will be able to carry out all parts of the value chain in vaccine manufacturing, and as part of this progressive journey we are now looking for a Business Manager, RoW.

Sustainable and profitable growth
You will become part of our lean, strong and diverse commercial team which we are strengthening even further with this position. Currently, we are a growing team of approximately 15 people who strive to bring innovative solutions to both our customers and patients and since this department is of high strategic importance, we expect the team to expand with more talents. Our goal is to demonstrate sustainable and profitable growth and further expand our commercial portfolio. You will report to Jesper Elsgaard (Sr. Director, RoW) who is one of four senior commercial directors in Bavarian Nordic and who reports directly to the CCO.

Defining the commercial setup
Your main target will be, together with the Sr. Director RoW, to ensure the markets in the RoW-region are turned into operational efficient profit centres. To ensure this, you will among other areas be the main driver of:

  • Strategic market analyses and turning these into specific action plans
  • Business model creation for commercial partner or distributor setups in approximately 20 different geographical markets
  • Strategic support to internal stakeholders e.g. Sr. Director RoW, the wider Commercial Leadership Team or the Executive Management Team
  • Communication/collaboration with external and internal stakeholders
  • Develop, implement and execute on monthly reporting tasks

Travel days/year: Approx. 40

Top performing business profile with a strong commercial toolbox
We are looking for a candidate with a master’s in business, finance or similar and who has a strong business understanding with a high level of execution focus, ranging from strategic to operational level.

You have a strong commercial toolbox and are a proactive business profile with experience in high paced cross-functional/matrix-based execution. You have the seniority to make decisions and make sure they are executed.

You have a highly developed ability to analyse and differentiate large volumes of complex data and use the findings to actively advise C-level management on possible challenges and measures to counter these.

There are different ways into this position, and it would be an advantage if you previously have been working in Management Consulting, preferably towards the Life Science industry. Another interesting way could be from a big pharma company combined with work in an international environment, where you have had experience in a demanding environment with changing priorities. You must keep a clear focus on business strategy and be agile at adapting solutions accordingly.

We offer
A chance to work in an international company with unique technology and a dedicated work force. We offer a dynamic work environment and an opportunity to develop both your personal and professional competencies.

Caught your interest?
The recruitment process is carried out in collaboration with the consulting company Compass Human Resources Group. If you want to learn more about this position before submitting your application, please do not hesitate to contact Research Consultant, Kristian Aagerup on tel.: +45 70 20 12 75. Please submit your application and CV as soon as possible, if you are interested. Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis. Please note that all enquiries will be handled with confidentiality and that we will reply to the email address from which you send your CV.
We are interviewing on an ongoing basis.

Deadline for application: As soon as possible
Workplace: Copenhagen
Reference: 2005.137
Company: Bavarian Nordic A/S