Nordic General Director – Pharma


Can you expand the market and the organisation for an ambitious German based family-owned company?

MEDICE is an independent, owner-managed family business founded and managed by medical professionals. They see themselves not only as a reliable partner and fair employer, but also as a dynamic engine of medical advancement. They were founded by medical practitioners, are directed by medical practitioners, and have been setting yardsticks in the German pharmaceutical industry as one of the most successful family companies for over 65 years.

MEDICE is expanding their business in the Nordics and want to add a Nordic General Director who can establish the Swedish organisation, enter the Swedish market and, in the future, manage the entire Nordic business.

Niche portfolio and now adding OTC products
MEDICE has been a leading provider of ADHD medication for many years. Besides this, in the very near future they will expand with OTC products, which means that your tasks will be to increase market share of the current portfolio while at the same time ensure a perfect market access strategy and execution for the OTC products. Your initial focus will be on Sweden and building a very strong set-up that enables MEDICE to fulfil their ambitious plans. You should expect that the lead of the Nordic Region will be added step by step to your responsibility once Sweden is on track and results are shown.

Market knowledge and cooperation are key to success
To succeed in this role, knowledge about the key markets and local rules and regulations are key, and we expect that you can document your results with successful OTC product launches in Denmark and/or Sweden as well as good experience in marketing Rx products. You are strong in engaging with key stakeholders and in setting direction, and you are driven by commercial results generally. Since cash collection, distribution and logistics are handled by 3rd party companies, you can have a dedicated focus on the commercial side of the business. You thrive with close cooperation with the headquarters in Germany, who will support your efforts in increasing sales of existing products as well as bringing new products to the market. It is important that you are a self-starter and understand what it takes to drive the business. Furthermore, you should have excellent command of Danish or Swedish as well as English.

Apply for this exciting position at MEDICE
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 Emine Murati, Senior Consultant Christian Winther or Director Tom Zehngraff on +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.

MEDICE is one of the most successful owner-managed family businesses in the German pharmaceutical industry. For over 70 years, we have been setting standards with a deep sense of responsibility, innovative process and sustainable performance – and are already proving in the third generation that fairness, humanity and trust form an excellent basis for economic success.

Deadline for application: As soon as possible
Workplace: Copenhagen / South Sweden
Reference: 2018.389
Company: MEDICE