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Commercial Management (Pharmaceuticals) – Future Leaders Programme, Sweden – 2021 at GSK

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Exciting minds with the Commercial Management Future Leaders graduate programme in our Pharmaceuticals organisation

Education required: Bachelor or Masters degree in business, economics, marketing, management or pharmacy, chemistry or related majors​

Language requirement: Fluent in Swedish & English​

Start date: September 2021

Assessment centre date: June 2021

Other requirements:

  • current valid driver’s license​
  • willingness to be geographically mobile within Nordic cluster throughout rotations​

Application deadline: We accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications, so it’s best to apply as soon as possible.

Are you interested in a graduate career where you can help people do more, feel better and live longer?

The Commercial teams in our Pharmaceuticals business are constantly looking to build a better understanding of our patients and to find new ways to make our life changing products accessible to more people, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.

We’re looking for commercially savvy graduates who are willing to experience a series of stretching rotations across multiple business areas, including Sales and Marketing. As you work with different Commercial teams you’ll develop a range of essential business skills, whilst also building a deep understanding of the Pharmaceuticals industry.

Develop your career

You will embark on a truly immersive three-year rotational programme that will enable you to gain a broad and fascinating insight into our Pharmaceuticals business. It will also challenge and support you to grow personally and professionally.

Each of your three rotations will be spent in a different Commercial team within your local business so you’ll quickly build up a wide range of skills and experiences.

In the sales rotation, you’ll work in a customer-facing role (sales representative within a primary care team/primary care brand or in some cases in a Key Account Manager role for specialist brand). This will give you an invaluable first-hand insight into how our consumers engage with our products. You will understand and get experience of working in GSKs sales model with high quality sales technique and key account management. You’ll learn about areas including selling excellence, scientific/product knowledge, high effective customer interactions, customer education, sales planning (account and business planning), competitor insights/performance, following territory/account sales performance and analysing sales performance. Most sales reps and KAMs are working in a small team with an extended cross functional team (medical, sales and market access) in which its essential to work according to high standards of Team Work. If you strive for setting and achieving ambitious targets, take individual responsibility and are great at building business relationships, you’ll thrive in our talented sales team.

In the marketing/commercial project rotation, expect to work in areas such as marketing and brand/Therapy Area, localizing global strategy to local, strategic business planning to operational planning. You’ll learn about the elements in and will practice GSK marketing ways to know our brands, gather insights (market research and in/from own customer interactions) and transform into consumers preferences and understand which factors influence overall sales/performance. Campaign implementation and engagement with sales teams incl gathering insights from when a campaign is launched to customers to course correct and measure. There’ll be the opportunity to work on both material in digital and for use as traditional sales force campaigns. In some cases you will be involved in product launches. All this calls for strong analytical skills, an ability to work cross-functionally in the local team and with cluster/franchise functions, building a good understanding of customers insights.

Your third rotation will help you to further develop your understanding of our Commercial organisation and will really test your business acumen and expertise. This rotation might be in a range of different areas, including project management, data analytics or commercial excellence.

Tailored training – and great career progression

We’ll tailor your training and development to suit your talents and ambition, as well as our business needs, setting you up for success in your chosen niche. After you complete our Future Leaders programme, you’ll have the skills to become a leader of the future. It all begins with a permanent role in Pharmaceuticals, which could be in sales, commercial excellence or even multi-channel marketing. There’s no limit to how far you can go with us – it’s up to you to prove yourself.

You’ll be excited by the thought of:

  • building your scientific knowledge, business sense and customer relationship skills on a tailored development programme
  • representing our products to healthcare professionals
  • delivering projects in commercial functions such as sales, marketing operations or analytics
  • learning how to prioritise and manage multiple projects, objectives and deadlines
  • growing your marketing, sales, project and customer management skills
  • shaping your own development and choosing courses in line with your needs and interests
  • learning new skills and concepts

You’ll need:

  • to be a motivated and proactive graduate with a talent for solving problems
  • commercial awareness and business acumen – a real interest in both sales and marketing
  • self-discipline and drive
  • resilience and the ability to adapt to change
  • the confidence and courage to take key decisions
  • the interpersonal skills to connect with people and influence
  • the ability to understand complex products of a scientific nature

Our Future Leaders programme is designed to accelerate the development of graduates who don’t have significant previous professional work experience in the area to which they are applying. Of course, many graduates who join the programme have worked while studying or after graduation. If you’ve already developed substantial experience working in a professional role in your sector, while you would be able to apply for this programme, you may also want to look at direct entry roles in our businesses, as these may be the best way to build on your existing skills and expertise and develop a career at GSK.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Local benefits in line with the country policies (e.g. health, insurances, pension etc)
  • Vaccinations under our benefits program Partnership for Prevention

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We accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications, so it’s best to apply as soon as possible.

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