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Commercial Lead Vaccines - Nordics (all genders)

Job ID R0041528 Date posted Aug. 19, 2021 Location Helsinki, Finland

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Job Description

People First - At Takeda we are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all people and bringing them the hope of a brighter future. It is our passion that transforms every job into meaningful action. Our people are the heart of Takeda.

Are you looking for a patient-centric and innovation-oriented company to inspire you and promote your career? Join Takeda now.

We are currently hiring for a Commercial Lead Vaccines - Nordics (all genders) in full-time, in either of our Nordic locations (Sweden – Stockholm, Denmark – Vallensbaek, Norway – Asker or Finland, Helsinki).

Your tasks in detail:

Business Strategy and Management

  • Lead development and implementation of the Nordic Business Plan including Omni-Channel Engagement Strategy,

  • Follow-through to successful achievement of tactical objectives and milestones outlined within the Brand Plan,

  • Lead segmentation of market and implement strategic positioning for both vaccinators and travelers,

  • Monitor environmental changes and create local strategy plan,

  • Identify actions to strengthen product positioning to maximize brand performance,

  • Anticipate and capitalize on stakeholders’ market trends to create a competitive advantage,

  • Recommend and gain approval from senior management for alternative and innovative approaches to maximize brand opportunities,

  • Monitor on-going developments in the external health policy landscape and act as a sparring partner and source of information for internal functions,

  • Direct generation and analysis of data to seek out opportunities to support recommendations for strategic direction based on demand and market dynamics,

  • Lead and take ownership for key financial tasks for the brand including the development of annual budgets, operating plan, market sales forecasts, quarterly updates, patient flow etc. and follow-up of them,

  • Initiate and achieve the above through effective liaising, networking, and working relationships with the LOCs and other relevant stakeholders,

  • Ensure account plans, objectives and KPIs are transparent to the whole account team and senior leaders (captured in SMILE CRM),

  • Prioritize and manage accounts within assigned territory by assessing appropriate business opportunities through contacts with key decision-makers and important local stakeholders


  • Develop and maintain strong, effective, and constructive team relationships (agencies, vaccine centers, pharmacies, specialists and their associations, advisory groups) and Key Opinion Leader-networks by taking a leadership role in the communication and liaison between all external customers,

  • Ensure effective communication with all relevant internal and external key stakeholders,

  • Identify and raise relevant issues, and proposing potential solutions, through the appropriate internal and external channels,

  • Regular interactions with KOL to achieve best-in-class customer focus,

  • Implement Omni-Channel Engagement communication approaches to customers, HCP, and travelers.

Risk Management and controls

  • Support the Business Unit Director in managing the company’s risk profile including, (where appropriate), Code of Conduct and the Health and Safety performance of the business,

  • Utilize market insights to assess business risks and opportunities,

  • Identify brand opportunities and issues that require analysis of Business Information to create new approaches or new market opportunities,

  • Operate in a manner that is always in line with compliance and legal requirements and according to the marketing and sales strategies.

Your profile:


  • University degree in the field of commercial, healthcare, science


  • A minimum 7 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry, of which ideally 3 years within the vaccines business in the Nordics, with experience in commercial, marketing and/or sales,

  • Strong experience and knowledge of vaccine and direct to consumer marketing

  • Proven experience of implementing omni-channel marketing

  • Experience of building co-created initiatives with key health care stakeholders (i.e. KOLs, vaccine clinics) to find ‘win-win-win’

  • Experience in strategic roles and leadership of cross-functional teams, processes, projects


  • Business fluency in English


  • Understanding of the different Nordic health care environment and vaccines business model,

  • Strong understanding of the Nordic vaccine market especially the travel-market,

  • In-depth knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and codes for pharmaceutical industry in the Nordics,

  • Understanding the decision-making processes and how to manage complex and dynamic work

Empowering our people to shine

At Takeda, we earn the trust of society and our customers through our values of Takeda-ism: Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, Perseverance. We incorporate these values in everything we do. They represent who we are and how we act. They help us make decisions that we can be proud of today and in the future. We enable our employees to develop their full potential. As a global top employer, we offer exciting career paths, promote innovation and strive for top performance in everything we do. Takeda fosters an inclusive, collaborative and international work environment where our teams are united by their relentless commitment to our goal of improving people's health and creating a better future for the world. Learn more at

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Takeda is committed to foster diversity, equality and inclusion. Hiring decisions are based entirely on qualifications and are made regardless of gender, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we look forward to receiving your application via our online tool!

For further questions, please contact: Ms. Maxi Gruber/ Talent Acquisition Partner



Helsinki, Finland

Asker, Norway, DNK - Vallensbæk, SWE - Stockholm

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