GCO Regional Marketing Production Manager – Asia

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Marketing Production? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the Global Commercial Operations in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

Join a place built on innovation and creativity. Where different views and perspectives are welcomed and valued. An environment that champions inclusion, and teams that reflect the diversity of the communities that we serve.

Our Singapore Marketing Company (SGMC) is responsible for the marketing of our medicines in Singapore. Here you’ll also find colleagues from AstraZeneca’s corporate functions and our Asia and International regions’ sales and marketing teams. As a member of the Singapore Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (SAPI), all of our sales, marketing and communications activities are subject to the SAPI Code of Conduct.

We’re bringing transformative drugs to those that need them the most by combining continuous new launches with unique solutions across the whole patient journey. It’s how we are able to truly make a difference to the quality of lives and answer huge unmet patient needs.

The GCO Regional Production Manager – Asia is a member of the Global Commercial Operations (GCO)’s Global Production Team and reports to the Global Production Director – APAC & Japan. The GCO Regional Production Manager – Asia is responsible for the development of production services within their respective regional markets.

The GCO Regional Production Manager – Asia is accountable for working with sub Regional/Local Marketing Company Brand Leadership to deploy GCO production within the sub Regions/Markets. The individual in this role must have the ability to effectively partner, influence and challenge key stakeholders in order to drive adoption of and performance of the GCO production capabilities. The manager must also ensure satisfaction and ongoing continuous improvement of existing “business as usual” (BAU) production as well as the expansion of Content/Campaign Packs from Content Centre.

Major Responsibilities

  • Accountable for identifying and understanding regional and local market content trends to enable GCO to provide feedback to TA brands teams via the Content Centre team that ensure global content meets the needs of the marketing companies.

  • The GCO Regional Production Manager – Asia is accountable for partnering directly with local marketing company brand leadership to drive for full adoption of the production capabilities and the delivery of agreed Content types, volumes and savings.

  • The GCO Regional Production Manager – Asia will insure that quality and timelines for production delivery are agreed and maintained with their markets and maintain an open dialogue on the feedback of the services.

  • Requires strong leadership, communication, project management and critical thinking skills along with high cultural awareness to effectively lead and deliver successful global production supported by a globally based multi-cultural team.

  • Works with their respective markets to ensure all necessary communications and change management activities are delivered to the region and/or local marketing company for new content solutions.

  • Identifies potential new production capabilities to support operational/value expansion and proactively shares them with GCO colleagues and leadership.

  • Leverage reporting and utilization metrics to communicate overall adoption of GCO production. Where there are gaps, work with GCO Leadership and Global Production Director colleagues to identify opportunities for improvement to increase efficiency.

  • GCO services are delivered through multiple outsourced partners in conjunction with AZ dedicated resources. This role demands an understanding of supplier infrastructure to ensure continuous value optimisation for AstraZeneca. It also requires a continuous review of demand and capabilities that our partners need to provide to make sure they are aligned to the market’s needs.

  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and application of all relevant policies, procedures and operational frameworks. Ensures GCO direct and indirect reports comply with all appropriate AZ Code of Conduct policies and procedures.

Essential Skills:

  • You will have a demonstrated marketing skill set, with Brand Management experience preferred

  • You will have experience with supply chain content creation

  • English language skills essential

  • Possesses strong business acumen and understanding of global business services and corresponding business requirements.

Desirable Skills:

  • Chinese/Japanese language skills

Opening date: 20.8.2021

Closing date: 3.9.2021

Competitive salary and benefits apply

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