Job at GlaxoSmithKline Plc for an Africa/DC CEP Market Lead

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world’s leading research based
pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, is committed to improving the
quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and
live longer. GSK employs over 97,000 employees in over 100 countries

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc is one of Africa’s largest consumer
healthcare companies, producing leading brands such as Lucozade,
Ribena and Panadol.

GlaxoSmithKline is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Africa/DC CEP Market Lead
Requisition ID: WD93356
Location: Lagos, Nigeria-Lagos
Position: Full time
Functional area: Commercial
Grade 5: Africa Flexible/Nigeria Preferred Dept S&CB CoE
Job Purpose

  • As a market lead of the CEP portfolio for AFRICA DC, this role
    will drive the CEP Strategy Execution, aligned with the AFRICA DC Region
    and areas priorities, by being part of the AFRICA DC LT team. It will
    also provide challenge and stimulus to the Area LOCs to support the
    delivery of the CEP targets in the region.
  • This role will require creating the appropriate network within
    AFRICA DC, and working alongside to the Respiratory and Vaccines Market
    leads, and the CEP LT.

Key Responsibilities

  • Describe the key deliverables to be achieved by the post holder and the ongoing responsibilities of the role


  • Leads the cultural change required to manage a post patent
    portfolio (from the 2 Ps, to the 4 Ps), in line with the GSK ethics,
    values and the Area Strategic priorities
  • Promotes a culture of relentless continuous improvement through
    clear lead & lag indicators and ensures central & LOC teams have
    clear, accountable action plans with agreed “get well” dates
  • Aligned with the CEP 5 Strategic Levers for the CEP portfolio

Optimize/Maximize the promotional channels (Multi Channel promotion):

  • Drives and challenges local opportunities development based on
    local markets insight- regulatory, payers and HCPs role in driving sales
    of CEP incorporating competitor strategies, distributors landscape and
    environmental challenges. Leads an innovative approach to the management
    of CEP, applying skills that are non-traditional for GSK Review,
    challenge and feedback the Annual LOCs Business Plan for the CEP
  • Provide leadership & rapid sharing of best commercial
    practices and ensure fast implementation of successful projects across
  • Optimize the use of the area A&P, by leveraging the CEP CoE
    centrally produced materials, working alongside with the area Commercial
    Excellence and Multi Channel Marketing Teams:
  • Participate in the co-creation panels, representing the voice of
    the Area, giving feedback to the CEP CoE about the Area promotional
    needs, in order to ensure synergies, avoid duplications and maximize

Maximize the Commercial Channel (assessment, capabilities and execution gaps):

  • Work alongside with the Global Tender Lead to maximize any Tender opportunities
  • Work alongside with the Trade Lead to maximize and enable the Commercial Trade Channel strategy and opportunities.
  • Maximize any potential price/volume opportunities
  • Build the right capabilities for the tender team in the region
    including training, ETMS utilization, ensure tender compliance etc

Supply Optimization:

  • Monthly Input into the CCC process including representation of
    CEP Region DRMs, CEP pre S&Op and other forums to align forecasts,
    include updated risks and opportunities, and bridge the link to global
  • Maximize the use of spare capacity by identifying price/volume
    opportunities in the Area, working alongside with the Supply
    Optimization Lead
  • Provide input and insights to the Supply Optimization Lead in cases of supply allocation requirements
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Complexity Reduction:

  • Identify alongside to the Supply Optimization Lead opportunities to simplify and harmonize the CEP portfolio
  • Identify launches opportunities, by maximizing the use of our key strategic SKUs, using the PREPs process
  • Act as gatekeeper for all new SKUs by assessing the business
    potential, ensuring it meets new SKU commercial thresholds, assess
    feasibility, green route etc before approval to launch

COGs Optimization:

  • Identify volume opportunities in the case of COGs reduction
  • Identify launch opportunities, when the COGs are more competitive for the Area.

Breadth/ Scope of Accountability:

  • Provide details of any scope data relevant to the role e.g. the
    net sales that the role supports / generates or budget responsibility.
  • Annual Budget managed by this role (Provide either Revenue/ Assets Managed or Operating budget)
  • Annual Direct Revenue Accountability please add currency) >n£100 Million 2016 plan for AFRICA DC
  • Assets Managed, if applicable (please add currency) NA
  • Operating Budget Accountability, if applicable (please add currency) NA
  • Number of Direct Reports None (may have FLP Assigned)
  • Number of Indirect Reports Indirect Reports (Leadership through
    influence) – Area Heads, General Managers, BU country Heads or Marketing
    Directors, Respiratory and Vaccine Market Leads, Medical Area Lead,
    Regulatory Area Lead, and the CEP LT team

Knowledge/ Education / Previous Experience Required
Educational Background:
List any academic or practical education that must be obtained to be qualified to perform this role.

  • Minimum Level of Education: University Graduate
  • Area of Specialisation: Business and Marketing
  • Why is this Level of Education Required?
  • Preferred Level of Education Master’s Degree
  • Area of Specialisation Business and Marketing
  • Why is this Level of Education Preferred?

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in a Business / Marketing / Comercial discipline.

Job-Related Experience:

  • Describe what experience this position will require the job
    holder to have obtained in past roles within or outside of GSK that
    would demonstrate a level of proficiency in the stated role.
  • Minimum Level of Job-Related Experience required Significant
    Marketing and Sales experience with post patent portfolio or Branded
    Generics, in order to maximize the potential of the portfolio, and
    experience of participating in an LOC or Area LT.
  • Why is this Level of Experience Required? Requires a high level
    of seniority in order to manage Senior Stakeholders in the Area, and the
    complexity required for a post patent portfolio

Other Job-Related Skills/Background:

  • List any licenses, certificates, registrations, or any relevant
    job skill or abilities not covered in Educational Background or
    Job-Related Experience sections above that are required for the job.
  • Breadth and depth of commercial experience and good understanding of portfolio management
  • High level of commercial/financial/ acumen- especially  understanding of P/V, rebating  trading/negotiation techniques

Experience of at least two of:

  • Pharmacy channel management
  • Digital marketing/multi-channel marketing
  • Tendering/trading
  • Negotiation
  • Supply Chain

Section 3: Job Evaluation Detail:
Application of Knowledge:

  • Briefly describe HOW the level of knowledge required for this role is applied / used within the role.
  • Provide examples
  • It is required in order to manage the complexity of a post
    patent environment, in order to maximize the portfolio potential
    according to each market archetype
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Problem Solving & Innovation:

  • Briefly describe the level of problem solving that the role
    requires and provide examples of why. Consider the difficulty of the
    problems to be solved and the extent to which judgement and analysis
    must be exercised. Provide examples
  • The job holder needs to understand and have insight across
    different markets in the Area and above 20 key products sold trough
    different commercial channels. Due the brand are mature and develop in
    different ways trough the different market archetypes, there is not 1
    solution fits all. The job holder needs to understand each market
    insight and leverages the potential of the CEP portfolio, understanding
    where can support each LOCs and the Area priorities.


  • Briefly describe the nature of interaction that the role
    requires. Consider the interpersonal and communications skills typically
    required by the job, the extent to which the job requires cooperation
    and tact in dealing with others both inside and outside the
    organization, and the complexity of that interaction.

Provide examples:

  • Influencing skills need to be strong as the role requires the
    ability to influence people, and develop effective relationships at all
    levels and across functions, to challenge the markets in the objectives,
    investment, etc. This is a key element due the role does not have a
    direct decision into the LOCs P&L and the influence skills are a key
    element to achieve the objectives.
  • Briefly describe the type of multi-cultural responsibilities
    that the role requires. Consider the multi-cultural responsibilities of
    the job. Multi-cultural requirements should not be based solely on the
    number of countries or location of staff/languages among co-workers, but
    the combination and magnitude of racial/ethnic diversity, variance in
    socio-economic environment, and how complex each country is culturally.

Provide examples:

  • Working in an above country role, the person will have to
    interact with senior management across the area and within the CEP team.
    This role will have to understand the decision making process across
    different cultures and also to understand the local environment for each
    of the country, that feeds each individual country strategies.


  • Briefly describe the level of Impact that the role requires.
    Consider the impact this role has on business objectives, the sphere of
    influence and the required level of personal impact.  Indicate whether
    impact is on a single or multiple areas of the business. At what level
    of the organization does this role operate?

Provide examples:

  • CEP portfolio represents 60% of the total Pharma Turnover, 90%
    of the volume. In AFRICA DC markets, these products participate in
    growing markets. The right strategy can bring grow to the region, the
    area and GSK.

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