New Product Launch Executive Pharmaceuticals

Actavis UK Limited
11 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
New Product Launch Executive – Pharmaceuticals

Role: Full time, permanent

Location: Barnstaple, Devon

Salary: £18k – £27k + bonus + significant benefits

The Role:

We’re seeking a methodical and customer-focussed Launch Executive to actively support our UK and Ireland new product launches by managing the planning and coordination of our commercial launch activities to achieve key launch dates. Assigned your own portfolio of product launches, you’ll proactively manage and monitor multiple project activities concurrently to ensure all project elements remain on-track for key project milestones and deadlines, escalating any issues, as appropriate. Once Marketing Authorisation has been granted, you’ll monitor market intelligence relating to your products (including industry and competitor activity) to maintain a current picture of the field, updating company information for key stakeholders, as required. Working closely with departments across the business, you’ll obtain Regulatory and Supply Chain information to set-up new products on relevant internal and external systems to ensure our product information remains up-to-date and to support forecasting and order placement activities. As launch dates get closer, you’ll review, proofread and approve packaging artwork ready for launch to ensure packs are in the correct livery, contain accurate information and remain compliant to all industry compliance requirements. Working in collaboration with our Commercial teams, you’ll obtain market information to inform our pricing strategies and work closely with our Sales and Marketing teams to produce briefing packs (including product information, competitor activity and sales strategies) for commercial meetings. Acting as a ambassador for your projects and the Launch department, you’ll attend multi-disciplinary meetings and update internal reports and keep key stakeholders up-to-date with information on project progress to help other departments to remain ready for launch as well.

The Person:

With experience in a similar fast-paced role, you’ll have good experience of managing projects (from start to finish) and working with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced and changeable environment, ideally within a highly regulated environment. With strong interpersonal and communication skills, you’re confident liaising at all levels of authority with the ability to navigate cultural differences and diplomatically negotiate, persuade and influence stakeholders, as required. You’re well organised and a good team player, but also able to manage your own workload and make effective decisions autonomously in order to meet deadlines. With strong analytical skills and a meticulous eye for detail (even under pressure), you’re always looking for ways to make processes more efficient and driven by achieving results. With good numeracy, literacy and IT skills, you’re confident using Microsoft Office and learning new company systems. A good level of business acumen and an understanding of how a Supply Chain works would be beneficial, but not essential. This is a great opportunity to work with all areas of a business and really see how it works in an exciting, dynamic and rewarding role.

The Rewards:

In return, we offer a competitive salary package (with bonus scheme), a generous pension scheme and 27 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) per year. We also offer a range of other benefits to support our team, including childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, subsidised restaurant facilities and healthcare options. Not to mention the opportunity to be part of a progressive and expanding business with increasing global reach, and the support of ongoing training and development.

How to Apply:

If you possess the experience, passion and ability to make this role a success then we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV with covering letter by clicking 'Apply', by 26th January or for further details you can contact Hattie via email on hattie_booth [at]

A Bit About Us:

Accord Healthcare is one of the fastest growing generic pharmaceutical companies in the UK and Ireland, involved in the development, manufacture and distribution of medicines to over 70 countries around the world. Recognised as a ‘Partner of Choice’ across the industry for our quality and customer service, our core aim is to support patients to receive the medicines they need, when they need them. With an ambition to become a top 5 pan-EMENA generics company by 2021, we’re looking for the best and brightest technical minds and forward-thinking business professionals to work for Accord Healthcare or our subsidiary, Actavis UK and Ireland. Keeping our people at the heart of all we do, we offer rewarding opportunities for those looking for continued personal and professional growth, investing in training and development tailored to each individual’s focus. So, if you’re looking for an inclusive company to take your career to the next level, you’re certainly in the right place.

This role is being recruited by Actavis UK & Ireland, a subsidiary of Accord Healthcare.

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