Marketing Director, Covid-19 Vaccine

MacDonald Search Group


Our client is a global pharmaceutical company that stepped up and delivered a Covid-19 vaccine which has been approved worldwide. They strive to provide scientifically sound, high-quality products and services to help heal, cure disease, and improve the quality of life.  They have engaged MacDonald Search Group to search for a Marketing Director, Vaccines based in their Toronto head office. 
This role will have a critical role in the strategic evolution of the Vaccines portfolio. In the short-term, s/he will lead to ensure flawless execution of pandemic commitments. As our client transitions to commercial use for COVID-19 (and later toward multi-vaccine portfolio), the successful candidate will also help lead strategic deal management across the portfolio.
Some of what you will do in this role involves:
  • Establishing our clients’ presence as a major player in the Vaccines space by creating and delivering the strategy, directing all marketing activities including development, planning, and execution of the tactics to support the marketplace growth, and improvements in patient care.
  • Working through cross functional teams, fostering strong partnerships with multiple functions including Finance, Supply Chain, Access, Medical Affairs, New Business Development, Corporate Communications and outside agencies and vendors to effectively execute key commercial activities.
  • Ensuring consistency and clarity in communication for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Developing an integrated long-range strategic plan for the Vaccines portfolio.
  • Developing pricing and contracting tactics for all products, and working with finance to manage financial reporting responsibilities of our co-promoted products.
  • Managing marketing budget to support business financial objectives.
Some of what you bring to the table includes:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required; MBA or other Advanced degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 10+ years pharmaceutical marketing experience. Vaccine experience is a definite asset.
  • Prior People management experience is preferred.
  • Proven experience in critical marketing competencies.
  • A demonstrated track record of strong leadership capabilities with ability to work effectively in a matrix and unstructured environment
  • Ability to operate in situations with rapidly shifting expectations and assumptions.
  • Demonstrated success to effectively think strategically as well as roll up one’s sleeves to tactically execute while knowing when each is needed.
  • Strong business acumen, leadership and communication skills.
An excellent compensation program is offered.  If this sounds like the type of opportunity where you can make a difference with the current worldwide pandemic, then please apply today!