Head of Division: Business Development - 001/2019
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About the role

To direct the marketing and business development strategy of NBI to meet its vision and mission which is to ensure sufficiency of appropriate, affordable and accessible plasma derived medicines for the patients predominantly but not limited to South and sub-Saharan Africa.

To identify new business opportunities and product design options.

To grow the Biotechnology market and direct the business focus and business development of this division

Minimum Requirements

  • Post graduate degree in Marketing (NQF 8)
  • Additional qualification in medical/paramedical field advantageous
  • At least 4 years€™ experience at senior management level
  • Successful track record in the marketing of pharmaceuticals

Additional Requirements


Specific Operational Requirements

  • The successful candidate will be required to work an 8 hour day between 08h00 to 16h00
  • The successful candidate may be required to work overtime to meet the business needs
  • Local and international travel will required to meet business needs

Key Performance Areas

  • Strategy, Marketing and Sales
    • Formulate and implement NBI€™s marketing strategy
    • Develop and manage the new product pipeline and the expanded use of existing products
    • Direct the management of the Sales and Marketing function
    • Provide market feedback and advise on appropriate strategies
    • Development and management of  the export market and sales and determining export pricing
    • Scouting and identifying relevant tender opportunities
    • Identify business opportunities and develop sales strategies to achieve new business
    • Provide guidance on the implementation of sales strategies
    • Determining product pricing to meet revenue
    • Preparation of proposals, new business estimates and business development reports
    • Distribution channel analysis and development

  • Administration and research
    • Keep abreast of industry developments and clinical use of NBI products
    • Compile relevant company reports

  • Financial Management
    • Develop multi-year sales forecast and revenue budget
    • Consolidate and present annual Divisional Budget for approval
    • Manage cost centre budget


  • Stakeholder liaison
    • Represent NBI at national, international industry, patient interest group and Department of Health forums as appropriate
    • Build strategic relationships with key external stakeholders



  • Planning and Organizing
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Innovation and initiative
  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal skills