National Tenders Manager

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National Tenders Manager

Looking for a different challenge as a National Tenders Manager whereby you can still utilise your vaccine commercial skills?

  • Permanent Full-time position with competitive renumeration and benefits
  • Hybrid, work from home and office environment, with a dedicated and welcoming team
  • Based: Sydney, Australia, Macquarie Park
  • Opportunity to work in an area your passionate about, whilst being fully supported and encouraged
  • Join a trusted Global leading Pharmaceutical organisation

Reporting into the Pharma and Vaccines Business Unit Director, you will have critical responsibility for the management of state and national tenders across the entire portfolio with a priority focus on the execution of our company’s Australia’s National Immunisation Program Vaccines Strategy, ensuring alignment with company strategic priorities and the needs of key government immunisation stakeholders.

You will be a role model, visibly demonstrating our company values and expectations to internal employees and external stakeholders.

We are looking for someone with strategic agility, commercial acumen and demonstrated communication & influencing skills as this role involves a wide range of internal and external stakeholder management in a complex matrix environment.

What You Will Do

Responsibilities include, however not limited to:

  • Collaborating with Federal, State and Territory jurisdictions as well as relevant private hospital groups to ensure efficient availability and management of company vaccines and pharmaceuticals with relevant tenders and contracts.
  • Contributing to the overarching direction for the business’s approach to responding to national tenders for vaccines and pharmaceuticals.
  • Ensuring that our company tender submissions for the supply of vaccines to publicly funded programs align with population health policies and the needs of key government immunisation stakeholders.
  • Making decisions and recommendations on the impact of policy and regulatory matters on the vaccine environment and analysing the impact of those proposals and policies on our company.
  • Collaborating with our company’s commercial, government affairs and medical teams in leading and defining the strategic focus of our company NIP (National Immunisation Program) business to ensure that the tactical approach and the current health and political environment are complimentary.
  • Maintaining and building relationships with key stakeholders – Government personnel (program managers and technical experts), to enhance and protect company vaccine business objectives.
  • Maintaining oversight of our company’s key internal vaccines tender platforms and collaborating with global and local commercial stakeholders to ensure accurate forecasts are maintained.

What You Must have

  • Tertiary or post graduate qualification in science or a related discipline.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

We are looking for:

  • An experienced and strategic commercial leader with experience in a similar role
  • Superior relationship management and negotiation skills including the ability to manage the needs of multiple stakeholders, including Government relationship management.
  • Vaccines experience and an applied understanding of the Australian National Immunisation Program and healthcare landscape (preferred).
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in designing, developing and delivering innovative health-related programs for consumers and health care professionals.
  • Highly developed analytical and strategic thinking, critical appraisal, and problem-solving skills.
  • A superior motivator, team builder and leader.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt communication style to a variety of audiences.
  • Unparalleled influencing, conflict management and stakeholder management skills.

What You Can Expect

  • Work autonomously whilst being supported, encouraged and being part of a trusted Global leading Pharmaceutical organisation
  • Exposure to upskill and develop in your role
  • Flexibility and opening doors to other opportunities and skillsets
  • Joining a collaborative team of likeminded individuals

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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