International Commerical Operations Manager - Zurich

Glattbrugg, Switzerland
17 May 2021
09 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
About You

We are currently recruiting for an International Commercial Operations Manager to take an immediate assignment in our HQ based Commercial Affairs team. As a seasoned pharmaceutical industry professional, you will be responsible for the development and execution of commercial bottom-up strategy and tactical implementation of commercial and digital capabilities across the organisation's international markets, particularly key growth markets such as China, Brazil, and mid-size European markets.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen in-house commercial expertise of China, Brazil and European mid-sized markets.
  • Assist in the development of country commercial business cases and local industry best practices including maximization of strategic priorities.
  • Strengthen country level commercialization and expansion
  • Alignment of the ground-up commercial operations and digital strategies across respective markets
  • Oversight of country execution confidence, strategic collaborations, market research, oversight of tendering and key account management and, where necessary, omnichannel and digital initiatives and capabilities
  • Commercial executional excellence and operating model optimisation.
  • Provide strategic and commercial input into ICO senior management


  • You have solid experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Extensive experience in nephrology required
  • Asia/ China experience required
  • European mid-sized markets experience
  • You have a strong background in commercial and digital best practices
  • Strong understanding of commercial elements including tendering, branding, go to market strategies
  • Ability to define the organisation's commercial needs, determine capability building strategy and institutionalise digital excellence
  • A proven track record of successful multi-cultural collaboration
  • Ability to influence countries to adopt and implement global commercial operational excellence and ongoing commercial operational excellence
  • Ability to create an environment of mutual cooperation and continuous improvement with internal and external stakeholders
  • Multilingual, English required. Mandarin would be a plus

Your strong knowledge of digital and commercial skills, your communication skills and ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams will help you to build relationships across the business and support the strategy to achieve our business goals.

About Us
At Vifor Pharma, we use our skills, dedication, and entrepreneurial spirit to offer innovative solutions in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies, so we can help patients around the world live better, healthier lives. This is why we come to work every day.
Are you empowered to create a better world, and be part of life changing work? As a global pharmaceutical company, we offer the chance to be part of a worldwide team, where passion and commitment are met with opportunities for professional and personal development. Learn more at .
What you can expect of us
As we work to support patients, we also take care for our employees' professional and personal growth and well-being. We show appreciation and recognition through attractive benefits that will enhance your life, develop you, empower you to grow, and create your own career journey with us.

  • Open, safe and inclusive culture that fosters creativity and unleashes individual potential, whether in laboratories, manufacturing sites, in the field, or offices
  • Learning opportunities that enhances your skill set focused on business and personal effectiveness, leadership and management skills, and much more
  • Flexible workplace environment, home office opportunities, competitive vacation entitlement
  • Attractive financial participation schemes, adapted regionally, that provide employees with additional security for every life situation, including: Pension plans, participation schemes, and savings plans
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