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Brand Manager

Astellas Europe
Vienna (AT)
Competitive + Benefits
Start date
17 May 2024
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Marketing, Brand Management
Full Time
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Brand Manager

About Astellas:

At Astellas we are a progressive health partner, delivering value and outcomes where needed.

We pursue innovative science, focusing initially on the areas of greatest potential and then developing solutions where patient need is high, often in rare or under-served disease areas and in life-threatening or life-limiting diseases and conditions.

We work directly with patients, doctors, and health care professionals on the front line to ensure patient and clinical needs are guiding our development activities at every stage.

Our global vision for Patient Centricity is to support the development of innovative health solutions through a deep understanding of the patient experience. At Astellas, Patient Centricity isn’t a buzzword - it’s a guiding principle for action. We believe all staff have a role to play in creating a patient-centric culture and integrating an awareness of the patient into our everyday working practices, regardless of our role, team, or division.

We work closely with regulatory authorities and payers to find new ways to ensure access to new therapies. We deliver the latest insights and real-world evidence to inform the best decisions for patients and their caregivers, to ensure the medicines we develop continue to provide meaningful outcomes.

Beyond medicines, we support our stakeholder communities to drive initiatives that improve awareness, education, access and ultimately standards of care.

The Opportunity:

As a Brand Manager at Oncology Alpine, you will generate insights, co-create brand plans, represent the EMEA brand, execute operational plans, and drive cross-functional collaboration. Effective brand management is crucial for creating a positive and lasting impression, contributing to long-term success.

Hybrid Working:

At Astellas we recognize that our employees enjoy having balance between their professional and home lives. We are proud of our hybrid approach which empowers you to have flexibility on whether to work from home or in the office.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Generate and gather insights, opportunities, risks, and needs from the local market. Provide input through membership in the affiliate brand team.
  • Contribute to the cross-functional co-creation of the rolling 3-year brand plan led by the Global Brand team lead and ensure alignment with recommendations developed through close connectivity with the Global Brand plan. This includes focusing on investment opportunities, launch excellence, and performance excellence.
  • Represent the EMEA Brand Plan for the Alpine Affiliate and align brand priorities with market requirements.
  • Develop and execute the operational Brand Plan in-market. This involves localizing and adapting EST-C/global materials and initiatives.
  • Champion the brand, engage with experts, and collaborate cross-functionally.

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • Proven experience of contributing to the development and implementation of brand strategy to reflect local views and achieving exceptional results to budget.
  • End-to-end project management experience.
  • Experience of working in a Pharma sales organization or similar environment.
  • Track record of planning and managing product launches, measurement, and revenue growth.
  • Experience of contributing to/delivering to stretch KPIs, to sustainably grow the brand and maintain performance.
  • Knowledge of implementing co-created patient-centric integrated services, solutions.
  • Fluent in written and spoken business English and German.


  • Master’s degree (in Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine, or equivalent)

Additional Information:

  • This is a permanent full-time position.
  • This position is based in Austria or Switzerland.
  • This position follows our hybrid working model. Role requires a blend of home and a minimum of 2 days per week in the local office. Flexibility may be required in line with business needs. Candidates must be located within a commutable distance of the office.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


At Astellas, we believe that nurturing exceptional relationships with our employees delivers exceptional results. We can offer an inspiring place to work and a chance to make your mark in doing good for others.

Our expertise, science and technology make us a pharma company. Our open and progressive culture is what makes us Astellas. It’s a culture of doing good for others and contributing to a sustainable society. Delivering meaningful differences for patients is our driving force. We all have a significant opportunity to make that difference, working locally in the areas we know best, whilst drawing inspiration from the different insights and expertise we have access to globally and from our innovative, external partners.

Our ethos is underpinned by the Astellas Way, comprising five core values: patient focus; ownership; results; openness and integrity.

We are proud to offer an inclusive and respectful working environment that fosters collaboration and ownership. Our aspiration is to bring the best brains together, to provide them with world-leading tools and resources and a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.

For more information about our current career opportunities and how you can make a difference please visit

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300 Dashwood Lang Road,
Bourne Business Park
KT15 2NX

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