Shanghai, China

Senior Channel & Operations Manager – China  

Based in Shanghai – Hybrid working

Competitive package

If you are a pharmaceutical professional with a track record of managing channel operations including, supplier, distributor, and logistic partnersin China, then we want to hear from you!

Join us to help improve peoples’ lives and make healthcare better for everyone!

About Pharmanovia:

Pharmanovia is a dynamic, fast-growing international pharmaceutical company with a portfolio of over 20 brands across more than 140 markets. Our mission is to improve patient health globally through the revitalisation of niche, tried-and-trusted medicines.

Since its inception in 2013, Pharmanovia has grown consistently year on year, focusing on delivering high-quality branded prescription medicines to patients, prescribers, and healthcare providers across the world. Our growth has enabled the company to reinvest in its products, brands, people, and to give back to its communities. A people business with a strong, supportive culture that encourages innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, our team comprises over 300 employees and 29 nationalities, operating from offices in the UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, U.A.E., India, Singapore, Italy, and South Korea.

We are an agile and imaginative global specialty pharma business and a preferred partner for innovator pharma companies, instigating a paradigm shift in the life cycle management of iconic medicines. We seek to extensively engage with clinical communities to communicate product improvements and prioritise environmental, social, and governance considerations across the business and workforce.

Pharmanovia’s therapeutic areas include Cardiovascular, Oncology, Endocrinology and Neurology.

About the role:

Pharmanovia are expanding their operations in China, as a result of this growth we are looking to appoint a new Senior Channel & Operations Manager.

As part of the senior management team responsible for leading channel operations management in China. You will be implementing systems and strategy, the development of distributor and channel partner relationships ensuring new opportunities for growth and expansion in China.

  • Developing and implementing new channel and supply chain strategies to optimize product distribution, inventory management, and cost efficiency
  • Assessing market trends, competition, and customer needs to identify new opportunities for growth and expansion
  • Developing and managing budgets, forecasts, and reports for channel and cooperate with supply chain operations
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory and legal requirements related to pharmaceutical channel management
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure alignment of supply chain activities with overall company goals
  • Evaluation of channel activities, including product launches, inventory management, and cost optimization
  • Channel planning and e-ordering system setup, SIT (stock in trade) monitored
  • Calculating the raw data with DDI and CSO to define the in/out market sales
  • Managing relationships with key suppliers, distributors, and logistics partners
  • Developing relationships with industry stakeholders, professional associations, regulatory bodies, and opinion leaders

About you:

  • Experience in pharmaceutical channel management
  • A proven track record of success in optimizing supply chain efficiency and cost effectiveness
  • China marketing and communications experience ideally gained in the pharmaceutical or bio-medical industry
  • Knowledge of local promotional regulations
  • Experience in running successful distribution /channel management
  • Experience in province tender and GPO
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of data analysis and reporting tools, such as Excel, PowerPoint, and SAP
  • Strong understanding of regulatory and legal requirements related to pharmaceutical supply chain
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Outstanding relationship building skills, experience of interacting with external professional and regulatory organisations and key external experts in China
  • Fluency inBusiness English (verbal and written)
  • Degree in life science, pharmacy and/or business/supply chain or similar is preferred

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary plus bonus and rewards package including holiday, health & wellbeing program, employee recognition awards, social events, pension scheme and hybrid working.

For more information about this opportunity please get in touch or apply with a CV and we will get back to you.

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to Ortolan People, who are engaged to provide recruitment support in processing applications. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.

Apply now and become part of our team

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