Future Leaders Programme Sales Pharmaceuticals
We are looking for people like YOU with the following characteristics to achieve our goals:
- Recently graduated professionals (Bachelor in Economics, Industrial Engineering, Commercial Engineering, Markating or Business Administration)
- Fluent English (written and spoken English is a must)
- Right to work in Ecuador
- Flexibility in terms of location
- Strong commercial profile
- Flexible, proactive, dynamic and analytical. Willing to take on new challenges.
- Decision Making
- People oriented
What's this area all about?
Commercial Management in Pharmaceuticals is about bringing medicines to market that save lives and tackle chronic illnesses. Our commercial teams are responsible for understanding our patients, consumers and customers. They then develop and implement strategies so more people can do more, feel better and live longer.
What is this career path like?
Between 1.5-3 years
Between 3-5 rotations
Our Commercial Management graduate pathway will stimulate your early career development through broad-ranging experiences. It's our aim to equip you to become a future leader in our business. Your development will come through challenging job rotations, supported by formal learning and coaching. You'll have the benefit of improving your commercial management skills while gaining valuable leadership training in the pharmaceutical industry.
What will I learn?
From the start, your job rotations will provide a high level of responsibility and a breadth of experience across the core areas of our commercial business. You'll quickly develop the foundation skills, knowledge and experience that a future leader would need to know through graduate-specific leadership training. Specifically, we'll help you build skills in marketing, sales, and project and customer management. You will attend a number of 'core' training courses and also have the opportunity to shape your development and attend courses that are specific to your needs and interests.
What's expected of me?
We'll expect you to get involved in managing projects and prioritising a variety of tasks effectively. This means you'll need to build working relationships with people at all levels of our organisation. In addition, you'll analyse information and report your findings, so we can identify and understand trends, insights and facts relevant to the fast-moving healthcare industry. We'll also ask you to help research and source this information. We want you to keep developing new skills and knowledge wherever you find the opportunity.
What do I need to succeed?
A variety of degrees can be successful – from business to science, but you'll need ambition, commercial awareness and a self-motivated, proactive approach. We're looking for clear, effective communicators who can quickly build a rapport with a wide range of people. It's also important that you can adapt to change and keep focused when the pressure is on. Whilst possessing the drive and confidence to trust your own judgement, you're a real team player who actively collaborates with others. In addition, you'll need an analytical mind, a talent for multi-tasking and the ability to influence others.
Where can I work?
In Pharmaceuticals, our Commercial Management career path is available in most of the countries listed on our countries page. Initial roles are within your local country. But we're a truly global organisation, so you may find the opportunity to gain international experience in the future.
However if you have the following, it would be a plus to your application:
- Previous experience as a Marketing or Economics intern or assistant that is no longer than 2 years
What will the programme be like?
The Future Leaders Programme suits graduates who want a career with real purpose. It's an accelerated development programme that equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes to move quickly into senior positions at GSK. Participants benefit from a rich variety of structured training, individual mentoring, and opportunities to experience different aspects of the business. From the start, our challenging rotations will help you deliver the standards of excellence that we'd expect from a future leader.
What do I need to succeed?
Our Future Leaders need ambition, HR awareness and a self-motivated, proactive approach. We're looking for clear, effective communicators who can quickly build a rapport with a wide range of people. It's also important that you can adapt to change and keep focused when the pressure is on. While you have the drive and confidence to trust your own judgement, you're a real team player who actively collaborates with others. In addition, you'll need an analytical mind, a talent for multi-tasking and the ability to influence others.
How do I apply?
Click the Apply Now button to submit your application today. You will then be requested to enter your personal information and then submit your responses to two questions about your interest and motivation to work for us.
Essential Programme Criteria
Before submitting your application, please ensure that you meet the essential criteria for the programme that you are applying to and that you provide this information accurately. Please note that if you do not meet the essential requirements of the programme, you may receive an automatic response, declining your application.
As part of our selection process we may ask you to complete between one and three online assessments. You will receive an email from us with a link to a personalised 'my assessment' homepage where you can access your first assessment. Please note, you will be given 72 hours from receipt of this email to complete your first assessment. If you don't complete the assessment within 72 hours, it will expire and your participation in our selection process will come to an end.
We would like to advise you to review your email daily to check whether you have been sent your first assessment.
Timeline & Assessment Process
Our robust recruitment process includes online application, online testing, telephone/video/face to face interview [delete as appropriate] and assessment centre.
Applications open on [2/08/2017] and close on [20/08/2017]. Late submissions will not be accepted.
We accept applications on an ongoing basis and will progress these according to the date that they were received. For this reason we encourage you to apply as early as possible. We cannot guarantee to accept your application once we have filled all of our positions.It is expected that we interview final candidates on the week of the 15th of August, until 1st of September.
It is expected that our Assessment Centres will run [06/09/2017]
You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button.
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