Senior Launch Manager (m/f/x)

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Date: 04-Apr-2019

Location: Munich, Germany, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Legal Entity: Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.™

Daiichi Sankyo and its 15.000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension and thrombotic disorders, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology”. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany and we have affiliates in 12 European countries. For more information:

For our European headquarters in Munich we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:


Senior Launch Manager (m/f/x)



The Position:

The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, monitoring and managing Bempedoic Acid (BA) Launch from initiation through completion supporting the BA Launch Leader. He/she secures required resources and uses formal processes and tools to manage resources, budgets, risks and changes. He/she manages Launch readiness to ensure on-time completion according to specifications .He/she also establishes a strong interface to business needs, translates the cross-functional requirements into concepts and processes and manages the change process in order to drive faster adaption within in organization. The job holder ensures an appropriate stakeholder communication, sets up and maintains a communication plan for Launch readiness initiatives. He/she thinks and works strategically, is able to steer several projects at the same time and never forgets about interface with other projects. He/she is hands-on, has a driving power, holds threads together, monitors timelines and milestones. He/she will report to the Head of Cardiovascular Marketing Europe to steer strategic direction to the portfolio.


Key responsibilities:

  • Develops and manage Launch Readiness roadmap process for BA and ensure inclusion of milestones
    • Owns the Launch readiness process
    • Includes key functional deliverables, and amend accordingly if required
    • Manages the interface/connection between different deliverables and milestones
    • Ensures full alignment of all relevant internal stakeholders across both DSE and Affiliates on defined milestones and deliverables
  • Develops the concept for the Launch Performance Assessment in close collaboration with the Launch Leader and BA functional leads
    • Sets KPIs and measurement for different milestones and deliverables to assess quality and timely delivery
    • Drives awareness on critical path and priority milestones
    • Prepares, coordinates and drives Launch readiness assessment in collaboration with the Launch Leader and functional leads
    • Track challenges and agreement of the BA Steering committee and constantly follow up on action plans
  • Manages Launch resource
    • Maintain central view on Launch resources and budget
    • Drives synergies and reallocation within the CV franchise
    • Track budget according to defined activities
    • Owns accountability for resource overview


Professional experience and personal skills:

  • MBA or marketing degree
  • At least 8 years experience
  • Successful track record in Managing complex metrical processes
  • Overall understanding of business requirements including finance knowledge
  • Hands-on proactive approach and accountability
  • Good communication and strong social skills
  • Experience to work in and lead cross-functional and cross-cultural teams
  • Ability to work in English - fluent written and spoken, additional language is a plus


What we offer:


We offer an interesting, diversified and challenging position, good contractual conditions, flexible working models, all the social benefits of a modern company and a professional environment where you will have the opportunity for personal growth.


Please apply online at our Career Portal. We are looking foward to hearing from you.