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J&J Family of Companies EMEA Product Manager - UPTRAVI in Germany


The EMEA Product Manager (EPM), reporting to the Integrated Brand Value Team Leader (IBVTL), supports the development and executes EMEA brand strategy, ensuring Operating Companies Core Value Teams and Product Managers have guidance and support to prepare and implement commercial activities as defined in the brand plan. In this case the plan relates to Uptravi and specifically the execution and development of Uptravi Uplift, an overarching and cross-functional approach to getting the brand on the right growth trajectory vs current performance.

Working within cross-functional teams the EPM develops tactical tools and materials to drive Uptravi Uplift and best brand positioning. In addition, the EPM is responsible for monitoring and controlling the performance of the brand and its commercial strategy.

In this role, the EPM gathers information and develops relations with key stakeholders in order to identify opportunities and risks within current plans and to ensure the product meets internal and external expectations.

  • Develops marketing materials that support brand positioning within the different product life cycle stages, capitalizing on the complete channel mix across EMEA including new digital capabilities.

  • Implements and monitors systems and metrics to reflect brand performance, tactics and channel effectiveness.

  • Contributes to the development of market access strategies due to own understanding of the importance of Health economic analysis into life cycle plans, brand strategy and pricing & reimbursement strategies.

  • Implements and monitors pre-determined market evolution indicators in target segments. This activity will enable early insight and development of corrective measures

  • Gains understanding of EMEA cultures, economies and pressures having impact on the business.

  • Scans and screens the market place to ensure the product meets unmet customer demands and key stakeholders realize the economic and value proposition.

  • Develops relationships with EMEA key scientific and business opinion leaders to support the brand positioning conveying brand awareness messages and to capture input in order to better define and execute the brand strategy.

  • Analyses information gathered to identify opportunities and risks within current plans to enable early insights and development of corrective measures.

Key Interactions


  • Operating Company Product Managers

  • Integrated Brand Value Team Leader (IBVTL)

  • Integrated Brand Value Team Members

  • Regional Commercial Strategy Leader

  • Global Commercial Strategy Organisation (GMLs and Product Directors)


  • Regional Key Opinion Leader

  • External agencies and vendors


  • Supports the IBVTL in developing the EMEA brand strategy ensuring alignment to global branding and positioning, by providing understanding of EMEA cultures, economies and pressures.

  • Executes the EMEA brand strategy and works in close collaboration with Operating Company CVTLs & Product Managers to prepare and implement commercial activities as defined in the brand plan, working within agreed budget and resource allocation, continuously looking for synergies and sharing best practices across Operating Companies to increase effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Supports the IBVTL in ensuring that Value Excellence is incorporated into all aspects of the Local and Regional commercial strategy and tactics maintaining and updating the Brand Value Plan, by following the Value Excellence framework in accordance to product life cycle stages.

  • Partners with cross-functional team (Integrated Brand Value Team) to ensure that the brand meets the defined unmet customer needs and key stakeholders realize the economic and value proposition.



  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. An advanced degree in business or life sciences is preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to manage existing brands and/or development and implementation of brand strategies for new products.

  • Experience in sales and marketing, working with and developing customer relations.

  • An understanding of the role of all key stakeholders and functions in the development of brand strategy.

  • Prior experience in working with external agencies and vendors is required.

  • Must exhibit behaviours aligned to the J&J Global Leadership Profile including but not limited to: integrity-credo based actions, collaboration and teamwork, sense of urgency and results driven.

  • Awareness of and adherence to J&J Credo values, SOPs, Policies and Guidelines.


3-5 years of progressive commercial experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry is required with experience of working within highly matrixed environments and cross functional teams.


The role is Central Europe based and will involve a minimum of 25% travel within the home country and across the EMEA region.

It is anticipated that the role holder will be based in his/her current country of residence as long as easy access to travel/transportation and local hosting is available at a Janssen office.

Primary Location


Other Locations

Europe/Middle East/Africa, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Italy, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Germany, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Spain, Europe/Middle East/Africa-France, Europe/Middle East/Africa-United Kingdom


Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (7555)

Job Function

Product Management

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