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Lilly Brand Manager (Oncology) in Sydney, Australia

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Full-Time Employment - FTE


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The Brand Manager has the primary responsibility of delivering an exceptional launch for the Lilly molecule indicated for metastatic breast cancer in Australia and New Zealand. You will be required to understand the global strategy for and then adjust the strategy based on the local environmental considerations. This will be achieved through developing a deep understanding of the local market and in-depth customer insights. You are expected to formulate an engagement strategy that differentiates Eli Lilly with the target HCPs.


  • Understand the Oncology and specifically the breast cancer market landscapes in Australia, competitor efforts and the needs of patients, caregivers, physicians and payers

  • Ensure the global & regional commercialisation strategies are embedded in the local plans; this will require communication and influence with global & regional brand teams and local leaders to ensure that local cross-functional resources are put in place in time and at the appropriate level to support the brand.

  • Plan, develop and deliver robust pre-launch assessments in line with the global & regional milestones

  • Build and sustain relationships with key thought leaders and advocacy groups in Australia

  • Lead a core brand team, working effectively with the cross-functional team members including medical, sales, regulatory, health economics, corporate affairs, finance and market research

  • Develop marketing materials, programs, and actions that are critical to a successful launch and commercialization beyond the launch.

  • Achieve operational objectives including customer satisfaction, sales, operating expenses, profit targets & inventory management

  • Ensure all materials and initiatives are aligned to Good Promotional Practices

  • Focus on the customer experiences we create and the trust we build over time with truly value added service and support.

Basic Qualificiations:

Qualifications: Tertiary qualification

Most Critical Skills & Attributes:

  • Strategic thinking and commercial acumen

  • Leadership skills (particularly in cross functional collaboration, decision making and leading without authority)

  • Ability to thrive in an high pressure and ambiguous environment

  • Superior analytical, planning and organising skills

  • Continual learning and improvement mindset

  • Must be able to inspire, engage and lead a diverse group of people across multiple stakeholder (internal and external) and customer groups

  • Must have demonstrate the ability to develop long term strategic plans from vision to implementation with success

  • Must have demonstrated effective execution of marketing programs

Skills/Attributes which would make the successful candidate more effective:

  • Expertise in influencing and negotiation

  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills

  • Financial analysis and forecasting expertise

  • Stakeholder management

  • Optimism

Prior Knowledge or Experience:


  • Pharmaceutical brand marketing experience

  • Understanding and experience of strategic planning (customer insights, patient journey, segmentation, positioning, branding, messaging, results monitoring)

  • Proven cross-functional partnering capabilities, particularly with Medical and PRA

  • Clear understanding of the promotional rules of engagement and how we communicate with our customers

  • Experience in utilising multiple channels to deliver customer solutions.


  • Knowledge of the Oncology marketplace in Australia.

  • Product Launch experience

  • Pharmaceutical sales Experience

Additional Skills/Preferences:

Additional Information:

Lilly is an EEO Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability or any other legally protected status

Company Overview:

Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at and

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Region: Asia/Pacific

City: Sydney

State: New South Wales

Country: Australia

Location Details:

Req Id: 52275BR