Shire Marketing Lead in Shanghai, China

Job Summary

Primary Role

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Develops product / marketing strategy, leads the marketing team to develop and executes various marketing plans to ensure the achievement of business objectives.

Essential Functions


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Job Duty and Description


  • Provides Strategic & executional leadership for the Hematology Marketing Team.

  • Challenges the status quo to develop breakthrough high growth ideas/initiative

  • Develops innovative annual marketing plans (long and short-term), including, segmentation, activities, product promotion, strategy, finances and manages its implementation.

  • Develops appropriate tools for tracking project delivery and course correction.

  • Leads on market insights, trends and competitive intelligence. Conducts market research to inform, test and validate messages and campaign strategy.


  • Prepares and manages the annual budget for the market plans, including controllable expenses, as well as marketing communication expenses.

  • Manages working relationships with agencies to deliver high quality activities to drive brand equity.

  • Leads in central forecasting for the brand.

  • Lead in the development in product launch forecasts and plans

  • Owns the Marketing elements within CFE.


  • Leads in cross collaborative work to ensure engagement and buy in of key stakeholders and delivery of projects,

  • Leads Marketing Section in Monthly Franchise Meetings and CCFT Meetings.

  • Builds strong bonds with sales teams and deep understanding of regional sales needs from field visits and coaching.

  • Builds a strong network across the Region and Global Team to champion the needs of the China Market within Regional and Global marketing projects.

  • Develops strong KOL networks for the business


  • Manage direct reports, set objectives and conduct performances reviews.

  • Implements plans to recruit, develop and coach subordinates


  • Other tasks assigned by line manager


Education & Experience Requirements

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  • Key Skills and Competencies

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  • Bachelor’s degree with medicinal, pharmacy or bioengineering major.

  • 5-7 years’ experience of product management or marketing in multinational company of pharmaceutical industry. 7 years above experience for senior position. 1 years above clinician experience is a plus.

  • Integrative capability of marketing planning, execution and management.

  • Capable of allocating and managing various marketing recourses.

  • Living our leadership behaviors is a basic expectation for all Shire employees. Shire expects all employees to embody the following:

Leadership Behaviors

  • Be Positive

  • Be Accountable

  • Be Results Oriented

  • Be An Excellent Manager of Self and Others

  • Strategic thinking and sensitive to marketing trends.

  • Creative, initiative, accountable, flexible, and cooperative.

  • Good team management and performance management skills.

  • Solid coaching skills and people management capability.

Other Job Components

Internal and External Contacts

List contacts this job advises, consults and coordinates with on a regular basis. Describe to whom this job is accountable. Indicate each Contact Category (Internal, Vendor, Customer, or Other) and provide examples.


  • Reports to Franchise Head.

  • Cooperate with cross functional teams such as Sales, Key Account, Commercial, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, finance, market access, etc).


  • Rrelevant customers when required

  • physicians, patient associations, market research agencies

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.