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Global Head of Portfolio Strategy (f/m) 100%

Zürich, Oerlikon, International/Corporate

Acino is a Swiss pharmaceutical company, leader in advanced drug delivery technologies. We have a clear focus on selected emerging markets in the Middle East, Africa, the CIS Region, and Latin America, and we operate in some of the most dynamic countries of the world.  We value courage, commitment, trust, and empathy and provide an environment that supports initiative and effort. We are proud to be action-oriented and open-minded, with a strong focus on quality and product availability, even in remote and hard to reach areas of the world.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Take a leading role in the transformation and future of a company that does business in some of the world’s most dynamic markets and countries
  • Define the global product portfolio strategy for Acino aligning with corporate strategy and consolidating needs across regions
  • Identify and evaluate new product candidates for addition to Acino pipeline
  • Share product opportunities with the global and regional Business Development teams to ensure the search for in-licensing partners focuses is aligned with the global portfolio strategy and to maximize the value of global portfolio across all markets
  • Drive portfolio optimization initiatives to ensure commercial, regulatory and supply chains activities support products with material opportunities in the market
  • Establish a structured approach for market analysis, competition and LoE monitoring to identify product expansion opportunities in the generic space and inform product portfolio decisions
  • Develop ad hoc analysis for Acino ExCom on the size of the opportunities for specific Therapeutic areas and product categories and support diligence of acquisition opportunities
  • Prepare or coordinate the preparation of sales forecasts for new product candidates for addition to Acino pipeline

Ideal profile:

  • 5-8 years’ experience in international roles in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in Portfolio Management, Strategy or Strategic Marketing roles in Healthcare companies or in management consulting in Healthcare
  • Understanding of commercial dynamics and way to market for pharmaceutical products
  • Track success record in international management roles or with MNC
  • Experience with leading and managing cross-functional projects
  • Business school graduate with MBA is preferred
  • Familiarity with data analysis & the use of excel
  • Experience in the Generics industry represents a plus

Capabilities we are looking for:

  • Strong leadership through influence
  • Curiosity, analytical thinking and strategic agility
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaboration with many diverse people and cultures on all organization levels
  • Ability to analyze information from various sources and convert it into compelling facts that enable go/no-go decision making in portfolio management
  • Strong accountability, results oriented and able to prioritize
  • Collaborative, comfortable with complexity and change
  • Strong communications and influencing skills
  • Solid approach to problem solving based on strong business acumen
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

This is the opportunity to join a very dynamic organization, where decisions are taken fast and where you can actively participate in shaping our future. If this sounds exciting, we would love to hear more about you!

Please send us your complete application to Ms. Emmanuelle Leblanc at:

We are looking forward to the opportunity to get to know you. Only direct applications are considered.

Apply & Futher Information

To apply, and for further questions about the role, please contact:

Emmanuelle Leblanc, HR Specialist

Phone +41 44 555 22 00

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