I am an experienced strategic marketer with a background in sales and pharmacy, I have strong communication/presentation skills and am performance driven. My experience in managing big teams has allowed me the opportunity to focus on people development and change management.


  • Corporate strategy and Launch excellence Lead

    at Takeda

    September 2019 - at Present


    • Lead & execute business critical projects identified in collaboration with GM • Refine local/international initiatives for effective execution to enhance & sustain growth • Provide business recommendation to support the organisation in decision-making • Disseminate knowledge through the organisation & act as consultant where required • Lead cross-functional teams • Manage strategic alliance partnerships • Review and manage 3rd party distributor performance to align with committed KPIs • Coordinate & navigate transitional period as & when agreements are terminated or require amendments • Management of the business case process for strategic assets as required locally & internationally • Lead the process of launch excellence across the organisation by cross functional collaboration & drive excellence in launch preparation enabling best in class launches of strategic assets

  • National Sales Manager

    at Takeda

    August 2015 - November 2019


    • Deliver revenue and profit targets • Manage 7 Regional sales managers and 70 reps Drive business through effective target setting, incentive development &recognition • Evaluate costs, risks and benefits in decision making • Support and drive implementation of an innovative, strategic & effective Territory action plan for each territory to drive business results. • Ensure Sales Force readiness at all levels • Launch of new brands • Collaborate with the Pricing team to ensure that each brand plan has a strategy enabling better and wider access to products • People development- continuous development of direct reports and build successors for key & critical roles • Staff retention strategy • To encourage teamwork, foster an environment of trust and embrace diversity • Communicate complex information in a clear and engaging manner • Foster a culture of knowledge building and sharing across the business

  • Marketing/Franchise Manager

    at Takeda

    January 2011 - October 2015


    • Strategic lead of Marketing franchise for SA&SSA -Neuroscience,pain,OTC,Respiratory,Consumer -Direct line management of team of 6 – 10 ( BMs, sales, assistants) o Develop &drive execution of business unit marketing plan& P&L o Ensure structures,systems&competencies are developed to meet& exceed goals o Seek out new business opportunities&partnerships o Promote cross functional collaboration to meet business objectives o Life cycle management of franchise with appropriate reallocation of resources o Development of pricing strategies with a market access o to support growth of our diverse Consumer Health Care/OTC portfolio across Emerging markets • Global Commercial Pain Brand Team-Assist in development of brand strategies with the Global team • Explore&analyse market trends and identify new opportunities in assigned region. • Build & maintain relationships with Key opinion leaders to ensure developments in field are identified • Involvement in Employment Equity forum

  • Brand Manager

    at Takeda

    February 2009 - December 2010


    • Development and execution of brand plans and new launch plans • Managed day-to-day progress of product marketing planning and execution • Collaborated with a wide variety of functional areas such as sales, medical, marketing, design, and operations to execute specific marketing plans for each assigned title. • Conducted market research and identified and tracked market trends • Participated in key sales and marketing presentations as necessary • Developed brand plans/strategies and marketing plans • Financial projections and budget forecasts • Ensured adequate stock levels by collaboration with finance department for stock forecasting • Developed and executed creative in support of the brands and related products • Managed budgets and financials related to marketing campaigns • Co-ordinated Nycomed attendance at local and international congresses • Graduate mentorship programme - Ensured allocated Learner is exposed to the full realm of marketing

  • Specialist Medical representative

    at Janssen-Cilag

    September 2006 - January 2009

    Province of the Western Cape

    Promotion of Womens Health Care, Gastro, Pain, OTC portfolios tp specialists, pharmacies, GPs and State.

  • Drug Utilization Review Pharmacist

    at Medscheme

    January 2006 - August 2006

    Province of the Western Cape

    • Market Access review • Prescription Evaluation • Effective drug supply management • Case Management • Clinical audits/Drug utilization reviews • Focus on multi-drug use and rational prescribing

  • Dispensary Service Manager

    at Wellington Private Hospital

    January 2005 - January 2006


    Managing the Dispensary team: Medicines Management: incl. Budget control and cost analysis Clinical Governance: incl. Pharmacovigilance, Clinical audits, Drug utilization reviews Customer Satisfaction Resource Management: Staff motivation, Performance management Routine staffing and daily running of dispensary

  • Pharmacist

    at Greenpoint Community Health centre

    January 2004 - December 2004

    Province of the Western Cape

    Community Service - Pharmacist


  • Change Management

    at IMA

    2016 - 2016 (1 year) Dubayy

  • Targeted Selection Interview technique

    at DDI

    2015 - 2015 (1 year) Gauteng

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy

    at Rhodes University

    1998 - 2002 (4 years) Eastern Cape

Services offered

  • Business Unit Head, Marketing Head, Corporate strategy Lead

    An experienced strategic marketer with a Pharmacy background

  • Marketing

    An experienced strategic marketer with a Pharmacy background

  • strategy

    An experienced strategic marketer with a Pharmacy background


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