BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) West Africa Hub Leader and Business Manager Life Science in Osu, Ghana

Job Description Summary

Job Description

As a West Africa Hub Leader and Business Manager Life Science you will be responsible for providing overall leadership for BD’s operations in West Africa, ensuring cross-BU team engagement, collaboration, culture & values, talent management and compliance. You will proactively drive customer centric market shaping, public policy and key account management in East Africa with the support of respective functions. In addition to that you will oversee cross-BU go-to-market strategies and distribution channels.

The position is directly accountable for the Life Science Strategy development and commercial execution (Diagnostic Systems, BD Biosciences and Pre-analytical Solutions business units). It holds full accountability for the P&L, and for sales & OIBT performance. The position provides direct leadership of the West Africa Life Science team and indirect leadership for all associates for the Hub. Key responsibility will include:

  • Develops and leads all aspects of business strategy for assigned markets to ensure the achievement of financial/budget expectations.

  • Engages the organization around the vision and objectives.

  • Leads the development and the implementation of go-to-market plans and ensure effective leverage of resources and capabilities.

  • Leads development of marketing plans including Life Science value preposition development, product portfolio management, launching new products and registration process.

  • Owns financial business processes including budgeting, forecasting and reporting.

  • Proactively monitors the financial performance of the business and any deviations from critical project plans. Ensures implementation of any necessary contingency plans and/or corrective actions to effectively mitigate risks.

  • Understands and anticipates external environment trends. Factors that into the strategy and execution plans.

  • Engage with the external stakeholders, healthcare providers and decision makers to ensure BD understanding of the healthcare agenda and building partnership. Builds understanding and gain acceptance of the BD Life Science value proposition among BD partners.

  • Recruits, directs, motivates and develops talents generally across the organization and specifically within the Life Science team in order to advance the bench strength of the business.

  • Further develops the organizational capabilities in order to meet challenging business targets, embrace change, new initiatives and to be ready for future challenges.

  • Proactively contribute to strategic innovation

Educated with a bachelors degree in business administration, Economics, finance or a related field. (An MBA will be an added advantage) you will have more than 5 years of sales, marketing and business management experience including at least 3 years with full P&L accountability and people leadership responsibilities. You will also:

  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate an understanding of sound business and financial fundamentals with in-depth knowledge of our market and industry.

  • Have a track record of success in the Health Science market and / or preferably in the diagnostics field, built on an extensive network of KOL and scientific societies

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Primary Work Location

GHA Osu - Secant Tower

Additional Locations

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BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.