Manager, Product Marketing (One Year Contract)

Hiring By - Biostaffic



Job Highlights

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Posted 4 months ago
Job details

Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a multinational, specialty pharmaceutical company with a vision of reaching people and touching lives globally as a leading provider of valued medicines. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers and the overall community through the innovation, development, manufacturing and marketing of the highest quality healthcare products.

Established in 1950, Taro’s world class production facility is located in Brampton, Ontario, with a current team of over 600 Canadian employees. Our company’s focus on the dermatology sector has made us a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialized topical products with a diverse portfolio of creams, ointments, liquids, and gels.

With support from our parent company, Sun Pharma, one of the world’s largest specialty generic pharmaceutical companies, we are committed to providing a healthy, safe and rewarding environment for all of our employees.

Our reward packages have been designed to meet the needs of our diverse workforce and their families. For additional information visit:

What we offer:

A safe and clean; GMP regulated work environment

Opportunities for career growth and development

A competitive wage/salary

Employee training and organizational development programs, internal mobility programs, and employee recognition programs

Our Brampton location is presently looking for Manager, Product Marketing (Contract)

As Product Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for the lifecycle management of Taro’s growing Generic, OTC and Specialty Portfolios. You will use your strong marketing and analytical background to develop marketing plans that allow our sales team to achieve sales and performance targets. You will develop and maintain a robust product database to ensure comprehensive and up to date information pertaining to our Canadian product offering. You will work with Commercial Operations to ensure external market conditions are communicated to our internal Business Partners in a timely manner. Using your strong project management skills you will monitor key launch milestones and activities to ensure commercial readiness.

Duties and responsibilities

Product Lifecycle Management

  • Manage the current product lifecycle process from launch to discontinuation, including budgeting, sales forecasting, product profitability analysis and reporting
  • Communicate product marketing strategies that encompass provincial, regional and account strategies, SKU optimization and product sales targets
  • Assist in the development of all product-related selling tools
  • Review and approve all new and existing artwork components in the artwork management system

New Product Launch Execution

- Coordinate market ready launch activities with Business Development, Commercial Analytics, Supply Chain, Customer Service and Sales

  • Responsible for creating new launch projects in the corporate database, maintaining the launch project tracker including updating milestones
  • Review and provide feedback on key launch features – trade dress, pack sizes and SKU, artwork design, brand name etc.
  • Monitor external market conditions and adjust launch activity timing accordingly
  • Collect and disseminate launch information for wholesaler set-up
  • Ensure finished good samples are available prior to launch in order to generate marketing materials and prelaunch sales tools
  • Coordinate monthly launch forecast review meetings with Commercial Operations and communicate any changes to internal stakeholders. Transition product launch forecast to regular demand with Supply Chain pre launch.
  • Deliver training for all new product launches to internal commercial team

Product Database Management

  • Develop and manage a comprehensive product database to be used by marketing, sales, business intelligence and customer service
  • Ensure accurate information is updated on a regular basis including product specifications, market size, sku offerings, formulary status and competitive information

Sales Support

  • Manage communication of provincial price changes to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Update National Price List and SAP for all price changes
  • Responsible for maintaining the Direct Order Form (product launches, product discontinuations, price changes) and communicating the respective changes to the Retail Sales Team
  • Support Corporate Sales Team on RFPs by providing product trade dress and SKU information
  • Communicate all product related updates to the Sales Force – new product launch, product discontinuation, product trade dress change, back order reports etc.


  • Minimum of a University degree, preferably in a Commerce or related stream.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in a Marketing, or Commercial Operations
  • Software: SAP, Advanced Microsoft Excel + Office Suite.
  • Experience working in the generic pharmaceutical industry or a similar commodity-driven healthcare industry.
  • Experience in Product Management, preferably in the Generic Industry
  • Experience working with IQVIA data, advanced Excel skills a must
  • Exposure and experience working with multiple internal stakeholders such as supply chain, finance, sales and marketing.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure; strong ability to navigate conflicting priorities between stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills, experience working in a highly dynamic team environment
  • Ability to make a decision based on qualitative and quantitative data
  • Exhibits creativity in problem solving
  • Ability to understand competitive activity and use it to build market opportunities

Working conditions

  • Hybrid Role
  • General office conditions
  • Role is required to travel 10% within Canada

Physical requirements


Direct reports


We thank all applicants, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. This position is open to applicants legally authorized to work in Canada.

Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. embraces diversity in the workplace and is committed to achieving employment equity. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We ensure that our recruitment practices are supportive of this commitment and do not infringe on any characteristics protected by law.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. will provide accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

NOTE: All employment is conditional upon the completing and obtaining of a satisfactory background check which may include educational, employment, references and criminal records (for which a pardon has not been granted) checks.

  • AGENCY NOTICE: Please note that Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Services Agreement with an agency / recruiter, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. will not consider any referrals or agree to payment of referral or recruitment fees. In the event a recruiter or an agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Canada


  • Associate

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 11, 2024
Company Overview

Current Openings: 0

We are a global, research-driven, specialty pharmaceutical company. Established in 1950, Taro develops, manufactures and markets affordable prescription and over-the counter medications. With support from our parent company, Sun Pharma, the world's 5th largest specialty generic pharmaceutical company we are a powerful global presence. Our world class production facilities in Brampton, Ontario and nearly 600 Canadian employees give Taro Canada a uniquely Canadian perspective. Our Canadian focus on dermatology makes us a leading manufacturer and supplier of topical products such as creams, ointments, and gels. This investment in niche markets continues to differentiate Taro from our competitors. We specialize in generic prescription products, but also produce over the counter and brand name drugs. Our strong research program and niche strategy have positioned us as a central player in the specialty pharmaceutical sector.
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