Commercial Management (Pharmaceuticals) – Future Leaders Programme, Switzerland – 2021
Muenchenbuchsee Bern, Berne, Switzerland
vor 5 Tg.

Exciting minds with the Commercial Management Future Leaders graduate programme in our Pharmaceuticals organisation

Education required : Masters degree in Marketing, Strategy, Business or related majors

Language requirement : Fluent in English (written and spoken) and German or French (written and spoken), with good knowledge of the other language

Start date : September 2021

Assessment centre dates : June 2021

Other requirements : Must have graduated before the programme starts

Are you interested in a graduate career where you can help people do more, feel better and live longer?

The Commercial teams in our Pharmaceuticals business are constantly looking to build a better understanding of our patients and to find new ways to make our life changing products accessible to more people, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.

We’re looking for commercially savvy graduates who are willing to experience a series of stretching rotations across multiple business areas, including Sales and Marketing.

As you work with different Commercial teams you’ll develop a range of essential business skills, whilst also building a deep understanding of the Pharmaceuticals industry.

Develop your career

You will embark on a truly immersive three-year rotational programme that will enable you to gain a broad and fascinating insight into our Pharmaceuticals business.

It will also challenge and support you to grow personally and professionally.

Each of your three rotations will be spent in a different Commercial team within your local business so you’ll quickly build up a wide range of skills and experiences.

In the sales rotation, you’ll likely work in a customer-facing role. This will give you invaluable first-hand experience of working out in the field, interacting closely with Healthcare Professionals and clinics to share important information with them about our products and to deliver excellent customer service.

If you strive for targets, take responsibility and are great at building relationships, you’ll thrive in our talented sales team.

You’ll also likely work in a brand or customer marketing rotation. During this time you might look at brand activity plans or help to deliver globally aligned marketing campaigns for different customer groups.

You’ll also need to gather insights into customer and patient preferences and understand which factors influence overall sales.

All this calls for strong analytical skills, an ability to work cross-functionally and a good understanding of our patients.

Your third rotation will help you to further develop your understanding of our Commercial organisation and will really test your business acumen and expertise.

This rotation might be in a range of different areas, including project management, data analytics or commercial excellence.

What will you do?

Support sales activities in a defined Swiss area

Implementation of selling and marketing strategies

Market analysis activities

Support Brand Manager / manage strategic and operational brand planning

Development, creation and clearing of brand material

Gain insight in roles not directly based in commercial

Take part in FLP talent programme, trainings & international meetings

Tailored training and great career progression

We’ll tailor your training and development to suit your talents and ambition, as well as our business needs, setting you up for success in your chosen niche.

After you complete our Future Leaders programme, you’ll have the skills to become a leader of the future. It all begins with a permanent role in Pharmaceuticals, which could be in sales, commercial excellence or even multi-channel marketing.

There’s no limit to how far you can go with us it’s up to you to prove yourself.

You’ll be excited by the thought of :

building your scientific knowledge, business sense and customer relationship skills on a tailored development programme

representing our products to healthcare professionals

delivering projects in commercial functions such as sales, marketing operations or analytics

learning how to prioritise and manage multiple projects, objectives and deadlines

growing your marketing, sales, project and customer management skills

shaping your own development and choosing courses in line with your needs and interests

learning new skills and concepts

You’ll need :

to be a motivated and proactive graduate with a talent for solving problems

commercial awareness and business acumen a real interest in both sales and marketing

self-discipline and drive

resilience and the ability to adapt to change

the confidence and courage to take key decisions

the interpersonal skills to connect with people and influence

the ability to understand complex products of a scientific nature

Benefits include :

Supportive & friendly working environment

Corporate culture based on our values : patient focus, integrity, respect and transparency

Attractive salary and bonus

Get to grips with our recruitment process

We have changed the way we recruit in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can learn more about how our practices have adapted here.


We’re 100% open to all talent

We’re 100% open to all talent whatever your gender, marital status, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.

We want to recruit the right people for GSK from the widest possible backgrounds, so we can better serve the diversity of our patients and consumers.

And also because it’s the right thing to do.

You can learn more about Inclusion and diversity at GSK here.

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