Are you an entrepeneurial person with experience from renal care
and with strong business focus –
this is the opportunity for you to build up the Scandinavian market from scratch!

PeakSearch is recruiting a Country Manager Scandinavia for Nipro-Europe, in collaboration with HR One Group, a recruitment company based in Belgium.

Nipro Corporation was founded in 1954 in Japan and is one of the top manufacturers of medical products worldwide. In pursuit of safety in medical care and towards true quality of life, actively advancing into new fields, Nipro is recognized as a worldwide leading brand. Nipro offers a complete product line related to dialysis, infusion therapy, diabetes, cardiopulmonary and hospital supplies. Its product range includes filters, fistula needles (with and without safety device), blood tubing sets, bicarbonate cartridges, haemostatic bandages, syringes, needles, catheters, electrometric infusion systems and hydrophilic guidewires.

Headquarter for Nipro-Europe (NE) is placed in Belgium and there are another 7 offices throughout Europe. Nipro also has affiliates in North and South America. In total there are12000 employes worldwide. For more information please visit
http://www.nipro-europe.com and http://www.nipro.co.jp

Country Manager Scandinavia
The position
Start-up phase:
Under the guidance and directions of the Business Unit Director, the role holder is responsible for successfully starting up and managing all aspects of the NE business within the Scandinavian market. First focus will be on the dialysis business unit and at a later stage also the other business units.

When business is established:
The Country manager
- develops, together with the Business Unit Director, country specific business objectives that are aligned to and effectively contribute to the company business objectives.

- is responsible, as a representative, for all commercial activities within scope of responsibility. Effective management of the country profit and loss, personal contact with key clients (including healthcare authorities/ministries) and day-to-day management of business operations are within the roles scope.

- prepares country budget, manages and monitors business performance against budget. Providing a timely and accurate management report to Business Unit Director. Is accountable for overall financial business performance within the territory.

- agrees and sets, with functional heads, their personal and business objectives. Effectively manages overall business performance, for all functional areas, in order to achieve agreed business goals and objectives.

- leads team to the achievement of agreed business objectives through effective management and monitoring of performance, against agreed objectives. Ensures country functional team leaders have developed and are effectively implementing strategic and tactical plans within their areas of responsibility.

- develops and implements effective plans for business transformation, manages all aspects of transition and leads team toward sustainable growth. Where required, has responsibility for the transition of territory business operations from distributors to direct Nipro operations.

Main responsibilities

Start up Nipro Scandinavia from scratch.
Develop a business plan and specific sales plan per country: first focus on the dialysis business unit and at a later stage also the other NE business units.
Under the guidance of the Business Unit Director, achieve agreed business objectives for territory. Develop overall business strategy per country and implement the strategy.
Set and agree personal goals and objectives, with Business Unit Director, to develop sustainable and continuous growth for the territory.
Prepare and present annual country budgets. Provide timely and accurate reporting to Regional Sales Manager on country performance to budget. Advise Business Unit Director on any corrective action being undertaken to improve performance in required areas.
Overall responsibility for relations with all legal entities, in area of responsibility, and monitor performance against business objectives.
Guide, coach and lead individuals and teams to the achievement of their personal and functional goals. Act as a role model and set the meet required standard.
Travelling within Scandinavian countries is required.

Required skills and personal characteristics

Solid business understanding: Strategic and strong commercial thinking and being sales driven with market insights
Result-oriented entrepreneur with strong drive and internationally oriented
Dynamic and hands-on mentality
Strong persuading and influencing skills
Independent, responsible and flexible
Decide and initiate action and prioritise successfully
Deliver results and meet customer expectations
Positive and creative personality with great social and communication skills
Ability to work under pressure and with acceptance to work irregular hours
People management skills

Qualifications and Experience

BSc in Life Science or Economy. MBA a plus
Renal expertise (dialysis) and experience within this niche
Key account management expertise
2-5 years working experience in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry
Fluent in oral and written English and local language

Contact

For inquires and more information about the position, please contact:
Catharina Herbertsson or Eva Runnerström, Recruitment consultants at PeakSearch.
catharina.herbertsson@peaksearch.se, +46 (0)706 152772
eva.runnerstrom@peaksearch.se, +46 (0)701 725379
http://www.peaksearch.se

Application: Apply for the position at http://www.peaksearch.se.