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Lead – Regional Sales (Europe) | Cipla Ltd | Mumbai


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Position: Lead – Regional Sales – API Business

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Job Description:

Job Purpose:

Business development for APIs in Western European Region to enhance brand presence & product reach in the markets and effective delivery on business & related outcomes


  • Monitor business performance to keep track of annual budgeted top line and margins
    • To achieve Budgeted Sales Revenue & Gross margin
    • Maintain LBE with maximum accuracy on a monthly basis
    • Work closely with finance on costing, processing commissions, L/C evaluation and payments
    • Ensure payment realization within agreed terms and maintain DSO within limits defined by BU finance
    • Ensure receipt & accuracy of product forecast from customers & provide the data to supply planning for inventory planning
    • Preparing, whetting, negotiating, and signing supply agreements, contracts, CDAs, etc. with customers in close coordination with legal
    • Ensure timely escalations both on the customer end as well as within Cipla to successfully fulfill customer expectations by presenting clear, concise information to highlight issues & trade-offs
    • Present business performance in monthly reviews, other business forums, provide inputs for API MOR

  • Drive & implement Cipla’s sales strategy & policy for API to enhance Cipla’s brand presence & product reach
    • Identify market trends, customer needs, and competitor strategies by gathering market intelligence and understanding the developments in the region to retain existing customers and attract new customers/projects
    • Develop seedings & lock-ins for new/commercial products
    • Develop & maintain business responsiveness to customers through frequent communication with customers
    • Grow API Plus into select markets for greater value addition
    • Attending various trade fairs like CPhI to have a forum for high-level strategic meetings with key decision-makers, timely educational programs, expand the network of customers through frequent visits to target countries, and gain insight into industry trends, markets, and those issues impacting pharmaceutical development and manufacturing

  • Perform Business Analytics and provide strategic inputs for future growth of business
    • Prepare annual budgets and 5-year strategic plan to drive business
    • Perform data analysis using various databases viz. historical sales analysis, IMS, Newport, EXIM, etc. to derive new leads, market stats and make key pricing decisions
    • Perform Competitive benchmarking to assess risks & opportunities
    • Review Potential operational gaps that can lead to delay & assist in developing recommendations/solutions for quick resolution
    • Recommend new products to exist & new customers to boost the future pipeline.
    • Share new product opportunities with portfolio & provide sales forecast to the Planning Team based on market knowledge

  • Innovator Accounts
    • Keep track of the Innovator product pipeline and establish connections within the Innovator Accounts.
    • Work closely with customers on their annual requirements and provide the delivery schedule updates, after consulting with the operations.
    • Work continuously to improve CIPLA’s footprint within Innovator companies.
  • Coordinate with various cross-functional teams for smooth functioning of business
    • Effective internal co-ordination with different stakeholders viz. regulatory, planning, production & logistics to ensure timely service to the customers
    • Coordinate with legal for preparing supply agreements, contracts, CDAs, etc.
    • Coordinate with finance for costing, processing commissions, and LC term evaluations and payments
    • Effective team player to impart and gain product, customer, market knowledge with colleagues to recognize and seize business opportunities

Qualification: Graduation or Post-Graduate in any life sciences. Degree or diploma in management is preferable


  • 7-10 years of experience in API Sales and BD
  • Must Have International Travel Experience & willing to travel on regular basis
  • Experience in handling European customers preferred


Communication Skills (clarity of thought, comprehension)
Likely potential for growth
Job / Product / Technical Knowledge / Pharma domain knowledge
Presentation & Interpersonal skills (If applicable)
Managerial or People Management skills
Safety awareness (If applicable)
Relevance of Previous Experience
Comprehension, Analytical & Problem-solving abilities
Productivity & Result Orientation (If applicable)
Qualification fitment
Sales drive (If applicable)
Personality traits (Individualistic / Team player, Outspoken, Maturity level, etc.)

Salary: Negotiable


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