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Senior Solution Marketing Manager, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance

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This position offers an exciting opportunity to lead a portfolio of products that enable life science researchers and pharmaceutical companies to improve the way they identify and analyses drug safety data and minimize risk, informing high-value decisions from preclinical drug development through to post-market. We seek a strategic-thinking self-starter who will be responsible for value proposition, messaging, and go-to-market planning & execution for this critical area of drug development.


The Senior Solution Marketing Manager will lead a team that works with key stakeholders across the business, in addition to our customers and industry.


He/She will drive go-to-market strategies and will develop and communicate a value based, data driven story to end-users and decision makers in our Pharma & Life Sciences market. 


This role is based in Amsterdam and reports to the Director, Life Science Solutions Marketing


Your responsibilities

Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance (PV) Proposition Development

  • Develop value messaging describing how Elsevier solutions address customer needs for specific personas in relevant target segments including preclinical and clinical drug development, drug safety and the literature management and risk mitigation portions of the PV cycle
  • Become an expert in the buying process and buyer personas and synthesize this intelligence for use in marketing and sales training/enablement materials
  • Define the content for key market-facing communication, including sales enablement tools
  • Deliver user success stories and case studies that demonstrate the impact of the product(s) on business outcomes
  • Provide additional value for customers by feeding actionable insights into product roadmaps and working with product teams to validate new solutions or capabilities with the market
Go to Market Planning & Execution
  • Define clear marketing objectives in line with growth objectives and opportunity
  • Define Go to Market plans and strategies to support the product roadmap and marketing objectives e.g. high renewal rates, cross-sales into penetrated customer sets and new sales.
  • Provide messaging and content for creation of market facing collateral
  • Manage product marketing budget allocation and ensure optimal use of marketing budgets.
  • Develop marketing briefs and work with Integrated Marketing teams to execute on the Go to Market plans through marketing programs and channel specific tactics
  • Develop sales enablement and training materials and tools
Employee management, development and engagement  
  • Ensure development and utilisation of employees’ skills and capabilities by assigning stretch KPOs, providing regular coaching and feedback and holding meaningful career development discussions
  • Create a development plan to understand and work towards interests and future goals 
  • Set individual goals to develop these areas and look for training and educational opportunities

What you should bring

  • Education at Masters level or above in life Sciences
  • Researcher background in life sciences (Biomedical research, Epidemiology Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics) or the product marketing of life science solutions is preferred
  • 5-7+ years’ experience in product marketing or strategic marketing (B2B software marketing, publishing or software industry experience)
  • Strong communication skills, comfortable working in a matrix environment
  • Expert knowledge of ‘go-to-market’ plans and strategies to define clear marketing objectives
  • Experienced in communicating value propositions of products to the sales team and developing the sales tools that support the selling process of the products
  • Experienced in developing copy and content for creation of marketing collateral
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills to interact at all levels within the organization and beyond
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Fluent in English
  • This role requires 10-15% travelling                                                                         

What we offer

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Elsevier’s benefits are very competitive and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect when joining Elsevier in the Netherlands.

  • Competitive salary and a 13th month
  • 27 days of leave
  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates
  • Solid Pension Plan, with a choice between a collective pension plan an individual pension plan
  • Profit share or bonus plan subject to the company annual results
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Travel allowance for commuting
  • Reductions to several personal insurance packages due to our collective agreements
  • Free in-house sport facilities
  • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development
  • Several local and global networking communities to share best practices and knowledge
  • Various social responsibility programs, channeling knowledge and strengths to help communities around the world improve education, science, health care and protect the environment.

An assessment or business case could be part of our selection procedure. A pre-employment screening will be part of our recruitment procedure.

Elsevier does not accept unsolicited assistance from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies and recruiting agencies for this employment opportunity. Resumes submitted by external vendors and third parties to any employee via-email, the Internet or any other method without a valid, written underlying agreement between parties for this position will not be considered. No fee or other compensation will be paid in the event the applicant is hired by Elsevier as a result of an unsolicited introduction

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