CEO – Pharmaceutical and Health 24 views

Job Overview

  • Salary Offer Market related
  • Experience Level Manager
  • Total Years Experience 10-20


The CEO represents the organization which main objective is to promote the use of generic and biosimilar medicines in line with the national drug policy

Key Job Outputs:

  • Acting as company secretary
  • The administration of the Association, including all financial aspects.
  • Arranging regular Exco Meetings
  • Arranging the Annual General Meeting
  • Organizing workshops of relevance to the membership
  • Providing a news clipping service
  • Input into submissions pertaining to government Bills and Regulations
  • Participation in the organisation subcommittee meetings
  • Attendance and participation in the IGBA management committee meetings
  • Attendance in the IGBA sub committee meetings: Biosimilars; Scientific; Trade and IP and the Single Global Development
  • Involvement in the annual meetings with the WHO, WTO and WIPO
  • Attendance and input into the WHO Fair Pricing seminars
  • Interaction with other associations, pharmacy and medical bodies and medical funders
  • Attending the BUSA sub-committee meetings (HEALTH, SOCPOL, NHI)
  • Ensuring representation on the various BUSA subcommittees
  • Attending the quarterly Multi-Stakeholder Forum meetings of NDOH
  • Liaison with influencers in respective govt departments
  • Maintaining a WWW presence and a face on social media.

Core Competencies:

  • Proven leadership abilities to guide the association, represent its members, and liaise with stakeholders
  • Legal and Regulatory Knowledge: A thorough understanding of healthcare legislation, regulatory policies, and ethical standards pertaining to the pharmaceutical industry
  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication abilities to effectively negotiate on behalf of the members
  • Strategic Thinking: The capacity to develop and implement strategic plans, manage and ensure the advancement of patient care through generic medicines
  • Evidence of the ability to work independently


  • Preferably a Bachelor’s degree with a foundation in pharmacy, medicine, or related health sciences
  • A master’s degree in business administration or public health would be an advantage


  • At least 10 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry especially with generic pharmaceutical manufacturers.
  • Representing the organisation in various committees some of which are the Pharmaceutical Task Group, (PTG) The Department of health Multi Stakeholder Forum, The Industry Task Group (ITG -SAHPRA interface)
  • Experience in management committee of the International Biosimilar and Generic Medicines Association, Business SA, Health Committee, Busa Social Policy Committee
  • Acting as the spokesperson of the association for the media

Salary:   Market related


Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

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