Lead Sales & Marketing Applications

Job ID:  55745

Lachen, CH

Job Level:  Professionals
Job Category:  IT
Employment Type:  Permanent position
Career Level: 

Headquartered in Lachen near Zurich, Switzerland, the Octapharma Group is a leading company in the worldwide market for therapeutic human proteins. Working at Octapharma means to have an opportunity to contribute to our common goal – developing lifesaving therapies to improve patients’ lives.


We are seeking

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced professional to join our corporate IT team as Lead Sales & Marketing Applications. In this role, you will be responsible for managing applications in the areas of sales, marketing, and communications. You will work closely with business leaders to understand their needs and identify opportunities to use technology to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance the customer experience.

Your main responsibilities and opportunities

Develop and maintain strong relationships with multiple business stakeholders in the sales, marketing, and communications organizations to understand their needs and priorities.

  • Identify and evaluate new technologies that could benefit the organization in sales, marketing, and communications

  • Develop and implement IT strategies that support business goals and objectives in your area.

  • Collaborate with business and IT teams to ensure the successful delivery of projects in the sales and marketing area.

  • Communicate the value of IT investments to business leaders and stakeholders

  • Manage budgets and resources for IT projects and initiatives

  • Participate in the business applications leadership team

Your Profile

  • In-depth understanding of both the technological and business aspects of processes and software

  • Experience managing IT applications in sales and marketing.

  • Breadth of technical experience and knowledge, with deep subject matter expertise in some of the following applications:

           o    CRM systems (Salesforce, SAP)
           o    ERP systems (e.g., SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics)
           o    Intranet and Content management systems for internal communications
           o    Website and app development platforms
           o    Employee engagement apps

  • Experience in in project steering/management of business application projects (following certifications are beneficial: PMP, Prince2, Agile…)

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in information technology, sales/marketing or related field

  • Previous 5+ years’ relevant experience 

  • You bring a drive for excellence and a positive “We make things happen” approach.


Our offer

  • Develop and grow a professional career in and exiting, challenging and international environment.

  • A responsible and varied job with active participation in the highly complex IT landscape

  • An attractive salary and benefits package

  • A skilled, motivated, and committed team

How to apply 

Please apply online in English describing your interest, expected salary, and enclosing your CV, references and/or recommendation letters.

Working at Octapharma

Whether your interests lie in the field of research and development, production, marketing, sales, finance or engineering, there are many career opportunities at Octapharma

We are the world's largest family-owned plasma company and entirely European. In the spirit of our founder Wolfgang Marguerre, we do not pursue short-term profit goals, but have future generations in mind. Our vision: we are passionate about developing new healthcare solutions that improve lives. We own 6 modern production facilities in Austria, France, Germany, Sweden and Mexico. The Marguerre family continues to play an essential role in the company's day-to-day operations.

Octapharma wants to offer its employees a working environment that challenges them as much as it enriches them. Since its foundation in 1983, the company has grown steadily and today we employ almost 10,000 people.

If you are interested in becoming a part of Octapharma, we invite you to apply for one of our open positions.

About Octapharma

Headquartered in Lachen, Switzerland, Octapharma is one of the largest human protein manufacturers in the world, developing and producing human proteins from human plasma and human cell lines.

Octapharma employs more than 11,000 people worldwide to support the treatment of patients in 118 countries with products across three therapeutic areas: Hematology, Immunotherapy and Critical Care.

Octapharma has seven R&D sites and five state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Austria, France, Germany and Sweden, and operates more than 190 plasma donation centers across Europe and the US.

Fore more information, please visit www.octapharma.com