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Product Manager DVP EU – Poultry & Pigs

Published: 23 February 2015

Dechra Veterinary Products, full-time, location Den Bosch in the Netherlands

Do you have extensive experience in poultry and pig medicine?  If so, we have a vacancy for a Product Manager – Poultry & Pigs working in the Food-producing Animal & Equine Products Central Marketing Team at Dechra Veterinary Products EU.

The role:

This is an international role reporting to the Marketing Manager Food-Producing Animal & Equine Products.  You will be working as part of a growing central technical marketing team and you will have specific responsibility for the poultry and pigs product segment, which is essential to Dechra’s strategic goals.  In conjunction with our sales and marketing operations across Europe you will ensure that Dechra achieves its sales targets for this product range.

Your main tasks:

  • Providing technical and marketing support for the European sales organizations
  • Supporting aggressive growth of the new Dechra Poultry &Pig teams in Southern Europe and other new territories
  • Creating European marketing campaigns aiming for an optimal product proposition, which is supported by the local stakeholders in the countries involved
  • Producing and executing species specific Strategy Plan, in line with the Company and Department Strategy
  • Generating product development ideas and identifying opportunities to license-in products which would optimize the product portfolio
  • Taking part in multidisciplinary product development teams
  • Building and maintaining a European network of Key Opinion Leaders in pig & poultry medicine

Your profile:

  • A qualified veterinarian, MSc or PhD; additional marketing or business qualifications would be an asset
  • Extensive working experience as a veterinary practitioner
  • Preferably with a background in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • A  well-structured approach to planning  and working
  • Result driven
  • Commercial and customer oriented
  • A good communicator and team player
  • Access to a high level network of key opinion leaders across Europe
  • Excellence in written and spoken English
  • Willingness to travel across Europe frequently
  • Location is flexible (candidates from countries other than The Netherlands will be considered)  but candidates will have to be prepared to travel to Den Bosch for 2-3 days per week

What can you expect from us?

  • A challenging and varied role as part of a multidisciplinary team in a dynamic working environment
  • An excellent salary and benefits package

Who are we?

Dechra Veterinary Products offers a wide range of veterinary medicines for food-producing animals, horses and companion animals. We have a track record of growth through our own sales organizations in 13 European countries and distribution partners in over 50 countries worldwide.


If this job sounds attractive and you meet the profile please send your curriculum vitae and a covering letter to for the attention of Eline Quist, HR Officer.

For more information about the job you can contact Klaas van Aken, Marketing Manager on +31(0)497-544300. More details about Dechra can be found on our website