Title:  Associate Director, Marketing

Date:  Aug 5, 2022
Location:  Taro Pharmaceauticals CAN
Company:  Taro Pharmaceuticals INC, Canada

Taro Pharmaceuticals is a multinational, specialty pharmaceutical company with a vision of reaching people and touching lives globally as a leading provider of valued medicines. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers and the overall community through the innovation, development, manufacturing and marketing of the highest quality healthcare products.

Established in 1950, Taro’s world class production facility is located in Brampton, Ontario, with a current team of over 600 Canadian employees. Our company’s focus on the dermatology sector has made us a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialized topical products with a diverse portfolio of creams, ointments, liquids, and gels.

With support from our parent company, Sun Pharma, one of the world’s largest specialty generic pharmaceutical companies, we are committed to providing a healthy, safe and rewarding environment for all of our employees.

Our reward packages have been designed to meet the needs of our diverse workforce and their families. For additional information visit: www.taro.com.

What we offer:   

A safe and clean; GMP regulated work environment

Opportunities for career growth and development

A competitive wage/salary

Incentive bonus programs that are designed to reward employees for their individual contributions

Benefit programs designed to support our employees and their families, including a comprehensive health & dental benefits package, group RRSP matching program, direct  access to healthcare and well-being programs, and paid time off

Employee training and organizational development programs including tuition reimbursement, internal mobility programs, and employee recognition programs

Our Brampton location is presently looking for an Associate Director, Marketing  to join our team.

Position: Associate Director, Marketing

Job purpose

As a valuable member of the Canadian Commercial Team, you will be responsible for the development of strategic and tactical initiatives aimed at increasing product revenue, profitability and market share. You will use your years of pharmaceutical marketing experience to manage the lifecycle of Taro’s existing product portfolio, while working to grow strategic segments of our overall Canadian offering.  

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop strategic product marketing plans through insightful interpretation of evolving stakeholder strategies, competitive intelligence and overall industry knowledge
  • Develop, coordinate, communicate and implement a marketing plan for the company’s complete product portfolio 
  • Prepare regular reports and communication on changing market dynamics (political, legal, and economical) and potential impact on industry, customers and company
  • Manage the intake of competitive and industry intelligence to identify risks and opportunities that exist within existing portfolio and future pipeline
  • Work closely with Sales and Customer Service in identifying competitive opportunities or potential risks to monthly performance targets.
  • Manage complete lifecycle of product portfolio, including launch strategies, pricing and sku optimization, market share and penetration targets through to product discontinuation
  • Lead the preparation and submission of long-term and annual product sales budgets and quarterly estimates based on historical performance, external and internal factors and sales intelligence
  • Develop and maintain complete database on all active marketed products by Taro
  • Identify, prepare, communicate and monitor product sales targets and product promotions to ensure revenue and profit targets are met
  • Working with Trade Marketing to ensure all digital and print material related to product information is relevant, up to date and effective
  • Working with Commercial Operations, develop product and sales promotions to reduce inventory obsolescence
  • Manage customer listing grids to ensure appropriate inventory and allocation of product, ensuring superior customer fulfillment and listing retention
  • Working with Director of Commercial Operations, Demand Planning, Supply Chain and Customer Service to ensure product supply meets with demand expectations
  • Manage our Market Research team, ensuring timely and accurate market information is produced on a monthly and ad-hoc basis, using IQVIA, Neilson and other data sources as required
  • In collaboration with the Sales and Commercial Finance teams, set annual sales objectives, promotional allowances and profitability objectives to establish agreed upon growth and market share targets
  • Work with Business Development and Portfolio Management to identify and recommend future product opportunities, in line with company goals and objectives
  • Work with a cross functional team related to pre-launch, launch and post-launch activities
  • Hire, coach, develop and mentor a Best in Class marketing team
  • Participate in Internal, Customer and Regulatory Audits when required


  • Minimum of a University degree, preferably in Science or Business
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of pharmaceutical marketing experience (preferably in the generic industry)
  • Experience working with IQVIA with advanced Excel skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple internal stakeholders such as Supply Chain, Quality, Business Development and Sales
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, navigating multiple priorities
  • Experience working within a global environment, an asset
  • Solid understanding of the Canadian pharmaceutical market
  • Strong strategic aptitude
  • Strong business acumen
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical abilities
  • Quickly adapts to a dynamic and rapidly changing environment
  • Exceptional multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Dynamic leadership skills

Working conditions

If the job requires a person to work in special working conditions this should be stated in the job description. Special working conditions cover a range of circumstances from regular evening and weekend work, shift work, working outdoors, working with challenging clients, etc.

Physical requirements

Office based role. Role is required to travel 10%.

Direct reports

Business Analyst

Product Manager

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

This position is open to applicants legally authorized to work in Canada.

Taro Pharmaceuticals embraces diversity in the workplace and is committed to achieving employment equity. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We ensure that our recruitment practices are supportive of this commitment and do not infringe on any characteristics protected by law.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Taro Pharmaceuticals will provide accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

NOTE: All employment is conditional upon the completing and obtaining of a satisfactory background check which may include educational, employment, references and criminal records (for which a pardon has not been granted) checks.

AGENCY NOTICE: Please note that Taro Pharmaceuticals does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Services Agreement with an agency / recruiter, Taro Pharmaceuticals will not consider any referrals or agree to payment of referral or recruitment fees. In the event a recruiter or an agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Taro Pharmaceuticals explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.