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Marketing Manager (Rare Diseases) Apprenticeship – Pfizer


Main Description

This is a great opportunity to work for one of the world’s innovative pharmaceutical companies. Pfizer is recruiting a Marketing Manager apprentice. You will help support new and established projects which deliver and maximise revenue targets for in-line portfolio through patient retention or new patient recruitment.

Qualifications requirement
  • 5 GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) including mathematics and English
  • You must have gained a minimum of 80 UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-level subjects or equivalent
  • Other marketing or relevant business management qualifications is preferred

Please note that if you already hold a degree in Marketing then you will not be eligible for this apprenticeship

Salary £17,060 per annum
Holiday Entitlement 25.5 days per year plus Bank Holidays
  • Opt in Pension Employer 3% contribution/ Employee 5% contribution
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • On-site parking
  • Onsite canteen
Location Tadworth, Surrey
Working Hours Monday to Thursday 9am – 5.25pm, Friday 9am – 4.05pm
Duration 30 months
Start Date 4th September 2023
Interview Date March / April 2023
Closing date for applications 5th March 2023
To apply To apply, fill in your information in the online form below. If you are having difficulty in complete this, please contact recruitment on [email protected] for assistance.
Next Steps Once the position has closed, shortlisted candidates will be invited to a one way video interview, you will have 3 days to complete it.
This will be reviewed by the Hiring Manager along with your application form to decide who is brought through to the final interview.
If you have any issues in applying, please contact us on [email protected]



Support new and established projects which deliver and maximise revenue targets for in-line portfolio through patient retention or new patient recruitment.

To operate as key support contributor to continuous business improvement and marketing compliance in the context of marketing materials management.



Main Duties:

Specific responsibility for leadership and support activities of key projects in the areas of: –

  1. Endocrinology (Genotropin, Somavert)
  2. Haemophilia (Refacto AF, Benefix)

Leadership and execution of tasks and projects, with regular feedback on progress (articulate project objectives, deliverables and definition of return on investment through business analysis).

Marketing & Strategy Execution to Maximise Revenues

  • Support development of Country Core Brand Plan
  • Manage execution of brand strategy in country – contribute to execution of Key brand programs to maximise impact of activities through optimal channel mix, including newer channels so as to meet/exceed local revenue targets
  • Leadership
  • Contribute to in-country cross functional team, including coordinating and supporting the activities of members of the team as appropriate in order to achieve success
  • Develop relations with key internal and external stakeholders

Financial Planning

  • Manage the planning, spending & controlling of budgets (revenue & DME) agreed for own areas of responsibility & developing regular forecast updates to aid financial planning

Customer Engagement & Insight

  • Collaborate with customer facing leadership team to help drive alignment with overall brand strategy and incorporation of market feedback
  • Work with customer facing medical, clinical network representatives for customer/digital activities/programs to support strong external stakeholder & customer engagement
  • Contribute to the collection & understanding of customer and patient insights for inclusion into the local and European business plans

Conduct all activities and make all decisions in accordance with Company policies & SOPs, Pfizer Values, & global regulatory guidelines (including cGMP/cGLP/cGCP).


You’re the future. Your ambition, talents, ideas and unique way of looking at the world will help us drive innovation in every part of our business.

Our company purpose – “Breakthroughs that Change Patients’ Lives” – guides our environmental sustainability priorities. We’re passionate about protecting human health. That’s reflected in our environmental sustainability goals: climate action & sustainable medicines.

Bringing Breakthroughs that Change Patients’ Lives goes beyond breakthrough medicines. Climate change is impacting the health we protect and the patients we serve. It’s the challenge of our age, we need to act, and our customers and patients want us to act.

We leverage scientific innovation to reduce our environmental impact through climate impact mitigation, conservation of resources and the reduction of waste.

We will continue to work in partnership, using science to combat climate change together #ScienceWillWin

We need people with a hugely diverse range of talents. “Love Science? Want to work on the business side? Get stuck into an apprenticeship to launch a career in anything from working in the drug development labs to paralegal service”.

Pfizer’s apprenticeship scheme, run in partnership with Cogent Skills, offers the best of both worlds. You’ll work with world-leaders in your field, from researchers to business gurus. You’ll study towards a nationally recognised academic or professional qualification. And all the time, you’ll be earning a highly competitive salary.

Looking for an alternative to college or university, where you can earn while you learn, and build experience with a global leader? Find it at Pfizer.



  • Understanding of simple marketing principles (e.g. 4 Ps; Product, Price, Promotion, Place, Boston Matrix). Basic understanding and appreciation of pharmaceutical marketing with interest in vaccines.
  • An appreciation of multichannel marketing and marketing channel mix, including digital
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively plan and prioritise to support decision making and focus on timely delivery of the most important projects.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Present complex information in an understandable and stimulating way, whether through verbal presentation or written copy

Personal Qualities

  • Hard-working
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Adaptable, with a willingness to learn
  • Self-motivated


Apprenticeship standard: Level 6 Marketing Manager

Training provider: Cambridge Marketing College

Delivery model: online learning


Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be eligible to apply for other positions within the business.


The apprentice must be able to demonstrate the required attitudes, behaviours and interpersonal skills associated with the professional workplace. The apprentice must be willing to commit an amount of personal time to study. Please ensure you check out travel options to be able to commute to the workplace.


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Location: Tadworth, Surrey
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Salary: £17,060
Closing Date: 5th March 2023
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