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Pharma jobs in India: MNCs on a hiring spree in India

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Monday, March 23, 2009, 13:07 This news item was posted in Industry category and has 33 Comments so far.

Pharma sector employment opportunities better as Aventis, GSK, Merck looking fill hundreds of jobs in field & marketing.

Employment opportutnities are worldwide, tough to come by right now. Unable to cope with the recession heat, drug giants may be drastically cutting down their staff everywhere else. But it is exactly the opposite what pharma MNCs are doing in India.

Despite serious layoffs in the developed markets, an increasing number of  pharma multi national companies (MNC) from Europe and the US are planning to bolster their workforce in India. Big Pharma, which is incurring steady losses in the major markets, see the emerging pharma destinations like India as valuable hedges to offset their setbacks.

Pharma MNC job openings in Aventis Pharma

Aventis Pharma Ltd, the Indian arm of the French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis is the latest addition to the list of MNCs who are looking employ people in India. The world’s 3rd biggest drug company, which has been operating in India for several years, suddenly turned aggressive about the Indian market. Now they want to fill jobs and augment Indian sales force by 700-800 in the next couple of years. 

“Sanofi wants to be among the first five players in the Indian market by the year 2015. As part of our strategy to penetrate deep into the Indian healthcare sector including the rural market, we will be recruiting 700-800 more field staff in our Indian team,’’ revealed a top official with Aventis Pharma Ltd.

Sanofi-Aventis will consider all possibilities including acquiring a local firm to consolidate its presence in the country to realize the goal of positioning itself in the top five league, he said.

Field jobs in GlaxoSmithLike in India

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is another leading European pharma major looking to hire in India. The world’s second largest drug company plans to bolster its field force by employing at east 200 people. GSK India, which currently has 2,250-strong sales and marketing team, wants to enhance its field-force support in its vaccines, oncology and other speciality segments, the company said recently while announcing quarterly financial performance in India

GSK India’s net profit for the three months ended December 31, 2008 more than doubled over the net profit clocked in the corresponding period last year, due to Rs 119 crore exceptional items from the sale of shares and other income from investments, a one-time gain, a company spokesperson said.

For the year ended December 31, 2008, GSK Pharma posted a net profit of Rs 576 crore compared with a net profit of Rs 537 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year. It clocked a total income of Rs 1,708 crore for the year under review against Rs 1,621 crore in the corresponding period last year.

Recently, GSK Chief Executive, Mr Andrew Witty said that the company planned to cut medicine prices in poor countries and invest about 20 per cent of its profit from such markets into healthcare infrastructure.  

Pharma sector jobs in Merck Sharpe and Dohme Pharmaceuticals India

Merck Sharpe & Dohme Pharmaceuticals (MSD), the Indian subsidiary of the world’s fifth largest drug firm Merck Inc, is another case in point of pharma MNCs looking at expansion and new job openings in India.

Merck, which exited in India markets decades ago fearing IP back lash due to an increasingly pro-generic regulatory climate, is now back in India with big plans.

MSD Pharmaceuticals wants to be one of the five top players in India by 2015 as it sees the IP environs improve following India’s adherence to Product Patent regime since the beginning of the year 2005. 

Already in a hiring spree, MSD is looking to strengthen its marketing teams adequate to fulfil its requirements.

“We are hoping to launch at least 13 products in the coming two years in the areas of atherosclerosis, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, novel vaccines, obesity, oncology, pain and sleep disorders,’’ stated Mr Naveen A Rao MSD managing director. 

MSD has recently launched Gardasil, its high profile cervical cancer vaccine, in India.

Analysts see great potential, if not a block-buster, for vaccines protecting women against cancer of the cervix — a big killer disease among women –including Gardasil across the world in the coming years.

In India, MSD has already started the campaign to create awareness among women on this life threatening disease with the help of dedicated centres, public campaigns, websites, TV campaigns. 2000 centres have already been set up and will create another 3000 by the end of this year to cover maximum number of women and girls in India.

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33 Responses to “Pharma jobs in India: MNCs on a hiring spree in India”

  1. RANJEET KUMAR TIWARI said on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 8:57

    I wanted to know more about mnc pharmaceutical job vacancies in india.

  2. RAHUL GAIKWAD said on Friday, May 8, 2009, 12:09

    i am interested in mnc field job.

  3. Payam said on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 17:43

    Request job IT (networks administrator , etc) for me
    Thank you
    Payam

  4. subhransu dikshit said on Monday, June 22, 2009, 7:33

    i am interested in pharamaceutical job to do in allover india

  5. Balaji said on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 2:55

    I am doing a project about pharma sector… can i get some data regarding the employment provided by this sector…

  6. sameer said on Monday, June 29, 2009, 13:39

    i want to know about the vacancy in mnc operating in india

  7. S.N.VERMA said on Thursday, July 2, 2009, 16:33

    i am a chemical engineer from IIT Roorkee . now i am doing job in TEVA API INDIA LTD. Gajraula U.P. I am intrested to join a pharma comp. in EUROPE OR AMERICA . I have total 4 Yrs of experience

  8. satnam singh parmar said on Saturday, July 4, 2009, 16:10

    hi i really looking for job opportunities in pharma sales in a MNC

  9. sravani said on Thursday, July 9, 2009, 16:47

    presently working as medical representative, Aim to get into a MNC………

  10. piyush kumar tomar said on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 11:46

    I
    am intrested in pharma job .Pl give me one chance, Thank’,s regards, Pk. Tomar

  11. priyanka kesharwani said on Thursday, July 23, 2009, 10:36

    sir/mam i m interested 2 do the field work in pharmaceuticals.pls do d nedful.

  12. SHREERAM SHARMA said on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 14:56

    DEAR SIR
    I AM SHREERAM SHARMA B. PHARMA GRADUATE AND PURSUING M.B.A. DISTANCE FROM GJU HISSAR. PRESENTLY WORKING WITH INTAS PHARMA MAIN DIVISION FROM LAST 20 MONTHS AT GURGAON H.Q. AND ACHIEVEING MORE THAN 100%. SO BEING A B. PHARMA GRADUATE NOW I WANT TO IMPLEMENT MY WORK STRATEGY FOR SOME MNC ORG. INORDER TOP GET GROWTH AS WELL AS SAFE AND SECURE FUTURE FOR ME AND FOR MY FAMILY.
    REGARDS:- SHREERAM SHARMA , CONTACT:- 09311434199, PREFERED H.Q. :- HISSAR HARYANA AND JAIPUR. CTC;- AS PER NORMS OF COMPANY. THANK YOU

  13. gaurav singh said on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 8:18

    i have done b.pharma & seeking job for in pharmaceutical marketing so plz send

  14. Deepu Varma said on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 16:08

    is there any vacancy in mumbai for the under graduate people

  15. NEMI said on Sunday, August 9, 2009, 13:13

    Curriculum – Vitae

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    Russia,samara,Street.karla marksa 10-28

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    e-mail-nemichy@mail.ru

    Subject:Looking for Post ‘International Marketing Manager’ with Russian speaking

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    > Searching International Buyer
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    > Follow up with sample man to meet the delivery on time.
    > Quality controlling and getting quality merchandising done on time.
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    * Experience: *12 years experience in phamacuitical line in Russia

    Current Working Experience
    Company Name : IPCA Labrotories
    Place : Russia
    Working Field : Pharmaceutical Division
    Working Cities : Samara,Ulyanovsk,saransk,tolyatti(Russia)
    (Volga region)
    Working As : Senior Area manager
    Working Since : Oct 2008

    Previous Working Experience

    Company Name : Protech Bio-Systems Pvt Ltd.
    Place : Russia
    Working Field : Pharmaceutical Division
    Working Cities : Kazan, Izebsk, Ulyanovsk, Chevoksari (Russia)
    Working As : Dep. Regional manager
    Working From : Feb. 2000 to Feb 2006

    Previous Working Experience
    Company Name Gepach international
    Place : Russia
    Working Field : Pharmaceutical Division
    Working Cities : Ulyanovsk,Kazan,Saratov,Chevoksar(Russia)
    Working As : Marketing Executive
    Working From : Feb. 1998 to Jan. 2000

    Previous Working Experience

    Company Name : IPCA Labrotories
    Place : Ulyanovsk,Saransk,Saratov,Penza(Russia)
    Working Field : . Pharmaceutical Division
    Working As : Territory Manager
    Working From : Feb. 2006 to Jan. 2007

    Previous Working Experience
    Company Name : IPCA Labrotories
    Place : Russia
    Working Field : Pharmaceutical Division
    Working Cities : Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, Blagabesensk (Russia)
    (Dalnai vostok region)
    Working As : Regional manager
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    Date of Birth : 19 th March1976
    Citizenship: RUSSIA

    Languages proficiency: Hindi, English & Russian

    Place: Russia (NemiC.Chaudhary)
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  16. rasika said on Friday, September 4, 2009, 3:47

    please let me know about vacancies in pharma…

  17. jai shankar jha said on Thursday, October 1, 2009, 10:26

    i am right now area manager in lupin ltd. looking for a change.

  18. jhankar kaul said on Thursday, October 15, 2009, 19:59

    plz tel me about  the job prospects in MNC after m.pharma.

  19. keshav sahu said on Saturday, October 31, 2009, 16:28

    Hi Sir/Madam,

    My name is keshav ram sahu applying my candidature for any suitable job as per your job openings in your esteemed organization.
    Kindly consider my application and herewith attaching my Resume for your reference.
    Awaiting for your favorable reply
    Yours Sincerely
    Keshav sahu
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  20. keshav sahu said on Saturday, October 31, 2009, 16:29

    Hi Sir/Madam,

    My name is keshav ram sahu applying my candidature for any suitable job as per your job openings in your esteemed organization.
    Kindly consider my application and herewith attaching my Resume for your reference.
    Awaiting for your favorable reply
    Yours Sincerely
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  21. kamlesh patil said on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 6:09

    hi i want to know the vacancies of phrama marketing in aurangabad (maharashtra)

  22. Kumar Sundram said on Thursday, November 5, 2009, 5:32

    Looking for jobs in pharma company. I’m a MBA marketing & Zoology graduate from Delhi university.

  23. vikrant said on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 18:34

    i want to kno about mnc pharma manageriel post in feild sales and marketing in india plz revert me back

  24. sarvesh singh said on Friday, November 27, 2009, 19:03

    hello sir,i am fresher MBA from BVU PUNE and also science graduate,,and i am seeking job in pharma sector as MR.thank u
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  25. J.Prince chelladurai said on Thursday, December 3, 2009, 7:38

    Dear sir,

    This is a great News for all pharma peple in india.I am also a person working for pharma as area manager for 2years.If there is ny chance to work for MNC. i am also intersted.

    Regards

    J.Prince chelladurai

  26. Aldrin Dcunha said on Friday, December 4, 2009, 16:05

    Respected Sir/Madam,

    I am fresher and i want to make my carrier in Regulatory Affair so i want more informatio related to this field

  27. ankit pagaria said on Monday, January 4, 2010, 13:20

    i want to know about what is scope of  mba with pharmacy

  28. RAGHAVENDRA NAGARAJAN said on Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 10:16

    I HAVE FINISHED MS CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AT NJIT USA 2009 MAY AND DID INTERNSHIP AT GSK PHILADELPHIA IN R&D FOR THREE MONTHS I AM CURRENTLY ON OPT AT USA AND SEARCHING FOR A SUITABLE JOB GLOBALLY . INDIA IS MY HOME COUNTRY AND MY FIRST CHOICE IS GSK INDIA. KINDLY INFORM ME IF I HAVE ANY .I WORKED AS AN INTERN IN TABLET MAKING AREA
    REGARDS RAGHAVENDRA NAGARAJAN

  29. SAYAK DASGUPTA said on Saturday, February 6, 2010, 13:25

    I AM 14 YEARS IN MNC [RHONE POULENC/ NOVARTIS/ NESTLE] & LOOKING FOR KOLKATA HQ

  30. MAHESH KUMAR GUPTA said on Saturday, February 6, 2010, 23:45

    R/SIR
    I AM MAHESH KUMAR GUPTA, WORKING IN INTAS PHARMA,NOW SERCHING JOB IN MNC COMPANY AS A MED REP,
    I HAVE DONE B.PHARM FROM UPTU LUCKNOW IN 2009

    THANKING YOU………

    REGARDS:
    M K GUPTA
    9311421217

  31. Gagandeep said on Saturday, February 13, 2010, 19:10

    Hi , I am a Science Graduate with more than 3 years with Good Multinational Pharma Companies,wish to go further and wants to work abroad ,Plz guide how can i go further about that,thankin you

  32. mahendra jain said on Thursday, March 25, 2010, 7:09

    right now i am working in mnc but i want a growth so

  33. Amit Sharma said on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 6:01

    i hve experianse of pharma marketing, i m searching for a MNC.

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