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Head of Scandinavia

Orion is a globally operating Finnish developer of pharmaceuticals and diagnostic tests – a builder of well-being. Orion develops, manufactures and markets human and veterinary pharmaceuticals, active pharmaceutical ingredients and diagnostic tests. It is continuously developing new drugs and treatment methods. The core therapy areas of Orion’s pharmaceutical R&D are central nervous system (CNS) disorders, oncology and respiratory for which Orion develops inhaled Easyhaler® pulmonary drugs. Orion’s headquarters are located in Espoo, Finland and its Scandinavian headquarters are located in Sollentuna, Stockholm. Orion was founded in 1917 and its A and B shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. For more information, visit www.orionpharma.se

The Scandinavian region at Orion Pharma consists of a team of 75 employees in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. As Head of the region, you have the full responsibility for the operations and for leading the way in ensuring increased sales growth and profitability. Your mission is to create and implement the regional business strategy in order to excel the current targets.

Organizationally, you have five managers reporting to you and are part of the global sales management team; you will be reporting to Senior VP Global Sales based in Finland. You will act as Managing Director for three legal entities present in the region, and thus you have the employer responsibility for all Orionees in the region within all three business areas (human pharmaceuticals, animal health and diagnostics). Your main responsibility and focus lies within building the Global Sales i.e. the human pharmaceuticals business in Scandinavia.

We offer

Orion Pharma is a successful company with a solid foundation within the pharmaceutical industry. As market leader in Finland, there is an extensive product offer to be further established throughout Scandinavia and with support from your colleagues in various positions within Orion, all prerequisites are in place to meet the challenges that face the whole pharmaceutical industry.

At Orion Pharma, working long-term is seen as essential to its success, and not only when it concerns business but also in employee policies. Therefore, the position as Head of Scandinavia is an exciting opportunity for a leader, who thrives for strong growth in business and believes strongly in developing people in order to meet the customer needs.


In order to thrive as Head of Scandinavia at Orion Pharma, we are certain that you hold a managerial position today within the pharmaceutical industry where you are used to driving sales strategies and ensuring profitability. You are also an experienced leader, who believes in constant change and who has exceptional skills in building teams and engaging your co-workers. You also have a track record in working and building modern organizations and processes in various geographical locations.

Personal characteristics

• Clear focus on results and achievement 
• Decision-maker
• Outstanding communication skills
• Inspirational
• Creative and visionary
• Great team player

For more information, please contact:
Katarina Åhlin, Recruitment consultant – katarina.ahlin@k2search.se
Anders Hollqvist, Research consultant – anders.hollqvist@k2search.se
Your application will be handled with strict confidentiality.
Submit your application as soon as possible at www.k2search.se

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