A Day in the Life of a Pharma Marketing Manager
Pharmacist Chris Maguire details a typical day as a marketing manager for a medical technology company.
“I am the marketing manager for Becton Dickinson (BD) U.K. and Ireland, mainly for the diabetes care business. BD is a large company with many business units — diabetes care is only one part of it, providing a medical technology, end-to-end solution for most hospital trusts and the community sector.
“A typical day can be extremely varied. I could be working across functions and business units, providing clinical training or negotiating with wholesalers.
“My pharmacy background helps me in numerous ways. For example, it helps me stay relevant, as I can speak holistically about the condition and its treatment with healthcare professionals, as opposed to just talking about the area of medical technology I work in now.”