Future Leaders Programme - Commercial Management

Exciting minds with our Future Leaders graduate programme – Commercial management (Consumer Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals)


Want to solve some of the world’s biggest health challenges?

With over 300 years of innovation, we’re a science-led global healthcare company that delivers billions of innovative products each year. Join us and help millions of people do more, feel better, live longer.

We’re looking for Future Leaders in Commercial (Consumer Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals)

Are you an adaptable graduate who’d like to work in a fast paced consumer obsessed environment and improve people’s lives? If so, why not join our fast-moving Consumer Healthcare business? Here, you’ll work with household names that are known in more than 100 countries worldwide. You’ll also have the chance to explore new products, launch innovations quickly – and further our brands using real consumer insight.






Job Description

Develop your career

Over three years, our Future Leaders graduate programme will challenge and support you to grow professionally and personally. You’ll have three to four stretching rotations within our sales and marketing functions, where you’ll take on real roles and gain wide-ranging experience across the Consumer Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals Commercial business.

In the sales rotation, you’ll work in a customer-facing role. This will give you an invaluable first-hand insight into how our consumers engage with our products. You’ll learn about areas including product merchandising, customer education, new product launches, sales planning, forecasting and stock planning. If you strive for targets, take responsibility and are great at building relationships, you’ll thrive in our talented sales team.

In the marketing rotation, expect to work in areas such as shopper marketing and brand/category management. You’ll learn about our brands, gather insights into consumer and buyer preferences and understand which factors influence overall sales. There’ll be the opportunity to work on digital and traditional media campaigns, brand activations and product launches, while learning how we analyse brand performance and optimise consumer engagement. All this calls for strong analytical skills, an ability to work cross-functionally and a good understanding of customers.

As well as sales and marketing, you could experience other areas that will help you to understand how our business operates.

Throughout the programme, you’ll be part of a diverse, global network of graduates who are sharing similar daily experiences in different parts of the world. These peer relationships are a fantastic opportunity to get exposure and inspiration beyond your home market and learn different approaches to your job. At the same time, you’ll explore your leadership potential through training, mentoring and on-the-job experience. As you improve your sales and marketing skills, you’ll also build your knowledge of the pharma

ceutical industry.















What will you do?

  • Forecasting and project management.
  • Developing and revising business plans.
  • KPI following and optimization.
  • Reporting and presenting to key stakeholders. 






You’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree latest in Summer 2021
  • Previous professional experience up to 1-2 years in Pharmaceutical industries or FMCG is an asset
  • Fluent English (written and spoken)
  • Knowledge of Turkish
  • Right to work in Turkey
  • Will to work on a field based sales role on rotation
  • Valid driving licence
  • to be a motivated and proactive graduate with a talent for solving problems
  • Commercial awareness and business acumen – a real interest in both sales and marketing
  • Self-discipline and drive
  • Resilience and the ability to adapt to change
  • The confidence and courage to take key decisions
  • The interpersonal skills to connect with people and influence
  • The ability to understand complex products of a scientific nature


Application deadline: We accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications, so it’s best to apply as soon as possible.


You’ll be excited by the thought of:

  • Building your scientific knowledge, business sense and customer relationship skills on a tailored development programme
  • Representing our products to healthcare professionals
  • Delivering projects in commercial functions such as sales, marketing operations or analytics
  • Learning how to priorities and manage multiple projects, objectives and deadlines
  • Growing your marketing, sales, project and customer management skills
  • Shaping your own development and choosing courses in line with your needs and interests
  • Learning new skills and concepts


Our Future Leaders programme is designed to accelerate the development of graduates who don’t have significant previous professional work experience in the area to which they are applying. Of course, many graduates who join the programme have worked while studying or after graduation. If you’ve already developed substantial experience working in a professional role in your sector, while you would be able to apply for this programme, you may also want to look at direct entry roles in our businesses, as these may be the best way to build on your existing skills and expertise and develop a career at GSK.
























Tailored training – and great career progression

We’ll tailor your training and development to suit your talents and ambition, as well as our business needs, setting you up for success in your chosen niche. After you complete our Future Leaders programme, you’ll have the skills to become a leader of the future in the area that suits you best. Our programme will help you find out where your strengths are and how you can contribute most. You might find that you enjoy the dynamic world of sales, or have a passion for marketing. Alternatively, you might discover a hidden talent for negotiating great deals with our vendors in procurement or understanding the needs of our employees in HR There’s no limit to how far you can go with us – it’s up to you to prove yourself.


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