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Functionally agnostic. Which function is a better setup for a career in Pharma Industry, if the plan is to exit consulting in three years? (1) M&A Supply Chain? Or, (2) M&A Brand Management?

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Supply chain, easy call

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I have not worked in any of those industries.. but pharma seems to be tripping over money even in the worst of times. I’d go there

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I would call supply chain.

Thx for the responses so far guys/gals. Glad I raised this qst, as I was under the impression that Brand Management lead to more opportunities and more exposure to leadership, and that big Pharma spent more money on marketing than anything else including R&D, so surprised by the Supply Chain answers. Has Supply Chain become more critical to Pharma’s Strategy due to the Pandemic?

What is your definition of M&A "Brand Management" in biopharma

My understanding is that from the perspective of an acquirer, the role would define the value proposition of prospective drug brands in a target company. Once the target company has been acquired, successfully integrating the drug brands into the acquirer’s brand architecture (I.e., Master-Sub brand relationship, co-branded relationship, etc.) and overseeing consistent brand messaging through the process.

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