Meet Pharm. Udele Osakwe, Our Personality For May
PHARM UDELE MICHAEL OSAKWE is the product manager of Mega Lifesciences.
Born on 4 April 1984, Osakwe is a native of Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State. He had his secondary education at Nana College, Warri, Delta State. Thereafter, he gained admission into University of Benin, where he bagged both BSc and PharmD (2002-2008).
Prior to joining Mega Lifesciences, Pharm. Osakwe worked for Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a Johnson and Johnson Company) where he was appointed as medical/sales representative in charge of Edo, Delta and Ondo States from October 2011 to May 2015.
At Janssen, Osakwe was tasked with several responsibilities, such as procurement monitoring, sales coordination, management of key accounts, co-leading a high impact campaign designed to reduce negative impact of parallel imports/substandard products on leading brand, drawing up sales and marketing strategies to increase market share, as well as management of various product portfolios.
His experience at Megalife include drawing up brand and marketing annual plans to increase market share, sales co-ordination, monitoring sales progress nationwide, sales trend analysis and forecasting, customer segmentation analysis and interfacing with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLS) to influence the use of company brand.
Other responsibilities involve overseeing key account management, training of medical & sales representatives on Mega Lifesciences brands, campaign development, indepth market research & product launch, portfolio management, preparation of DRs & Pharmacists product literature, detailing aid, patient/customer education booklet and liaising with warehouse manager to ensure prompt dispatch of promotional materials and other input for field force.
To further boost his drive as a result-driven personality with demonstrated skills in establishing and expanding new frontiers through indepth market research and aggressive sales strategy, Osakwe took up a professional course with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM, UK) where he bagged a diploma in professional marketing. He is presently running another course with Simon Page Business School (2017).
Other courses he attended in the course of his professional duties include: Professional Medical Selling (Janssen Pharmaceuticals) Nigeria (2011), Intelligent Selling (Janssen Pharmaceuticals) Lebanon (2012) and four factors sales/marketing training (Mega Lifesciences) Ethiopia (2016).
On his most cherished laurel, Pharm. Osakwe once made reference to Pfizer Global Innovation Award which he won in New York, United States in 2011. According to him, it was a unique award presented to him for conceptualising and successfully implementing the LUTH-PFIZER Electronic Pharmacy Project (first of its kind in Sub Saharan Africa).
A member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), his hobbies include travelling, general fitness exercise, reading and sporting activities (especially football).