Agnieszka Jagiello-Johnstone

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What’s your favourite part of the role? Being able to witness the development process from the concept stage through to becoming a product in the market.

Agnieszka Jagiello-Johnstone

Marketing Manager, Benchmark Animal Health

How long have you been with Benchmark?

Approaching two years.

Where were you before and why did you join Benchmark?

I have moved quite a lot in my life. I left my home country Poland 14 years ago and have since lived in England, Italy, the US, the Netherlands and finally Scotland. I have worked in marketing for many years for a variety of different industries.

My husband is Scottish so when we returned to Scotland, I started looking for a job and was fortunate enough to find Benchmark. It’s exciting working in a new sector. I find aquaculture fascinating and I work with a fantastic team here at Bush House in Edinburgh.

Can you describe your role?

I am responsible for the marketing of vaccines and medicines. My focus is on aquaculture and specifically on developing our offering for the Mediterranean region. This involves assessing market opportunities, monitoring trends and translating my findings into a marketing strategy.

I am also responsible for managing any associated communication plans and product launches including brochures, product information and websites etc. Additionally, I help coordinate our long-term marketing plans for all our future pipeline products.

What’s your favourite part of the role?

Being able to witness the development process from the concept stage through to becoming a product in the market. I love working in a team and this process requires just that – cooperation with colleagues from different departments and countries on daily basis.

What’s your biggest challenge?

Navigating and understanding the pharmaceutical product development process, which is extremely complex. Product testing is exceptionally rigorous, and the regulatory stage can be extensive. It is vital to manage these stages as thoroughly and efficiently as possible to ensure we have a safe, efficacious product to offer to our customers.

Tell us about the people you work with

I am very lucky to share an office with some of the funniest people in the world. We laugh a lot which can brighten even the darkest and the rainiest of Scottish days.

I work with a lot of people who are not based in Edinburgh, such as our commercial and technical teams, our design agency,as well as colleagues in other Benchmark divisions so I tend to travel regularly and I spend quite a lot of time on the phone.