Meet Modestas, product manager Lithuania

Tell us a bit about yourself:

Six years ago I graduated in pharmacy studies, but I didn’t choose to take a pharmacist job. I started working as a medical representative in an international company.  Four years ago I had the possibility to join Roche as a product specialist.  

Almost all my free time I spend in the forest, but I do not pick herbs or mushrooms.  I am an orienteering sportsman. This sport is a mix of endurance and logic. The experience I’ve got in orienteering also helps me in my daily job.

Where did you study?

I completed pharmacy studies in Kaunas Medical University.  

In which Roche location are you currently working?

I am a Roche Lithuania employee, our office is located in Vilnius.  Vilnius is a lively small city with a beautiful old town, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.  Also Vilnius has a lot of parks and forests around, so I have a big choice where to spend my free time for orienteering activities.

Why did you decide to join Roche?

I heard that Roche is a company that cares about employees and customers.  I can confirm that it is true.

What is your current job?

My present position is product manager, I am responsible for the hepatitis C drug Pegasys sales and marketing activities.  My daily  job includes not only marketing activities,  but we are also organizing hepatitis screening and awareness campaigns for society , and we also run patient and patient organization support programs.

What makes it such a great job?

The feeling that I am helping doctors and patients to win the battle with hepatitis makes my job meaningful.  Also I have the possibility to learn something new every day, because I am surrounded by experienced colleagues.

Can you pick one of the attributes of Roche and explain in detail what they mean to you?

Roche has brilliant products.  Our sales are best measured in cured people and saved lives.

Roche is a great place to work because

I can trust in the products and colleagues.

How would you describe the people working here?

People in Roche are confident in the company’s future.   

What would you advise job seekers who want to join us?

It is great place for people who seek continuous professional and personal development. The industry is challenging, but you always will have support from colleagues.

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Tags: Career Blog, Lithuania