Tamara Tjitrowirjo

I enjoy the opportunities I have to use both my science and marketing backgrounds.”

Why did you study Science and Marketing?

I have always been very interested in biology, but it was my dad (who is a marketer) who told me that a business degree would complement my science degree and expand my career opportunities. He was right.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

We are a global company with presence in 55 countries and every single time I meet our colleagues from the subsidiary, it feels like meeting an old friend.

I love the opportunities I have to work with lots of different people. I get to use my interdisciplinary knowledge of biomedical science and marketing, and no two days are the same. Often I meet our users (nurses, doctors, podiatrists) who told me that our products and our programs are helping them in their daily work. This warms my heart and motivates me to go to work every day.

What kind of work do you do as part of your job?

I belong to the commercial execution team in the global marketing department. Our aim is to ensure successful execution of all product launches and programs, making every customer interaction counts. My tasks vary from creating a medical education package about moist wound healing to attending national sales meeting in the countries, supporting the launch of our newest product. As part of the sales training package, we developed a twister game but using our own products. It is truly one of a kind!

What advice do you have for someone deciding how to start their career?

Don’t focus on just science, or just business – future opportunities in the workforce are so vast, the role you might have in the future might not even exist yet!
Gain as much cross-disciplinary knowledge as you can, and always be open for a challenge.


Tamara Tjitrowirjo

Job title
Global Program Manager, Sales Enablement and E-learning
Coloplast, Denmark

Bachelor of Science (Developmental Biology)/Bachelor of Business Management (Marketing)
Master of Medical Science (Biomedicine) - Lund University, Sweden

Salary range

  • Minimum: $90,000
  • Maximum: $115,000
  • Average: $100,000
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