Oncology Business Specialist –Sacramento, CA
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We are committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping our focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business with ethics and integrity enables us to improve the health of people throughout the world. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at www.astellas.com .
Astellas is announcing an Oncology Business Specialist opportunity covering the Sacramento, CA area.
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
To ensure the achievement of sales goals in territory by promoting Astellas oncology products and services to physicians and other medical personnel within assigned geography. Educate customers on characteristics, advantages, indicated treatment and all other developments related to promoted products. Professionally represent Astellas in the field and ensure high levels of visibility and customer satisfaction in territory. Maintain effective communication and relationships with key external and internal customers.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Call on targeted community physicians and academic oncology centers to promote and educate on the use of Astellas products through one-on-one meetings and presentations, professional education programs and other appropriate means. Responsible for ensuring high levels of call and field productivity; expected to meet call plan expectations, with 5 days in the field each week, supported by office time needed for call planning and follow-up, preparing presentations, making appointments, etc.
Develop Sales plans and business territory plan activities to support customers using company resources and promotional activities as identified by Oncology Regional Business Manager (ORBM)
Utilize clinical knowledge to influence prescribing habits
Coordinate promotional efforts with peers across franchises and business units
Achieve quarterly sales goals within territory while adhering to all ethical sales practices and required regulations
Deliver the highest level of clinical and technical value, helping the healthcare customer meet their unique patient care needs, while operating at all times within regulatory guidelines
Ensure optimum strategy development using territory business plan
Responsible for accurately reporting sales activities, testing, territory expenses and submitting written reports as necessary by the deadline set forth and defined by Oncology Regional Business Manager
Appropriately manage and maintain all company equipment and promotional materials (company literature, materials, etc.) according to necessary company guidelines
Attend all company-sponsored sales and medical meetings as directed by company management (POA's, National Sales Meetings, Regional and Local Conventions, etc.)
Continuous learning on efficient sales and communication techniques and product / therapeutic area training
Additional responsibilities as necessary
Direct impact on obtaining sales attainment
Maintain adequate call coverage at National Level
Deployment of promotional resources at National Level
Reports to ORBM
No Direct Reports
Bachelor's degree with minimum of 4 years of pharmaceutical sales
Proven track record of successful sales results and ability to meet or exceed objectives
Proven capability in managing accounts with solid selling competencies
Demonstrated business acumen to understand and analyze business and market drivers, and develop and execute business plan
Demonstrated skills at building and maintaining professional relationships with key customers, office staff and others in the customer influence network
Proven ability to work in matrix teams
Travel is required
Valid Driver's License in good standing
2+ Years of oncology selling experience
Fundamental understanding the oncology reimbursement landscape
Well established relationships with the key oncology cancer centers and treating clinicians in assigned territory
Oncology therapeutic area knowledge /experience
Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays, including year-end shutdown
401(k) Match and Annual Company Contribution
Company Paid Life Insurance
Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions
Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions
Referral bonus program
Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Category Oncology Business Unit
Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.
EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans