US-OK, Cardiovascular Hospital Account Specialist - Oklahoma City 235352BR-MZ
Cardiovascular Hospital Account Specialist - Oklahoma City
US GEN MED
Oklahoma City, OK
Cardiovascular and Metabolism
The Oklahoma City territory includes accounts in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman and Wichita, KS.
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The Cardiovascular Hospital Account Specialist (CH/AS) serves a dual role (i.e... account management and account sales) within the Cardiovascular/Respiratory Business Unit. The CH/AS is accountable for Novartis Cardiovascular business performance consistent with Novartis compliance standards as well as all applicable requirements within assigned accounts. The Account Specialist leads the heart failure specific account strategy and implementation plan. The Account Specialist is a matrixed leader of a high-performing team with area sales functions and US Managed Markets (USMM) colleagues responsible for creating and pulling through access and utilization for the approved CV products with appropriate patients.
In alignment with all applicable laws and regulations and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) policies the CH/AS will:
Build and develop professional relationships with key customer decision-makers, to include (but not limited to), Hospital Pharmacy, Heart Failure Clinical and Quality Directors (inpatient and outpatient), hospital finance decision makers in assigned accounts within assigned accounts
Assume responsibility for routinely meeting with appropriate cardiology leaders in appropriate customer preferred setting. These cardiology leaders would be Cardiologists, Nephrologists, P&T committee members, etc., that act as stakeholders or decision-makers within the Account Specialist s assigned accounts
Assume accountability for ensuring formulary adoption in targeted / assigned hospital accounts to help drive appropriate utilization of approved CV products; works with other sales colleagues to manage and coordinate pull-through of Letters of Commitment (LOC)
Leverage expertise and knowledge of heart failure, the marketplace, applicable competitors, industry and cross-functional activities/plans to anticipate and effectively manage business opportunities and challenges
Understand intra system dynamics in heart failure e.g.: inpatient to outpatient management and protocols, readmission programs, performance vs quality metrics, CHF performance priorities
Understand hospital committee structure, P&T process, treatment and discharge protocols, DRG and hospital reimbursement process for all assigned accounts and communicates with matrixed team on impact to our approved CV products and the competition
Provide relevant, thoughtful input to strategic, business and account planning for territory and sales area, and engages in meaningful discussion and communication with area internal stakeholders
Develop and manage Heart Failure specific Account Plan, including linked inpatient strategies and outpatient strategies
Prioritize time and resources to ensure optimal and appropriate coverage of hospitals and outpatient cardiology leaders based on opportunity and importance to the system
Map heart failure specific account influence and decision making networks
Position Novartis heart failure solutions in the context of account priorities, such as how solutions align with account s cost & outcome/quality measures
Present pharmaco-economic data for approved CV products and delivers clinical messages in compliance with regulations to appropriate audiences
Anticipate potential barriers to achievement of goals and proposes solutions for success
Act as liaison between Medical and cardiovascular leaders (when appropriate) in their accounts
Key Performance Indicators: Adherence with NPC policies, laws and regulations, product launch success metrics, assigned accounts and customer s market share, customer engagement, formulary reviews/decisions
Business Ownership: Manage assigned accounts, meet or exceed sales target, manage operating budget
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Education: Bachelor's degree
Credentialing: Comply with all credentialing requirements for any healthcare institution (e.g., hospital) which is part of the field associate s call plan, including, among other things, routine background checks, medical testing (i.e., Tuberculosis test) or proof of immunizations, training on facility policies, and adherence to confidentiality and/or HIPAA agreements.
Five (5) plus years of experience in pharmaceutical / biotech sales within the last 10 years
Two (2) plus years of specialty pharma/biotech experience within the last 5 years dedicated to hospitals and/or Systems of Care/Institutions
Proven track record of consistent high performance
Well versed in navigating the pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) process
Demonstrated ability to lead account team initiatives
Demonstrated ability to analyze complex data
Experience in the promotion of cardiovascular pharmaceuticals / biotech products
Broad understanding of the market access, diagnostic related groups (DRG), hospital reimbursement, and protocol development
Launch experience in hospital marketplace
Demonstrated success in hospital account management/selling
Demonstrated decision making, effective problem-solving and strategic thinking skills
Strong ability to collaborate and work cross-functionally within a matrixed environment
Demonstrated ethical leadership and foster an environment that promotes ethical behavior and compliance with company policies and applicable laws
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Strong analytical and computer capabilities
Ability to influence others without formal authority in a matrix environment
Position will be filled commensurate with experience
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