Posted to MedZilla on 6/24/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-CA, Neuroscience Sales Specialist - Irvine, CA (T9021) 1701558-MZ


Neuroscience Sales Specialist

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Neuroscience Sales Specialist.

Takeda is a global pharmaceutical leader with more than 31,000 professionals working together across 70 countries. We have an unwavering dedication to put people first and we live our values of Takeda-ism Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our 235-year legacy of research-based pharmaceuticals and our mission to strive toward Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

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Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Neuroscience Sales Specialist working on the sales team, you will be empowered to sell the Takeda family of products and a typical day will include:

  • Serve as the quarterback representative to communicate clinical and scientific knowledge about our CNS product(s) to Psychiatrists
  • Cultivate and nurture disease state/product advocates(KOL speakers) from within the Psychiatric community to include teaching institutions
  • Lead a coordinated effort GMBU representatives to enhance CNS product promotion efforts within assigned territory
  • Achieve sales goals
  • Communicate to Psychiatrists high level scientific reasoning supporting the understanding and treatment of depression and the benefits tied to our CNS product(s)
  • Engage customers in a way that reflects understanding of their environment and provides insight relevant to their market and practice
  • Execute sales and product marketing strategies with precision in order to achieve sales goals
  • Develop, sustain and grow highly effective working relationships with Psychiatrists, key medical institutions, medical and academic societies
  • Cultivate and support KOL CNS speakers to be used locally and nationally
  • Conduct educational and promotional speaker programs to assist with the Psychiatrists with greater Depression knowledge
  • Forge compliant partnerships with Clinical Science Liaisons to effectively engage psychiatric community
  • Serve as a direct liaison to the CNS Marketing team and GMBU Sales leadership by providing market place intelligence/insights that will influence sales and promotional strategy/resources
  • Serve as Takeda s field sales liaison to Lundbeck s CNS sales representatives in an effort to foster greater coordination around our shared promotional effort
  • Within assigned territory, lead educational and promotional coordination efforts across Takeda s GMBU representatives who promote CNS product(s)
  • Comply with the company Compliance Guidelines, Code of Conduct and Promotional Practices.
  • Adhere to Takeda s Compliance Policies and Procedures
  • Communicate respectfully to internal and external customers

  • Bachelor s degree
  • 3 Years of pharmaceutical industry or relevant experience
  • Ability to travel overnight as needed (training and meetings)
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Valid driver s license
  • Previous Specialty and/or CNS experience
  • Institutional/account selling experience
  • Scientific background
  • Industry Knowledge understands the pharmaceutical industry and the prescription drug distribution process at the regional level
  • Product Knowledge complete understanding of the medical/therapeutic usage of the products.
  • Sales Techniques Displays a broad understanding of the strategic objectives of the pharmaceutical sales marketplace; understands various effective sales techniques.
  • Advanced clinical and market place knowledge
  • Business Acumen understanding business principles and practices relevant to the hospital marketplace, and applying them in order to more effectively drive the business
  • Organization - Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records of appointments, sales calls, follow-up calls, samples, key account contacts, etc.
  • Time Management Ability to set priorities and workflow to accomplish day to day tasks in a timely manner.
  • Leadership skills ability to influence the actions of those not without a direct reporting relationship.
  • Strategic implementation ability to understand and implement the hospital account strategies
  • Problem solving/analytical skills ability to analyze a wide variety of data including sales and market data to make business decisions.
  • Resource management ability to manage and allocate internal and external resources
  • Relationship building skills ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships with key thought leaders and build trust with others in order to increase Takeda s competitive advantage
  • Team leadership leading a team toward achievement of focused business results; bringing individual contributors together from highly diverse functional areas, and orchestrating their efforts without formal line authority.
  • Communication ability to communicate ideas, data both verbally and written, in a persuasive and appropriate manner including strong public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Teaching institutions and Hospitals concentration on Cardiology, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, General Practices and Family Practices
  • Community based physicians Cardiologists and Endocrinologists
  • Coordination with Primary Care representatives on thought leader development, speaker programs, speaking events, and formulary support


To further support and inspire our employees, our benefits include:

  • All field sales reps are eligible for bonus plan
  • Company car for you with all car expenses covered
  • Comprehensive Medical, dental, vision and prescription drug plans
  • 401k % match
  • Retirement Plan
  • Comprehensive career development
  • Educational assistance
  • Maternity/Paternity, and Adoption assistance

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