Sales Specialist - Rheumatology - Beaumont, TX - Remote

Job Description

1 million patients suffer from Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) in the United States alone, however only 125 thousand are appropriately treated with Biological Therapies.

As a global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. A pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, hardworking, performance driven people. All of which makes us one of the most rewarding employers in our field. We are committed to peak performance, improving the quality of life, and embracing and demonstrating diverse backgrounds, cultures, and talents to achieve competitive advantage.

We are Novartis.
Join us and help reimagine medicine!

Job Purpose:
The Rheumatology Sales Specialist will be responsible for covering a large territory and will focus on a defined target list of physicians/practitioners within the territory. The Rheumatology Sales Specialist will focus on the total office call to assure the needs of all partners are met within compliance guidelines including Nurses, Office Managers, and others. The Rheumatology Sales Specialist must also be able to develop relationships and maintain an active presence in the Rheumatology community and associated organizations.

The Rheumatology Sales Specialist will drive disease awareness, initiation, and usage of Novartis Rheumatology products. The Rheumatology Sales Specialist will achieve targets for sales performance consistent with Novartis’ compliance standards and market share and grow effective business relationships with customers (physicians, treating staff and other partners) that support delivery of business results. The Sales Specialist will initiate and support programs that make a difference to the lives of the patients we serve.

This is a remote opportunity. Beaumont, Texas Territory covers: Port Arthur, Lufkin, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Alexandria, and Southwest Louisiana.

Your Key Responsibilities:
• Build disease awareness with key partners, proven understanding of treatment initiation processes, patient identification etc.
• Collaborate with partners, internally and externally, on prior authorization, payor restrictions, reimbursement stipulations, and patient referrals to support patient access.
• Manage the sales budget and grow Rheumatology sales across the territory through development of impactful territory plan and engaging communications.
• Employ business planning and local market knowledge to develop sales and customer networks.
• Grow relationships and communications with all partners and communities to develop solid understanding of treatment algorithm and business dynamics within accounts.
• Implement com-pliant and medically relevant programs to effect significant customer satisfaction and sales.
• Successfully complete all training and pre-certification requirements.

EEO Statement
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum requirements

What You’ll Bring to the Role:
• Bachelor’s Degree required.
• 3 years of successful pharmaceutical sales experience or 2 years successful experience in a specialty pharmaceutical/biotech sale within the last 5 years.
• Demonstrated ethical leadership and foster an environment that promotes ethical behavior and compliance with company policies and applicable laws.
• Proven track-record of consistent high performance.
• Shown success selling in a competitive marketplace.
• Strong ability to collaborate and demonstrate success working within cross-functional teams, influencing without formal authority in a matrix environment.
• This is a remote position that will cover Key Accounts in: Beaumont, Port Arthur, Lufkin, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Alexandria, and Southwest Louisiana.. Candidate must be based within that region or within a reasonable daily commuting distance. Ability to travel 60-80% over a broad geography is required, with the ability to drive and/or fly within the territory. No relocation available.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Study in Life Sciences, Pharmacy, or business-related subject area.
• Experience with launching Rheumatology, Biologic, or other specialty products.
• Previous Rheumatology and/or Biologic sales experience with a complex distribution pathway (specialty pharmacy, reimbursement specialists).

Leveling Guidelines:
The position will be filled at level commensurate with experience.

Rheumatology Sales Specialist:
• Internal: Novartis Sales Associate with experience in pharma/biotech sales.
• External: 3 years of successful pharmaceutical sales experience or 2 years successful experience selling Rheumatology pharmaceutical products.
• Experience in Rheumatology pharmaceuticals is preferred.

Rheumatology Sr. Sales Specialist:
• Internal: Novartis Sales Associate with experience in pharma/biotech sales.
• External: 4-8 years of experience in pharmaceutical sales.
• Experience in Rheumatology pharmaceuticals is preferred.

Rheumatology Executive Sales Specialist:
• Internal: Novartis Sales Associate with experience in pharma/biotech sales.
• External: 8+ years of experience in pharmaceutical sales.
• Experience in Rheumatology pharmaceuticals is preferred.

Why Novartis?
769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

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