Rare Disease Account Executive - Northern California, Spinal Muscular Atrophy Franchise

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to drive patient identification and market development for SMA by creating territory, account, and customer strategies to achieve area sales, market share, and profit targets for theterritory. Youwill effectively identify, develop, and maintain relationships with physicians and treatment clinics to properly educate on SMA and help remove barriers to facilitate healthcare provider decisions. Furthermore, youwill effectively develop collaborative relationships and communicate information across many different internal/external stakeholders to drive alignment on decisions and help remove barriers to access.

What you will do:
  • Drive patient identification and market development for SMA by building and executing against a territory strategy and account specific plans. Continuously assesssales opportunities within markets and accounts to maintain and grow yourbusiness. Effectively prioritize time, activities, and resources to optimize accounts with the most sales potential. Educate and promote Biogen services.
  • Buildand maintainrelationships with physicians by maximizing their time through pre-call planning, leveraging insights to tailor a call plan, and conductpost call analysis to continually refine and enhance yourapproach.
  • Proactively buildeffective working relationships with internal/external stakeholders; Drive agreement/decisions from multiple stakeholders; Adjust approach based on different stakeholder needs, concerns, or audience member to drive alignment and meet work goals.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across commercial, compliance, and patient care centers to ensure access at site of care and that logistics are in place to administer.
  • Collaborate with key accounts and physicians to build individual account plans on how to approach yourcustomers, achieve sales goals, and maintain relationships in order to maximize sales results.
  • Collaborate with key accounts and physicians to drive patient identification through market development and physician education; Effectively develop a territory strategy to retain customers.
  • Executeprograms, in-services, and lunch-and-learns for territory.
  • Determinesuitable travel schedule and call plan on a daily/weekly basis to ensure adequate coverage for all key accounts


  • 5+ years of progressive business experience in the healthcare or biotech industry, inclusive of 3 years of field-based experience in account management, sales, and/or field reimbursement. Rare disease experience is preferred.
  • A successful track record in field reimbursement, clinical education or in pharmaceutical sales/management of products that required significant payer and reimbursement involvement
  • Experience in supporting biologic therapy administered by a designated health care provider
  • Seasoned, mature pharmaceutical professional with a comprehensive understanding of field / patient reimbursement, charitable funding, non-profit organizations
  • Experience leading cross functionally and influencing without authority
  • Must be familiar with relevant legal and regulatory environment in biotech/pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Effective at managing complex individualized cases
  • Must be comfortable spending 60% of time traveling; some overnight travel required
  • Driving is an essential duty of the job; candidates must have a valid driver's license to be considered

Education :

Bachelor's Degree/ Advanced Degree Preferred

Additional Information

Biogen’s US Alzheimer’s Franchise is looking to recruit proven and ambitious sales achievers with at least five years of experience in pharma, specialty, hospital, med device/capital equipment, and/or biotech sales.
In this field-based, specialty sales representative position you will be called upon to sell our products with key stakeholders in the Alzheimer’s Disease community: including Neurologists and allied health professionals.