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.
Builds and develops 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.
Responsible 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.
Accountable 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);
Leverages 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.
Understands intra system dynamics in heart failure e.g.: inpatient to outpatient management and protocols, readmission programs, performance vs quality metrics, CHF performance priorities.
Understands 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.
Provides 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.
Prioritizes 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.
Positions Novartis heart failure solutions in the context of account priorities, such as how solutions align with account s cost & outcome/quality measures, Presents pharmacoeconomic data for approved CV products and delivers clinical messages in compliance with regulations to appropriate audiences;
Anticipates potential barriers to achievement of goals and proposes solutions for success
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Bachelor s degree required, advanced degree a plus. English.
A minimum five (5) years of experience in pharmaceutical / biotech sales within the last 10 years, A minimum of two (2) 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.
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