Posted to MedZilla on 1/22/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-CA, Oncology Sales Specialist - San Diego/ Hawaii 1702945-MZ


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

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As an Oncology Sales Specialist working on the Sales team, you will be empowered to make meaningful contributions, and a typical day will include:


An Oncology Sales Specialist represents Takeda to formulate and implement the strategies that will result in the achievement of short and long term product and company objectives.


The Sales Specialist will analyze the market and initiate action to be recognized by customers, peers and managers as having expert knowledge of customers, oncology, NINLARO, ICLUSIG, and competitive products in the oncology field. Requiring use of discretion and independent judgment, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Formulate and implement effective marketing strategies to achieve all assigned sales and company goals
  • Development and implementation of territorial business plans
  • Development of budget and financial management of assigned territory
  • Development of strategies to make excellent use of marketing materials and programs
  • Initiation of activities resulting in expanded business opportunities for Takeda Oncology
  • Formulation of knowledgeable/professional presentation to customers
  • Ability to form strategies to access difficult accounts
  • Excellent relationship building
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Proven ability to formulate and implement effective oncology sales skills and results
  • Knowledge of oncology disease states and applicable products
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical and business skills
  • Proven ability to create and innovate, build and expand business and work both independently as well as in teams
  • Ability to quickly assimilate complex information
  • Ability to succeed in a complex environment
  • Knowledge of reimbursement
  • Knowledge of territory
  • Proven ability to gain access in difficult accounts


  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Carrying, handling and reaching for objects.
  • Ability to lift and carry over 15 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment i.e. computers, phones, etc.


  • Able to drive or fly to account sites within territory and spend overnights where/when needed.
  • Geography to include San Diego and Hawaii.
  • Ability to attend various meetings held in proximity to the Takeda offices.


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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