Posted to MedZilla on 1/22/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-UT, Senior Oncology Sales Specialist (Salt Lake City, UT) 1800092-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 a Senior Oncology Sales Specialist.

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


A Senior 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 Senior Oncology Sales Specialist will analyze the market and initiate action to be recognized by customers, peers and managers as having expert knowledge of key accounts/customers and the oncology marketplace, to include promoted products NINLARO and ICLUSIG, as well as VELCADE and competitive products in both multiple myloma and chronic myelogenous leukemia.The role requires discretion and independent judgment, with responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Formulate and implement effective marketing strategies to achieve all assigned sales and company goals
  • Development and implementation of territory business plans
  • Adherence to budgetary and policy requirements within assigned territory
  • Development of strategies to make excellent use of marketing materials and supportive resources
  • Initiation of activities resulting in expanded business opportunities for assigned brands within the Takeda Oncology Business Unit
  • Formulation of knowledgeable/professional presentation to customers, and adherence to Takeda Oncology compliance guidelines relative to promotion
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Other duties and projects as assigned


  • Proven ability to develop effective oncology sales skills, and effective promotion of assigned brands to customers, and a results oriented approach
  • Thorough knowledge of assigned disease states, and an understanding of the respective competitive landscape
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, accompanied by strong interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Effective use of provided tools to assess and identify business opportunities
  • Proven ability to create, innovate, build and expand business within the territory, and work both independently as well as in teams
  • Ability to quickly assimilate complex information
  • Ability to succeed in a complex environment
  • Effective working knowledge of the oncology reimbursement landscape
  • Thorough knowledge of account dynamics, and health care professionals across entire territory geography
  • Candidates must reside within the Salt Lake City metropolitan area


  • 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.


  • Geography to include Utah, Montana, SE Idaho and Wyoming (excluding Casper & Cheyenne).
  • Ability to attend various meetings held in proximity to the Takeda offices or other destinations TBD.


  • 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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