Disease Area Specialist - S.London, Kent and Sussex, Novartis UK

Disease Area Specialist - S.London, Kent and Sussex, Novartis UK

Job Description

750 million! That’s how many lives our products touch.

As a Disease Area Specialist, you will build and execute business plans for the assigned territory; drive sales performance, market share and develop effective professional business relationships with customers including hospitals, institutions, local health authorities or private payers.

The territory for this position is South London, Kent, East & West Sussex.

Your responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Executes business plans for assigned disease areas/brands, customers or therapeutic area; uncovers and develops new business opportunities.
• Develops and applies understanding of customer organisations and networks, and of diverse influences that affect customer decisions (e.g. peer relationships).
• Executes call plans for customers, including medical experts from customer or academic communities; develops business/clinical networks. Adapts and optimizes approach and communications style during sales calls, responding appropriately to customer needs.
• Makes effective use of available technologies and channels to support sales calls. Ensures that Novartis products and supporting services are broadly understood and available to more patients and customers. Deploys and uses Marketing and Sales promotional materials and programs; coordinates direct promotion programs and facilitates pull-through activities. Presents highly technical portfolios to customer audiences.
• Develops deep specialist product and disease state knowledge in a specific therapeutic area and uses this to build professional customer relationships and support sound clinical discussions.
• Has detailed knowledge of competitor products’ features and benefits Allocates resources effectively for programs, and events, etc. Integrates customer-facing activities in cross-functional teams (e.g. Medical Affairs, Market Access) to achieve sales targets.
• Provides Novartis stakeholders and other colleagues with insight and feedback gained from customer interactions.

Minimum requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• Degree or equivalent
• Pharmaceutical sales experience (can be within either Primary or Secondary care).
• A good level of business acumen with the ability to prioritise effectively.
• High level of self-motivation and a strong drive to succeed.

Desirable requirements:

•. Previous experience in Oncology would be advantageous

You’ll receive:

Competitive salary, Annual bonus, Pension scheme, Share scheme, Health insurance, 25 days annual leave, Flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, Employee recognition scheme, learning and development opportunities.

Why consider Novartis Oncology?

750 million. That’s how many lives our Novartis group products touch.

Our mission is to care and cure; we want to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to prevent and cure diseases, to ease suffering and to enhance the quality of life. We also want to provide a shareholder return that reflects outstanding performance and to adequately reward those who invest their money, their time and their ideas in our company.

Novartis Oncology is committed to developing innovative cancer medicines and improving access to treatment through patient assistance and cancer resource programs. We are continually exploring new commercial and access models to best meet the needs of cancer patients and adapt to changing healthcare environments.

For the sixth consecutive year, Novartis been certified a ‘Top Employer’ in the UK (2014-2019)!

We announced we will have a new HQ in London; a new state-of-the-art office at The Westworks, in White City. Four business divisions (pharmaceuticals, oncology, Global Drug Development and Novartis Business Services) will be able to come together in one purpose-designed environment. The site will be ready for us by the end of Q4 2019.

We are Novartis. Join us and help reimagine medicine.

We focus on creating an inclusive organisation and welcome people who have different knowledge, perspectives, experience and working styles from across the global population.

United Kingdom
Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Lt
Full Time