Sanofi Group Regional Account Director - MS & Immunology - MN, ND and SD in Bridgewater, New Jersey
Sanofi Genzyme Regional Account Director, MS and Immunology - MN, ND and SD
Title: Regional Account Director, MS and Immunology - MN, ND and SD
This position reports to the Senior Director, Sanofi Genzyme Specialty Care and is responsible for developing and leveraging relationships with Regional Health Plans as well as assigned State Medicaid and SPP’s, to gain and maintain access for Sanofi Genzyme products. This position is responsible for the implementation of short- and long-term business plans that will optimize appropriate coverage, coding, payment of and patient access to Sanofi Genzyme products.
This individual will assess sales implications of short- and long-term actions with each payer customer and take action to move payer decisions in a direction that continue to open patient access to care with Sanofi Genzyme products These actions will be a result of building strong relationships with payer Medical and Pharmacy Directors (clinical and administrative), case managers, and other medical benefit managers. Efforts will include working with national headquarters of managed care organizations and executing pull-through strategies to local offices of the national organizations, as well as initiatives with other large and local managed care organizations. The Regional Account Director is expected to work with minimal supervision and strategic independent thought.
This individual will work closely with Value and Access, Account Management, Business Relations, Government and Sales Leadership, to ensure consistent exchange of important payer information and messages that should be communicated.
This role will provide periodic market updates to Sales Management that link important provider and payer and health care reform trends and issues as well as documents initiatives and their outcomes.
Implements strategies and tactics to support appropriate, formulary placement, reimbursement (coverage, coding, payment and patient access) across payer customers
Negotiates cost effective contracts that allow access to our products by providers and their patients
Maintains responsibility for outcomes in Commercial and Medicaid payers as assigned
Creates clear messages for dissemination to sales on important payer trends, reimbursement changes, and billing requirements that will affect product utilization
Represents the Managed Markets organization at priority national payer organizations
Attends/participates in existing state-based managed care organizations
Maintains accurate account information in customer database
Work with the various product hotlines and case managers to assure accurate coverage determinations and resolve customer issues.
Bachelor's degree required; Master’s/advanced degree preferred
Minimum 8 years field-based pharmaceutical/biotech Sales and/or Marketing experience with at least 3 years of direct managed care experience or first line manager experience.
Established relationships with Pharmacy Directors and Medical Directors within key assigned accounts
Demonstrated knowledge of payer decision-making for formulary processes, coverage, coding and patient access to drugs, biologicals, medical devices
Experience in Specialty Pharmacy and patient support services
Experience with medical benefit products
Therapeutic experience in Rare Diseases and /or Multiple Sclerosis and/or Immunology biologics
Experience negotiating contracts and agreements
Exceptional communication skills that include verbal, written and presentation abilities
Demonstrated problem-solving capabilities
Outstanding consultative and networking capabilities
Excellent project management skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks at one time
Ability to skillfully negotiate in tough situations with both internal and external groups.
Understanding of organizational behavior, culture and be able to flourish in a complex and rapidly evolving workplace.
Skill to successfully lead account teams through collaboration with other members within and across sales, marketing, reimbursement and other business groups to improve overall effectiveness.
Requires greater than 50% travel
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