District Business Leader (Addiction) - New York/Connecticut at Alkermes, Inc. in New York, New York

Posted in Other 8 days ago.





Job Description:

Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for chronic diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes' website at www.alkermes.com.


Reporting to the Vice President of Sales, the VIVITROL District Business Leader (DBL) will be responsible for the leadership of a team of Territory Business Managers (TBM's) representing a long acting injectable therapy for the treatment of addiction.


Key attributes necessary for success will be the ability to identify and hire an exceptional sales team, possess a strategic perspective as well as inspire and motivate a high performing, results oriented team.


DBL's will need to provide clear direction and coaching, work collaboratively in the field with the sales team to assist in identifying needs and opportunities and as needed execute successful sales meetings. In addition, the DBL will establish high work standards and assure that the team works in accordance with all company policies.


Key responsibilities include:



  • Play a key role in identifying, recruiting, coaching and retaining top talent for the Alkermes sales organization

  • Plan, direct, implement, and oversee policies and activities for Territory Business Managers for a specific geographical area

  • Develop a deep understanding of assigned district-level geography, including patterns of care, major payers and public policy initiatives

  • Execute sales force strategies and marketing plans effectively to meet or exceed sales objectives

  • Foster innovation in sales approaches and practices and ensure effective cross-functional leadership and collaboration with managed markets and state government affairs counterparts

  • Identify district-level specific opportunities and barriers to ensure company success

  • Exercise sound judgment and ensure integrity and compliance with company policies in all activities and communications

  • Review and analyze key reports to ensure quarterly and annual objectives are met

  • Manage district-level expenses

  • Counsel, motivate, and coach TBMs

  • Ensure cross-functional alignment of key strategies and tactics, and ensure effective communication and implementation at the territory level

  • Provide assistance with training as needed

  • Ensure reinforcement and compliance with Alkermes policies and reinforce Alkermes Sales Force Guiding Principles


Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:



  • Bachelor's degree (BS/BA) required, Advanced Business Degree a plus

  • 2+ years of first-line sales management experience. Demonstrated track record of successfully building sales teams along with coaching and developing sales professionals

  • 7 + years of sales experience in biotech/pharmaceuticals industry

  • Proven sales performance as evidenced by % to quota, ranking reports, and recognition awards in specialty pharma markets

  • In-depth understanding of reimbursement/insurance coverage for physician-administered treatments

    • Strong understanding of healthcare regulatory and enforcement environments

    • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills

    • High ethical standards

    • Valid driver's license and in good standing

    • Ability to travel up to 30-50%




Preferred Qualifications:



  • Proven experience leading others in highly complicated and competitive environments

  • Experience selling and coaching specialty products, in-particular injectables administered in a healthcare setting

  • Demonstrated passion for improving addiction/CNS/mental health patient care

  • Entrepreneurial attitude and/or experience in a start-up environment

  • Ability to work autonomously to find new business opportunities


Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.#LI-TT1

Experience Level:
Director

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