Hospital/Institutional Customer Representative - Anti-Infectives - ST. LOUIS W, MO
The Hospital / Institutional Customer Representative is a key member of the Hospital Customer Team and plays a critical role in supporting our Company's customer centric business model. He/she is responsible for working with the Hospital Customer Team to understand and identify Health Care Provider (HCP) customer needs, support pull-through activities relative to the customer strategy, and ensure that our Company is viewed as demonstrating value and better health outcomes to healthcare professionals and their patients.
The primary activities include:
Communicates about product in a way that's meaningful and relevant to each individual customer; customizes discussions and client interactions based on understanding of customer's needs
Engages in informed discussions about products with HCP customers - knowing when/how to seek and provide additional information
Within select customer accounts acts as primary point of contact for customer, meet with key customers/personnel to understand practice structure, business model, key influencers Managed Care Organization (MCO), employers, state and local regulations)/network structure, customer needs and identifies business opportunities
For select customer accounts/HCPs, coordinate with customer team to develop customer strategy - outlining strategy for interactions/ relationship, solutions and potential offerings for customer
Partners with National Account Executives (NAEs) to maintain strong focus on Managed Care pull-through
Shares learning and best-practices from one customer to help other customers meet their needs
Demonstrates a focus on better health outcomes (beyond acquisition, considers the HCP and patient experience)
Provides input into resource allocation decisions across customers
Identifies and selects programs/services available in the library of our Company's "resources" to address customer needs
Works with solutions group (Headquarters - HQ) and/or Medical Account Executive (MAE) to develop and deliver relevant offerings that address desired customer needs
Maintain current understanding of practice structure, business model, key influencers/ network structure and make information available to relevant stakeholders
Collaborate and communicate effectively with extended "in-scope" customer team to ensure a consistent customer experience across our Company's divisions and functional areas; ensure integration with National Account Executive (NAE), our Company's Vaccines personnel, Health Management Services (HMS) Manager, Solutions Consultant, Customer Strategies and Solutions (CSS), Regional Medical Director (RMD) and other key stakeholders to share key customer learning and support customer needs
Outstanding in all competency areas (Account Management; External Market Focus; 1:1 Customer Interactions)
Influences beyond their specific geography or product area
Implements approved resources, programs and messages to address customer and our company's needs.
Create awareness of approved Inpatient Hospital Letters of Participation (LOP) with eligible and appropriate customers. To include discussing approved details of the contract.
Education Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree with 3 (36 months) or more years Sales experience OR a minimum of high school diploma with at least 6 years of equivalent experience which could include professional sales, experience in marketing, military or healthcare/scientific field that is not sales related (pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical devices).
Prior experience working in a scientific field or healthcare environment
Previous sales experience
Prior experience developing new business opportunities with existing customers
Experience establishing new customer relationships
Understanding of our Company's products and therapeutic areas
Consistent performer in most competency areas
Valid Driver's license
Prior consulting or customer service experience
Experience developing and executing a plan for engaging customers and meeting customer needs
Understanding of Headquarter operations
Ability to analyze metrics to assess progress against objectives
Hospital/Institutional Sales experience
Territory covers western St. Louis, MO including Springfield and Columbia, MO.
The selected Sales Representative must reside within the territory.
Overnight travel may be required.
Travel (%) varies based on candidate’s location within the geography.
Our Human Health Division maintains a “patient first, profits later” ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide.
Who we are …
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
What we look for …
Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.
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Flexible Work Arrangements:Not Specified
Shift:1st - Day
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