Amgen Manager District Sales, INBU, Houston (Neph) in Austin, Texas

Territory: 3BD00, Houston, TX. (Neph) Coverage area: Houston, San Antonio, McAllen, Baton Rouge, New Orleans

This position will require strong ability to collaborate cross-functionally with other Amgen business units including District Sales Mangers, Regional Sales Directors and Corporate Account Managers. Candidates will need to fully understand the Rheumatology and/or Dermatology marketplace, develop business plans for their geography and implement national sales strategies and programs.

Additional Responsibilities and Duties Include:

Track the progress of marketing messages and programs

Provide feedback to district teams on the marketing, allocating, monitoring, and leveraging of internal and external resources (e.g., discretionary spend)

Manage district teams to maximize their performance and help achieve/exceed sales and budget targets

Screen, interview, and hire candidates

Ensure compliance with training

Demonstrate the appropriate coaching and counseling to prepare individuals for future development

Conduct annual and on-going performance reviews and competency assessments

Communicate and coordinate with both district and cross-functional teams (e.g., Marketing, Finance, other Business Units)

Share best practices with direct reports and peers

Coordinate and/or participate in cluster teams

Conduct district sales meetings to guide districts

Develop local Opinion Leader relationships to achieve aligned objectives

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Sales/Marketing experience

OR

Master's degree and 6 years of Sales/Marketing experience

OR

Bachelor's degree or and 8 years of Sales/Marketing experience

OR

Associate's degree and 10 years of Sales/Marketing experience

OR

High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Sales/Marketing experience

AND

2 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources.

Preferred Qualifications:

Three+ years of specialty sales experience (Rheumatology and/or Dermatology marketplace)

Experience in biologics

Buy and bill model experience

Ability to consistently and objectively recognize and promote success behaviors, as well as diagnose and change unsatisfactory behaviors through effective coaching

Ability to leverage market & customer knowledge to strategically target messages, resources, and activities within the territory

Demonstrates knowledge of local payor coverage

Ability to understand and articulate clinical concepts, data, and conclusions

Demonstrated ability to utilize clinical information to effectively address customer questions and objections

Ability to recruit candidates that meet the minimum job criteria

Interviews and hires sales representatives that are capable and committed to fulfilling the job requirements

Strong sense of responsibility and demonstrated self-discipline

Setting appropriate short term and long term objectives; demonstrated success in communicating & collaborating with sales staff, peers, business unit counterparts in an effective and timely manner.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.