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Amgen Director Key Accounts - Respiratory - EAST in New York, New York

The Director Respiratory Key Accounts will be responsible for managing a team of Respiratory Key Account Managers and will report into the National Sales Director, Amgen Respiratory. Their primary responsibilities are to lead a regional team, to assess and diagnose the current business environment in each key account in preparation for a respiratory biologic launch and to plan actions for success in these accounts.

The ideal candidate will be able to work internally through a matrixed team, and externally with customers and a co-promotion partner, to develop strong relationships for the respiratory biologic partnership to support brand strategies at multiple touch points and levels within complex partner organizations.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Leads Regional KAM team

  • Coaching, development, succession planning of KAM team

  • Manages execution of KAM tools/contracts

  • KAM performance management

  • Monitors business performance for Regional accounts; participates in quarterly business reviews with Amgen/AZ stakeholders such as Regional Sales Director (RSD)

  • Supports ongoing development of Account Management capability for Respiratory—strategic vision, competencies, resources, training needs, etc.

  • Coordinates with cross-functional field leadership (RSDs, Market Access Team Executive Business Directors, National Account Managers, Amgen and AstraZeneca field sales teams and team leaders, others) to ensure harmonized effort in shared accounts

  • Maintains strong relationship with Market Access Team RAE’s

  • Supports KAMs/RSDs in competitive response decision-making

  • Consolidates field insight and provides strategic recommendations to home office partners

  • Supports resolution of customer issues through internal matrix

Travel time TBD in the future

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years Sales/Marketing experience


Master’s degree and 8 years of Sales/Marketing years


Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of Sales/Marketing experience


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

Preferred Qualifications :

  • 8 or more years of account management and/or public payor experience strongly preferred

  • 10 or more years of healthcare sales and/or marketing experience or related experience in buying processes and decision making

  • Clinic, hospital, Respiratory, therapeutic experience

  • District Manger experience preferred

  • Previous experience with a Payor Organization

  • Reimbursement / managed care experience preferred

  • Experience in public payor / agency activities, including understanding of the Local Coverage Determination Processes (LCD) strongly preferred

  • Knowledge of P&T, PA, PDL and pharmaceutical contracting system is a plus

  • Managed care experience highly desirable

  • Functional knowledge of Medicare and Government agencies, as well as a skill set that matches needs to strategic account management in state or federal sector

  • Knowledge of payor systems, billing, coding and reimbursement processes

  • Knowledge of CMS policies and processes

  • Documented ability to work with sales force to resolve payor related issues

  • A solid understanding of the current environment and trends in asthma and pulmonology practices

Additional qualifications:

  • Demonstrate leadership ability with a focus on influence, impact and leading with and without authority.

  • Ability to understand and identify key staff and departments that influence decision-making for biopharmaceutical product utilization within each key account, then maintain and grow relationships with these key decision makers within the accounts

  • Ability to identify and procure appropriate Amgen resources to achieve account objectives

  • Ability to analyze, interpret and draw insights from clinic economics/financial performance

  • Ability to successfully navigate through clinic reimbursement.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, which include networking, influencing, negotiation, presentation and written and verbal communication.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple competing priorities

  • Creative problem-solving skills

  • Ability to take initiative, impart energy and enthusiasm, and work in teams

  • Ability to work independently

  • Broad range of computer skills

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