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Regional Account Director, (TN/KY)

Company: AstraZeneca
Location: Louisville
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

At AstraZeneca, we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the utmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing.We---re stronger because of our network of teams across the globe and because we all take personal accountability for our actions. We---re constantly learning and developing through the teamwork and communication between our people and our network of experts.The Key Account Director is part of a dedicated team of leaders accountable for both advancing access coverage in targeted health systems as well as developing and implementing strategies for targeted regional US Market Access accounts. The remit of this role is across AZ---s portfolio and will focus on:Establishing and cultivating productive business relationships with priority payers and health systems at the C-suite levelCreating favorable access across formularies, treatment algorithms, and medical policy in both payers and health systemsTo be successful in this role, the KAD will collaborate with the contract strategy team and the pricing operations team to execute against AZ---s brand imperatives across the portfolio. This role will establish collaborative relationships by targeting the appropriate influencers and decision-makers in both regional payers and health systems. Additionally, the KAD will be responsible for cultivating strong relationships, driving negotiations directly with the customer, and fostering growth through collaborative partnerships.The position is geographically based, with travel within the U.S. required.Main duties and responsibilitiesOwns and develops relationships with C-Suite, key stakeholders including committee members, executives, clinical IT, procurement, medical directors with a goal of understanding their unique business needs, models, and strategic challengesEnsure alignment across all internal AZ stakeholders, including local customer facing teams, Market Access, Marketing, Government Affairs and Medical, to enable optimal coordination of customer engagement so the full value of AZ---s offerings can be realizedDevelop strategic account plans, driving consistent execution of account plans/strategy across the organization for target accounts, fully engaging customer facing roles and field sales leadership at AZ and establishing clear, measurable business goals and KPIsBuild strong, networked relationships throughout account customer organizations, and developing/strengthening key relationships with account senior leadership and decision makersInform and advising Brand and Sales Leadership of geographic opportunities and risksDrive absolute sales growth with focus on highest impact launches and growth casesUnderstand and obtain buy-in for all deal/no-deal contract strategies with all aligned partnersProactively identify and resolve issues and challenges across the accounts in collaboration with cross-functional AZ partners (e.g. brands, contract strategy, ops etc.)Presents and negotiates key deal terms with customers or provides insight to PBM downstream accounts regarding new pricing and national PBM formulary decisionsWork with customers to ensure medical policies are scientifically current and ensure coverage policies are in alignment with brand strategies at launchDrive portfolio growth through strategies designed to maintain or improve brand formulary access (e.g. pathway/protocol development) at key accountsBuild sustainable collaborations for health systems against shared priorities/common interests to deliver long-term valueMonitor and assess changing market landscape to adapt AZ---s approach to working with regional payers and health systems (e.g. MACRA, MIPS, advanced payment models etc.) by assimilating market insight, customer, and AZ prioritiesEssential requirementsBachelor---s Degree or equivalent work experience5 years demonstrated expertise in the pharmaceutical payer and/or health system spaceDemonstrated track record of strategic impact in defining and executing complex customer experience roadmaps while driving for innovative resultsDemonstrated ability to develop credible relationships at high levels within accountsPossesses strong business acumen negotiation and presentation skillsExperience with organized customers preferably at the C-Suite level and delivering value proposition of portfolio of productsStrong customer facing skills & demonstrated negotiating capabilityKnowledge of the managed market dynamics and competitive landscapeDemonstrated ability to work collaboratively with and influence peers and educate management regarding account needsAbility to learn and apply scientific and clinical data with key accountsDemonstrated effectiveness working independently and in groups including cross functional teams and internal/external networking driving a collaborative cultureHighly results focusedAbility to travel minimum 60% of the timeDesired requirementsAccount management experience with a demonstrated proficiency for contracting, marketing, and formulary / pathway designDeep understanding of the specialty care marketplace and specialty reimbursement landscape modelUnderstanding of financial concepts and contracting issues including legal and best price implicationsPrior experience in sales management or general managementPrior experience in managed care at a pharmaceutical company, health system, or managed care organizationDate Posted07-Jan-2021Closing DateAstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.Full time

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