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Cardiovascular Area Business Leader – CSS (Peoria, IL) in Peoria, IL

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Base Salary: Yes (amount not posted)
Total Comp: Not Listed
Industry: Pharmaceutical
Benefits: Yes
Customers: All
Car Allowance: Yes
Sales Cycle: salesCycle
Travel: Only in Territory
Illinois:, Peoria


Jul 29, 2016
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The Area Business Leader Cardiovascular Specialty (ABL-CS) is responsible for the performance for the NPC approved Cardiovascular portfolio within the territories and assigned hospitals that comprise his/her area (district). The ABL - CS is responsible for leading a team of Cardiovascular Sales Specialists in this defined geography. The ABL-CS is a player coach, required to lead, coach and manage team members to deliver sales results that meet/exceed objectives while also establishing strong professional relationships with key stakeholders, target physician groups and key institutions. The ABL-CS also ensures that business activity is consistent with Novartis compliance and legal standards.

Major Accountabilities:

In alignment with all applicable laws and regulations and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) policies:
Hire, train, coach and develop Cardiovascular Sales Specialists
Act as a player-coach, establishing strong professional relationships with key stakeholders, target physician groups and key institutions
Conduct performance evaluations for each specialist and develop coaching plans as appropriate.
Implement compensation program to effectively reward integrity-based, high performance and desired leadership behaviors
Effectively manage performance of Sales Specialists in the community l setting
Build strong, cross-functional relationships to leverage Novartis expertise in order to accomplish business goals and customer objectives
Grow volume and market share to meet and exceed business goals
Direct field activities and resource allocation to maximize business results
Anticipate, monitor and report changes in marketplace to effectively manage both tactical and strategic initiatives
Ensure the development and effective implementation of customer specific territory plans
Demonstrate ethical leadership and foster an environment that promotes ethical behavior and compliance with company policies and applicable laws
Work cross-functionally with other Novartis commercial functions
Effectively manage and prioritize competing stakeholders interests
EEO Statement
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Minimum requirements
Travel Requirements:
- 50% or more travel required in certain geographies



Bachelor's degree (preferably in Life Sciences, Pharmacy, or Business related discipline).

Languages: English


Must live within reasonable working distance of assigned geography.



Current pharmaceutical/biotech sales manager with 2+ years management experience
Current Novartis Sales Associate with 2+ years of pharmaceutical/biotech sales management experience within the last two years OR current Novartis Sales Associate with 2+ years of pharmaceutical/biotech sales management experience who were formerly a first line sales manager within the last two years at prior company
Current Novartis associate that has successfully completed the Novartis Sales Management Development Program (SMDP).
Proven success (e.g. sales awards, top third ranking, highly successful performance ratings, etc.) selling biopharmaceutical products to customers in the specialty and institutional setting


Significant experience and success leading sales teams in promotion to large cardiology practices, hospital (Critical Care Unit, Emergency Department, Pharmacies, Pharmacy & Therapeutic), Integrated Delivery Network, and System of Care (SoC) Customer
Leading product launches and Cardiovascular (CV) Sales Teams
Strong ability to collaborate and work cross-functionally within a complex, customer matrix environment
Proven leadership of teams focused on account management/selling experience within academic medical centers & complex Systems of Care (SoC)
Strong understanding of reimbursement for both the out-patient (payer) and the in-patient (Diagnosis Related Group, Medicare) reimbursement
Demonstrated expertise in managing multiple channel sales model; retail, hospital, and long-term care
Experience with leading sales team through product launches