Rare Disease Specialist (France West)

BioCryst

Posted on: February 9, 2024

Closing: March 10, 2024

Salary: Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

Job Description

At BioCryst, we share a deep commitment to improving the lives of people living with complement-mediated and other rare diseases. For over three decades we’ve been guided by our passion for not settling for “ordinary” in our quest to develop novel medicines. We leverage our expertise in structure-guided drug design to develop first-in-class or best-in-class oral small-molecule and protein therapeutics, led by the efforts of our team of expert scientists in our Discovery Center of Excellence in Birmingham, Alabama. Our global headquarters is in Durham, North Carolina, our European headquarters is in Dublin, Ireland and our employees span the globe across sites in multiple countries. We are proud of our culture of engagement and accountability that rewards people for innovative thinking and achievement of key objectives. For more information, please visit our website at www.biocryst.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Rare Disease Specialist will compliantly market BioCryst products to our customers.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Have “game changing” conversations with our customers, compliantly utilizing effective selling techniques and marketing strategies to create and expand demand for any/all promoted brand(s) for which are responsible.
  • Develop and expand a thorough understanding of key customers.
  • Create, maintain and update an active customer database.
  • Develop strategies to effectively utilize marketing materials and programs.
  • Have a mastery of key account management.
  • Develop exceptional business plans with resource allocations that link to strong business results.
  • Be extremely customer-focused and able to build and foster strong positive relationships with key decision makers and opinion leaders.
  • Arrange and coordinate effective promotional programs within all promotional and regulatory guidelines.
  • Conduct essential field activities including, but not limited to, lunch and learns, customer in-services, and other compliant customer interactive activities.
  • Complete expense reports and other required administrative reports in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Report all call information in a timely fashion.
  • Attend training programs, conventions, and symposia, as requested.
  • Focus on the end results of the sales process, demonstrating personal accountability, a sense of urgency and commitment to achieve business objectives.
  • Exemplify strong collaboration and teamwork with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proactively use resources and share best practices that lead to achieving or exceeding business goals.
  • Adhere to all company compliance guidelines, policy, and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Minimum of 5 years of pharmaceutical and/or biotech selling experience.
  • Rare Disease and small company experience preferred.
  • Start-up commercial experience a plus.
  • Bearing in mind daily organization is crucial to cover half of France (Haut de France / Normandie / Ile de France / Centre Val de Loire / Pays de Loire / Bretagne / Nouvelle Aquitaine / partial Occitanie): many trips to plan (hotel, plane train trips highly recommended)
  • Living in Paris (or Ile de France close to train stations & Airports), essential.
  • Existing relationships with key accounts within assigned geography are helpful.
  • Strong track record of successfully exceeding sales goals
  • Demonstrated success of selling in a territory where the candidate was the sole commercial salesperson.
  • Forced proposal to identify locked situation and source of business
  • Worked closely with medical and other departments
  • Proven ability to formulate and implement effective rare disease sales skills and results.
  • Knowledge of relevant disease states and current treatments.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong business and analytical ability.
  • Proven ability to create and innovate, build and expand business and work both independently as well as in teams.
  • Ability to quickly assimilate complex information.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of reimbursement.
  • Knowledge of territory.
  • Languages: French and professional English
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Ability to travel up to 4 days per week including overnight and/or weekend travel

 

 

The statements in this position description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. The manager may assign additional responsibilities and assignments from time to time.

 

BioCryst is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Veterans status, disability and/or other protected class characteristics. Additionally, BioCryst is committed to achieving its business objectives in compliance with all federal, state and local law.

BioCryst

Posted on: February 9, 2024

Closing: March 10, 2024

Salary: Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

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