National Account Director, Optum and UnitedHealth Group
Bridgewater, New Jersey,
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Position Title: National Account Director - Optum/UnitedHealth Group - MPG00000
Serve as the main point of contact for Account and decision making regarding with whom to engage based on audience and nature of discussion.
Lead and manage the account negotiation and contract development process
Responsible for securing competitive product access and formulary placement, drive Sales and to position Sanofi as a leader in the respective disease categories
Engage (CEO, COO, CMO, SVP, Director), key influences and or key decision makers across multiple departments within the customer organization to create mutually beneficial business relationships
Develop a robust internal support network that influences brand strategy and executes tactics through frequent headquarter meetings and interactions
Ensure critical customer and business insights are communicated / presented to Brand Management, USMA, Sales Leadership and Senior Management
Collaborate transversally with Field Sales, Government Affairs and Policy, Health Outcomes, Operations, Medical Affairs, Customer Development, and Brand. Management personnel Provide strong leadership, strategic thinking, business planning, communication skills, along with the results orientation, and business savvy.
Responsibility for full budget allocation and management for account team
Lead account management to develop, negotiate and implement innovative contracts to support brand strategies and coordinate pull-through activities to support access opportunities and challenges. Track, problem solve, and analyze contracted product performance and communicate account performance broadly with key stakeholders
Demonstrate the ability to identify and initiate market shaping opportunities through evolving customer and government business models
Maximize business opportunities with brand management teams to develop and enhance segment strategies
Shape value position and collaborate with Business Unit and Market Access and Business Development Senior Leadership to advance organizational knowledge of customer competitors and market evolution
Work transversally and communicate appropriately with internal (e.g., sanofi-pasteur, Sanofi-Genzyme) and external (e.g., alliance partners, JV partners) partners
Essential Functions of Position:
Attain or surpass Access and Volume/Share business goals. Communicate timely and accurate information on company vision, strategies, tactical, operational and performance objectives
Consistently lead, coach, train, develop, appraise, promote, reward and recognize a diverse, elite team
BUSINESS ANALYSIS AND PLANNING
Formulate, implement, and regularly assess business plan with Core Team members to achieve business objectives
Effectively utilize all available information to analyze and capitalize on business opportunities
ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP
Lead Account Executives to manage accounts by providing product information, knowledge, and resources to secure business
Identify and examine key account information and data where possible
Understand global managed care initiatives
Secure and translate an in-depth understanding of key account initiatives and projects
Develop relationships with key account personnel at select key accounts
Facilitate and direct cross-functional projects
Develop and implement administrative processes that ensure the timely, prioritized completion of activities
Utilize available resources to efficiently and effectively achieve objectives
Effectively utilize all available forms of communication that generates teamwork and accountability
Consistently demonstrate a working knowledge of disease entities, Sanofi products and competitive products to position our products appropriately
Focuses attention on building and maintaining customer relationships to achieve success
Demonstrates Executive Presence
Collaborates across functional, geographic, and company boundaries to meet mutual business goals and objectives
Continually focuses on the performance and development of one's self and others to enhance the talent of the company
Analytical Skills and Decision Quality
Synthesizes data from multiple, conflicting data sources to evaluate business opportunities and develop solutions
Building Effective Teams
Develops, motivates and guides a group to successful outcomes and the attainment of business objectives.
Demonstrate ability to Think Strategically to turn market dynamics into insights and opportunities. Develop plans to deliver results
Advanced negotiation skills
Contracting exposure and experience
Commit to Customers to gain a deep understanding of the customer, healthcare landscape and market and identify opportunities. A commitment to internal partners is also extremely important
Strive for Results through strong business plan execution, as well as ability to clearly define goals, milestones, and KPIs for performance tracking
Demonstrate the ability to Make (good) Decisions in all facets of work
Continually lead the evolution of USMA and Sanofi US, Act for Change
Transversal Collaboration as evidenced by ability to work effectively across the organization
Lead Teams including direct reports and leading without authority
Develop People to improve performance and prepare for additional responsibilities
Travel up to 80% of time
Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or other advanced degree preferred
7-10 years pharmaceutical industry experience
5+ years of experience in managed markets environment(s), payer experience preferred
Contracting experience preferred
Previous people management experience preferred
Account management leadership is a key attribute
Brand management and Sales Management a valuable “plus”
Executive level negotiation, contracting and people leadership skills
Cross functional skills (Senior level cross-functional team management, operations, marketing) a plus
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Fully vaccinated, according to the CDC, an individual is considered to be “fully vaccinated” fourteen (14) days after receiving (a) the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or (b) the single dose of the J&J vaccine. Fully vaccinated, for new Sanofi employees, is to be fully vaccinated 14 DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE.
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