Senior Therapeutic Area Specialist, Neuro Psych (PORTLAND, ME)

at Bristol Myers Squibb in Portland, Maine, United States

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Position: Senior Therapeutic Area Specialist (TAS)

Therapeutic Area (TA): Psychiatry

Location – Territory Includes: Portland, ME; Lewiston, ME; Bangor, ME

Bristol Myers Squibb has a rich history in Neuroscience focused on developing innovative medicines to help people living with Neurodegenerative and Neuromuscular conditions. Bristol Myers Squibb currently markets a product in Neurology and plans to re-enter the Psychiatry market with a focus on patients suffering with schizophrenia. BMS is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, and spirit of independence and love of challenge.

Position Summary

The TAS is a critical role in our unique customer model to execute the BMS aspiration to be the BioPharma that delivers the most impactful engagement with Health Care Providers (HCPs), driving adoption of new and existing medicines for appropriate patients.

The primary role of the TAS is to drive demand for BMS medicines within their portfolio for the appropriate patients. To meet the HCPs expectations, the TAS engages them with a differentiated Customer Experience (Cx) through deeper scientific dialogue on and consistent with label, leveraging new ways of working and CE^3.

The role builds and maintains strong professional credibility with regional thought leaders (RTLs) and community-based physicians/HCPs in private practice, medical groups practices, office staff, and other stakeholders in the patient care continuum as their primary point of contact.

The TAS liaises with other BMS functions as needed to deliver an overall higher Customer Experience (Cx) – by meeting HCP needs in a timely and scientific manner. This role will prioritize the safe and appropriate use of BMS products while also focusing on overall business results and performance objectives while exemplifying BMS values.

The TAS role is field-based. A TAS is anticipated to spend 100% of their time in the field with external customers.

Key Responsibilities

Portfolio Promotion

- Promotes approved indications of BMS products and the launch of KarXT (xanomeline-trospium) within a defined territory or region to meet or exceed assigned sales targets in a compliant manner.

- Creates demand for BMS medicines by articulating in a balanced manner the clinical and scientific rationale for use of products in appropriate patients.

- Engages with and continuously maintains/grows a high level of scientific expertise in all assigned products and therapeutic areas.

- Prepares and successfully implements comprehensive territory and account plans.

- Proactively uses available tools such as CE^3 (once implemented) to derive insights and to dynamically inform call plans. Provides feedback on experience using these tools to leadership to enable continuous improvement.

Fair & Balanced Scientific Dialogue

- Demonstrates scientific expertise and passion in using approved scientific resources and publications to present information to HCPs and ensures medical accuracy.

- Conducts in-office presentations (e.g., lunch and learns) and discusses product-related scientific information with HCPs that is consistent with label.

- Organizes external speaker programs, selecting speakers from list approved by Speakers Bureau and facilitating scheduling and logistics.

- Maintains a high level of working expertise on emerging data for approved indications.

- Engages real-time medical support through Medical on Call to reactively answer unsolicited questions and complex technical inquiries.

Cross-functional collaboration

- Proactively collaborates with other field teams to ensure the best Customer Experience (Cx) for HCPs.

- Gathers and shares relevant insights and information internally with the appropriate stakeholders to enable BMS to better serve its customers.

Complies with all laws, regulations, and policies that govern the conduct of BMS.

Required Qualifications & Experience

- Advanced scientific degree and/or preferred 5+ years of pharmaceutical or biotechnology experience as healthcare sales / MSL / HCP / nurse.

- Ability to communicate scientific or clinical data accurately and convincingly to help physicians best serve their patients.

- Demonstrated experience building and maintaining strong credibility with key customers, office staff, and others in the customer influence network via a customer-centric mindset and desire to create positive and differentiated Customer Experience (Cx).

- Experience in Neuropsychiatry is preferred.

- Demonstrated strong capability in account management skill sets, superior selling competencies, and proven sales performance track record of meeting or exceeding goals.

- Demonstrated ability to work effectively cross-functionally with a positive team mindset and can-do attitude.

- Strong selling and promotional skills proven through a track record of performance.

Key competencies desired

Customer/commercial mindset

- Demonstrated ability to drive business results.

- Experience identifying, engaging, and cultivating credibility with customers across the patient care journey.

- Demonstrated account management skills and problem-solving mentality. Understands the patient journey and can customize engagement and deliver tailored messages.

- Demonstrated resourcefulness and ability to connect with customers.

Patient centricity

- Understands the patient journey and experience.

- Has a patient-focused mindset.

Scientific Agility

- Excellent communication and presentation skills to articulate scientific and clinical data in an easy-to-understand manner to help HCPs best serve their patients.

- Has a strong learning mindset and passion for science. Prioritizes staying current with the latest data.

Analytical Capability:

- Ability to analyze data, such as prescribing patterns, market trends, and HCP preferences. Data-driven insights help TAS strategize and target their efforts effectively.

- Ability to segment HCPs based on their preferences and other relevant factors. This helps them tailor their communication and product presentations to suit individual HCP needs.

- Understanding how to interpret and analyze data related to BMS products, customer preferences, clinical data.

- Ability to use CE^3 to generate insights and do dynamic call planning.

Technological Agility:

- Understanding, adapting, and effectively using technology in various aspects of healthcare business and interacting with HCPs.

- Utilizing various digital communication channels such as emails, instant messaging apps, and video conferencing to stay in touch with healthcare professionals, colleagues, and clients. This enables TAS to respond promptly to inquiries, share updates, and maintain effective communica

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Job Posting: JC258146504

Posted On: Apr 11, 2024

Updated On: Jun 14, 2024

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