Nestle Pediatric Specialty Sales Executive (Boston area, covering Providence RI & southern New England) in Massachusetts

Nestl Health Science (NHSc) is a company on a mission and on the move, motivated by the opportunity to forge a major therapeutic role for nutrition in the management of health and establish a new industry between food and pharmaceuticals. The two elements of the equation are simple; societies are ageing and age and lifestyle related diseases are spiraling. Needs are growing for safe, effective and cost-effective solutions. At the same time, scientific understanding of health, disease and the potential of nutrition as an integral part of managing health and disease is growing.

Nestl Health Science , a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Nestl Group, was created in 2011 to be a leader in these developments and make things happen. We have over 3,000 employees around the world with a wide mix of capabilities from bio-medical engineers to regulatory specialists, medical delegates (sales force) and health economic experts that reflect our dynamism and intent to create.

This position will have full responsibility and complete ownership for driving sales of the full portfolio within assigned accounts (children s hospitals, pediatric prescribers, pediatric homecare (HC)) with primary focus on selling pediatric products in accordance with the US Pediatric Strategy and annual Pediatric Sales Plan. The role is responsible for growing business relationships with key decision makers and influencers. Responsible for focused detailing to specific targets with a carefully defined messaging strategy and call sequence, leveraging business and value solutions based on evidence, and outcome data, supporting the pediatric platform.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Focus on driving growth among pediatric target specialists and new accounts. Meets/exceeds sales and profit objectives in assigned accounts. Set specific growth plans within assigned accounts utilizing WAS, territory, and routing plans.

Meets/exceeds required in-patient pediatric prescriber call activity within accounts, as well as out-patient pediatric prescriber call activity within the community of the assigned geography, effectively driving pediatric platform sales.

Contribute to meeting/exceeding national pediatric sales and profit objectives for all channels.

Create and drive relationships within targeted accounts including higher level stakeholders in order to gain buy-in for pediatric products within targeted accounts. Demonstrate an increased focus on the Hospitalists, Transition of Care departments, and Discharge Planners in specialty area.

Implement Protocols and Pathways for Nutrition for the pediatric specialty area.

Is considered a leader amongst the sales organization in pediatric clinical knowledge as it pertains to Nestl products, competitive products, the pediatric market, and latest in pediatric nutrition research.

Regularly shares pediatric sales best practices with the broader sales organization.

Cultivates and leverages long term customer relationships including senior level relationships. Builds network of key advocates within assigned accounts, including committee personnel and system advocates for Nestle. Attends key events which local pediatric nutrition leaders also attend.

Understand the pediatric healthcare environment and appropriately execute the selling process in a manner that is concise, compliant, professional and persuasive; and which addresses a need and leads the customer to action.

Demonstrate the ability to handle customer product questions and objections in a way that is consistent with sales training methodology.

Assist in planning and execution of Pediatric Strategy & Action Plans developed by the Assoc. Director, Specialty Area Sales.

Utilize the sales reporting systems on a regular basis for call preparation, to record and track sales activity and to gather market intelligence data.

Organize meetings and deliver content to health care professionals on the topic of pediatric nutrition aligned with tangible account objects and metrics as defined by the customer.

Participate in NHSc offered training and in strategic medical conventions and exhibits as needed to expand product, market and science knowledge particularly in pediatrics.

Pediatric focused detailing to top pediatric prescribers to drive homecare and retail sales

Up to 25% travel required

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS :

Bachelor's degree

5+ years medical/clinical selling experience in a hospital setting with demonstrated success in specialty medical products OR 5+ years combined experience in sales with demonstrated success and clinical experience

Consistently meets and exceeds sales targets

Experience developing and implementing protocols or clinical pathways that have successfully been adopted by customers

Strong business/financial acumen and negotiation skills

Ability to demonstrate strategic planning skills as it relates to identification and management of opportunities

Ability to develop solid and long-standing business relationships with strategic/targeted customers

Ability to adapt well within rapidly changing work and industry environments.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing or a Medical Science. MBA preferred.

Medical/clinical selling experience in a hospital setting with demonstrated success selling to key decision makers including Hospitalists, Transition of Care departments and Discharge Planners

2+ years proven sales success with pediatric platform highly desired

Demonstrated success launching and re-launching pediatric or specialty medical products

Self-starters with strong time management and planning skills

Must be highly motivated, articulate, self-directed, and demonstrate excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills.

Must be able to work well within a fast-paced environment and have a proven ability to manage sales responsibilities.

Computer literacy with advanced skills in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Experience with CRM software

The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Sales, Nestle Health Science