Vifor Pharma is currently undergoing unprecedented growth, portfolio expansion and diversification.
This is a truly unique opportunity to take a seat in the launch team with a leadership focus (people management) for our latest product in the rare disease arena.
The Commercial Lead represents the RDBU leadership team in-country, ensuring localization of strategic execution, delivering patient uptake and sales, leading annual tactical plan and results monitoring. Acting as front line manager of RD KAMs to manage day-to-day operations and to ensure alignment with Affiliate GM core teams and key functions
Manage and lead team of RD KAMs for UK
Ensure execution of Global brand strategy aligned with nationwide account plan, aligning business operations in concert with Medical Lead
Design and implement value-adding digital projects
Achieve targets and long term growth through service and product optimization which contributes to improved patient journeys in alignment with Vifor Pharma´s code of conduct and the strictest ethical, compliance and legal standards
Ensures HCP and all target customers have accurate information which can be reflected in guidelines
Contributes to the improvement of patient journeys within an account eco system
Acts as the voice of the customer to the 3M team to create value-adding materials and services
Partners with the HCP, key customers and internal access team to provide the evidence required to optimise the patient journey
Drives consent and Opt ins
Builds and constantly develops in depth knowledge and expertise in key therapeutic areas
Shares experience with other regions and management team
Works 80% of time in focus TA’s
Key point of contact for all customers / centres of expertise (CoEs) within the region and is accountable for the success of the product in the assigned accounts
1. Achieving patient-driven goals:
Act as an ambassador for Vifor Pharma’s commitment to innovation,
Identifies pain points and barriers to and within, the Patient Journey and works with the customer to address and overcome them, ensuring best possible outcomes for patients and families
Identifies where the customer experience can be improved and makes the improvements
Assists HCP’s with identifying suitable patients, improving the lives of patient with severe, chronic and/or rare diseases
Secure funding and DSE needed at the hospital level for the product.
Build and maintain important relationships with key decision makers involved in care delivery and can educate and promote on Vifor Pharma RDBU services (as relevant to the market).
2. Business planning:
Create KOL maps, map patient flow and building strategies to eliminate / minimize hurdles within the hospital and builds up strong networks between stakeholders
Uses all data sources to develop and execute an effective account plan (patient identification/selection, choice of therapeutic options, budget allocation, and care coordination with patient support programme) for maximizing performance, adherence and ensuring stakeholder needs are addressed
Works with the customer to identify and remove barriers to patient access
Maps and builds relationships with HCP experts outside the hospital environment
Drive patient identification and market development, by building and executing against account specific plans. Continuously assess sales opportunities within accounts to maintain/grow the business.
3. Leveraging and coordinating resources:
Collaborates with Marketing, Medical and Market Access teams to gain expert support for projects
Optimizes strong customer relationships to influence and gain support from the wider customer group
Strategically network within the cross-functional team to segment and prioritize RD-Vasculitis CoEs (e.g. developing work processes & communication streams) to ensure patients have product access
Minimum 8 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry
Strong scientific/medical knowledge at Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Has worked in a role with a substantial Medical and/or Market Access component
Ability to engage, connect and build partnerships with customer remotely.
Strong customer focus: demonstrated ability of creating win-win partnerships
Project Management where tangible success has been achieved
Enjoys the blend of homeworking & being in the heart of a Clinical setting
Mastery in influence mapping and using customer influence to gain credibility for projects
Proven competency in securing funding and healthcare process understanding locally for hospital and retail administered products
Passionate about rare disease, strong drive and desire for success, result-orientated with proactive cross-functional collaborative approach
Strong analytical as well as organizational ability, professional presence, self-confidence, self-driven, and a positive attitude
Excellent communication skills in English
Leadership of KAM Teams
Worked in a role where you have assessed and made trade-offs between accounts
Experience with optimising products and services to benefit the appropriate patients
A role where solid understanding of local healthcare market has driven success
Demonstrated innovative service ideas to improve patient outcomes
Currently in rare disease role or specialty experience and established local networks in high unmet need, auto-immune or renal disease areas
Die Vifor Pharma Gruppe ist ein globales Spezialitäten-Pharmaunternehmen. Sie hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, globale Marktführerin in den Bereichen Eisenmangel, Nephrologie und kardiorenale Therapien zu werden. Das Unternehmen ist der bevorzugte Partner für Pharmaprodukte und innovative, patientenorientierte Lösungen. Die Vifor Pharma Gruppe will Patienten mit schweren und chronischen Krankheiten auf der ganzen Welt dabei helfen, ein Leben in besserer Gesundheit zu führen. Das Unternehmen entwickelt, produziert und vermarktet pharmazeutische Produkte für eine optimale Patientenversorgung. Die Vifor Pharma Gruppe nimmt in allen ihren Kerngeschäften eine führende Position ein und besteht aus folgenden Unternehmen: Vifor Pharma, Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (ein gemeinsam mit Fresenius Medical Care geführtes Unternehmen); und OM Pharma.
Die Vifor Pharma Gruppe hat ihren Hauptsitz in der Schweiz und ist an der Schweizer Börse (SIX Swiss Exchange, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348) kotiert.