District Manager - Gulf Coast - New Orleans, LA | Biospace
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District Manager - Gulf Coast

Depomed, Inc.

New Orleans, LA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

City New Orleans
State Louisiana [LA]
Title District Manager - Gulf Coast
Job ID 998XX
Date Added 8/22/2017
Department Sales


The District Sales Manager (DSM) is responsible for managing the activities and performance of a specialty sales team, which includes the compliant promotion of Nucynta ER, Nucynta and Zipsor within an assigned geographic region. The DSM is responsible for the District meeting and/or exceeding sales targets and market share.

Essential Functions
•Demonstrates clear and thorough understanding of the CNS and Pain marketplace; relevant competitive products and the disease area
•Demonstrates a working knowledge of how to shape their business strategically and sets the model for the execution with the District while operating within an assigned budget
•Demonstrates strong leadership skills, which includes an ability to pull-through the Company vision, create team culture, manage Specialist performance, develop and motivate people and teams
•Demonstrates core product's clinical attributes, forge valuable customer relationships and achieve sales quota
•Explore and develop new relationships and effectively maintain existing relationships with key contacts and KOL’s across the customer base
•Actively facilitates the growth and development of team members based on their needs, motivation and business requirements
•Works collaboratively by serving as a resource and by leveraging the expertise of others
•Recruits, selects and develops individuals with the talent necessary to achieve competitive superiority in the market.
•Serve as a role model for best-in-class Compliance and hold the District accountable for Compliance by ensuring all practices within the District are compliant with the Depomed Code of Conduct, PhRMA Code, OIG Guidelines, PDMA Policies and Procedures and all other applicable laws, regulations, policies & procedures.


•Bachelor’s degree (Majors preferred – Sciences, Business, Healthcare Fields
•Minimum of 5 years of previous specialty Pharma sales, biotech sales or medical device sales, including strong results-oriented technical sales experience. Experience preferred in the areas of CNS and Pain Management.
•Experience building and leading high performance teams.
•Large account management experience is highly preferred along with the ability to create and execute strategic business plans
•Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, and database applications.
•Ability to travel (may include overnight travel).
•Should reside in territory geography or be willing to relocate.
•Valid Driver's License and an acceptable driving record.
•Authorization and ability to drive a Company leased vehicle or authorized rental vehicle.

Physical Requirements:
•Ability to operate a motor vehicle
•Ability to travel via airplane
•Ability to sit for long periods of time
•Ability to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal.
•Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
•Standing: Remaining upright on the feet.
•Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust
•Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position of up to 20 lbs. on occasion

Mental Requirements
•Ability to prepare and analyze data and figures
•Ability to understand, remember and apply oral and written instructions
•Ability to organize and prioritize own works schedule
•Ability to apply common sense in performing job
•Ability to understand and follow instructions

About Us

Depomed, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat pain and other central nervous system conditions. Founded in 1995, Depomed has successfully executed on strategy of acquiring, integrating and growing differentiated therapeutic products and building each into a strong market presence. The result is a broad portfolio of pain and neurology specialty pharmaceuticals currently comprised of five FDA-approved products. These include Gralise® for the management of Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN), Cambia® for the acute treatment of migraine attacks, Zipsor® for the relief of mild to moderate acute pain, Lazanda® for the management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients and our most recent addition, the company’s flagship asset, the NUCYNTA® franchise.

Acquired in April 2015 and re-launched in June 2015, the NUCYNTA franchise includes NUCYNTA® ER for the extended management of pain, including neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and NUCYNTA® for immediate management of moderate to severe acute pain in adults.

Depomed also has successfully developed and licensed its unique drug-delivery technology, Acuform®. This patented oral-delivery technology allows for the targeted, extended release of pharmaceutical compounds into the upper gastrointestinal tract. The company’s Acuform technology is currently being used in four marketed drugs, including Gralise.

Depomed’s successful execution on strategy and has resulted in solid product revenue growth over the past three years. Located in Newark, California in the East Bay of San Francisco, Depomed is listed on the NASDAQ market under the ticker DEPO and employs approximately 500 people, of which approximately 350 are part of the Commercial organization.

Depomed is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.