Regional Account Manager - Central/West

Location
Chicago, IL, United States
Posted
Mar 21, 2019
Ref
15609BR
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

Summary:
The Regional Account Manager (Upper Mid-West), reports to Director, Managed Markets National Accounts. This role is responsible for developing key relationships with target regional strategic healthcare payers as well as select IPAs, IDNs and ACOs in the Upper Mid-West geography. This position will maintain account management to attain key objectives for the Regeneron product portfolio. The position will be responsible for implementing short- and long-term business initiatives to ensure appropriate coverage, coding, payment within the specific managed market segments and for communicating these items with field sales team on an on-going basis. The regional account manager will work closely with the national account manager for business planning and strategy and field sales pull through in the overlapping geographies.

Responsibilities:

• Assess product positioning within each targeted payer and channel customer. When appropriate, take action to move payer decisions in a direction that continues to open access to patient care.

• Assess product positioning and develop strategic plans for regional channel customers who may include select commercial payers, IDNs, IPAs, ACOs and other account targets as defined by Market Access leadership.

• Cross-functional collaboration with National Account Managers, Market Access counterparts (RBMs and Directors), field team partners (RDs/MSs and Director Strategic Accounts) and internal corporate partners to ensure appropriate market coverage and support.

• In concert with NAM and Director, develop short and long term business planning, for regional accounts, that addresses overall divisional, corporate and brand initiatives and goals. Work with Director to assess process and track progress.

• Assess competitive market landscape and opportunities for improved or expanded market penetration and adoption.

• Focus on a vertical integration plan within all targeted regional accounts, which includes payer Medical/Pharmacy and Purchasing Directors (clinical and administrative), case managers, and other medical management team members. In addition, efforts should include working with regional affiliates in executing pull-through strategies from corporate partners.

• Work closely with Managed Markets stakeholders to assist in segment support, which includes Managed Markets strategic imperatives implementation, brand initiative planning and strategy pull-through, RBM and trade team collaboration for segment support, while ensuring optimal pull through effectiveness for all patient support and access programs.

• Reporting of progress in regional accounts through call reporting management business plan updates to Director of National accounts, on a quarterly basis.

• Monitor, track and improve key performance indicators as identified by scorecard metrics.

• Work harmoniously with Commercial teams to assure adherence to all compliance guidelines.

• Effectively implement and manage all programs as directed by Market Access leadership, including providing input to Managed Markets Marketing to assist in the development of segment marketing programs and tools.

• Provide frequent market segment updates to Commercial leadership and functional area partners. Map important provider and regional payer trends, and current Managed Markets landscape, competitive intelligence, and positioning, to the overall strategic initiative and pull-through outcomes of the Managed Markets Access Team.

• Subject matter expert to support all functional area partners. Collaborate closely with other stakeholders within Regeneron Commercial team to ensure consistent exchange of important payer information and field messaging.

• Implement strategies and tactics to support appropriate product placement and reimbursement (coverage, coding, payment and patient access) across Managed Markets and regional payer customers.

• Create clear messages for dissemination to RBMs and Sales partners on important payer trends, reimbursement changes, and billing requirements that will affect product utilization.

• Represent the Managed Markets organization at identified regional payer organizations and other industry associations or entities.

• Manage expenses within assigned budgetary allocations to ensure operational margin goals are achieved.

Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree and/or Master's degree from an accredited college or university

• 8+ years of "progressive" industry/relevant professional experience; including strong knowledge of reimbursement, IPA/IDN/ACO organizational structure.

• Managed Markets experience with regional commercial payers and/or experience calling on IPAs, IDNs or ACOs.

• Demonstrated knowledge of payer decision-making for policy, coverage, coding and patient access to existing and new products.

• Demonstrated knowledge of assigned payer reimbursement process with focus on buy-and-bill, self-injectables, and specialty products.

• Exceptional communication skills that include verbal, written and presentation abilities.

• Effective negotiation skills with examples of results.

• Demonstrated problem-solving capabilities through strategic planning.

• Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.

• Effective consultative and networking capabilities through account selling experience.

• Ability to skillfully negotiate in tough situations with both internal and external customers, while working within an ever-changing payer, managed markets and corporate environment.

• Critical skill set to successfully collaborate with account teams through collaboration with other members across all commercial business and field groups to improve overall strategic planning and pull-effectiveness.

• Proven ability to work independently, adhere to specific timelines, deliver on administrative responsibilities, and execute business planning and initiatives.

• Demonstrated effectiveness operating in a field-based position at multiple levels.

• Proven project management skills (leading without authority), with the ability to handle multiple tasks with multiple partners.

• Ability to accommodate 50 -70% travel depending on home-base.

• This position supports the Upper Mid-West (MN, MI, IL).

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

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Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.