Senior Manager / Associate Director of Sales Training

Jul 17, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
As a Sr. Manager/Associate Director, you will play an integral role in the commercial success of Omeros being a strategic leader, functional expert in training and development as well as a hands-on specialist/trainer. You will be primarily responsible for systematically creating a learning strategy and implementing the tactical plan ensuring that members of the Omeros sales teams execute strategic objectives around each brand.

As the chief architect designing a comprehensive strategic and practical learning strategy for all promoted products, you will be accountable to ensure the effective delivery and implementation of the training programs. Training programs will focus on building expertise in product and therapeutic knowledge, the payer and reimbursement landscapes, and advanced selling and account management skills.

To be successful, you will need to establish strong cross-functional relationships up down and across the organization collaborating with sales leadership, marketing, sales operations, payer access, medical affairs, compliance, and other internal functions.

Good things are happening at Omeros!

Come join our Sales Operation Team!

Who is Omeros?

True innovation requires the right people, and that's what we have at Omeros - smart, hard-working and creative individuals who collaborate and drive to achieve what has not yet been done. We see strength in diversity - diversity in thought, expertise and experience.

We have taken a similar approach in structuring our company. While many biotechs pursue a single therapeutic area or scientific platform, we are strategically building a deep and diverse pipeline of first-in-class small-molecule and antibody therapeutics. The strength of our scientific discoveries and exclusive intellectual property positions enable our pipeline programs to target highly promising receptors and enzymes that others have not been able to develop.

Although cutting across a wide and diverse range of disorders and therapeutic indications - some orphan, others large-market and many for which there are no approved treatments - all of our drugs on the market and in development target critical unmet needs to improve the lives of patients in meaningful ways.

What are your job responsibilities?

Your responsibilities in this position will include:

  • New Product Launch Preparation & Planning
You will be the subject matter expert on the Omeros product, its therapeutic class, customer dynamics and the market landscape. Collaborating closely with new product's marketing team, you will identify key elements and define the selling process for pending launch product(s) and work in partnership with the marketing team to determine sales call strategies. This will include designing and implementing a multi-faceted, comprehensive launch training plan for the field sales organizations.

  • New Hire Sales Training Process
Your goal will be to ensure new field sales hires are well trained and able to demonstrate compelling sales abilities upon completion of the process. This will include assessing current new sales force member on-boarding and the initial training process, improving and standardizing the new hire model to a best-in-class approach and developing the field sales training curriculum for the company's product portfolio.

Other responsibilities will include measuring and reporting on training effectiveness of the new hire training process, creating, organizing and leading/facilitating/conducting sales training sessions, and coaching field sales personnel.

  • Training & Development Content
Your role will include being the subject matter expert related to disease state, product and competitive landscape for all products as well as acting as the project owner and content manager for all sales training curriculum. This includes creating and maintaining a best-in-class training platform and managing vendor relations including work outputs of external vendors and partners.

Working with the marketing teams and sales leadership, you will ensure the training content supports goals and is accurate and up-to-date for all training needs. You will also work in partnership with key stakeholders in the promotional review process ensuring all relevant materials are approved.

  • On-going Skill Development
Cultivating relationships with field sales, you will be proactively assessing knowledge/capability gaps and crafting solutions to close the gaps while providing sales leadership and marketing with a clear understanding of field needs to support product positioning, address competitive promotional efforts and evaluate the success of various communication tools in establishing training initiatives that translate to strategy.

Additionally, you will support the delivery/facilitation of learning and development interventions, design and develop training for application workshops at sales meetings and manage the field sales team's participation in training programs managed elsewhere within the company (compliance, SOP's).

What education and experience do you need?

  • You will need a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 7 years of customer-facing experience (sales, key account management, payer/patient access) in the biopharma industry is required (position level will depend on experience as well as skills and knowledge)
  • Previous experience in orphan drug markets in reimbursement and/or payer and patient access functions is highly desirable
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a formal full-time biopharma industry training role, preferably at a manager or higher level, that included responsibility for curriculum development and training delivery with a demonstrated track record of delivering quality and innovative training solutions in an adult learning environment is required
  • Experience in developing and executing new product launch training plans is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning principles, group behavior, motivational theories, selling techniques, and communication techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)
  • Demonstrated ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) is essential
  • Demonstrated organizational, project management and analytical skills, and attention to detail are required
  • Excellent customer service skills as well as the ability to work in a team environment are essential
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with management, peers and subordinates
  • Integrity
  • Lifting between 20 - 25 pounds may be required
If you have the experience, skills and knowledge we are seeking, we'd love to hear from you! This is an exciting opportunity for the right person!

Omeros is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.

It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation to anyone with a disability who needs assistance completing the job application process. If you need assistance, you can either send an e-mail to or contact Omeros, asking for Human Resources, at (206) 676-5000.