Sanofi Group Multiple Sclerosis Zone Business Associate Central in Chicago, Illinois

Genzyme has pioneered the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases for over 30 years. We accomplish our goals through world-class research, collaboration with the global patient community, and with the compassion and commitment of our employees. With a focus on rare diseases and multiple sclerosis, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the patients and families we serve. Genzyme's portfolio of transformative therapies, which are marketed in countries around the world, represent groundbreaking and life-saving advances in medicine. As a Sanofi company, Genzyme benefits from the reach and resources of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, with a shared commitment to improving the lives of patients.

Sanofi. an integrated global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, Innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme.

In this field-based, specialty sales position, the Zone Business Associate is responsible for the successful promotion of Genzyme’s portfolio of MS therapies in territories where additional resources/share of voice is required. Within a highly competitive marketplace, the ZBA will be called upon to successfully execute sales launch strategies to meet / exceed demand targets.

The ZBA will be responsible for covering a designated territory on a short-to medium term basis (e.g. period of weeks to months) where a business need for additional coverage has been identified (e.g. due to a vacancy or for other reasons). Geographic flexibility is a must, as ZBAs will be expected to spend 4-5 days each week in the territory they are covering, which could be anywhere in the United States.

The ZBA role offers the successful candidate an opportunity to hone his or her sales skills in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. ZBAs will have the opportunity to travel the country and work with various members of the Genzyme commercial organization. The ZBA role will report to the Zone Development Manager (ZDM)for their zone.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Educate targeted healthcare providers on the benefits of MS therapies within assigned territory or territories

  • Travel to assigned territory or territories during the assigned period of coverage for 4-5 days each week

  • Develop and communicate deep scientific understanding of MS, assigned, and competitive products within the MS marketplace

  • Cultivate and maintain long-term business relationships with key accounts and key opinion leaders within the MS community

  • Develop and implement a territory specific business plan and utilize all available resources to foster a successful sales environment and deliver on business unit objectives

  • Effectively convey complex clinical and reimbursement product information to key stakeholders in a highly competitive marketplace

  • Execute a customer centric needs based selling approach with targeted Healthcare Providers

  • Collaborate effectively with Thought Leader Liaisons, Area Business Managers, Business Relations Managers, Infusion Support Managers, Site Coordinators, Managed Markets, Medical Field and home office teams as required

  • Conduct promotional programs for both professional and patient audiences

  • Achieve and exceed assigned monthly, quarterly and annual sales targets

  • Attend local, regional and national meetings as directed

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS Degree Required, Degree in life sciences or business preferred; MBA a plus

  • 2+ years of sales experience with proven results; Pharmaceutical sales experience highly preferred, MS or specialty sales experience a plus

  • Must reside within Zone, and have the ability to travel extensively (upwards of 80% travel or more)

  • Geographic flexibility—able to travel to any geography within the United States on a weekly basis for a period of weeks to months with little advance notice

  • Valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply technical and scientific product-related information

  • Comfortable with change

  • Self-starter who can form relationships with new customers quickly

  • Excellent verbal communication skills

  • Strong collaboration skills and proven ability to work across multiple functions

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi, Empowering Life

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi, Empowering Life