Kyowa Kirin North America is hiring a

CNS Sales Specialist - San Francisco CA

San Francisco, United States

Kyowa Kirin is a global specialty pharmaceutical company that applies state-of-the-art biotechnologies to discover and deliver novel medicines in four areas of unmet need: oncology, nephrology, immunology and CNS/movement disorders. The North America organization includes three offices (in New Jersey and California) that focus on drug discovery, product development, and commercialization. Together, we work as a close-knit team to understand clinical needs and advance innovations that can have a profound impact on patient lives.

Job Purpose

The CNS Sales Specialist is responsible for the promotion, sales and continuous support of Kyowa Kirin, Inc. products while achieving all territory sales goals in a compliant manner:

***This territory will cover:  San Francisco, CA , San Jose CA , Monterey CA

 Key Responsibilities:
  • Appropriately address customer needs and deliver on sales targets.
  • Call points for this position will be neurologists specializing in movement disorders
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with doctors, medical staff and health care professionals in offices, hospitals and clinics to promote and support Company products
  • Provide approved messaging and product information to key decision makers and stakeholders within the CNS setting
  • Demonstrates effective territory management and selling competencies
  • Demonstrate value of our products
  • Maintain high knowledge levels of product, competitor and market information
  • High level of understanding of integrated health systems, Payer access and Hub/SP.
  • Develop ongoing business plans for the territory
  • Complete timely and accurate administrative tasks including call reporting, expense reporting, compliance submissions
  • Ensure compliance with all federal and state regulations and follows Kyowa Kirin, Inc.’s guidelines
  • Represent Kyowa Kirin, Inc. in a professional, compliant, ethical and effective manner

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Three years prior successful specialty pharmaceutical sales experience
  • Documented successful experience selling in an integrated health system environment 
  • Demonstrated clinical selling skills and business acumen in complex selling environment
  • History of building and influencing customer relationships and goal achievement
  • Demonstrated ability to sell in a complex reimbursement (Managed Care) environment
  • Proven track record of consistent, high performance in role
  • Must live in the geography

Physical Requirements:

  • Travel required and may include overnights within assigned territory
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license that is in good standing with the State in which it was issued

KKNA and all of its employees have an obligation to act in accordance with the law and with integrity in all our operations and interactions

It is the policy of Kyowa Kirin North America, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, religion, creed, color, pregnancy, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or affection preference or citizenship status or any other category protected by law.

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Recruitment & Staffing Agencies

Kyowa Kirin does not accept agency resumes unless contacted directly by internal Kyowa Kirin Talent Acquisition. Please do not forward resumes to Kyowa Kirin employees or any other company location; Kyowa Kirin is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Annualized base salary ranges from $94,500 – $135,000 plus sales incentive; actual salaries will vary and may be above or below this range commensurate with various factors including but not limited to experience, education, training, and merit. 

This position is eligible for a company car through the Company’s FLEET program.

Kyowa Kirin provides a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Basic and Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Health Savings Account, Business Travel Insurance, Employee Assistance Programs
  • Pet Insurance
  • Retirement Savings 401k with company match and annual discretionary profit sharing
  • Well-Being and Work-Life Programs Including Gympass, Nutrition Counseling, , Volunteer Time Off, Flexible Work Arrangements, Parental Leave, Adoption Assistance, and TouchCare Insurance & Billing Support
  • Generous Paid Time Off, Sick Time, & Paid Holidays
  • Perks and Discounts with Tickets at Work and LifeMart
  • Reward & Recognition Programs
  • Career Development and Training 




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