Market Development Specialist, Structural Heart – MitraClip (Los Angeles/Orange County)

Abbott Laboratories
Published
June 29, 2021
Location
Pleasanton, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of Structural Heart disease.  We aim to lead the markets we serve by requiring the solutions we offer customers provide an improved benefit/risk profile as compared to existing standards of care; a performance threshold that by definition, guides and ensures the productive output of our engineering, business development, and clinical research efforts result in outcomes that advance the standard of care.

Our MDS will promote and support Abbott Structural Heart through developing strategies and plans to assist Sales Representatives (Area Managers, or AM) to meet or exceed sales goals for assigned territory through therapy awareness and market development activities. Role includes therapy educations and case coverage within a defined territory. Proactively support AM to identify opportunities and challenges within existing and potential accounts, while assisting in the achievement of business goals and increased sales revenue. Exhibits clinical competency relevant to MitraClip therapy and mitral regurgitation disease state. Builds strong relationships and collaborate with healthcare providers in therapy awareness efforts to grow the Mitral Regurgitation patient treatment pool among cardiologists, heart-failure specialists, cardiac surgeons, and interventional cardiologists in the territory’s catchment area.  When appropriate, provide support necessary to facilitate patient treatment at a MitraClip implant center.  Stay informed on market dynamics and competitive activity relative to therapy.

WHAT YOU’LL DO 

  • Partner with Account Manager to develop establish strategic pathways and account objectives to expand the MR patient pool and deliver procedural and sales growth.

  • Ensure a firm grasp of account activity, current and historical performance to establish joint strategy to educate physicians about MR and MitraClip therapy.

  • Effectively direct physician behavior in a clinical setting.

  • Initiate and effectively manage therapy awareness education activities or events targeting referring clinicians.    

  • Meet with existing and potential clients to identify clinical needs, goals, and constraints related to patient care and economic models to provide creative and feasible solutions. Build relationships in various hospital departments (Echo Lab, valve coordinator, surgery, cardiology Directors, Hospital Administrator, etc.).

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING 

Required 

  • BS/BA or equivalent experience required. 

  • 2-6 years of field clinical experience in medical device industry, preference for cardiovascular and structural heart clinical acumen. 

  • Proven sales experience in medical device industry preferred (cardiovascular or structural heart).

Preferred 

  • Strong organizational, communication, and process skills to support business planning, forecasting, sales process, and inventory management.

  • Therapy awareness - Ability to create therapy awareness within and outside implanting centers to raise awareness and create / develop therapy education. Proactively connect referral community to implant centers to assist with therapy development. Facilitate echo education seminars and train / develop valve coordinators. Nurture new start-ups, including base therapy awareness within and outside the cardiology group.

WHAT WE OFFER  

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer: 

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance  

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans  

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs 

  • Paid time off  

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match 

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities 

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:  www.abbottbenefits.com  

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity. 

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal. 

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