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Key Account Specialist - Rare Diseases

£competitive | South East, East of England/Home Counties |  Hospital Sales, Key Account Manager |  Permanent  | Ref:886564



Elaine Plunkett

Which team do you work in?

I'm part of the Sales and Marketing team

Which area do you specialise in?

Pharma Sales and Key Account Managers in London, the South, South West, and South Wales.

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?

By speaking and meeting with candidates on a regular basis to keep up-to-date with new products and projects. 

What's your favourite film and why? 

There are too many good films to mention just one! Some noteable ones are Looking for Sugarman, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and It's a Wonderful Life! Although these days I spend more of my time watching Disney Princess films with my daughters. 

If you could invent one thing what would it be? 

It's cliched but a cure for all child ailments.

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent? 

I call it being refreshingly honest. 


The Role

Rare disease Key Account Manager, Medium sized Rare Disease Company, South East including London, £competitive


The Company

We are working with a medium sized specialised Pharma Company that promotes a range of products within a variety of specialist therapy areas, many of which are prescribed on a 'named patient basis'. They have a highly autonomous working environment and promote an ethical and innovative sales approach with exciting projects being implemented across their portfolio.


The Role

As a Key Account Specialist, you will be promoting a range of products across a number of specialist therapy areas; Renal, Hepatology, Paediatrics, Haematology within the Home Counties, East Anglia, London and South-East area.

  • You will adopt an account management approach across your territory and your customers will be: Secondary care, patient organisations and health service executives.

  • You will be required to work cross functionally, liaising with the sales team, marketing and medics in order to promote a highly specialist range of products within a clinically complex rare disease environment.

  • You will be required to build and maintain strong relationships with Key Opinion Leaders across your territory with the aim of employing them for agreed promotional objectives.



  • You will be a high performing Key Account Manager that is experienced in dealing with complex clinical and funding decisions.

  • You will have a comprehensive understanding of the New NHS and be able to account plan and prioritise accordingly, setting short, medium and long-term goals in line with the marketing strategy.

  • You will be collaborative and able to work within a small team and share best practise with your peers.

  • Rare disease experience is NOT COMPULSORY however experience in a niche area (such as Haematology) would be beneficial

  • You need the drive and desire to work in a specialise area for a small, unique organisation.

  • You MUST have the ABPI.


What should you do next?

This Rare Disease Key Account Manager position is a great role and won't be around for long! So don't delay. If you are unsure and need some advice, give me a ring, otherwise just click apply, upload your CV and send, it's really that easy!

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there. Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.

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