Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a diverse and decentralized pharmaceutical company that is committed to focusing on our key stakeholders while delivering consistently high performance. Our values provide the overall direction for our company, and provide us with the tools necessary to rise to any challenge by leveraging our collective hard work and effort along with our unwavering competitive spirit. These values help us set goals based on our organization’s potential and what we hope it will become.
This position has the unique opportunity to accelerate the growth of the B+L Vision Care business through the management of our Strategic Accounts channel. The Strategic Account Manager (SAM) is responsible for prospecting new Strategic Account groups by leveraging B+Ls innovative and diverse product portfolio. Additionally the (SAM) will manage an existing portfolio of Strategic Accounts by developing and managing the cross-functional relationship between Sales, Brand and Customer Marketing, CSI , Customer Service and other key B+L departments to analyze, develop, and implement business plans for each of our Strategic Accounts partners. Manage execution of account specific strategy, programs, logistics, processes or tactics that contribute to the growth of B+L sales and share. These programs / strategies include:
Launch new products.
Leverage account resources (Co-op, Growth Programs, Custom Signage, Fit Sets) to grow sales and share.
Ensure strategies are integrated and executed at field level, through VTM co-travels, providing relevant data and participation in field sales conference calls and meetings. Expectations for time in field with VTMs and customers are 60-days per year.
Effectively communicate account strategies to the field sales team while keeping sales and sales management informed on all aspects of the business.
Manage communication with our Strategic Accounts to ensure headquarter alignment and in store execution of agreed upon strategies.
Serve as point person to facilitate and influence relationships with cross-level customer personnel throughout all Strategic Account organizations, to ensure effective account management, customer service, utilizing analytical and consultative skills to understand key Strategic Account objectives. This includes: sales volume quota, customer defined performance metrics, category management initiatives, regional strategies, promotional program coordination, productivity and ROI.
The Strategic Account Manager will be responsible for managing and aligning all support resources for these customers, including EDI, VMI, category management, and promotion management. Will also be responsible for the effective management and maximization of the P&L for their customer base, including pricing programs, cooperative fund management and sales execution. This position requires excellent analytical skills and forecasting acumen to provide accurate and timely reporting on key metrics such as consumption projections, ROI versus resources deployed, key competitive insights, market trends and new product opportunities. Update internal materials via the SIC. This includes:
% of time
Development/execution of strategy for the B&L Business 40
Develop and maintain business plans
Quarterly and Annual Sales Forecasting
Utilizing cross functional relationships
Co-travels with VTMs
Account Management 40
Develop and influence cross-level relationships to drive customer intimacy
Resource Management 20
Management/alignment of support resources
Co-Op, pricing programs, TBD
ROI and key performance data communications.
+achieve sales and share goals
Education: Bachelor's Degree Required
7+ years sales experience ( Strategic Accounts experience preferred) with documented sales success
Demonstrated ability to understand and successfully manage account level P&L’s, including revenue, profitability and budgets
Experience working in a highly matrixed environment requiring the ability to collaborate, and influence across functions
Comprehensive knowledge of retail channels, professional sales and marketing, brand strategies and competitive products.
Proven ability to operate and influence cross functionally
Demonstrated capability in driving initiatives across company/franchises
Thorough understanding of sales and marketing, business trends and consumer dynamics
Excellent project and time management skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent leadership and team interaction skills to allow for maximum influence on key stakeholders
Demonstrated analytical, collaborative, and consultative abilities
Valeant is an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.