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Strategic Account Manager, Oncology (Plains Region)

Innomar Strategies

Innomar Strategies

Sales & Business Development
Remote · Colorado, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Our team members are at the heart of everything we do. At Cencora, we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures, and every person here is essential to us being able to deliver on that purpose. If you want to make a difference at the center of health, come join our innovative company and help us improve the lives of people and animals everywhere. Apply today!

What you will be doing

The Strategic Account Manager is responsible for the ongoing strategic business relationship between Cencora and various numbers of customers of varying size; responsible for increased revenues and profits with existing and proposed customers.

This role will support accounts in the Northwestern United States, including Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. The selected candidate must reside within this geography.

  • Consults with customer to create profitable business strategies taking into account such factors as customer's vision and goals, current results by category/program and compliance with Cencora programs and services.

  • Organizes timely RFP process for effective contract renewals.

  • Creates potential customer interest using Cencora's solution selling process and establishes trust through the creation and communication of value propositions.

  • Resolves customer issues, identifies root cause, and takes steps to prevent similar issues from arising in the future.

  • Partners with segment sales directors and their account managers in developing the regional chains managed by the Strategic Accounts Team.

  • Develops and implements strategic sales and marketing plans to accommodate national and regional business goals.

  • Reviews market analysis to determine customer needs and pricing schedules.

  • Gathers information, analyzes and develops strategies concerning dynamics that may affect the business relationship, such as changes in customer ownership or new affiliations, current market share and targets of opportunities for new growth, customers' changing requirements, competitor strengths and weaknesses, and continually communicates these strategies internally using verbal discussion and written business plans.

  • Represents ABC at trade association meetings.

  • Responsible for delivering sales presentations to key customers.

  • Provides feedback, industry knowledge and specific recommendations to Corporate on programs, policies, products and prices.

  • Maintains strong customer relationships; seeks new and increased business opportunities.

  • Monitors and analyzes reports and data which are used consistently throughout Cencora for measuring profitability growth of regional chain sales; develops and implements strategies to insure continued success of that growth.

  • Must be willing to work extended hours, as needed, in order to meet sales objectives; must be willing to travel extensively.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

What your background should look like

Requires broad training in fields such as business administration, accountancy, sales, marketing, computer sciences or similar vocations generally obtained through completion of a four year bachelor's degree program. Normally requires six (6) years directly related and progressively responsible experience preferably in the healthcare industry

  • Working knowledge of pharmaceutical distribution with emphasis in specific segment sales

  • Thorough knowledge of Cencora products, programs, and services

  • Working knowledge of sales management, sales planning and goal setting, successful strategic and consultative selling techniques, and related information

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, for the purpose of preparing reports and disseminating information

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to develop and maintain cooperative working and business relationships

  • Strong presentation skills; ability to train others

  • Ability to interpret financial data of chain sales and develop successful strategies to deal with financial issues that are identified

  • Ability to interpret industry trends and competitive information and develop strategies and tactics to respond to changes in the marketplace

  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills

  • Strong creativity skills; focused and disciplined

  • Good understanding of Customer Value Chain

  • Working knowledge of computers necessary to operate effectively with company systems and programs


What Cencora offers

We provide compensation, benefits, and resources that enable a highly inclusive culture and support our team members’ ability to live with purpose every day. In addition to traditional offerings like medical, dental, and vision care, we also provide a comprehensive suite of benefits that focus on the physical, emotional, financial, and social aspects of wellness. This encompasses support for working families, which may include backup dependent care, adoption assistance, infertility coverage, family building support, behavioral health solutions, paid parental leave, and paid caregiver leave.

To encourage your personal growth, we also offer a variety of training programs, professional development resources, and opportunities to participate in mentorship programs, employee resource groups, volunteer activities, and much more.

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Full time

Salary Range*

$95,800 - 147,620

*This Salary Range reflects a National Average for this job. The actual range may vary based on your locale. Ranges in Colorado/California/Washington/New York State-specific locations may be up to 10% lower than the minimum salary range, and 12% higher than the maximum salary range.

Affiliated Companies:

Affiliated Companies: International Physician Networks LLC

Equal Employment Opportunity

Cencora is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or membership in any other class protected by federal, state or local law.

The company’s continued success depends on the full and effective utilization of qualified individuals. Therefore, harassment is prohibited and all matters related to recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, promotions and transfers comply with equal opportunity principles and are non-discriminatory.