B. Braun

Specialist II, Neurosurgery

Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
Requisition ID
2021-18403
Company
Aesculap Inc
# of Openings
1
Category
Sales
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Site
Aesculap

Overview

Aesculap, Inc., a B. Braun company, is part of a 180-year-old global organization focused on meeting the needs of an ever-changing healthcare community. Through close collaboration with its customers, Aesculap provides advanced technologies for general surgery, neurosurgery and closure technologies. Aesculap continues a proud heritage of leadership and responsiveness as we strive to deliver products and services that improve the quality of patients’ lives.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

 

Responsible for contributing to the Company's strategic objectives of revenue growth, market leadership and quality customer service through the sale of Aesculap products to targeted accounts, and the development of new customers in assigned territory. Aids in exceeding established sales objectives. Represent Aesculap in providing clinical support to include troubleshooting and follow up with Hospital and Clinics. Works closely with customer in Operating Room (OR) during procedures. Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.

 

Responsibilities: Essential Duties:

 

  • Calls on current customers and prospects; provides technical, marketing, and administrative product information and demonstrations; quotes appropriate customer prices using online quoting system.
  • Particular focus on both contracted and noncontract accounts performing Neuro and or Spine surgery, spending approximately 80% of work time meeting with them - usually in a hospital operating room setting.
  • Represent Aesculap during surgical procedures by ensuring access to all necessary equipment and products required for the case, device selection, programming, implantation, and testing of all device systems.
  • Requires hand on demonstration and detailed in-servicing to ensure product use per Manufacturer’s IFU.
  • Providing technical product information for the best therapeutic outcome for patient.
  • Effectively explain advanced characteristics and features of Aesculap Neuro products to Operating Room staff & Surgeon.
  • Distinguished by additional specialized knowledge in breadth and/or depth, as well as record of success in sales.
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Work closely with customers in OR setting during medical procedures, flexible schedule to meet customer needs
  • Understand hospital buying process for implantable devices, including Capital Budget planning, Value Analysis department, and physician preference decisions.
  • Provide clinical support in surgeries, troubleshooting, and follow ups in hospitals and clinics
  • Responds to customer needs, requirements and problems in accordance with Company policy, acts as liaison between customer and Neuro Business Unit, Customer Service, and Credit departments at Aesculap.
  • Remains informed of new products and other general information of interest, communicates that information to customers in order to better support the clinical outcomes for patients; monitors and gathers information on competitive activity.
  • Strong ability to develop relationships with surgeons, hospital staff, and other appropriate personnel within Target accounts.
  • Schedule and conduct personalized sales demonstrations to the Surgeon; operating room staff; and sterile processing within assigned territory
  • Educate and train physicians; hospital personnel; and office staff on technical matters relating to our products
  • Build trust with target key opinion leaders.
  • Maintains account records and reports activities and submits as required by the Company.
  • Manages and submits sales expenses in accordance with budget and company policy.
  • Monitors, gathers, and submits information on competitor activity to manager.
  • Completes special projects as assigned.
  • Effectively manages personal sales sample inventory and ensure Setworld product is returned in a timely manner per company SOP.
  • Attends training sessions as assigned by Supervisor/Manager.
  • Must comply with applicable ISO and FDA regulations as stated in Quality Manual
  • Must embody the Company’s Vision, Mission and Values
  • Other duties may be assigned

 

Secondary or peripheral job functions:

 

  •  Must be able to travel domestically and internationally by air and car, and work occasional weekends. Must possess a valid government issued driver’s license and passport. Requires excellent written and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills in Windows, Lotus e-mail, Excel, Power Point, and word processing desirable.
  • This position requires the handling of instruments that may have been contaminated by blood or other bodily fluids. In compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, Aesculap will provide a safe working environment for all employees.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Qualifications

Expertise: Qualifications-Experience/Training/Education/Etc

 

Required:

 

  • B.A./B.S. required; preferably in business/marketing or biological/physiological sciences.
  • At minimum two years of previous sales experience, in the healthcare or business to business setting.
  • Account management skills, which include problem solving, customer relations, and budgeting activities.
  • Knowledge of the Operating Room environment preferred
  • Well-developed Consultative sales approach as must for success in this role
  • Established key relationships within the OR environment
  • Experience in conducting presentation of complex statistical and clinical data to surgeons and health executives with preference in the neurosurgery market
  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with and between customer key decision makers (Neurosurgeon, Neuro PAs, Nurse Practitioners and C Suite personnel)
  • Understanding of cranial anatomy preferred.

Language and mathematical skills; reasoning ability:

 

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. 

 

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

 

Reasoning Ability:

 

  • Ability to define problems, collect date, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

 

B. Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com..

 

Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.

Other

Responsibilities: Other Duties:

 

The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

 

Physical Demands:

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to fingers, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Must be able to offer flexible hours to meet customers scheduled due to the nature of products or services.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position could require the handling of instruments that may or may not have been contaminated by blood or other body fluids. In compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, Aesculap will provide a safe working environment for all employees. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Notices

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

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