Abbott Sales - Clinical Specialist, RD - Pediatric Nutrition (Houston, TX) in Houston, Texas
At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.
At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.
Founded in 1903 and restructured to focus on innovative nutrition products, the company that evolved into Abbott Nutrition built its reputation on nutritional excellence through solid scientific advances. We are a worldwide leader in nutrition science, research, and development.
Abbott Nutrition is a division of Abbott, the global, broad-based health care company. Every day, our global team of scientists is working hard to discover and develop nutritional and related health care products that advance the quality of life for people of all ages.
Health care professionals and their patients trust us to provide cutting-edge nutrition products that meet changing nutrition needs. And we deliver on their expectations—providing a vast array of nutritional and therapeutic products that help babies and children grow, work to keep bodies strong, and support the unique needs of patients with chronic illnesses.
We are behind some of the world's most trusted names in pediatric, adult, and healthy living nutritional product brands such as:
Similac® Advance®, Similac Expert Care® Alimentum®, and Similac® Soy Isomil® in infant formulas
PediaSure® and Pedialyte® for children
Ensure® and ZonePerfect® for active adults
Glucerna® for people with diabetes
EAS® for elite athletes and fitness enthusiasts
The Clinical Specialist is responsible for moving decision-making customers to action to include early nutrition intervention in initiatives that will change system clinical practice.
The Clinical Specialist will interface with key healthcare customers to drive strategies and programs and will provide technical and scientific support for Abbott Nutrition concepts.
Day to day activities may include but are not limited to the following:
Conduct clinically- and evidence- based business meetings or presentations with targeted customer call points with the intent of driving change in practice and the way nutrition intervention is incorporated into patient care.
Initiate contact with, and maintain relationships with the C-Suite and hospital owned physician groups in targeted accounts. Build and leverage relationships with key decision makers within targeted accounts to maintain, grow and gain business.
Coordinate and lead communication/collaboration among Field Sales Force in targeted accounts.
Maintain membership(s) in professional organizations and participate in key conferences or meetings for networking, leveraging relationships and expanded educational opportunities.
Effectively engage with customers, key opinion leaders and sales force to drive educational messaging on major pediatric nutrition brand initiatives across the portfolio.
Utilize promotional and non-promotional materials and clinical studies to effectively communicate the clinical and scientific benefits of Abbott Nutrition products to targeted healthcare professionals.
Deliver nutrition science related information and lectures to customers and external key opinion leaders to support business strategy.
Stay current on standards of care and nutrition practice as it relates to Abbott Nutrition strategy and maintain up-to-date knowledge of current scientific literature and healthcare reform to drive existing business as well as innovation across Abbott Nutrition platforms.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of competitive products, sales messages, key competitive features and benefits and how this relates to Abbott Nutrition line of products. Skills and requirements
Must possess a minimum of a BS/BA (MS or PhD preferred) degree and have clinical experience as Registered Dietitian in the Acute Care Hospital setting and a minimum 5 years of relevant productive & progressive experience.
Direct experience in a level 3-4 NICU, experience with infant nutrition
Ability to interface with highly clinical customers and must possess excellent oral and written communication skills as well as strong and persuasive presentation
Proven ability to work on own initiative and collaboratively in a team environment on multiple tasks is required.
Ability to work constructively and decisively with external and internal customers and key opinion leaders.
Strong understanding of the healthcare environment.
Sales experience preferred.
Territory: covers two districts- Houston and Birmingham. The territory includes Houston, TX metroplex and major cities in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi
Travel: min 40% - approx. overnights 2 nights/every other week for Birmingham district and local travel covering Houston district. (2-3 meetings a year) - regional meetings, annual sales meeting, conference, district meetings.
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