Regional Sales Business Lead | South TX | Medical Device



Title:   Regional Sales Business Lead – Medical Device

Job #1400000Q, Kimberly-Clark Health Care

Location: person can sit in San Antonio, Houston or Austin

Function: Sales

Reports to: Zone VP Sales

Product Line:

Scope: South Texas

From brands such as Huggies® and Kleenex® to medical devices and workplace solutions, Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life. We hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries, but we’re not just changing diapers here. Our employees are changing the world for the better with innovative products that create new categories and push existing ones to a higher level. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark!

The primary responsibility of a Regional Business leader is to Coach, Teach and Develop his/her team to execute the revenue goals within the corporate business strategy.

The Regional Business Leader manages all sales activity for the
full l-Flow product portfolio within an assigned geography. This includes the setting of success criteria, up to and including Territory Business Plans for the regional sales team, providing leadership for achievement of goals for the regional sales team, forecasting of sales, implementing policies, and
maintaining budget. Directs and motivates the region’s sales personnel and works cross-functionally with other I-Flow sales regions and corporate departments to maximize sales efforts. Acts as a liaison between headquarters and field to ensure effective two-way communication (e.g., competitive intelligence) that will drive results. Establishes, defines and manages to a clear strategic direction and goal attainment targets for the regional sales team.

Roles and Responsibilities (fundamental job duties): 
Planning and Execution

• Coach and Develop team members to execute the established revenue goals within the framework of the corporate strategy.
• Provide Coaching and Development to assess the strengths & weaknesses of each employee and establish a plan for continuous improvement. Ensure that each employee has awareness of and access to the appropriate resources to continuously improve through the documented I-Flow Field Follow up Report and development plan.
• Develop, monitor and adjust (as needed) robust Territory Business Plans with members of the regional sales team
• Proactively communicate with the regional sales team on a weekly basis, including regular conference calls to assess sales leads and performance (and adjust as necessary). Conduct field ride-along visits to include 2 days per week with Territory Manager/Sales Representative and 1 day per week with Sales Associate and Clinical Specialists (where applicable); file Field Follow Up Reports for each visit.
• Fully understand and leverage tools, reports and analyses provided by analytics team.
Communicate promptly and clearly any misunderstanding around reporting and analyses.
Leverage (SFDC) to help regional sales team to effectively manage I-Flow sales cycle and harvesting leads.
• Effectively communicate business results to regional sales team and to senior management on a monthly basis, up to and including sales results and their drivers, best practices, risks, gap analyses, and budget adherence.
• Proactively monitor and report to Marketing and Senior Sales Management the issues affecting the region, including pricing, competitive pressures, distribution, talent, market / industry movements and other business and / or customer challenges that impact regional, and potentially, zone and national performance.
• Collaborate with our established recruitment partners to locate, screen and hire all sales personnel for the defined region of responsibility.
• Work with Human Resources to execute the onboarding and off boarding processes.
• Provide vital and timely feedback to Quality and Regulatory teams concerning customer, product, and quality issues.
• Oversee and guide execution of contract strategy for the region, up to and including individual accounts and local buying groups (IHNs).
• Take full responsibility for the training and education of regional sales team, assessing and working with appropriate internal parties to execute training in healthcare compliance, quality and regulatory rules and guidelines, hospital credentialing, corporate policies (e.g., expense management).
• Proactively maintain all administrative responsibilities, up to and including monthly business reports, performance reviews, talent review and calibration, expense reports.

Technical Skills 
• Demonstrated track record for sales growth and new business development.
• Strong Clinical knowledge and understanding of the features, benefits, and indications for use for medical devices.
• Deep understanding of, and proven success of leveraging, hospital organizational dynamics, including interrelationships between Clinicians, Materials Management, and Administration.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and sell to hospital administration on a program level.
• Proven experience in understanding mechanics of medical device contracts and pricing.
• Proficient computer skills for use with Email, PowerPoint, word processing and spreadsheets.

Soft Skills 
• Entrepreneurial in approach to the sales leadership role. Owns the approach and execution to regional business plans.
• Strategic thinker. Believes in taking a logical and comprehensive approach to the sales process. Builds and works from comprehensive regional sales plans. Able to work with complex issues and create long-term strategies.
• Comfortable in fast changing environments. Can look at issues from a fresh viewpoint and quickly adapt to changes created by the marketplace.
• Seeks ways to drive innovation into the region with unique and pioneering approaches.
• Solid business acumen.
• Has great presence and is a strong communicator. Uses language effectively to persuade others and build commitment for ideas and initiatives.
• Clearly defines expectations and articulates ideas, thoughts and views. Provides frank, direct and timely feedback to others. Results-oriented.
• Likes to be in charge and be influential. Is driven by achieving extraordinary results and leading others. Excellent aptitude for holding self and others accountable to a high standard of performance.

External Interface: 
• Customers & prospects including Surgeons, Nurses, Anesthesiologists, Residents, Physician’s Assistants, O.R. Technicians, Materials Managers, Procurement Directors, Pharmacy, and Hospital Administration including the CFO and CEO.
• Representation of Pre-fill or distribution providers.
Internal Interface: 
• Marketing, Business Analytics, Customer Service, Inside Sales, Human Resources, Leadership Development and Sales Training, R&D, members of K-C health care and other K-C divisions.

Interested? You can contact to receive more information on job #1400000Q  .   Sending your resume can allow a more intelligent discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree Required

At least 5 or more years’ experience in Medical Device Sales Management, with a proven track record of success

Strong leadership qualities

Proficient with MS Office Suite applications

Extensive in-field travel required

While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to travel extensively (50 – 80% per week on average).
Preferred Qualifications:

At least 8 or more years’ experience in the Medical Device Industry Preferred

Experience with orthopedics and/or surgical specialties is preferred

Hands on approach to sales strategy and execution

Demonstrated success coaching and developing talent

Provided by Kimberly-Clark: 
• Company Car
• Laptop
• Cell Phone
• Expenses

• Comprehensive Benefits Package



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