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Immunology Clinical Specialist - Detroit North - United States  

UCB (company)

Posted on : 19 July 2017

Project Description

Are you passionate about selling, but want to make a difference to people’s lives? UCB is a solutions company treating not just diseases but individual people, enabling them to lead a fuller life.

Our patients inspire us to think laterally and generate exciting new ideas that can transform their future, and we need people with passion to deliver the resulting solutions to the market. Currently we’re looking for someone quite special – a sales-focused individual with empathy, who can develop a real understanding of our patient’s needs.

Position Description:

The Immunology Clinical Specialist (ICS) position is responsible for driving demand for the assigned product (CIMZIA Prefilled Syringe) by reinforcing the clinical features of the product and UCB value within an assigned territory; engaging and building relationships with clinical decision makers and office support staff to create the best experiences for patients living with severe immunologic diseases who are treated in the at-home care setting.


The Immunology Clinical Specialist will be required to demonstrate an excellence in core UCB Stakeholder Facing Competencies that lead to achievement of sales goals and objectives for at-home administered UCB product (CIMZIA Prefilled Syringe).



  • Medical, scientific and therapeutic area expertise
  • Health ecosystem awareness and shaping
  • Business and Financial Acumen
  • Patient Value Engagement
  • Strategic Planning
  • Gathering and Interpreting Information
  • Delivering Impactful Results
  • Leading Through Experience
  • Working Together



  • Attains sales goals and objectives by delivering at-home product volume (CIMZIA Prefilled Syringe) as well as other key accountabilities such as reach/frequency with assigned call plan stakeholders, collaborations with the Immunology Clinical Account Specialist and other members of the UCB Patient Value Team, in the assigned Territory.
  • Develops a strong understanding and awareness of the patient journey of care, including the unique needs of patients within the at-home care setting.
  • Works within the prioritized customer call plan to establish professional working relationships with HCP and support staff.
  • Offers an outstanding patient experience with our product by communicating clinical information on assigned UCB product (CIMIZA Prefilled Syringe) and relevant patient support services, to an audience of health care professionals and office staff involved in the decision-making process, to deliver a compelling product (CIMZIA Prefilled Syringe) value proposition for the care of at-home patients.
  • Establishes an understanding of the local ecosystems, including the payor environment, including pharmacy benefits; demonstrating the ability to successfully navigate the complexities of local care delivery systems and models, comprised of multiple payers, with varying degrees of restriction and barriers to patient access for the assigned UCB product (CIMZIA Prefilled Syringe).
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the competitive market place and drivers of prescriber decisions.
  • Demonstrates consistent application of the UCB Patient Value Strategy principles by establishing collaborative and team oriented working relationships, integrating with local UCB ecosystem business partners, in a matrix environment encompassing Field Reimbursement Managers, Immunology Clinical Account Specialist, Partnership Leads, Regional and National Account Executives and Medical Science Liaisons, as appropriate and in compliance with UCB policies, to ensure coordination and execution of shared accountabilities such as clinical discussions, product access, and advocacy strategies with targeted HCPs.
  • Knows when and how to bring in the right expertise at the right time from other UCB matrix roles based on the customer need or opportunity at hand, ensuring all engagement activities within an account are coordinated and all team members are informed.
  • Conducts account related activities such as profiling, call planning, reviewing UCB sales data, related to at-home administration with assigned stakeholders, to create an understanding of HCP practices regarding the treatment of patients in the at-home setting. 
  • Strategically manages all allocated resources such as financial/budgets, samples, access opportunities, home office resources.
  • Coordinates and supports promotional educational opportunities and programs intended to expand the knowledge of medical stakeholders and staff, such as peer-to-peer educational opportunities, in accordance with UCB policy.
  • Stays current with all UCB training.
  • Compliant with all UCB policies and approved messages; using only approved UCB sales materials and messages with HCPs, and other external stakeholders.

Qualifications Required: 

  • Bachelor's degree BA/BS
  • 5 years direct selling experience to healthcare professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotech, device or healthcare industry that has included:
  • Experience in reimbursement, including at-home administered products
  • Discussing therapeutic strategies to inform and influence decision makers
  • Developing and applying clinical and business expertise, and effective selling skills
  • Executing marketing strategies at the local level
  • Experience with injectable products
  • Demonstrated business and strategic planning skills to identify unique selling opportunities and adaptability to changing market conditions
  • Demonstrated understanding of managed care landscape and how it influences/impacts business
  • Strong verbal, influencing, presentation and written communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills and success working in teams
  • Resides within assigned geography







    Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in reimbursement
  • Experience with injectable biologics products
  • Biological product launch experience
  • Experience in calling on Gastroenterologists or Rheumatologists


    Licenses/Certifications:  Valid Driver License


    Travel Requirements:

  • Ability to drive and/or fly to meetings and client sites
  • Some overnight travel required 25-50%, depending on geographic assignment


UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company. We focus on discovering and developing innovative medicines and lateral solutions that can transform the everyday lives of people with severe diseases of the immune system – or the central nervous system.

With more than 7500 people in approximately 40 countries, UCB offers an exciting working environment where initiative can flourish and those with a ‘can-do’ attitude can thrive.  Scientific excellence, innovation, co-creation, lateral thinking, reinventing the way we do things…these are some of the key competencies we are constantly developing, and looking for, at UCB.

UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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