Pharmaceutical Sales Customer Engagement - Los Angeles W, CA


Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. has launched a new customer engagement approach designed to better deliver on patient, caregiver and HCP expectations in an evolving healthcare environment. The new model is built around where patients get their care—locally, with the intent to better serve patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers, delivering a higher quality experience that ultimately is focused on improving patient care.

The “ecosystem approach” creates a unified focus among account management, medical, patient access and market access to engage local healthcare systems and identify opportunities to improve the patient experience. Through this matrix model, customers will now experience more coordinated and seamless care with digital-enabled support to bridge care gaps.

In Otsuka’s evolved customer engagement model, a Health Science Advisor (HSA) will engage HCPs through a variety of in-person, virtual and digital tools, offering expanded expertise regarding products and the approved conditions they treat. Otsuka’s Clinical and Scientific Specialists (CSS) will provide deep clinical expertise on-demand and will engage healthcare providers to offer personalized education on disease state, thought leadership and real-world evidence. 

These ecosystems are led by Ecosystem Leads and are grouped into regional areas.  Regional Leads have significant autonomy to assess unique market priorities and customize decisions that reflect local customer needs. In the future, Otsuka will also shift to drive customer engagement quality, accountability, and cohesion between patients and healthcare providers. Ultimately, it is all about putting customers at the center of everything they do.

The Health Science Advisor will report directly to the respective Ecosystem Lead, coordinating with cross-functional colleagues in Medical (CSSs), Market Access (HSAMs), and Patient Support (PELs) under appropriate guardrails. This individual will serve as the main point of contact/connection to healthcare provider (HCP) customers and should have a wide breadth of expertise, (e.g. able to address complex on-label information based on approved content).

Conducts proactive outreach to HCPs on topics such as: 

  • Product access: local market payor coverage and co-pay, prior authorization, formulary placement, and availability expectations

  • On-Label/Consistent-with-label Info: proactively share information that is on or consistent with the label, including confidently and skillfully handling complex on-label information consistent with approved materials

  • Established guidance on patient care: example system protocols, standard of care guidelines, discharge protocols, and published expert opinions (or share menu of options and direct accordingly)

  • Ability to appropriately connect providers in real time to on-demand CSSs as questions arise

Customer engagement: Personally engage customers through a variety of virtual …

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Account management Customer Engagement Digital Tools Healthcare systems Market Access Medical Patient Support Sales

  • Business Planning
  • Customer engagement through virtual tools
  • Elevate opportunities and feedback
  • Elevate opportunities and feedback to ecosystem lead
  • Established guidance on patient care
  • Facilitate speaker programs
  • Guidance on patient care
  • On-label information sharing
  • Proactive outreach to HCPs
  • Product access management
  • Thought leadership facilitation

2 years


Must reside within commutable distance