Sickle Cell Therapeutic Specialist, Phoenix/Tucson, AZ - USA - AZ - Remote

Why Patients Need You 

Everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to the quality and the delivery of safe and effective products to patients. Our science and risk-based compliant quality culture is innovative and customer oriented. Whether you are involved in manufacturing, testing, or compliance, your contribution will directly impact patients. 


What You Will Achieve 

Pfizer Rare Disease is seeking an experienced sales specialist for the continued promotion of Oxbryta (Voxelotor). The Sickle Cell Therapeutic Specialist (SCTS) responsibilities include developing a comprehensive strategic business plan that includes specific, measurable, and action-oriented objectives to ensure they achieve/exceed their sales goals. They must demonstrate the ability to target and strategically manage their territory. The SCTS will manage funds and resources efficiently and ethically to maximize sales to ensure ROI. The SCTS will report directly to the Area Business Manager. This role provides the opportunity to be part of a first in class sales team with responsibility for an exciting product that will positively impact and change the course of Sickle Cell treatment. 

This is a great opportunity to join a growing, innovative, entrepreneurial-minded team, where sales performance, territory ownership and operating with integrity are paramount. Pfizer offers competitive base pay, incentive compensation and a comprehensive employee benefits program. 


SCTS Competencies & Behaviors: 

  • Territory Optimization – The SCTS will lead and collaborate with Pfizer partners to develop Pfizer Rare Disease Products' appropriate use by identifying shared objectives, aligning resources, and deploying patient-centric innovative solutions to achieve targeted business results. The SCTS  will analyze the Sickle Cell Centers and Sickle Cell Clinics and execute strategies to meet/exceed sales goals. 

  • Selling Skills and Sickle Cell Centers/Clinics Value Delivery – Effectively communicate with customers to provide immediate follow-up on service requests, deliver high-impact sales presentations, and demonstrate a best-in-class level of account and technical knowledge. Effectively utilize marketing materials, programs, and other company offerings and resources to educate customers, build meaningful relationships, and drive performance within the Rare Disease Sickle Cell portfolio. Strong business acumen and a solid understanding of the complexities of the changing healthcare environment are critical to the SCTS role in assessing how these changes affect the various customer segments we serve. In addition, SCTSs must strictly abide by all company policies and applicable government regulations. 

  • Team Contribution – Lead Pfizer's Rare Disease portfolio in the Sickle Cell Centers and Clinics within the territory. Act as a resource to the national brand teams in driving awareness of the Center and Clinic needs. Support teammates by leading or collaborating while supporting our Rare Disease Culture. 


How You Will Achieve It 

  • Form collaborative partnerships with decision-makers at large Centers, Clinics, and Hospitals to conduct need assessments and deliver compliant solutions to increase access and the appropriate use of Oxbryta (Voxelotor).  

  • Utilize advanced selling skills and approaches to achieve sales target goals. 

  • Possess in-depth expertise of assigned products, and their therapeutic areas, including advanced selling skills, conflict resolution, in-depth knowledge of payer and market issues, patient service offerings, competitors, and disease states. 

  • Responsible for commercial communications and contact with KOLs, Associated HCPs, and patient support staff. 

  • Collaboratively work with Trade and Payer colleagues to execute national and regional payer strategies. 

  • Work with government relations to develop productive relationships to establish state policies and ensure the implementation of the appropriate tactics for all brands. 

  • Lead the local coordination of internal colleagues at targeted accounts through communication and collaboration to ensure alignment across various stakeholders to maximize opportunities and enable pull-through of access. Collaboration partners include sales colleagues, government relations, Payer Channel Access (PCA), marketing, and other Pfizer colleagues. 

  • Prioritize customers, opportunities, and projects to maximize impact, leveraging all available data sets and stakeholder input to optimize decision-making. 

  • Execute marketing programs across customer segments using approved materials to deliver value-added messaging in a compelling and compliant manner; develop and execute strategic programs and have near, mid, and long-term market and financial impact. 

  • Drive innovation approaches that help exceed business objectives by proactively engaging leadership. 

  • Provide the marketing and strategy teams with key local and customer-specific insights that they can then utilize in crafting new market-specific materials. 

  • Cultivate relationships and generate support from the Clinics, KOLs, and organizational decision-makers (both public and private) across the unique territory dynamics across specialists and primary care providers.  

  • Maintain active customer plans and data sets via company planning resources, actively maintaining, and sharing such information with areas business partners. 

  • Exceed product performance objectives for assigned portfolio of rare disease products. Tactical Business Objectives (TBO) include, but are not limited to portfolio utilization, internal teamwork/collaboration, project management and administration. 




  • BS/BA Degree Required 

  • 5-10 years of previous pharmaceutical/biotech experience with at least three years spent in specialty sales (strongly preferred) or a promoted position or developmental role with demonstrated leadership across peer groups with experience selling in a specialized market. 

  • Must be a colleague in good standing with a history of sales success, strong territory management skills, outstanding communications skills, demonstrated teamwork, leadership ability and accountability. 

  • Demonstrated track record of assessing account needs and bringing compliant cross-functional tools and resources to drive performance. 

  • Demonstrated track record of solid business acumen, problem-solving, strategic thinking, and project management skills, as well as excellent planning and prioritization skills. 

  • Experience working with key thought leaders or high-influence customers in large group practices, hospitals, or managed care organizations preferred. 

  • Demonstrate strong organizational and analytical skills and ability to analyze and draw compliant conclusions using sales data and call reporting applications. 

  • Must have practical interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills and the ability to advance and influence the acceptance of ideas while consistently following and supporting company policies 

  • Ability to travel domestically and stay overnight as necessary. 

  • Valid U.S. driver's license and a driving record in compliance with company standards 

  • Attend and participate in all Regional and National Sales Meetings 


The Sickle Cell Therapeutic Specialist must strictly abide by all company policies and applicable government regulations. 



Lifting, sitting, standing, walking, bending, ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis. 



Last Date to Apply for Job:  May 22, 2024


The annual base salary for this position ranges from $96,700 to $217,000. In addition, this position offers an additional quarterly Sales Incentive bonus. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life’s moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site – U.S. Benefits| ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to any location outside of the United States.  

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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Job Profile


North America


United States


Competitive base pay Comprehensive employee benefits program Incentive compensation


Analytical Business Acumen Communication Compliance Leadership Marketing Project Management Sales Strategic planning Strategy Teamwork Territory Management

  • Collaborate with partners
  • Conduct need assessments
  • Deliver compliant solutions
  • Deliver sales presentations
  • Develop strategic business plan
  • Educate customers
  • Lead Pfizer's Rare Disease portfolio
  • Manage territory efficiently
  • Maximize sales
  • Utilize marketing materials

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