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Key Account Manager – Cardiovascular diseases – Nordic Marketing Company

Location Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden Job ID R-149937 Date posted 22/11/2022

Are you an experienced professional with a deep interest in cardiovascular diseases and looking for new challenges? Apply today and make a difference for patients’ lives!

Our AstraZeneca Nordic Marketing Company employs around 400 people and has offices located in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Espoo. AstraZeneca Nordic is a recognized leader in its core therapy areas and aims to improve the lives of millions of people. This is an area where you are free to be more – you are encouraged to challenge traditional ways and test your curiosity. We drive innovative science, deliver key launches, build close collaboration and partnerships within health care.

We are looking for you to come and join our commercial team as Key Account Manager, Cardiovascular Diseases (CV) focusing on hyperkalemia. Knowledge and experience within the therapeutic area will be a success factor in this role. The role is field-based covering the healthcare region in primarily Västra Götaland, Östergötland and Skåne region in Sweden.

The Role

As a Key Account Manager, you will become part of AstraZeneca’s strong CVRM franchise, one of our key growth platforms. Our responsibility includes key cardiovascular brands where we have a strong heritage and new treatment indications to be launched in the near future. The role will focus on heart failure, chronic kidney disease and the need for treatment of hyperkalemia.

You will drive sales activities towards various partners e.g. health care professional groups, specialist organizations, and local market access individuals. You engage with nationwide accounts to secure and drive business in collaboration with both local and national cross-functional teams.

What you will do:

  • Drive the business for products within hyperkalemia in allocated healthcare regions.  

  • Have a high customer presence and perform customer face to face and/or digital activities.

  • Develop deep understanding of needs and perceptions of key specialists, e.g. prescribers, budget holders, clinic management, etc. Then be able to provide suggestion for solution.  

  • Build partnerships and secure accounts by driving activities with the right customers within the right accounts.

  • Pro-actively identifying business opportunities, communicating value propositions aligned to stakeholder needs and objectives, and recommending solutions.

In order to success, you have:

It is a request to have proven experience from pharmaceutical industry with specialty care experience of working with cardiologists, nephrologists and/or internists.

  • Previous experience within the cardiovascular area is an advantage.

  • Proficiency in meeting customer digitally via different channels. (Teams, Zoom i.e.). 

  • Academic degree or equivalent, commercial or healthcare background

  • LIF education or equivalent is an requirement.

  • Driver’s license is required.

  • Capability to understand, assimilate and communicate scientific information and Health Economic Outcomes data.

  • Commercial innovation - entrepreneurial approach towards customer/partner focused activities to achieve long-term business goals.

  • Leadership - ability to coordinate, align and engage cross-functional team to drive activities and address needs of individual accounts.

You must have excellent interpersonal skills and proficient in both written and spoken English and Swedish. Previous experience and integrity in customer interactions will be an asset as well as your ability to focus on customer satisfaction. You are homebased and live in any of the regions in Västra Götaland or Skåne.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we turn ideas into life changing medicines and strive to continuously meet the unmet needs of patients worldwide. When we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big.

If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be.

Additional information

Our Biopharmaceutical Business Unit:

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it´s yours.

More information

If you’re curious to know more then please reach out to: Rikard Amberntsson, Sales Manager,

Welcome with your application the latest November 30, 2022. Applications will be processed ongoing.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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