Key Account Manager Oncology (m/f/x) Leipzig, Chemnitz, Plauen

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Date: 17-Oct-2021

Location: Munich, Germany, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Affiliate: Daiichi Sankyo Deutschland GmbH



Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.™

Daiichi Sankyo is dedicated to creating new modalities and innovative medicines by leveraging our world-class science and technology for our purpose “to contribute to the enrichment of quality of life around the world.” In addition to our current portfolio of medicines for cancer and cardiovascular disease, Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on developing novel therapies for people with cancer as well as other diseases with high unmet medical needs. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation to realize our 2030 Vision to become an “Innovative Global Healthcare Company Contributing to the Sustainable Development of Society.” For more information, please visit



Our strong oncology pipeline offers the great potential for consistent growth. Based on our ADC platform, we aim to offer innovative treatment concepts to patients with breast, non-small cell lung, colorectal and gastric cancer.


For the growing Oncology unit in our German organization Daiichi Sankyo Deutschland GmbH we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:

Key Account Manager Oncology (m/f/x)
Area: Leipzig, Chemnitz, Plauen


The position:


The Key Account Manager Oncology works as part of the Daiichi Sankyo German oncology team within the local cross-functional territorial account team (TAT). She/he is expected to develop and execute territory-specific strategic account plans in close collaboration with the local cross-functional team to prepare for and execute a successful launch of Daiichi’s Oncology pipeline with trastuzumab deruxtecan as the first molecule to be launched in metastatic breast cancer. 


In the defined region, the KAM Oncology will be responsible for the business results as well as ensuring its growth in alignment with the company strategic plan. She/he will actively collaborate within the TAT team to drive extensive engagement of KOL's and other key external stakeholders to create a receptive environment for DS Oncology assets and achieve the agreed sales targets. She/he will report directly to the First Line Sales Manager Oncology of the area.

Key responsibilities:


  • Develop and implement integrated local account plans to prepare for a successful launch of trastuzumab deruxtecan and the future oncology pipeline in close cross-functional collaboration with the territorial account team (TAT)
  • Achieving pre- and post-launch objectives and sales targets
  • Develop strong relationships with identified target stakeholders on the basis of Daiichi-Sankyo´s customer centricity focus, trust and perceived added value to the customer in the form of personal expertise
  • Visit oncologists and gyneco-oncologists to communicate on product information 
  • Coordinate the deployment of resources locally within the framework of a local cross-functional team 
  • Identify, develop and secure new and existing oncology business opportunities on territory to drive demand sales
  • Regularly shares best practice with internal peers and alliance partners
  • Use KAM selling skills and understanding to secure the oncology business for a mutually beneficial outcome for Daiichi Sankyo, the alliance partner and customers
  • Identify the customer´s need for scientific projects to help to establish Daiichi Sankyo as a trusted partner in oncology and improve patient outcomes; support implementation with medical colleagues
  • Drives the development and implementation of local projects and events
  • Cross-functional cooperation with medical, marketing, PR, market access and other functions
  • Ensure the budget control and monitoring of local activities
  • Conducts all activities in accordance with the applicable laws, rules and regulations




  • Scientific background (PharmD, MD, or other scientific degree) 
  • Expertise in accordance with Section 75 of the German Medicines Act (§75 Arzneimittelgesetz)
  • Several years of experience as pharmaceutical representative, preferably in oncology,  hematology or specialty pharma
  • Prior knowledge of the customers in the defined sector is a plus
  • Knowledge of local pharmaceutical industry and legal/health system environment, including pricing, re-imbursement and access
  • Dynamic, structured and committed to work in a matrix team
  • Strong communication skills and presentation confidence
  • High self-motivation, assertiveness and goal orientation
  • "Hands on" mentality 
  • Very good spoken and written skills in German plus good English skills
  • MS-Office skills


What we offer / Benefits:


We offer an interesting, diversified and challenging position, good contractual conditions, flexible working models, all the social benefits of a modern company and a professional environment where you will have the opportunity for personal growth.


Please apply online at our Career Portal. We are looking forward to your application.