NL-Key Account Manager

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Date: 06-Nov-2022

Location: Nationwide, Netherlands, 1014BA

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In Europe, we focus on two areas: In the cardiovascular space, our strong portfolio of medicines reflects our long-standing commitment and shows that we care for every heartbeat; in oncology our goal is to become a global pharma innovator until 2025 by providing novel therapies to patients across the world. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries. For more information:


For our Commercial Department in our Oncology Business Division

we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:


Key Account Manager Oncology 

Daiichi Sankyo Nederland B.V.




Building the future of Oncology, Daiichi Sankyo has a promising pipeline of new products within the field of Oncology including one of the most breakthrough technologies of recent years. The Oncology Business Division (OBD) is actively contributing to achieving Daiichi Sankyo’s 2030 Vision to become an innovative global healthcare company contributing to the sustainable development of society.


As Key Account Manager Oncology, you will drive the Engagement of Health Care Professionals (HCP’s) to optimize breast cancer treatment and management care. Furthermore, you are the orchestrator of our Omnichannel Brand approach.


In this position you directly report into the Commercial Lead Oncology.


The Position

As Key account Manager, you are responsible for an optimal product implementation within breast cancer accounts by creating and implementing tools, projects and organizing events which are cross functional defined within the National Brand plan.

Therefore, you aim to engage optimally with HCPs involved in breast cancer treatment/management (predominantly oncologists and VSOs) and other key stakeholders, including hospital pharmacists and buyers, through the ideation, creation, organization and implementation of tools, projects and events.


Your accountabilities:


  • Optimal product implementation within breast cancer accounts to drive optimal breast cancer treatment and management
  • HCP Engagement & co-creation on tools, projects, and events, including project management as well as development of a regional HCP Engagement Plan and regional budget management
  • National Brand Plan Tactics alignment, support and customization for execution, with cross-functional Brand team


Your KPI’s:


  • Regional Sales
  • Tools, Projects, Events (output/nr)
  • #Nr HCP engagement/attendance in projects, activities, and events



Capabilities and responsibilities

  • Effectively communicates about product characteristics and shares best practices between HCPs/accounts with a call to action with the goal to optimally implement product perception within the accounts to drive optimal breast cancer treatment and management.
  • Develops strong relationships with identified target HCP (groups) on the basis of trust and perceived added value to the HCP in the form of personal expertise and the ability to facilitate HCP’s to achieve their patient care objectives
  • Identifies HCP beliefs, behaviors, preferences (e.g. content, channels, initiatives) and specifics within their patient care environment, translating this into segments and prioritize target HCPs to engage with.
  • Proactively identifies emerging HCP needs and leverages these to facilitate new ideas and solutions for the National Brand plan.
  • Ideation, creation, organization and implementation of tools, projects and events cross-functionally defined within the National Brand Plan in co-creation with HCPs.
  • Close collaboration with the Business Support Assistant when it comes to requesting quotes for projects and services as well as managing approval, accreditation for tools, materials, projects, and events in accordance with the applicable processes.
  • Communication touchpoint and coordination for all initiated projects and events within the National Brand Plan and our Omnichannel approach.
  • Delivering on defined objectives and KPI targets.                                                                                               



  • Marketing/business/pharma/bioscience-related Degree / MA / PhD
  • At least 3 years’ experience in pharmaceutical sales, preferably in Oncology
  • Experience and network in breast cancer (preferred) 
  • Commercial project management experience in healthcare  
  • Advanced engagement skills withs HCPs, groups, and networks
  • Experience in digital communication and multichannel customer approach
  • Experience in co-creation with customers in project ideation and implementation 
  • Hands-on timely and structured approach and accountability 
  • Experience to cooperate in cross functional teams and initiating attitude 
  • Flexible team member with positive and proactive attitude
  • Ability to influence and persuade both internal and external stakeholders
  • Takes personal ownership for maintaining an expert understanding of all developments within

the relevant therapeutic areas and clinical information. 

  • Dutch mother tongue and good command of English, both spoken and written                      
  • Driving license (B)


We offer

  • The position of Key Account Manager Oncology is new within Daiichi Sankyo the Netherlands,

allowing you to fully shape this role within the structure of the existing Brand team and your

role and responsibilities.

  • The future of Oncology is here, with Daiichi Sankyo offering a highly promising pipeline of new

and revolutionary products.

  • You will be involved in the introduction of one of the most breakthrough technologies of recent

years within the field of Oncology into the Dutch market. Together with the team, you will be

at the forefront of a success story within Daiichi Sankyo as well as act as a pioneer within the

pharmaceutical industry.

  • You will be offered a competitive remuneration package.


What we offer

Working at Daiichi Sankyo

At Daiichi Sankyo in Europe, we offer a workplace where your voice is heard. Everything we do, we do with a high level of commitment and a clear focus on patients’ needs. We know that our bold ambition to change patients’ lives for the better can only be achieved through the power of collaboration and the exploration of new approaches. Thus, we encourage our colleagues across Europe to be courageous, to bring their ideas to the table and to embrace opportunities to grow. When you join our European family, you will be a part of a dynamic company where everyone, no matter their role, rolls up their sleeves and gets things done.