Smith & Nephew.
Description ABOUT US Smith & Nephew supports healthcare professionals in\u00a0more than 100 countriesin their daily efforts to improve the lives of their patients. We do this by taking a\u00a0pioneering approachto the design of our\u00a0advanced medical products and services, by securing wider access to our diverse technologies for more customers globally, and by enabling better outcomes for patients and healthcare systems. We have leadership positions in: Orthopaedics Reconstruction - joint replacement systems for knees, hips and shoulders Advanced Wound Management - wound care treatment and prevention products used to treat hard-to-heal wounds Sports Medicine - minimally invasive surgery of the joint Trauma & Extremities - products that help repair broken bones We have around\u00a015,000 employeesaround the world. Annual sales in 2016 were more than $4.6 billion. We are a constituent of the UK's FTSE100 and our shares are\u00a0traded on the London Stock Exchangeand through\u00a0American Depository Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange(LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN) SUMMARY Responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of educational and clinical initiatives that supports business objectives for assigned accounts and\/or geographies. Works in collaboration with Clinical Business Manager (CBM), Division Managers, and Advanced Wound Management Sales Account Representatives to ensure a coordinated effort is mobilized towards meeting sales and clinical educational objectives. The CRC utilizes experience to build relationships with key clinical and economic decision makers to drive adoption of focus products. The CRC works with CBM and cross-functional teams to develop customer focused-centered programs and to provide clinical field resource, and product-clinical education. The CRC acts within the scope of corporate objectives and policies to accomplish goals. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned \u00a0Business Development \u2022 Collaborates with Divisional Managers and Sales Representatives to develop business plans, clinical\/educational strategies and tactical implementation plans for assigned target accounts. \u2022 Works with CBM to identify priorities for clinical and educational services. Plans, coordinates, and participates in account coverage strategies. \u2022 Collaborates with DMs and Sales Representatives to conduct business reviews for target accounts. \u2022 Drives adoption of empowerment approach for customer education and product training both internally and externally. Advocates for the utilization of multimedia educational resources for customers requesting educational support. \u2022 Identifies and communicates competitive intelligence to Sales, Marketing and Clinical teams. \u2022 Works in conjunction with Clinical and Medical teams in the development of case studies, publication strategy and new product evaluations Customer Account Coordination \u2022 Collaborates with DM and sales representatives to plan, conduct and manage product evaluations and conversions in assigned target accounts. \u2022 Completes assessments of customer needs and resources for clinical education and product training. \u2022 In conjunction with CBM, identifies resources and develops coverage plan and metrics for clinical education and product training in target accounts. \u2022 Collaborates with DM and sales representatives to identify tactics to drive early adoption and account penetration in assigned accounts. \u2022 Utilizes clinical and product portfolio knowledge to conduct consultative calls\/meetings with HCPs and decision makers in all market segments. \u2022 Leverages knowledge of S&N selling process for AWM portfolio of products Education and Product Training \u2022 Maintains comprehensive knowledge of references for clinical research and evidence that supports key marketing messages. \u2022 Maintains comprehensive product knowledge of focus brands. \u2022 Provides educational and clinical resource for advanced wound care portfolio in target accounts. \u2022 Provides formal presentations to a variety of audiences\/venues (corporate, sales, marketing, physicians, high level decision makers) \u2022 Participates with initial and on-going product in-services of acute care, long term care and home care agencies. \u2022 Assesses and triages issues related to product performance and function. Maintains knowledge of formal complaint process. Initiates and completes documentation as appropriate. \u2022 Responds to customer questions\/concerns related to S&N products on challenging\/ complex wounds. \u2022 Provides clinical education and consultation to AWM sale representatives. Relationship Development \u2022 Utilizes clinical expertise and business knowledge to develop and maintain relationships with key clinicians and opinion leaders to establish and drive clinical credibility and adoption of Smith & Nephew products. \u2022 Participates in the identification and development of local and regional Health Care Professionals ensuring their activities are coordinated with the Marketing and Medical Education teams. Compliance, Ethics, and Communication \u2022 Embraces Smith & Nephew Business ethics, adheres to stated corporate compliance policies, represents Smith & Nephew appropriately at all times, and holds direct reports to the same standards. \u2022 Exhibits professionalism with Senior Leadership, marketing peers, direct reports, and all other internal and external customers. \u2022 Communicates effectively both portfolio performance and recommendations of business strategies with Senior Leadership Team and all appropriate levels of the organization. SCOPE OF POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: For funds, Costs or Profits: Provides feedback on the application of resources to specific initiatives based on skilled interpretation of need in the account and controls their effective and timely development to achieve desired outcome. For Supervision: No direct supervision responsibilities with role. For Internal and External Relationships: Internal Works with all levels of colleagues from functional department personnel, field sales personnel to senior leadership team members. Able to interact with internal personnel in a constructive way that brings relevant experience and feedback to bear on plans and strategy. External The role requires significant interaction with health care professionals and other personnel in medical facilities. The job holder will need to follow proper protocol and engage in appropriate hospital staff interaction. Comfortable interacting with health care professionals, hospital administration, and sales force in a positive manner that represents the corporate image and message at all times, while establishing new contacts and growing existing relationships even further. For Organization Influence: Responsible for determining and communicating the needs of customers including summarizing complex situations, making a case regarding a course of action, negotiating on points of dispute, and relaying information and outcomes to others in a factual and professional manner. Will also be asked to advise on everyday points of procedure, and offer professional advice to clinicians and other Healthcare Professionals, as well as colleagues. LIMITS OF AUTHORITY: Smith & Nephew Company employees are not authorized to (1) Act as a surgical advisor for the Company (2) Use any of the Company products on a patient (3) act in any manner as a professionally trained technician. Your role with the Company as a solicitor of sales of Company products may occasionally include a request to attend surgery; however it is your obligation to (1) never touch a patient (2) never suggest a medical treatment (3) never suggest a surgical procedure. \u00a0A Company employee may only advise on technical questions regarding Assembly and operational performance of the Company\u2019s products. Deciding a course of action on own initiative when appropriate or deciding a course of action in conjunction with other qualified individuals Mentally reacting quickly to emergency situations and otherwise making decisions after thorough evaluation OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS These are non-essential job duties and responsibilities as assigned by the manager. Acts as a team player in the organization by being aware of the scope, responsibility and authority of his\/her functions and activities and their impact on product and service quality as they relate to ISO9001\/EN46001. Qualifications REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and\/or ability required. EDUCATION and\/or EXPERIENCE: \u2022 Nursing background or appropriate relevant background required. Wound care certification preferred. Bachelor\u2019s degree in nursing, business, or related field preferred. \u2022 3-5 years wound care experience within a clinical setting. Industry experience with ability to influence preferred. CRITICAL SKILLS REQUIRED: \u2022 The position requires strong analytical abilities and the ability to conduct sophisticated needs assessments and multi-level presentations to health care executives and evaluate alternatives prior to providing input or feedback to clinical, sales, and other senior leadership. \u2022 Dynamic and decisive, as well as highly collaborative, with ability to work within multiple cross-functional teams. \u2022 An understanding of how clinical function ties into the success in sales as well as profitability of a company. \u2022 Able to understand the personal needs or motives of others, and appeal to people to increase their motivation \u2022 \u201cHands on\u201d style with confidence to jump in and learn as you go \u2022 Adaptable to a fast-paced, high-growth, changing environment with a positive attitude. \u2022 Develop clinical strategy in a competitive situation \u2022 Planning a logical sequence of events or tasks \u2022 Revising plans to account for changed circumstances \u2022 Excellent written and oral communication skills in both large and small group settings. Engaging and dynamic presentation style with the ability to effectively communicate often complex data and or clinical information to internal and external audiences. \u2022 As a representative of Smith & Nephew, professional demeanor is required at all times with internal and external interactions. \u2022 Must be able to travel up to 80% and may include overnight and\/or weekends COMPUTER SKILLS: Requires functional knowledge of Smith & Nephew selected business programs including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation programs, and other server based applications. \u2022 Competent in Microsoft programs including all MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) \u2022 Comfortable with Microsoft Outlook LANGUAGE SKILLS: \u2022 Good written and verbal communication skills. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: \u2022 Good basic analytical skills. REASONING ABILITY: \u2022 Good problem solving and demonstrated listening skills. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. \uf0d8 Position generally requires sitting 30% of the time and standing\/walking 70%. \uf0d8 Occasionally requires lifting and carrying equipment and materials weighing 10-20 pounds. \uf0d8 Requires ability to get to all customers\u2019 operations and facilities via air, automobile and\/or local transport. \uf0d8 Requires the ability to meet deadlines, frequent assignment changes, varying workload, rapidly changing technology and dynamic business growth. \uf0d8 Requires mobility at customer facilities, conventions, and meetings MANUAL DEXTERITY: \uf0d8 Requires the development of business plans and the ability to present thoughts in a logical, understandable fashion. \uf0d8 Mental effort and verbal skills required to effectively communicate and to relate potential problems or opportunities to appropriate personnel or customers. \uf0d8 Requires ability to demonstrate full understanding and application of all Smith & Nephew advanced technology\/WMD products, including the ability to operate complex medical equipment. \uf0d8 Requires set up and operation of audio\/visual equipment such as InFocus machines, DVD, overhead projectors, etc. AUDIBLE\/VISUAL: \uf0d8 Requires ability to hear and speak, or equivalent communication ability for effectively conversing with co-workers, managers, customers, etc. in person and via telephone. \uf0d8 Requires the ability to read computer output on CRT screen and printed material. \uf0d8 Requires the ability to read complex reference material and written user manuals. \uf0d8 Capable of reading correspondence, product packages, product literature, computer reports, etc. \uf0d8 Requires the ability to participate in interactive verbal group activities including brainstorming and application design working sessions. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The above description is intended to describe the general content, identify the essential functions of, and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.
Smith & Nephew.
Website : http://www.smith-nephew.com
The Group has a history dating back 160 years to the family enterprise of Thomas James Smith who opened a small pharmacy in Hull, England in 1856. On his death in 1896, his nephew Horatio Nelson Smith took over the management of the business.A few days after the declaration of World War 1 in 1914, Horatio Nelson Smith (the nephew of the company founder T. J Smith) met with an envoy of the French President in London. The company was awarded a contract to supply £350,000 of surgical and field dressings, to be delivered in five months. By the late 1990s, Smith & Nephew had expanded into being a diverse healthcare conglomerate with operations across the globe, including various medical devices, personal care products and traditional and pioneering woundcare treatments. In 1998, Smith & Nephew announced a major restructuring to focus management attention and investment on three business units — wound management, endoscopy and orthopaedics— which offered high growth and margin opportunities.