Responsibilities: 

This position is responsible for achieving the sales expectations of the assigned geographic territory and business segment. Success is realized by building strong customer relationships, conducting consultative sales calls, following a proactively identified targeting plan, and advising physicians and healthcare members on the clinical use of MicroTransponder’s Vivistim® system for Stroke.

Primary Activities:

The keys to success listed here will lead to identified customers for Vivistim®’s Paired-VNS™ System, which this individual will need to educate and assist through the various phases to the sales process. This position interacts extensively with other departments within the organization to maximize clinical outcomes and ensure the complete satisfaction of our patients, physicians, and healthcare customers.

  • Launch first-to-market Vivistim® Paired-VNS™ System to Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R/Physiatry), Neurosurgery, and Physical Therapy specialties within hospitals, rehabilitation and ASCs.
  • Develops plans and strategies for developing key new healthcare physician customers and accounts.
  • Minimally achieves and preferably exceeds monthly, quarterly, and annual new account, sales and therapy adoption goals.
  • Demonstrates daily accountability toward meeting and preferably exceeding sales objectives.
  • Manages accounts in the assigned geography by preparing account plans for top accounts and proactive strategies for pursuing each new healthcare customers.
  • Exceeds customer expectations and contributes to a high level of customer/patient satisfaction.
  • Provides detailed and accurate sales forecasting by maintaining reporting minimally weekly.
  • Prepares thorough and detailed product presentations for prospect accounts and physicians.
  • Monitors customer, market and competitor activity and provides feedback to company leadership.
  • Works closely with the company’s marketing department to establish successful patient/customer adoption at each individual account and referring site.
  • Manages customer relationships and provides leadership in closing strategic opportunities.
  • Is considered the tip-of-the-spear contact point for their patients, customers and accounts.
  • Constant driver of sales excellence and possesses a “sense of urgency” in goal attainment.
  • Demonstrates outstanding product, technical, and clinical expertise.
  • Completes all administrative requirements on time and accurately.
  • Maintains company standards involving ethical and moral character while professionally representing the company.

Travel Requirements: This position requires daily travel within defined geography and may require business travel of up to 25% outside of defined geography. Occasional attendance of local and national industry meetings, trade shows, and sales meetings is also required.

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications: 

  • BA/BS degree (preferably in life sciences, business, nursing, or medical product marketing (preferred).
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of documented, successful sales experience with supporting results.
  • Experience selling directly to the specialty (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R/Physiatry), Neurosurgery, Interventional Pain Management and Physical Therapy) healthcare physician communities.

Preferred Experience:

  • Successfully representing and launching a revolutionary, pioneering, and disruptive technology strongly preferred.
  • Rehabilitation experience especially related to Stroke patient recovery strongly preferred.
  • Previous implantable, programmable neuromodulation experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience and success selling to the C-level of large hospital/clinic or ambulatory surgical centers.
  • Start-up experience related to accountability, culture and professional opportunity.
  • Solid process orientation demonstrated resource management/allocation experience, and the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Experience utilizing Salesforce or similar CRM.
  • Intellectual, self-starter and independent thinker, with the aptitude to work autonomously.
  • Robust interpersonal skills, with evidence of teamwork and collaboration.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with customers and patients at all levels.
  • Creative thinker and appropriate risk taker.
  • Ability to influence decision makers in a large and complex environment.
  • Capable of selling new solutions in mature markets.
  • Understands and is able to operate within associated legal and regulatory guidelines.
  • Work well in cross matrix organization

MicroTransponder, Inc. (www.microtransponder.com) is a privately held medical device development company with a strong neuroscience research focus. An experienced team of scientists and engineers has developed a neurostimulation technology platform to treat neurological conditions, including post-stroke motor rehabilitation and tinnitus.

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