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Portland, Oregon, United States
Job reference: R-037954
Posted date: Dec. 11, 2018

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist – Hematology in Portland, OR play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

AstraZeneca’s vision in Oncology is to help patients by redefining the cancer-treatment paradigm, with the aim of bringing six new cancer medicines to patients between 2013 and 2020. A broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused principally on four disease areas - breast, ovarian, lung and hematological cancers. As well as other tumor types, these are being targeted through four key platforms - immunotherapy, the genetic drivers of cancer and resistance, DNA damage repair, and antibody drug conjugates, underpinned by personalized healthcare and biomarker technologies.


  • Responsible for selling, maintaining and documenting all sales activities for the AstraZeneca Oncology portfolio of products to physicians in private practice, in group practices, in hospital settings, and Oncology residency and fellowship programs within a defined geographic territory.
  • Call on physicians in hospital settings, and residency and fellowship programs within a defined geographic territory.
  • Responsible for positioning AstraZeneca as a leader in Oncology commitment through development of long term relationships with Key Customers.
  • Maintain a high level of clinical expertise by consistently utilizing all available medical information resources.
  • Work with RAD and District Sales Managers to develop and direct sales strategies at key accounts assigned in the territory.
  • Develop and direct sales strategies at key accounts assigned in the territory.
  • Develop and implement clinical sales presentations to groups of healthcare personnel during medical meetings, and the general public in health fairs and support groups.
  • Maximize key physician contact by networking within accounts and at all medical meetings.


  • Bachelor’s degree
    No Company Relocation Assistance Provided.


  • At least two years of documented, successful pharmaceutical sales, or at the discretion of those involved in the hiring process, related sales to physicians and hospitals such as medical equipment.
  • Experience selling and knowledge of Oncology products or diseases required. Hematology experience required.
  • History of building and influencing customer relationships, and goal achievement
  • Demonstrated clinical selling skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage PREP budget and to work through the PRA process


  • Knowledge of medical office equipment, territory management direct and in-direct sales processes
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communications skills, and presentation skills
  • Problem solving skills, Business administration skills, Laptop computer skills
  • Managed Care knowledge including prior authorization successes, demonstrated understanding of managed care contracting
  • Proven ability to understand, internalize, and routinely present challenging scientific information
  • Effective communication abilities to include strong group presentation skills
  • Ability to freely accept, implement, and exchange best practices

    Next Steps – Apply today!
    To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.
    AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, gender or gender orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist, Hematology (Portland, OR)

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