Abbott AGP Sell Specialist - Japan in Tokyo, Japan

Primary Function

  • Develop and execute strategies and action plans to enhance doctors’ use of AGP for better diabetes control in the area in charge

  • Set up AGP position as a standardized care

  • Support sales team, with any scientific/ clinical-related requests, and objections/ complaints handling to build strong product credibility and ensure continuous use of the product

  • Educate reps to effectively promote AGP and handle common scientific/technology objections

Core Job Responsibilities:

List the primary tasks or activities this job performs

  • Develop and execute strategies/action plan to enhance AGP usage in accordance with ADC Japan strategy

  • Monitor progress and revisit strategies/action plan

  • Educate KOLs/ROLs in the area in charge with value of AGP and our product, and accelerate the AGP and product usage

  • Develop AGP use cases with KOLs/ROLs

  • Partner with sales team, organize and lead block level peer to peer case sharing sessions, and HCP seminars to enhance AGP usage in the area in charge

  • Raise AGP awareness in HCP, and accelerate software download/use in HCP

  • Co-visit HCPs with sales rep to discuss and enhance clinical application of AGP

  • Organize expert panel for AGP, and develop AGP consensus statement

  • Partner with Scientific Affair and clinical team, search for global and local publications to help promote our product value and handle objections

  • Partner with Scientific Affair, support KOL management in the area in charge

  • Co-visit influential doctors in the area in charge with sales rep to solve any technical / scientific questions and enhance product usage in broader patient pool

  • Monitor competitors’ claim and develop counter-action

  • Conduct knowledge management on challenging questions from customers and continuously help improve challenging question/complaints handling process

  • Conduct sales reps training for effective use of AGP cases and key publications in align with marketing message. Contribute to increase scientific knowledge of sales team

Minimum Skills Required:

Identify the specific skills needed to perform this job effectively (leadership skills, selling skills, computer literacy)

Experience and technical skills:

  • Relevant HCP management experience:

  • Gained from a reputable pharma or a medical device company

  • New concept selling

  • Scientific/clinical knowledge in diabetes area

  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills

  • Strong problem solving skill

  • English, business level preferred

Behaviours for Employees (Individual Contributors)

  • Set Vision & Strategy

  • Learns new or changing job processes, tasks and/or trends, and applies them to the work as appropriate.

  • Uses an understanding of the larger business context to more effectively complete work.

  • Creates role-appropriate plans, action steps, and timetables to support the strategy, goals and assignments.

  • Prioritizes own work to focus on customer and department needs, outcomes and objectives.

  • Anticipate

  • Proactively identifies work issues/obstacles, communicates them to leaders/peers and creates appropriate contingency plans.

  • Effectively responds to internal or external change.

  • Treats change as an opportunity to learn and develop.

  • Uses experience, data, and/or internal/external customer input to create better work solutions.

  • Gains support for ideas, proposals and/or projects by influencing leaders and peers.

  • Innovate

  • Identifies and implements process/product improvements that benefit the company and customers.

  • Tactfully challenges assumptions and traditional ways of doing things.

  • Thoroughly analyses problems to identify causes and not just symptoms.

  • Implements new, innovative solutions or processes.

  • Seeks and combines diverse opinions and views to create better ideas and solutions.

  • Build

  • Continuously develops talents, skills and abilities.

  • Encourages, supports and actively contributes to the team.

  • Asks for feedback on strengths and weaknesses and uses the input to improve performance.

  • Willingly shares expertise and experience with others; is considered a subject matter expert.

  • Offers culturally-appropriate, frequent and constructive feedback to peers and leaders.

  • Improves efficiencies and/or reduces costs.

  • Deliver Results

  • Delivers on expectations and meets commitments; holds self-accountable for results.

  • Acknowledges and learns from mistakes.

  • Takes thoughtful action, appropriately balancing speed and risk.

  • Persists and applies extra effort to overcome work barriers, issues and obstacles.

  • Meets quality and/or compliance standards.

  • Works with a sense of urgency to deliver results within deadlines.

Knowledge / Education Required:

Identify the knowledge, expertise, educational level required to perform this job successfully (product/industry knowledge, technical/business acumen, degree, professional certification etc)

  • Required Education - Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with preferred concentration in Medical or Pharmaceutical science

  • Preferred Education - Advanced degree in Medical or Pharmaceutical science from a reputable university

Experience Required:

Describe the on the job experience level required to perform this job (management experience)

  • 7+ years / preferred 10+ years of experience as Scientific Affairs or related role

  • 3+ years of experience in a diabetes area


  • Development of AGP consensus statement

  • Development of AGP use cases

  • Action plan to enhance doctors’ usage of AGP

  • AGP awareness and software usage

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email