Pharma & BioTech

Strategies to Improve Operations and Competitiveness

Optimizing Pharmaceutical and Biotech Performance With Proven Solutions

The pharmaceutical and biotech industry has faced significant market dynamics in recent years that greatly impact bio-pharma reps. Alexander Group’s research shows:

  • 75% of clinical trials are now occurring outside of Big Pharma companies
  • 50% of new products are orphan drugs explicitly developed for rare diseases
  • Additionally, the increasing acceptance of biosimilars as an alternative to expensive brand-name drugs impacted the market

To adapt to these evolving market conditions, high-performing pharma and biotech companies provide are adapting more patient-centric commercial models. Commercial changes include more investment in specialist commercial roles, reimbursement support, digital provider engagement, case management, patient support programs and patient access programs.

BioTech pharma companies should consider additional attributes to help their sales reps adapt to the evolving market headwinds and customer needs. This approach can include providing more training and support, investing in new technologies and developing a strong relationship with key stakeholders, such as healthcare providers and payers.

Alexander Group works with biotech leaders to establish sales strategies to support your go-to-market model with specific sales strategies that grow revenue and increase market presence.

How We Help

  • Digital & virtual engagement: Enable sellers to interact virtually with hospital providers through advanced technology and digital capabilities to overcome limited access to providers.
  • Omnichannel strategy: Develop a robust omnichannel process to work in tandem with the primary sales reps so they can focus more attention on high-priority accounts.
  • Alternative resources: Identify the correct mix of core and alternative roles deployed to drive cost-efficient productivity and meet evolving customer expectations.
  • Sales compensation: Align sales compensation programs with go-to-market strategy and ensure pay levels match therapeutic focus and sales motion.
  • Research & benchmarks: Determine current and relevant data, trends, benchmarks and voice of customer research to help guide Sales, Marketing and Operations decisions.

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Upcoming Healthcare Events

  • Healthcare: Overcome Commercial Talent Challenges to Boost Performance and Growth

    Virtual Roundtable

    Alexander Group recently conducted a comprehensive survey of nearly 200 North American commercial leaders to uncover the key challenges and best practices in managing commercial talent in 2023. In this interactive discussion, you will hear from the Alexander Group’s healthcare practice leads and other healthcare executives who will share their insights and experiences on how to:

    • Navigate the labor market instability and talent funnel issues that are affecting the healthcare industry
    • Upskill and reskill your existing commercial talent to match the evolving industry needs and shifting company priorities
    • Win the race for talent by creating a compelling employer value proposition and a culture of engagement and retention
    • Formalize a talent strategy that aligns with your business goals and supports your competitive advantage
    • Incorporate diversity and inclusion practices into your talent strategy to foster a more inclusive and innovative workforce
    • Tuesday, June 20, 2023
      1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET
    • Virtual
  • EMEA Sales Comp Community: First Sales Comp Design Question Everyone Asks: “What Are My Measures?”

    Virtual Roundtable

    Sales compensation weights and measures communicate both the sales strategy and the definition of success to individual sellers. In this way, selecting the appropriate measures can be the difference between a general plan that fails due to lack of specificity and a tailored plan that creates the role-specific outcomes required. In this virtual session for the EMEA Sales Compensation Community, we will share best practices on how to choose between the myriad of measure options available as well data on the best weight and measures used in the marketplace.

    • Wednesday, June 28, 2023
      2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. BST
    • Virtual
  • Sales Compensation Symposium

    Get the latest metrics, sales compensation and quotas insights/practices leading companies are using to drive revenue growth, manage costs and attract/retain talent. Registration is complimentary.

    • Tuesday, August 15, 2023
      12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET
    • Virtual
  • Executive Forum

    Join hundreds of senior sales, marketing, commercial and operations leaders to share stories of transformation, connect 1:1 virtually, and take away actionable ideas for how to win in an ever-changing 24×7 customer environment.

    • Wednesday, October 25, 2023 –
      Friday, October 27, 2023
    • The Breakers | Palm Beach, Florida

Join our Pharma and BioTech Community

Alexander Group’s community enables leading executives to share insights and takeaways for immediate use. Participants engage with sales leaders in interactive discussions while gaining knowledge on best practices, pitfalls and challenges.

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