Lilly Medical Information Agent, German in Cork, Ireland
At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.
At Lilly, we make a difference for people the world over by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help people live longer, healthier and more active lives. Central to all that we do are our talented and motivated professionals, circa 850 of whom are based at our Global Business Solutions Centre in Little Island, Cork. There we boast a vibrant workforce made up of over 38 nationalities, speaking over 27 languages.
Established in 2010 to gain efficiencies in areas such as General Accounting, Purchase to Pay and Order to Cash, the GBS Cork quickly excelled in its financial mandate, allowing the Cork leadership to ask, how can we apply these processes to other areas of the business? And so the GBS we have today was born, still leading in finance, but also evolving and expanding into diverse Business Service functions including Customer Care, Global HR Data Management, Clinical Trial Management and Scientific Communications, and more to come on stream across 2020.
This, along with the recent physical expansion of the Little Island campus, means there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the GBS story! Mirroring the existing Island House building, the new Island Hall facility extends our overall capacity where Lilly offers a premium workspace across both buildings, complete with flexible working options, healthcare, pension and life assurance benefits, subsidised canteen, wellbeing facilities, travel subsidies, on-site parking and much more.
At the GBS, it’s not just about what we do today, but how we can continuously improve and innovate for present and future operations. We view the development of our highly skilled workforce in much the same way and want to grow your role into an empowering and fulfilling career here at Lilly. Therefore, with the sole purpose of employee progression, weekly Manager 1:1s, a dedicated Learning & Development service and Educational Assistance schemes all await you.
Above all, it’s about being part of an open, welcoming and inclusive culture, one that is further enhanced by the dedication of our committees – Team Lilly Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Corporate Social Responsibility and Health Safety & Environment.
The role of the Medical Information Agent is to support Medical Information Services in Europe. The Medical Information Agent is responsible for professionally responding to medical/pharmaceutical inquiries from Health Care Providers (HCP), patients and other customers. The Agent is also responsible for documenting all customer interactions in the appropriate computer system.
The Medical Information organization combines scientific knowledge and communication expertise in order to organize and deliver relevant medical communications that are meaningful and relevant to customers, enhance patient care and advance the quality and transparency of Lilly research.
Medical Information provides answers to unsolicited medical requests from customers. Answers are created based on professional and scientific expertise, and serve as an essential link between Lilly and customers (HCPs or patients, respectively). Careful listening to customer needs and adequate responding to customer inquiries is associated with a positive customer experience.
This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the job requirements at the time it was prepared. The job requirements of any position may change over time and may include additional responsibilities not specifically described in the job description. Consult with your supervision regarding your actual job responsibilities and any related duties that may be
required for the position.
Handle calls requesting product information from HCPs and the general public.
Answer calls in a courteous, professional manner with predefined answers/resources.
Handle queries from customers by providing balanced, accurate and non-promotional information.
Identify queries containing either adverse events or product quality complaints and handle these in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
Accurately record all medical communication transactions into the medical information database. Documentation is to be concise, thorough, and accurate in accordance with Good Documentation Practices.
Facilitate fulfilment of customers’ requests.
Escalate all enquiries without predefined answers according to defined processes.
Other duties and special projects that are assigned by management (experience related).
Utilize computer technology to handle high call volumes.
Ensure optimal customer satisfaction.
Create, Promote and Maintain Operational Excellence:
Share effective methods and practices with colleagues in order to satisfy customer needs and provide input/feedback to continuously improve daily processes.
Maintain and enhance Lilly product and organizational knowledge.
Support organizational changes. Demonstrate flexibility in providing coverage and/or availability for the front line via scheduling adjustments for unexpected absences, events, or call volume variances.
Integrate compliance into daily activities
Comply with any corrective actions
Cooperate with investigations, monitoring and audits
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Excellent active listening skills with effective verbal skills to respond to customers with a rational and empathetic manner
Good written skills to succinctly, accurately and objectively respond to customers queries
Able to respond flexibly and empathetically to customer needs, managing their expectations effectively
Proactive, analytical and pragmatic approach to problem solving
Able to work under pressure, juggling short deadlines, multiple priorities and concern for maintaining standards
Good time management skills
Effective prioritization showing ability to be flexible whilst meeting customer needs and managing their expectations
Experience of software packages such as Word, Excel and Outlook
Fluency in German and English is essential for this role.
Other Information/Additional Preferences:
Bachelor´s degree, diploma, medical or pharmaceutical technical assistant or equivalent in health care, natural sciences, pharmacy, nutritional specialists or relevant equivalent business experience. Business experience such as medical sales representative will also be considered
Knowledge of service center or medical information operational experience
Educational/work background in a health care, medical affairs, clinical development, scientific or medical communications field
Project management experience
Travel Percentage: 0-10%
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Lilly does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people. We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!