Amazon is hiring a National Healthcare Sales Leader to further develop its business of selling supplies to hospitals and clinics. In the newly posted position, Amazon says that the business is experiencing “rocket ship” growth. The position is based out of Boston/Cambridge.
According to Amazon, “This leader will define strategy and execute tactical plans to help enterprise healthcare organizations (acute and non-acute) reinvent the way they buy indirect supplies.” This position will also, “Hire and Develop customer advisors and sales leaders to support continued, ‘rocket ship’ growth.”
Amazon also says it is looking for candidates with the, “Ability to converse with senior healthcare customer stakeholders including CPOs, VP’s Supply Chain, CIOs, and others,” as well as a, “Proven ability to close complex deals and help reps negotiate large deals.”
Amazon’s growing interest in the healthcare industry has garnered increasing attention over the last year.
The company has formed a Boston-based health care “non-profit-seeking” joint venture with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan and hired a CEO, surgeon and public health leader Atul Gawande. Gawande has yet to announce more details on the initiative’s direction or strategy, other than that he wants it to, “Take some of the middlemen out of the system.”
A month ago, Amazon hired cardiologist Maulik Majmudar for what he described as an “exciting & challenging role.” Amazon has also recently hired Martin Levine, a primary care expert who has experience running a network of clinics in Seattle, and Taha Kass-Hout, the former US FDA chief health informatics officer. Amazon is also reportedly building a “health and wellness” team within its Alexa division that is working through regulatory issues like HIPAA compliance.
This summer, Amazon announced it had reached an agreement to acquire the online pharmacy Pillpack. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2018.
Amazon also offers a variety of exclusive retail brands targeting OTC medicine and essential consumer healthcare supplies.
The full job listing is embedded below.