Associate Director Sample Accountability:
Bayer AG

Bayer AG
Whippany New
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change. 


Associate Director Sample Accountability 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Associate Director Sample Accountability, are to: 


  • Manage all third party sources and services relating to sample accountability;
  • Monitor sample allocations, transfers, disbursements and shipment procedures for all aspects of compliant programs such as rep-carry, direct to practitioner and special product sample handling programs;
  • Establish and maintain all sales policies surrounding sample accountability and reconciliation;
  • Acts as trainer to the sales force regarding PDMA, sample accountability, compliance, violations, etc.;
  • Establish procedural links between customer service sample shipments, returns, losses and the sales force inventory process;
  • Initiate confidential investigative analysis of sales representatives, reviewing analysis completed by third party vendors and alerting Deputy Director of Territory Alignments/Sample Accountability, Manager of Quality Systems, Legal and National Sales Directors of any suspicious activities that may lead to the uncovering of product diversion;
  • Notify Field Sales Managers of excessive sample disbursements to a physician, negative Signature Audit results, negative field audit results and Rep violations of sampling procedures and policies;
  • Communicates both orally and in writing with in-house management, field sales management, legal counsel and FDA representatives concerning the Prescription Drug Marketing Act;
  • Be responsible for maintenance of investigation files and case number logs according to the requirements of the Prescription Drug Marketing Act;
  • Establish and maintain significant loss matrices;
  • Be responsible for reporting all thefts and shipment losses of samples to the FDA and maintaining a follow-up system to trend these occurrences;
  • Participate with appropriate authorities during regular inspections and audits;
  • Liaise with Quality Control to report significant losses, thefts, and/or infractions;
  • Review information received from the PDMA physician receipt audit and follow up with Field Sales Managers regarding document/receipt differences;
  • Keep current with all existing and subsequent sample laws and regulations and appropriately plans for maintaining optimal compliance;
  • Maintain sales sample systems integrity;
  • Initiate, manage and deliver Request for Proposal projects to assess and choose qualified suppliers for all PDMA related activities;
  • Advise and recommend appropriate impactful market sampling options to business units and divisions to maximize market potential and minimize compliance risks to the business;
  • Complete cost benefit analyses to determine the best market options for business impact.




Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of seven (7) years of pharmaceutical healthcare experience;
  • Five (5) years of experience managing significant outsource suppliers in Sample Accountability;
  • Three (3) years of managing PDMA compliant Sample Accountability and minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience;
  • High proficiency in Excel and Access as well as excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Financial, contracting, and project management skills;
  • Experience and membership in PDMA sharing organization.

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.


Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.   
Location:United States : New Jersey : Whippany    
Reference Code:14120   
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