Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty

  • Director of Business Development

    Job Location US-CA-Sunnyvale
    Full-Time 40 hours per week
    Pathways Home Health and Hospice
  • Description

    TITLE: Director of Business Development

    LOCATION: Sunnyvale

    SCHEDULE: Full Time, Exempt

    WAGE: Base Salary Plus Bonus


    OVERVIEW: For over 40 years Pathways has been a Bay Area pioneer, leader and innovator in Hospice, Home Health, Palliative Care and Care Management services. We provide care at home or in settings such as assisted living, a nursing home, or the hospital. We have offices in Sunnyvale, South San Francisco, and Oakland. Patients and their families know us for our personalized, high quality care, delivered with empathy, kindness, and respect. 

    POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Business Development is primarily responsible for the successful achievement of annual referral and admission goals through effective sales and marketing strategies. This position monitors the market environment and adapts strategies to fit the changing market.  This position will develop sales strategies train sales staff and their managers; and participate in the evaluation of the sales staff. He or she works with the members of the executive team and other members of the executive team regarding major business development initiatives to develop community partnerships to increase and maintain all program census levels. This role also establishes and maintains a work environment that assures a high quality, cost effective and efficient patient referral process. Assures the in house Care Transition Team is knowledgeable and complies with regulatory and accreditation requirements and agency administrative and clinical policies and procedures. 


    • Analyzes market conditions, business volumes, and competition and profit factors to forecast sales strategies.
    • Develops monthly and annual sales plans, strategies and tactics for the service areas to enhance Pathways’ competitive position.
    • Coordinates specific objectives of the sales plan with other departments.
    • Analyzes and further develops the division of the sales force in the various territories and markets to assure all market segments are covered.
    • Partners with operations counterparts to ensure good customer service, sales staff oversight and continued growth.
    • Executes the sales plan to meet or exceed the objectives of Pathways’ strategic plan, including budgeted revenue and volumes.
    • Directs, develops and trains sales associates, including making joint sales calls
    • Runs monthly sales meetings in collaboration with sales staff managers.
    • Proactively monitors and reports on issues affecting the service area, including competitive pressures, talent, recruiting, market and industry movements and other business and customer challenges that impact Pathways’ growth.
    • Defines and manages monthly and annual sales objectives for field sales personnel; reports out to upper management.
    • Develops and maintains sales compensation plans.
    • Identifies internal barriers to growth.
    • Facilitates communications between Pathways and referral sources such as skilled nursing and assisted living facilities to ensure regulatory compliance and good working relationships.
    • Oversees resolution of conflicts between referral sources and Pathways employees, practices, or policies.
    • Oversees sales associates:
      • Coaches the development of account profiles and account plans
      • Receives routine reports and daily activity logs
      • Participates in performance evaluations
      • Ensures collaboration with admit and intake nurses
    • Works in conjunction with Director of Contracts to obtain, update and maintain facility and payor contracts.
    • Develops Sales Reports for distribution to Executive and Management teams.
    • Works to improve personal knowledge and sales management skills to become of greater value to current and potential customers and to Pathways.
    • Participates in or attends community functions as appropriate.
    • Performs other duties as assigned consistent with skills and training and with the mission and goals of the organization.


    • A Master’s Degree preferred in business, marketing, finance, healthcare, or nursing. Bachelor’s degree is required
    • Minimum of 7 years sales experience in marketing, sales, commercial sales in US pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare product and service, or in large-scale home health or hospice.
    • Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills.
    • Current, in-depth knowledge if current trends in healthcare industry.
    • Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills; uses language effectively to persuade others; is an effective negotiator.

    Recruiter Contact: Trisha Bingham, 408-773-4202,

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