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CELL BIOLOGY SALES REPRESENTATIVE - 314888
CELL BIOLOGY SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Biological / Scientific / Pharmaceutical / Medical Research
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
Cell Biology Sales Representative (G672)
* MSc in a cell biology related field. Previous sales experience an advantage. Experience with tissue and cell culture, ELISA, western blotting, immunocytochemistry or flow cytometry essential. Valid driver’s license and own vehicle. *
Description: A company who supplies consumables and equipment to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies as well as various laboratories throughout Africa requires a Sales Representative for their cell biology portfolio (cell culture media and reagents, immunoassay instrumentation and reagents). The area covered are Gauteng, Bloemfontein, Potchefstroom, Limpopo. Key duties will include: achievement of the sales targets for the allocated territory through growth by agreed percentage and maintaining sales of promoted products in territory; monitoring sales of other products which are not actively promoted and reporting any deviations; manage sales territory and maximize the number of calls on target customers; building strong, positive relationships; maintain the level of product knowledge for existing products and develop knowledge on new products as well as the relevant details of promotional tools; control costs in carrying out of their job function, to ensure that allocated resources are effectively utilized; spend 5-6 hours daily at customer sites daily, with the balance of the time spent on planning, preparation and reporting activities.
Key Requirements: At least MSc in in a cell biology related field. 1-2 years sales experience in a science or medical diagnostics environment will be an advantage. Experience with tissue and cell culture, ELISA, western blotting, immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry and automation of immunoassay platforms essential. Valid driver’s license and own vehicle is required.
Additional Requirements: Able to work independently. Strong time management and planning skills and able to prioritize in a flexible manner. Excellent communication skills - listening, verbal, non-verbal, written and presentation. Strong customer service focus. Results oriented, with a passion to succeed. Ability to influence key decision makers and to challenge appropriately. Thorough understanding of customer- focused selling concepts. High level competence in statistical analysis of current sales. Strong problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills.