A company distributing Genomic and Diagnostic Solutions in South Africa as well as other parts of Africa is looking for a Technical Sales Specialist to join their small but dynamic team.
Duties & Responsibilities
The successful candidate will report directly to the Managing Director and responsibilities will include: Manage current accounts throughout South Africa, as well as develop new accounts and promote new products with existing customer base. Regular travel to customer sites around South Africa, and occasionally Southern Africa. Occasional international travel will also be required. Regular reporting, forecasting and general administration. Conduct high level technical discussions with key opinion leaders as well as the ability to cold call and form solid customer relationships. Customer audience will include pathologists, technologists, and procurement. Provide support to customers when technical issues arise. Assist with customer trainings. Work with Field Service Engineer (FSE), and senior staff in troubleshooting problems. Attend relevant trainings to be competent on instruments and product implementation. Assist in sales and marketing activities. Adhere to deadlines and quotas given by principals. Acquire a good general knowledge of competitors, products, and techniques in IHC / Flow Cytometry / Histopathology / FISH techniques.
Desired Experience & Qualification
Diploma or degree in Life Sciences, Diagnostic Pathology, or any other relevant field. At least 3 years’ diagnostic sales experience as well as 3 years’ experience in a medical laboratory. Willing to travel domestically and internationally. Valid passport, drivers’ license, and own reliable transport. Relevant post-graduate certificate will be advantageous. Strong presentation and communication skills. Must be able to speak English fluently, other languages will be an advantage. Possess and apply troubleshooting and analytical skills. Someone who is customer centric and sales focused. A self-driver, who works well independently but enjoys collaboration.
Package & Remuneration
*Only candidates that meet all the requirements should apply
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