Inside Sales Product Specialist - Custom Products

Posted 04 Oct 2018

The Woodlands, Texas - United States

Req Id 182549


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role: A territory will be assigned that covers all market segments of the MilliporeSigma Commercial Research and Applied organizations.

  • Proactively contact customers/accounts, identify customer needs, present value-oriented products/offers and subsequently generate a pipeline of short term and long-term opportunities that drive incremental growth.
  • Identifies and implements tactics aimed at influencing run rate associated sales such as overall pricing strategy, B2B opportunities, etc.
  • Uses tools such as gap analysis, product knowledge or industry related information to identify and prioritize prospects to contact and generate opportunities, build new relationships etc.
  • Demonstrates effective account management and selling skills including relationship management, prospecting, pipeline management, negotiating and closing.
  • Prepares and executes territory plans. Provides monthly updates detailing progress on the plan, justifies variances and indicates corrective action needed and/or taken.
  • Responsible for mapping key contacts, key labs, key decision makers, etc. to prioritize prospecting efforts, accounts and opportunities. 
  • Collaborates with other sales reps and specialists to serve customer needs and aim to meet/exceed the given target.
  • Travels on a quarterly basis or more as needed to maintain relationships and identify new contacts and opportunities.
  • Utilize all internal resources and systems to provide quotations and/or negotiate long term pricing for continued and incremental growth of the territory.
  • Participate in both product and sales training to further influence discussions with customers, maintain critical product and market knowledge and ultimately influence sales activities that drive incremental growth.
  • Enters all pipeline activity and updates into the CRM system, dashboard reports and any other reports as requested by management.
  • Utilize digital tools to identify new opportunities and speed up the sales cycle.

Who You Are:

  • BS degree in Life Sciences, Business, or Marketing and 3+ years of business/sales/marketing.
  • Prior sales experience desirable. 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Comfortable creating and delivering presentations to colleagues and customers both in person or remotely by conference calls.
  • Understanding of customers, market needs, and competition in the life science research market.
  • Driven, self-starter, entrepreneurial, able to work independently and manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Accountable for results.
  • Ability to work in team environment and partner with other sales reps for the good of the customer, the team and the company.
  • Collaborative. Willing to engage cross-functionally to ensure customer needs are met with a high standard of excellence.
  • Strong business ethics.
  • Basic computer competency. Microsoft Excel, SAP, and Salesforce CRM knowledge desired.
  • Ability to travel as needed or requested to sales meetings, and customer locations for special events such as vendor shows, research days, etc. (<10%)
  • Ability to travel overnight by car, plane or other transportation. 

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

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