Field Sales Associate

Posted 18 Oct 2019

San Diego, California - United States

Req Id 198849


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 more than 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:

MilliporeSigma is seeking an Academic Associate Sales Rep to support the growth strategy of the division.  The Academic Associate Sales Rep for this position is responsible for selling all of MilliporeSigma's Life Science products to include SigmaAldrich Chemicals and Millipore filtration products at UC San Diego, Sanford Burnham Prebys, San Diego State University and J Craig Venter Institute.  This position sells approximately 400,000 products to researchers in the academic market.  The Associate Sales Rep works under direction of the Sr. Account Sales Rep to maintain and grow the assigned academic account.  The Associate Sales Rep is an entry level Sales position designed to learn on the job with guidance from the Sr. Account Sales Rep and Regional Sales Director. The ideal candidate has a degree in one of the Life Sciences, is results oriented, passionate about what they do, works with a sense of urgency, stays focused, and works well on a team. The role requires Cold calling and hall walking at the account. Attends and schedules vendor shows. Independent worker who can take direction. Consistently achieve sales targets established by the Regional Sales Director. Submission of pipeline updates on a weekly and timely basis. Efficiently manage territory through planned workdays and interaction with end users. Maintain a high level of technical and application competence and utilize this knowledge in a manner which will enable him/her to add value to our products and services, to promote and maintain a high level of customer satisfaction. Maintain effective and professional communication in the field and with internal contacts in the company. Manage the overall distribution relationship within your territory to include - but not limited to - account POA’s (Plan of Action), business reviews, and training.


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or any other Life Science discipline
  • 1+ years of experience working in a Life Science laboratory
  • Candidate must be located in close proximity to the San Diego accounts: UC San Diego, Sanford Burnham Prebys, San Diego State University and J Craig Venter Institute. (the Associate Sales Rep will primarily be selling in the San Diego area)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sales experience is preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated capability of establishing relationships at all appropriate account levels to close the sales process.
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate information appropriate to the level of the audience.
  • Relevant business acumen to the Life Science market.
  • Demonstrated ability with Excel, Microsoft Office software, Sales Force or other CRM in a business environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed organization inspiring teamwork to achieve results.
  • Sales competency which includes selling skills, relationship building, call planning, territory development, follow-up and closing skills.
  • Technical competency demonstrated in product knowledge, product application and product positioning for Cell Biology, Molecular Bio and Protein Research.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving competency in handling distribution, product issues, sales issues and customer issues.
  • Demonstration of good presentation skills as related to distributor training, strategy meeting and POAs (plan of action).
  • Good time management skills in implementing and executing successful plans of action that balance your sales activities with customer needs, distribution needs, purchasing agent needs, account development, interdivisional activities as well as Area/Divisional needsR



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