Account Manager, Research Pharma

Posted 05 Feb 2020

Puerto Rico - all, Puerto Rico - United States

Req Id 203194



A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 56,000 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:

Reporting to the Regional Director, the Research Pharma Account Manager- Southeast, is responsible for executing the MilliporeSigma North America Research Go to Market strategy and achieving sales goals within assigned accounts located in Puerto Rico and Florida & Georgia, USA. Devising and executing strategic business plans that develop deeper account relationships by protecting current business, expanding end-user client base, and grow existing account sales are key for success. Required to travel up to 60% to meet set objectives; overnight travel required where appropriate.

  • Consistently achieve sales targets established by the Sales Director.
  • Submission of accurate quarterly forecasts and forecast updates, plus monthly reports as requested on a timely basis.
  • Efficiently manage territory through planned coverage and interaction with key accounts, thought leaders and 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 that promotes and maintains a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain effective and professional communication in the field and with internal contacts in the Corporation.
  • Schedule and execute seminars, product shows and pricing promotions within the defined territory.
  • Manage the respective distribution partner relationships within the territory to include - but not limited to - account POA’ plans (Plan of Action), business reviews and training.
  • Manage effective pricing strategies to include – but not limited to – contracts and customer specific pricing (CSP’s): Renewals, negotiations, and implementations.


Role can be located in either Puerto Rico or Florida.


Who You Are:

The ideal candidate is driven, results-oriented, passionate for continuous learning and professional development, works with a sense of urgency, stays focused, and works well within a team and in a matrix organizational structure.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ of years of experience meeting/exceeding set sales objectives
  • 2+ years’ experience in preparing and implementing tactical business plans at territory level and account level.
  • 2+ years’ experience working with Microsoft Office software in a business environment.
  • 2+ years’ experience working with drug discovery or medical research


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Business-to-business sales experience. Post-graduate experience will be considered.
  • Knowledge and experience of the pharmaceutical drug development workflow and regulatory processes will be highly regarded.
  • 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.
  • High aptitude for demonstrating business acumen relevant to the Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Knowledge of varying supply chain procurement processes and or options.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a matrix organization inspiring and coordinating teamwork to achieve results.
  • Sales competency which includes selling skills, relationship building, call planning, territory development, follow-up and closing skills.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving competency.
  • Demonstration of good presentation skills.
  • Excellent 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 needs.



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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