Field Sales Manager
Field Sales Manager (Independents) – Pharmacy – UK North
Location Postcodes: BD, HG, LS, YO, HU, TS
££: Competitive Salary, Commission, Company Car, IPAD, Phone & Company Benefits Scheme
A new opportunity has become available for an experienced Field Sales Manager to join our growing 3rd Party Independent Sales channel at AAH Pharmaceuticals / Celesio.
AAH is one of the UK’s leading pharmaceutical wholesalers, where millions of people across thousands of UK communities benefit from the healthcare products & services that AAH delivers daily to every dispensing point nationwide.
Our 3rd Party Sales division is about moving beyond the basics of accurate orders and on-time deliveries towards a true partnership where we listen to our Pharmacy customers, understand their needs & challenges to deliver tailored services that make it easier for them to serve their patients.
Our Field Sales Managers operate as the primary (single) point of contact & account manager to our 3rd Party Independent Pharmacy customers, where you are responsible for identifying, designing and selling complex wholesale propositions.
In doing so, the Field Sales Manager will be expected to provide and manage the delivery of a cost effective and profitable solution that satisfies our pharmacy customers and their business requirements.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to oversee the sales within a geographically defined region in the UK, where you will be able to identify opportunities and grow our business to contribute to Celesio UK’s wider business objectives.
This role is perfect for an ambitious Sales Professional from an FMCG or fast moving sales environment, looking for an opportunity to carve a successful career within the pharmaceutical industry.
Key responsibilities include but not limited to:
•To maintain knowledge of, and report upwards on, new developments in the Independent Pharmacy market place, especially with regard to accounts and prospects.
•To build & implement a sales plan based on segment/territory intelligence & knowledge & matching value propositions to customer needs.
•To actively develop customer relationships in support of account contact strategy.
•To maintain high levels of customer satisfaction by co-ordinating with an internal matrix team to ensure customer complaints, enquiries or concerns are dealt with promptly.
•Use the specialist sales team and central resources where required to support the development and delivery of required customer solution
The ideal candidate will have proven experience of working within fast moving sales environment, selling & delivering a complex portfolio of products & services. Previous exposure to FMCG, Pharmacy or Healthcare Industry would be highly beneficial.
To succeed in this role, the Field Sales Manager will be commercially astute with the ability to manage multiple accounts and develop them successfully.
Due to the travel involved with this vacancy a full UK driving Licence will be required. The successful applicant will be expected to travel to the Celesio HQ in Coventry on a monthly basis for team meetings.
Please note the closing date for applications for this vacancy is Friday 2nd March 2018.
However, if we experience a high volume of applications for this post, it may be necessary to close applications prior to this date. We would therefore encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible
We are looking for colleagues who share our passion for innovation and caring for people, who can help us to shape the future of healthcare and meet the constantly changing needs of our customers.
We are the largest pharmaceutical wholesaler in the UK. We have over 3,800 employees at 16 locations across the UK and are the largest distributor of pharmaceutical and healthcare products and services to pharmacies, hospitals and doctors. Every week our 18 country wide depots make 100,000 deliveries from a stock of more than 20,000 products, providing the NHS with a safe, efficient and cost effective way of getting medicines from manufacturers to dispensing points.
Rewards and benefits
Wherever you work with Celesio UK, you will enjoy a uniquely rewarding career. You will be challenged but well remunerated, assume real responsibility but be well trained and developed to undertake it. You’ll work hard but be recognised for your contribution and be able to keep a healthy work/life balance. In addition to highly competitive salaries, we offer a valuable benefits package which includes generous holiday, pension scheme, professional support and relevant training, childcare vouchers, option to buy additional holiday and an employee discount scheme. What’s more, we regularly review our rewards package and it is improving all the time.