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  • Posted: May 22, 2020
    Deadline: May 26, 2020
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  • Aspen has a proud heritage dating back more than 160 years and is committed to sustaining life and promoting healthcare through increasing access to its high quality affordable medicines and products. Aspen has a market capitalisation of approximately US$10 billion, is the largest pharmaceutical company listed on the JSE Limited (share code: APN) and ranks a...
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    Senior Sales Representative- Public Health

    OBJECTIVE:
    To manage allocated territory sales activities to achieve sales targets and ensure adequate and equitable product supply in the region. Coordinate customer and market development activities to optimize on the sustainable volume demand and responsible use of the products.

    MAIN DUTIES:
    The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

    • Working with Key Account Managers in optimizing volume demand at Depo level through effective operational effort
    • Facilitate the supply of products into the territory through coordination of orders across health care facilities in the territory
    • Achieve and exceed monthly sales objectives as discussed and agreed with line manager
    • Establish strong business relationships with all key customers to maximize sales growth
    • Ensure optimal territorial coverage in line with divisional needs
    • Information gathering and dissemination / understanding and prescribing trends
    • Regular updating of usage of major products
    • Analyzing trends and changes, using facility data and reports from company BIS
    • Disseminate information on all new tenders to the respective facilities to plan and gather forecasting data
    • Track demand pattern and inform demand planning timeously
    • Initiate quotation business, secure stock and coordinate direct deliveries
    • Support stock allocation efforts with CLOs and NSM on DDVs for stock in short supply
    • Coordinate customer tea room meetings, CMEs and conference in the region
    • Prepare and submit reports for various aspects of the business as per the instructions from the NSM
    • Prepare and present professional presentations to account on the performance and territory as and when required by management
    • Maintain and manage records connected to the company compliance policy
    • Maintain updated market databases
    • Establish contacts with industry leaders, policy-makers and influencers to provide value added solutions
    • Ensure customers have adequate stock holding of all products in line with provincial stock holding policies
    • All queries are followed up and resolved in shortest possible time within divisional policy framework
    • Responsibility taken for credit returns, expired stock and damages at wholesalers
    • Ensure optimal stock levels at facilities and seek to maximize the ROI
    • Minimize and manage stock write off risk
    • Customer issues are dealt with according to customer needs

    Strategic Negotiations

    • To achieve and exceed key sales objectives as discussed and agreed with line manager
    • Ensure that Depots are optimally stocked in line with their stock holding policy
    • Ensure that stock replenishment is done responsibly considering stock holding policy
    • Drive replenishment at DDV sites as well as at Depot Institutions through bottom up data management
    • Ensuring all strategic engagements and negotiations become operationally visible through daily interaction and communication with territorial colleagues and management
    • Ensuring adherence to new legislations, the marketing code and Aspen’s values

    Stock Managemement

    • Review QlikView for stock levels and manage stock write off risk by offering short dated stock
    • Ensure that short dated stock gets offered first
    • Manage customer stock queries by reviewing stock on QlikView model
    • Liaise with the KAM,CLO and NSM on stock queries and stock accepted by customers for releases
    • Manage product recalls within the company SOP


    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

    • Matric / Grade 12
    • B Com – Marketing/Finance and/or B Pharm, and/or BSc Medical qualification essential
    • 3 years previous sales management experience essential.
    • Post graduate qualification in Marketing would be an added advantage
    • 1-2 years pharmaceutical sales or business development experience within the public or private hospital environment is advantageously.
    • Successful experience /understanding of the state tender business processes.
    • Computer literate
    • Presentation skills
    • Decision making, commercially astute, self-driven, Teamwork, planning and organizing, project management, presentation skills, strategic thinking, leadership skills, analytical thinking, influencing, innovative, relationship savvy.
       

    COMPETENCIES:

    • Commercial acumen
    • Project Management
    • Analytical skills and ability to prepare presentation slides.
    • Ability to mine information from company BIS
    • Ability to perform under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Verbal and written communication skills
    • Aptitude for continuous learning
    • Influential and impactful presentation skills
    • Adaptability and flexibility in a changing environment
    • Planning skills
    • Time management
    • Service orientation
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Communication skills
    • Selling skills
    • Team player
       

    ATTRIBUTES

    • Initiative
    • Confidentiality
    • Empathy
    • Customer focused
    • Interpersonal sensitivity
    • Patience
    • Influence
    • Cultural sensitivity
    • Attention to detail
    • Logical thinking
    • Information seeking
       

    KNOWLEDGE

    • Knowledge of Business
    • Knowledge of processes
    • Recruitment and Selection
    • Policy and procedure
    • Finance knowledge
    • System knowledge
    • Product knowledge
    • Industry knowledge
    • Legislation and marketing code

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Aspen Pharma Group on aspen.mcidirecthire.com to apply
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