Abbott Territory Representative in Abbott Park, Illinois

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

An exciting new opportunity at Abbott Nutrition, has been created for a team of enthusiastic and experienced Pharmacy Sales Representative positions and we're looking for top-notch sales professionals to drive our rapidly growing Nutrition portfolio in the retail Pharmacy channel. This new team will be responsible for contributing significant growth to the existing business.

Reporting to the Regional Sales Manager, these positions are responsible for managing the assigned territory and executing sales action plans, delivering sales objectives, growing Abbott's sales at pharmacy, focusing on the priority products, and developing a sustainable pharmacist's and pharmacy assistant's preferences for Abbott, whilst taking into account the commercial strategy for the Abbott Nutrition Division.

These positions are available Australia wide - North NSW, South NSW, North VIC, South VIC, WA, SA and QLD.

In addition to the above, the main aspects of this role include:

  • Building one's knowledge and understanding of the customers in the territory

  • Developing a strong network in the territory, ensuring that all key influencers are frequently visited with management

  • Share best practices and insights internally, with management and sales and marketing counterparts

  • Develop a routing system that optimizes coverage and frequency to consistently achieve call metrics

  • Develop a thorough business plan for the most strategic pharmacies

  • Set SMART objectives for each visit, regarding sell-in and sell-out actions.

  • Use commercial policy and value proposition to determine strategy and tactics to maximize customers' growth and commitments towards Abbott

  • Execute store-checks, check stock levels and follow-up sell-out data at each visit.

  • Understand accurately pharmacist's needs and expectations, opportunities and threats for Abbott, competition's practices

  • Customize approach to customers when relevant and properly execute programs.

The relevant experience and knowledge/education is required:

  • Knowledge of the retail Pharmacy landscape, key players, their needs and expectations

  • Demonstrated experience in high level sales and negotiation across a varied customer base with strong close of business and maintenance of accounts

  • Computer Literacy

  • Selling Skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Excellent communication skills at all levels

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent is preferred

  • 5+ years of sales experience and at least 3+ year sales experience in the pharmacy retail sales that involved working closely with customers to deliver results

  • Experience in Fast Moving Consumer Healthcare (OTC), Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and/or Retail preferred. Good understanding of Trade marketing activities

  • Strong presentation skills - Consultative selling skills – Negotiation skills

  • Highly driven person with a strong motivation to build a career with Abbott Nutrition within and outside of Australia

This role will work within a team of very capable and passionate individuals committed to getting the best outcomes for the patients and the customers that we serve.

Abbott provides some fantastic benefits for our employees, these include:

  • Reimbursed Flu Vaccination

  • Discounted Healthcare

  • Discounted Shares program

  • Novated Leasing

  • Awesome Superannuation Options

  • Salary Sacrifice Options

  • AND…..Lots, lots more

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit our careers site at www.abbottcareers.com for more information

Abbott is an equal opportunity employer

We ask that recruiters respect our internal recruitment process and PSA panel, and refrain from contacting us, or referring candidates to this role.

JOB FAMILY:

Sales Force

DIVISION:

ANI International Nutrition

LOCATION:

Australia : Remote

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

Yes, 25 % of the Time

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

Not Applicable

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Not Applicable

Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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