Welcome to Next Phase Recruitment! Please see below our current jobs that match your search criteria. For a broader job search please visit the home page or call us on 01403 216216 to discuss career options in other areas of Life Science and Technology.

Welcome to Next Phase Recruitment! Please use the above link to see our current jobs that match your search criteria. For a broader job search please visit the home page or call us on 01403 216216 to discuss career options in other areas of Life Science and Technology.

Sales

Sales careers provide a huge variety of options at all levels, from entry level roles such as working in a call centre to very senior roles managing large teams of staff.  Typical job titles might include Sales Executive, Sales Consultant, Sales Representative, Business Development Executive, Account Executive, Client Acquisition Executive, Sales Manager, Business Development Manager, Territory Manger, Sales Director, Business Development Director and many more.   Jobs in Sales are available at all levels, from entry level roles such as working as part of a team in a call centre to very senior roles as Business Development Director responsible for managing large teams of Business Development staff.

Sales and Business Development Executives are employed by many businesses across the public and private sectors to increase the demand for, and sales of the company’s products or services.   Within the Life Sciences sector business development executives which typically be selling medical, pharmaceutical, biotech and research supplies and services.

The role of a Sales Executive will usually be fast paced, target driven, pressurised and varied.  Typical responsibilities for a Sales Executive might include identifying potential new clients and business opportunities, building relationships with clients and ensuring that their needs are understood and negotiating with them to ensure that the deal is closed by offering them solutions.  Business Development Executives will also usually need to maintain a database of clients and prospects using a CRM such as Salesforce, create and maintain business development plans which will include forecasting annual targets and identifying new opportunities for sales campaigns. 

Skills & Qualifications/Experience required for a career in Sales

Most Sales roles in the Life Sciences sector will require a degree in a Life Science or related subject.  However, academic qualifications are often less important than personality, attitude and abilities.  Typical attributes required include:-

  • The ability and desire to sell
  • Resilience, tenacity and the ability to cope with rejection
  • Persuasive and
  • Goal-oriented with a high degree of self-motivation and ambition
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to call, interact, influence and persuade potential customers
  • Able to multitask, prioritise and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to work independently or as an active member of a team
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel) and CRM/Salesforce experience preferred

Career progression

Sales roles are target driven in most cases and promotion is usually based on results, meaning that rapid progress and early promotion is common for high performers.  A typical career path could be from Sales Executive to Sales Team Leader through Sales Manager and on to Sales Director.    Salaries, commission and other performance related bonuses mean that Sales/Business Development careers can be very lucrative.

 

 

Kent

Kent is a county in South East England, to the south east of London.  Major towns and cities in Kent include Canterbury, Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Ashford, Folkestone, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Dartford, Gravesend, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Deal and Dover.  France, which on a good day, can be seen clearly from Folkestone and the White Cliffs of Dover, lies across the Channel and is easily reached by regular ferry services from ports including Dover and Folkestone.

Kent has a very diverse economy with major industries including haulage, logistics, tourism, technology and scientific research.   With its good transport connections many people also commute into London.   Tourist attractions in Kent include Canterbury Cathedral which has been the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury since the 6th century, HM dockyard Chatham and numerous castles.

Famous people born in Canterbury: Orlando Bloom and Mick Jagger, musician.

Kent's life sciences sector has created some of the most revolutionary and world-renowned medicines in existence.

Pfizer, Mylan, Diasorin, Smiths Medical and over 450 other life science sector companies have made Kent their home over the years, putting the country on the map as a key location for everything from bio-tech, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics to global science logistics, med-tech manufacturers and contract research organisations.

Kent is a great place to further your career in life sciences. If you are a looking for pharmaceutical jobs in Kent, scientific careers in Kent or want to discuss cell therapy, gene therapy, ATMP, medical device, technology, biotech or pharmaceutical job opportunities in Kent, give our Next Phase team a call. The Kent area is continuing to expand as a centre for jobs in science, process development, technology, software development, project management, informatics, quality, reg affairs and supply chain.

 

At Next Phase we help people find new jobs in life sciences across the UK, Europe and USA. This page lists some of the job opportunities in Kent, and if you give us a call we can also talk to you about other scientific jobs, pharmaceutical career opportunities and the latest updates in cell and gene therapy and ATMP development in the Kent area.

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    Horsham

    Competitive salary dependent on experience