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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.

 

 

Sandwich

Sandwich is a town in the east of Kent in the South East region of England.  Other towns and cities close to Sandwich include Canterbury, Ashford, Dover, Ramsgate and the revitalised resort town of Margate.  The name of the town is probably of Saxon derivation meaning a “sandy place” rather than the well-known lunchtime food item.  It is thought that the term “sandwich” came about when the 4th Earl of Sandwich asked for his lunchtime meat to be served between slices of bread so that he did not have to interrupt his gambling for lunch!  Sandwich was one of the Cinque Ports which was a confederation maritime towns and villages in Kent and East Sussex dating back 1000 years that supplied fleet, military and transport services to the Monarchy prior to the creation of the Royal Navy.   Although it was a major port in bygone days, Sandwich is now two miles from the sea and the reclaimed land is home to nature reserves and golf courses including Royal St George’s.

Pfizer, the multinational pharmaceuticals company, is a major employer in Sandwich and many well-known drugs including Viagra were developed in their laboratories in Sandwich.  In addition to Pfizer, Discovery Park in Sandwich, the leading science park in Kent, is home to numerous Life Science, Biotech, Technology and R & D companies which employ a total of 3000 staff.