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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.

 

 

West Sussex

West Sussex is a county on the south coast of England and over many centuries the strategic location of West Sussex has played a key part in history, defence and trade.   West Sussex offers a wealth of interesting places to visit from historic West Sussex towns and cities such as Chichester, Arundel and Petworth to West Sussex coastal resorts including Worthing and Bognor Regis.  A substantial part of the South Downs National Park is also located in West Sussex as are many West Sussex nature reserves and areas of outstanding natural beauty. West Sussex is also a great place to live and work, with a wide range of West Sussex industries and West Sussex businesses established in towns such as Crawley, Horsham, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill to the north of the county. Gatwick airport, one of the busiest in Europe, is a further benefit to businesses, residents and international visitors to West Sussex.

Famous people born in West Sussex: Harry Enfield, comedian and Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet, also born in West Sussex.

From world-renowned Medical and Diagnostic Technology companies, to major Pharmaceuticals and Industry Support services, West Sussex's Health and Life Sciences Cluster is booming. The country is home to over 90 diverse companies, contributing to the forefront of innovation in the Global Health and Life Sciences sector. A strong cluster has emerged in the county with collaboration between businesses, research and public health, facilitated by WSCC who is investing heavily in the growth of the sector. West Sussex provides a highly attractive offer for global and national businesses wanting to be in the forefront of innovation, in the heart of growth.

West Sussex is a great place to further your career in life sciences. If you are a looking for pharmaceutical jobs in West Sussex, scientific careers in West Sussex or want to discuss cell therapy, gene therapy, ATMP, medical device, technology, biotech or pharmaceutical job opportunities in West Sussex, give our Next Phase team a call. The West Sussex 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 West Sussex, 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 West Sussex area.