Market Development Manager FWA

Posted 09 Nov 2021

Abodjan, Ivory Coast - Ivory Coast

Req Id 233252


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


Your Role:

A great opportunity has opened in our Life Sciences Team. We are looking to hire a Market Development Manager for West French speaking countries. In this position you will be responsible for increasing revenue and margin growth of Research & Applied (R&A) product portfolio in this geography with a major focus on IVORY COAST.

You will actively develop the R&A business of the Life Science business in West Africa in all relevant market segments (Pharma, Academia, Food & Beverage, Oil & Mining, Industry).


In order to achieve this, you will have to build strong commercial relationships with current key account customers and also business partners in order to develop the business.

You will provide high level product and technical information regarding products to the customers, dealers and sub-dealers.

Your main role will be to support the distributor sales team to position the various portfolios in the market while being responsible for the effective tactical implementation of market development strategies and programs

You will also develop long-term relationship with customers as well as identifying new business opportunities and follow-up customer projects with excellent and productive time management to meet customer expectations.

You will be supported by and collaborate with our internal team in order to facilitate meeting the objectives

You will also be responsible for R&A activities complying with all (local) laws and regulations applicable to its business and ensure overall the successful initiation and completion of assigned projects.





Who you are:

Degree in Life Science / Biochemistry / Chemistry / Pharmacy / Microbiology/Sales & Marketing

written and verbal communications skills in French and proficiency of English essential.

Strong communication, presentation and influencing skills

Proven relevant working experience (in laboratory reagents, equipment, instrumentation) and/or sales skills in life sciences field

Proven ability to be effective within a matrix organization

Collaborative, Innovative, Results and customer Driven, Strategic Thinking


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


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