Account Manager, Los Angeles CA

Posted 03 May 2022

Carlsbad, California - United States

Req Id 246531



A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 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. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.


Your Role:

The role of the Account Manager for MilliporeSigma’s BioProcessing Americas group is to continually and consistently increase market share and revenues by collaborating with pharmaceutical and biotech customers and prospects to solve their unique challenges.  This role will primarily be focused on the Los Angeles/Irvine area. As a member of the BioProcessing Americas team, you will sell a broad portfolio of products, including filtration and purification technologies, single-use and multiuse process technologies, services, and raw materials (chemicals/cell culture media). You will create value for both the customer and MilliporeSigma; strategically run projects and resources to ensure long term profitable growth; increase MilliporeSigma’s market share; emphasize differentiation from MilliporeSigma’s competitors; and build upon MilliporeSigma’s reputation for excellence within your territory. Flexible and willing to travel within territory (with occasional overnight stays) to optimize customer engagement with occasional domestic and international travel

  • Ensure that the quarterly and annual target is achieved, by gaining and maintaining market share and seeding MilliporeSigma products in the customer´s pipeline
  • Develop a detailed strategic plan to run your territory for both short- and long-term revenue growth
  • Know and be known by your customers; maintain regular presence within territory
  • Identify your customer’s needs/goals/challenges and provide solutions to fulfill their needs through the proper positioning of MilliporeSigma products, services, and/or knowledge/expertise.
  • Coordinates and participates in customer audits, technical visits and lunch-n-learn program
  • Lead and organize internal partners around presenting to, or supporting your customers; provide input and direction on content, customer needs/drivers, audience profile, etc.
  • Create and deliver presentations; coordinates appropriate resources for customer visits
  • Provide, an accurate, detailed forecasts for your territory
  • Inform, train and influence customers. 
  • Identify and map the key collaborators and decision makers around projects and opportunities in your territory
  • Attend tradeshows and provide booth coverage as needed
  • Apply sales tools regularly and properly to gain efficiencies and to document customer interactions (CRM, SFDC, literature, etc.)
  • Work collaboratively with business partners (customer service, technical service, field marketing, technology management, demand planning, etc.)


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in bioprocessing sciences, chemical, biochemical engineering or similar Field.   
  • 5+ years of experience in sales to the Life Sciences industry within upstream and downstream processing.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates will demonstrate a natural affinity to influence and/or sell to all levels of an organization.
  • Working knowledge of cGMP pharmaceutical and biotech drug production processes/unit operations for upstream and downstream processes.
  • Able to network and build and maintain strong relationships, credibility and trust
  • Self-motivated, assertive, takes initiative and works independently
  • Experience working as a remote employee
  • Plans time and priorities in an effective manner to achieve goals for sustainable results
  • A committed learner, dedicated to continuously increasing knowledge and skills
  • Decisive: knows how to build a case and can drive a decision when appropriate
  • Possesses especially strong conceptual skills – can see the big picture and can translate it compellingly in writing and speech
  • Active Listening to the expressed needs and wants of others
  • Uses strategic questioning to draw out information for diagnosing a situation
  • Evaluates results and makes adjustments to achieve better business outcomes; learns from mistakes
  • Perceives the impact and the implications of decisions on other components of the company as well as the impact on clients and suppliers
  • Able to work closely with functional support organizations to effectively achieve goals. 
  • Understands the basics of pricing and can articulate the value or reasons behind pricing
  • Utilizes effective negotiation skills; generates results with positive outcomes for both parties
  • Generates accurate business forecasts
  • Anticipates areas of conflict, manages disagreement, and works toward resolution
  • Shapes opinions of key stakeholders



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