Life Science Sales Representative

Posted 19 Jul 2022

San Jose, California - United States

Req Id 253093



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.

Your Role:

As the Life Science Sales Representative, you will be responsible for all Research Products sales and sales activities within assigned territory.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Generate and qualify sales leads
  • Close profitable business by meeting or exceeding sales goals and objectives
  • Build, grow and manage Key accounts in assigned territory
  • Champion and drive customer awareness of Sigma and its Best-in-Class/Innovative technologies and products
  • Create and maintain relationships with customers to promote penetration, retention and loyalty
  • Devise and implement successful account and territory strategies that support increased sales and the strategic goals of Academic Research Business Unit
  • Team with Marketing, Inside Sales team from Academic Research Business Units to identify, develop and close opportunities
  • Team with Inside sales team from Academic Research Business Units to identify and mitigate competitive barriers to increase sales and identify opportunities for product improvement/development
  • Work with purchasing departments to understand procurement processes and develop strategies to mitigate sales barriers. Submit timely sales activity reports


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field (i.e., Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
  • 2 + years of work experience field sales experience, i.e., sales and/or territory management


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Resides in the San Franciso, CA Bay area.
  • Completion of graduate level courses in Science &/or Business
  • Experience in reagent and/or technology platform sales
  • Proven ability to identify, drive and close sales employing a Technical and Tactical Consultative approach
  • Nuances in Account Management including knowledge of Purchasing Departments, ability to maintain and grow top labs in key accounts, and have working knowledge of Genomics, and/or Proteomics and/or Cell-based Assay related
  • Experience (either practical or sales) in any of these areas
  • Ability to independently manage time and priorities
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to influence/educate others in order to gain acceptance/approval of innovative concepts/products
  • Ability to develop, implement, manage and track strategic and tactical plans both independently and with a team
  • Demonstrate organizational, prioritization and planning skills required for successful account management, territory management, and project management
  • Proven ability to work and succeed under minimal supervision



What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


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