Strategic Account Manager

Posted 26 Jul 2022

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 253347


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery! Our 60,300 people are crafting 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 exciting ways of improving the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Your Role:

The Sales Account Executives (SAE) serves as the primary point of contact for the lead decision makers (Economical buying influencers) of select strategic university and hospital accounts for our products and services. Cultivating these interactions to establish relationships is important to generate sales and close deals. The AIM will use insights and deep customer knowledge to craft joint priorities and influence solutions. The SAE must coordinate with MilliporeSigma customer support functions and with the Account Management team, who partner with our customers’ scientist and lab managers, to help our customers meet their objectives and increase MilliporeSigma business opportunities.


All SAEs are therefore encouraged to use the available tools and resources to track and report sales activity and share account knowledge, exceed sales targets on a quarterly and annual basis, ensuring sustainable, profitable growth. The SAE must create mutually beneficial scenarios for both MilliporeSigma and our customers for the assigned accounts. This includes understanding our customer’s structure and buying processes, and negotiating pricing and more favorable terms and competitive positioning.


The SAE has a complete understanding of broad business solutions offerings.

The SAE will lead the efforts regarding maintenance and growth of products in the transactional business as well as negotiating larger opportunities and competitive conversions with the account’s procurement department. The position manages account pricing and freight terms, and owns the formal contract process including annual renewals. Target customers will include Procurement and e-business functions and any other customer role involved in high level strategic negotiations.


This role may be performed remotely from anywhere in the U.S., with a preference for applicants located in the Midwest or East Coast.


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Relevant University degree
  • Strong negotiation skills and contract implementation in complex environments
  • Understanding of Account management including strategy, planning, customer segmentation and financials
  • Previous sales experience preferably within a similar industry. This could include internal sales experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated, able to prioritize, strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong Interpersonal capabilities and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal (in relevant local languages and English)
  • Ability to produce and interpret sales data in various formats and use digital tools (e.g.
  • Understanding of customers and understanding the process to identify market dynamics and competition
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of customer partners and establish relationships
  • Desired Scientific background and/or commercial experience in the field


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