National Sales Manager

United Kingdom: West Midlands National

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Ref: UK15455

Company :Ashfield Healthcare
Location : National
Vacancy Type : Client headcount - permanent
Position : Sales Manager-Secondary care

08/11/2017 15:49:34

Job Description

Ashfield Healthcare is proud to be partnering with one of the UK’s largest pharmaceutical companies, in order to provide a permanent headcount opportunity for an experienced Sales Manager, where you will be responsible for the effective delivery of sales through a team of 6 Hospital specialists.

Working closely with the National Business Manager, Brand Managers for Special Care and Medical to develop and implement strategic business and marketing plans to grow the new and existing business.

Key Responsibilities

  • To achieve national sales targets and manage the successful implementation of the marketing plan within assigned territories across the UK.
  • Together with the National Business Manager, Marketing and Medical, develop the marketing plan to support the successful growth of special care products.
  • Undertake detailed market analysis and create stretching but realistic forecasts to support the development of the marketing strategy/plan
  • Provide direction to the team by translating strategic aims into SMART objectives through the preparation of a robust territory business plan.
  • Ensure Hospital Sales Specialists have well developed territory and key account plans to achieve their objectives.
  • Recruitment and retention of high calibre Hospital Sales Specialists to ensure sales target delivery.
  • To implement company led performance management processes, including conducting performance appraisals, to obtain an accurate assessment of learning needs and where necessary develop performance improvement plans. Contribute to annual pay review discussions for regional team.
  • To ensure personal development plans are produced for team members and training/development interventions are provided, either directly or through others, to meet identified learning needs of the team.
  • Support national Key Opinion Leader development and delivery of national and international meetings.
  • Establish and/or ensure compliance with company administrative processes, SOPs and ensure that all activities of the national team are performed with strict adherence to the ABPI Code of Practice.

Essential Skills

  • Strong track record of delivering consistent sales results in accordance with set targets through the effective management of a team.
  • Strong commercial background, with a good understanding of the NHS, particularly focused around Special Care and/or rare diseases
  • Strong relationship management skills, coupled with strong communication and interpersonal skills  
  • Ideally held Marketing and/or Sales Management roles within the Pharmaceutical industry
  • Proven analytical skills to undertake market analysis and create realistic, stretching but achievable business plans/forecasts
  • Strong working knowledge of the ABPI Code


Ranked as a ‘Top Employer’ in 2017 across both the UK and Europe, our client excels at providing outstanding training and progression opportunities for its 250 strong workforce. As well as providing an excellent career path for its team, the company has also achieved double-digit growth and has expanded into a range of innovative and up-and-coming therapy areas such as rare diseases and transplantation.

Successful candidates will benefit from a car/car allowance, laptop, pension, health and dental care and an excellent reward and recognition package. Please note that the ability to drive is a requirement of this role.

If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity please select "APPLY NOW" below.

Please note if you have not heard from a member of the recruitment department within 7 days your application has been unsuccessful at this stage.

 Thank you for your interest in Ashfield and our client. Please note that this is a headcount opportunity.

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Please contact David Jones for more information about this National Sales Manager job.

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