Chromatography Consumables Account Manager

California (US)
Sep 21, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Our client is a major global supplier of chromatographic solutions predominately serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemical industries.  They are seeking Account Managers (Sales) in California.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities 


· Meet or exceed quarterly and annual sales targets assigned by the National Sales Manager.  

· Conduct sales calls via phone and face-to-face customer meetings in order to achieve sales quotas.  

· Provide quotes and pricing agreements to accounts and customers.  

· Present and demonstrate the value propositions of columns and process media products to customers in R&D, process development, and manufacturing industries.  

· Develop and execute a sales strategy and sales call pattern for the territory with key companies and customers.  

· Utilize various tools to develop leads including the internet, company provided leads, newspapers, journals, and scientific publications.  

· Maintain a high level of product technical and application knowledge.  

· Recognize opportunities within assigned territories for new business.  

· Promptly provide information, advise customers, and follow up on all leads.  

· Travel as needed to customer sites, sales meetings, scientific conferences, and other events as needed while adhering to the expense policy.  

Sales Reporting 

· Analyze sales by account and product class on a quarterly basis to provide reports as requested by management.  

· Provide sales forecasts to management.  

· Maintain customer files, call history, and purchase data for accounts utilizing contact management software.  

· Gather, maintain, and report on market trends and competitor information.  


Sales Communications  

· Plan and implement seminars and other communication tools to generate leads and sales.  

· Maintain a consistent corporate image throughout product lines, promotional materials, and events. 

· Implements marketing plan as applicable to sales territory. 





Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, chemical engineering or related field.    


Skills and Qualifications  


· One to two years of experience working in biotechnology sales or laboratory experience that includes HPLC or downstream purification.  

· A working knowledge of chromatography and the biopharmaceutical industry.  

· Working knowledge of contact management, internet, email, spreadsheet, and word processing software.  

· Effective negotiation skills.  

· Strong understanding of the basic concepts involved in a sales process.  

· Self-motivated and self-disciplined to execute the major duties and responsibilities of the position while working remotely.  

· Poses the ability to identify, establish, and maintain strong relationships with potential customers including scientists, senior management, and purchasing groups.  

· Fluent English verbal and written communication skills.  

· Excellent presentation skills.  

· The ability to interact with colleagues and customers from multiple disciplines at all levels.  

· The ability to get along with others and succeed in a team environment.  



Physical Requirements 


· Ability to travel domestically, by both auto and air, up to 50% of the work year.  

· Ability to speak clearly so that others can understand.  

· Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time, including as a driver or passenger in an

· Ability to visit and move around at customer sites.   

Client is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans