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Buy Merck WEU Sales Manager (all genders)


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 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.


The Life Sciences division is looking for an outgoing, results orientated individual who has a passion for life sciences to join our team as a Regional Sales Project Manager covering all internal  sites in Western Europe. This position will be part of Research Global Strategic Accounts (GSA), with exposure to the GSA program. The individual will excel at managing projects and driving revenue at the assigned internal  account(s).


Your role:

Your role will combine two key skills; Sales and Project Management to ensure our products are prioritized internally through the strategic initiative. You will closely collaborate with internal functions such as e-business, customer excellence, strategic and operative procurement to create a best-in-class key customer experience. 


  • Strategically plan, manage and execute the initiative at internal sites in your region, specific focus on Darmstadt.
  • Operationally support sales initiatives within region working with Buy M WEU team.
  • Direct line management for WEU sales team, currently 2 people.
  • Provide ongoing support to customers to ensure a best in class key customer experience in close collaboration with dedicated Customer Excellence resource
  • Partner with key global and local internal stakeholders to understand customer pain points, develop best practices and drive efficiencies
  • Support the execution of the business plan and sales strategies to maintain existing business, establish new business and expand existing sales
  • Maintain, expand and improve B2B platform availability at all sites (L1/L2 punchouts, web pipeline solutions, static catalogs)
  • Analyze of internal lab spend to identify and prioritize opportunities building an effective pipeline together with the Analytics Manager
  • Use professional project management techniques and tools to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and control each account/site from the start
  • Assemble, analyze and report of metrics around client service, quality, and communication as KPIs


Who you are:

  • >3 yrs experience in Sales (Inside sales, Technical sales or Field sales)
  • Operational management experience combined with complex project management.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills are essential
  • Good knowledge of the combined product portfolio of Merck life sciences
  • B.S. in Life Sciences required; M.S. in the Life Sciences preferred
  • Certification in Project Management (PMP or similar certification) beneficial
  • Experience managing client-facing projects with cross-functional team experience would be beneficial
  • The ability to work independently and thrive in a matrix environment
  • Results orientated with a passion for success
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to build trust and confidence with respective stakeholders




What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


Curious? Apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com


Job Requisition ID:  218938
Location:  Darmstadt
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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US Disclosure
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
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