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Scientific Sales Liaison Molecular (West to Midwest Region 60% Travel)

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Location
Chicago, IL
Salary
$100,000+
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Feb 13, 2017
Job ID
2451128
Scientific Sales Liaison Molecular (West to Midwest Region 60% Travel)

At Our Client, they are committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Our Client sponsorship.
   
JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Scientific Specialist is a field based role that will report to the Area Enterprise Sales Director.  The key objective for the Scientific Specialist is to contribute expertise and knowledge transfer to field sales operations.  While not duplicating the role of the existing Ambassador or Sales Executive or Enterprise Manager; who are direct sales people supporting the territory-level general "Key Account" sales team; the Scientific Specialist will focus on the key gaps that exist in the commercial organization; as outlined in the Core Job Responsibility section below.
Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.
  1. Support sales cycles with SME (subject matter expertise) where there is a needed focus on Oncology and/or Infectious Disease; such as the case with core m2000 or product sales cycles.  The Scientific Specialist will support the direct sales team; such as the Key Ambassador or Sales Executive or
Enterprise Manager where a higher level scientific resource is needed and added Scientific credibility is required for a large sophisticated customer.
  1. Improve reference ability and satisfaction of Our Clients largest customers.  Associated activities will include driving of local user groups; assisting in problem solving and ensuring positive peer-to-peer best practices are shared; including not only operational best practices; but also those related to clinical practice.
  2. Create and execute Scientific Sales focused field sales training programs.  Modules with certifications on product categories and around specific differentiating technologies.  The Scientific Specialist will work closely with the training department to avoid duplication of effort; but the training department does not have a dedicated Scientific trainer nor expertise in this area.
  3. Enhance Our Client's Scientific image in the market by obtaining a leadership position on at least one industry professional organization's committee or board of directors; e.g. local or regional AACC chapters. 5.  Develop Key Opinion Leaders who can drive success; leverage these relationships for road shows; peer-to-peer in-lab demonstrations; etc.
Education:
Molecular Biology degree at a minimum.  Master’s degree in life sciences and/or Ph.D. highly preferred.
Requirements:
Minimum of three years of in-lab experience.  Three additional years with industry experience are preferred to ease transition into a corporate environment and ensure success. Position will require 50-60% travel.
   
 
TRAVEL:
Yes, 50 % of the Time
   
MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:
No
   
SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:
Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
   
Our Client is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.
   
EEO is the Law link - English: http://webstorage.our Client.com/common/External/EEO_English.pdf
   
EEO is the Law link - Espanol: http://webstorage.our Client.com/common/External/EEO_Spanish.pdf