BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Associate Territory Manager - Minneapolis in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Summary:

Primarily responsible for providing field level support to physicians and other clinical professionals for the Surgical Specialties (formerly BioSurgery and Infection Prevention) Franchise. Working closely with field sales and Marketing, executes field level surgical case support and professional training plans that help achieve annual sales targets. Travels extensively, using extended stays in a field based territory to build strong and lasting customer relationships. Target customers include physicians, nurses, technicians, administrators, office staff, sales personnel and others whose responsibilities may require the need for knowledgeable support of BioSurgery products. If successful, this role will eventually lead to formal territory responsibility as a Territory Manager. Associate Territory Managers must be open to relocation anywhere in the U.S. to assume responsibility for an open territory.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates with field sales, the logistics, timing, duration, strategy and execution of field level customer training and technical support of clinical cases

  • Works with sales management in prioritizing targeted customers, cases and training events

  • Supports the development of regional physician proctors to help with formal and informal training activities

  • Conducts training and in-servicing for hospital surgery staff and support personnel

  • Supports the development of regional centers of excellence and works with Marketing on the execution of territory physician training seminars

  • Provides support for regional marketing events, conventions and symposia

  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

  • Maintains equipment, advertising, and promotional matter in a presentable and orderly manner

  • Completes all paperwork on time and thoroughly; Keeps accurate up-to date account records; Utilizes funnel to set goals and target accounts

  • Proper use of productive selling time; i.e., dealer calls in late afternoon with a minimum of three O.R.s per day and four surgeon contacts per day. Doctors not available at the hospital to be contacted in their office

  • Acquires comprehensive knowledge of prices, discounts, availability of each product according to quality and quantity

  • Maintains adequate supply of promotional tools (samples, brochures, videos)

  • Must have all basic product knowledge and acquire knowledge of all new products added to the line

  • Must be able to apply this knowledge to adequately conduct in-service education to all hospitals

  • Stays within expense budget

  • Knows and effectively uses selling presentations as well as standard answers to objections

  • Recognizes need for continual training. To upgrade knowledge of trends (business, technological, sociological), sales skills, promotion techniques, information on new product, sales forecast ability

  • Maintains judicious relations with District Manager, Territory Managers, and customers

  • Plans sales calls on a continuous basis, organizes time for effective coverage of territory, elimination of needless driving. A daily written plan is to be used

  • Develops thorough knowledge of company policies, ability to interpret them to customers and prospects

  • Maintains the company car in a clean, orderly, and serviceable condition

  • Uses to the best advantage, nurses lectures, journal club meetings, local seminars, resident lectures, hospital displays and evaluation committee product presentations

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline

  • 0-2 years general sales experience

  • Experience working in a team environment, particularly with sales people

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, communication, organizational and planning skills

  • Good judgment and maturity

  • Willing to relocate to fill an open Territory Manager position.

  • Ability to travel 80%, including overnight travel

  • Must possess and maintain a valid drivers’ license and a driving record satisfactory to the Company

  • Must be able to meet and maintain customer/medical facility access requirements

  • Understands of the needs/analysis approach to sales

  • Understands the product buyer concept. • Understands contract administration

  • Understands principles of group purchasing to include research, formulating and recommend proposal

  • Demonstrated ability to discuss the various products in relation to the human body

  • Familiarity with medical and surgical terminology

  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with Internal Customers – Sales Training, Marketing, National Accounts, Customer Service, Contracts, Field Sales Team and External Customers – KOLs, Surgeons, Physicians, Nurses, Sourcing

  • Must live within assigned region

  • Must possess and maintain a valid state-issued driver's license and meet BD's auto safety standards.

Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Diego Bldg A&B

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status