Sr Sales Specialist
Jackson, Mississippi, New Orleans, Louisiana, Waltham, Massachusetts
We provide our customers with critical knowledge, expertise and innovative detection, imaging, software, and services solutions so that they can make better decisions for better outcomes. At PerkinElmer, we make a difference everyday – helping scientists, clinicians and governments detect earlier and more accurately to improve the health and safety of people and the environment. Our solutions range from enabling the discovery of more effective diagnostics and therapies, to making sure that the food we eat, the water we drink, and our environment are safe from contaminants. PerkinElmer is looking for a motivated, proven and experienced sales professional to expand our growth in the life science arena. If you are entrepreneurial and enjoy selling capital equipment by employing a consultative sales approach utilizing various organizational assets with the ability to understand scientific application and supporting technology than this is a great opportunity for you.
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- Jackson, MS
- New Orleans, LA
- Waltham, MA
PerkinElmer is a global technology leader driving growth and initiative in the Environmental and Human Health Science markets. The company is a leading force in the development, production, marketing, servicing, and supporting of laboratory instrumentation and ancillary services throughout the world.
Responsible, as the primary sales professional, for PerkinElmer's Inorganic, Chromatography and Material Characterization product lines. Duties include presenting PerkinElmer capabilities in the marketplace, providing an interface to the end user customer, and representing PerkinElmer products and services in an assigned territory. The territory for this position is Louisiana, Southern Mississippi, Southern Alabama and the Pan Handle of Florida. This position must be located within the sales territory described. This individual will be required to travel overnight ~50% of the time and work with the individual product sales & service teams. The qualified candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of the capital equipment sales cycle, as well as a working understanding of the Inorganic (AA, ICP and ICP/MS), Chromatography (LC, LC/MS, GC and GC/MS) and MatChar (IR, UV and Thermal) products.
Grow Sales Volume. Execute a sales plan that is part of the region's and company's strategic objectives. Account management of our current customer base, identification of new targeted accounts, participation in trade shows and improvement of overall market share and profitability by utilizing resources effectively. Your responsibility is to develop a plan for each of the product lines which you sell in order to ensure that each line is fairly represented.
Develop and implement business plans. Maintain an effective time and territory management plan that includes an ability to present business and technical information, identify customer needs and trends, promote and position PerkinElmer support services to customers, provide information about techniques and products, follow up inquiries about goods and services, maintain customer information utilizing approved information tools and technologies such as the company’s Customer Relationship Software (CRM), timely updates to opportunity funnel and weekly forecast updates, and rigorous funnel management in order to achieve/improve monthly forecasting accuracy and growth targets.
Cultivate partnerships with customers and other suppliers to solve customer problems. Facilitate solving customer problems by recommending solutions that leverage your knowledge of competitive offerings and market dynamics. Requires that you maintain the necessary technical selling capability to function in a consultative role for the customer.
Teamwork. Work closely with regional extended sales team, service team, product specialists, and business units in order to promote a high level of customer service. Provide local support for planned customer events throughout the year.
- Undergraduate degree in Chemistry or related field.
- A minimum of five years direct sales experience selling analytical instrumention.
- Thorough understanding of business factors effecting account's profitability and competitive status as well as laboratory operations.
- Experience with analytical laboratory software and instruments is desirable.
- Experience working in the laboratories utilizing Inorganic, Chromatography and Materials Characterization instrumentation is also preferred.
- The successful applicant will be required to reside in the designated sales area or be willing to relocate.
PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.
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