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Territory Sales Manager

Trenton, New Jersey | , Remote

As a worldwide pioneer of scientific technologies, we provide our customers with advanced detection, imaging, software and services solutions. And it takes a motivated, highly skilled Sales team to make sure those tools get in the hands of the people we can help. Add your consultative approach and experience selling capital equipment to our team, driving product and service transactions to achieve success – and better the world.

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We have found that the following traits and attributes help lead to a successful future in sales at PerkinElmer.

  • Good Listener
  • Strategic
  • Problem-solver
  • Mediator
  • Results-Driven
  • Quick-thinking


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Location(s) Trenton, New Jersey, Remote Status Regular Job ID JR-024929


We are seeking an experienced Territory Sales Manager with a biology background to drive instrument sales growth, develop new business opportunities and relationships, and provide excellent customer service. This position is ideal for a “Persuasive” salesperson who craves autonomy in their day-to-day activities, wants to exercise their creativity in the implementation and execution of new sales and marketing activities, and enjoys working as part of a larger regional team to achieve regional and national sales goals. The territory sales manager guides and educates our customers through the sales process.

The person in this position will manage the sales process in their territory from early account development, marketing and prospecting, to arranging and completing a successful product demonstration through sales close, post-sale installation and training, and follow up support activities with the assistance of inside sales staff and a local Applications Scientist. The ideal candidate will have laboratory equipment sales experience with a history of achieving or exceeding sales goals and laboratory work experience in biology, immunology, bio-engineering, or a related field.

Territory is New York (including NYC), Northern New Jersey, and Pittsburgh

Business Development Duties:

  • Partner with the Regional Business Development Manager to develop a sales strategy for the overall territory and for key accounts within the territory
  • Expert understanding of every stage of the sales process, when to use or skip ahead, or slow down – can qualify and prioritize activities to maximize efficiently and results. 
  • Expert on pipeline, existing customer base and target accounts for future growth. 
  • Confidence in selling full product line and recommending solutions for a wide range of applications and needs. 
  • Generates and shares best practices, market trends, and competitor information with the rest of sales and marketing team
  • Expert in pipeline management, proactively filling the funnel with new leads, developing opportunities and efficiently managing time to focus on prioritized customers and accounts.
  • Cultivate and grow our existing customer base
  • Stay current with the competitive landscape and business trends
  • Contribute to and communicate with the regional team to share insights, achievements, best practices and learning opportunities
  • Follow existing SOPs for lead generation, product demonstrations, etc. and create and share new SOPs describing any successful programs you develop

Technical Duties:

  • Understand potential customer’s research goals and communicate how Nexcelom’s products can help them achieve these goals
  • Organize in-lab demonstrations customized to the customer’s research needs
  • Partner with Field Application Scientist to successfully execute a technical demonstration that addresses customer’s needs, questions, and concerns
  • Organize and deliver technical presentations to introduce Nexcelom’s technology in key accounts and drive customer interest

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree with lab experience in cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bio-engineering or related field.
  • 4-6 years previous experience selling equipment to life science research labs is required.
  • Experience working in a research or clinical lab setting (2+ years)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven track record to develop new business and new markets.
  • Established network and key account knowledge in the area is highly preferred
  • Knowledge and application of strategic planning, development sales strategy and tactical implementation within your specified territory
  • Focus on sales outcomes with clear measures and metrics
  • Interpersonal flexibility to effectively interact with a broad range of personnel
  • Effectively apply communication skills to build and maintain relationships and to influence others
  • Ability to work effectively with others to accomplish organizational goals and identify and resolve problems
  • Advanced presentation skills and business acumen a necessity
  • Problem solving, decision-making and technical learning
  • Excellent time management, organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically


  • Territory is New York (including NYC), Northern New Jersey, and Pittsburgh
  • The candidate would ideally be based in one of the territory states
  • Travel to other states as needed for business development and team building activities
  • Travel is approximately 50%
  • Mileage on a personal vehicle will be reimbursed and a company credit card can be used for other travel expenses

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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