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Abbott Area Business Manager - Trichy in Chennai, India
POSITION: Area Business Manager
a. JOB DESCRIPTION:
To prepare a beat plan for his/her region & allocate targets & inputs accordingly & monitor on a regular basis & drive secondary sales
Ease induction and onboarding of Territory Business Managers
Provide strategic input to target planning for the territory, long term vision and ambition
Identify and follow established processes and SOPs to appoint stockiest
To carry out sales management of Abbott products in the territories assigned and to achieve the defined sales targets on a monthly/quarterly/yearly basis, as decided mutually by and with Superiors. These targets are subject to revision as per growth/potential of company and company’s products and such change would be intimated to the Sales Executive by Superiors.
Maintain control of sales operating budget for the respective region
Direct sales activities to ensure that short and long range sales volumes and projections are achieved
To understand, bring in clarity on various strategies/ campaigns including CMEs, camps, etc. rolled out from Marketing and ensure 100% implementation in his/her region
To carry out promotion & BTL activities of the Company in the assigned territory in line with the objectives/norms of the Company.
Strong ability to plan and forecast for the area
Good coordination skills to manage CFAs, stockiest, etc. to maintain optimum inventory and meet demand
To ensure supply chain efficiency in the region (no. of stockiest, stocks availability and significant reduction in expiry.)
To train and develop knowledge and skills of TBMs and build their competencies.
To supervise, control, review, motivate and train the TBMs assigned to the Area and to help them as a team to achieve the company’s objectives.
To build relationships with opinion leaders and stockiest in the area and to periodically evaluate important customers of the area
Assuring that all assigned personnel have the appropriate training and qualification to perform all duties and responsibilities. Complying with own training requirements to perform duties of own job.
To ensure that the distribution of Abbott products is achieved by the Sales representatives in all the assigned towns as per the Company’s plans.
To plan trade promotion activities
Ensure all TBMs reporting to him/her comply to company requirements on sales force parameters like call average, coverage, knowledge scores, etc.
You are manager of the company in your area and will be authorized to build company’s reputation in your area. You will be responsible for practicing and leading your direct reportees of the company by setting personal example of excellence in:
Lead and execute strict adherence to Abbott Code of Business conduct
Set examples on implementation of the code of business conduct, FCPA , Pharmacovigilance to ensure compliance
Conformation to all financial and administration systems, compliance to statutory and regulatory norms of the company and laws of the land
Demonstrate and promote professional behavior in line with Abbott Values of Pioneering, Achieving, Caring and Enduring
Ensure high level of customer service and manage any difficult customer situations.
Ensure compliance with internal and external guidelines and ensure minimal comments in audits and other inspections
Ensure transactions and orders are processed with a high level of accuracy and commitment in order to satisfy customer needs
Manage attrition of customer and resource bases
Division and business strategy will be shared with you on time to time base which you will have to execute to the fullest
To attend and participate in Strategy meetings, briefing sessions, doctors meets, workshops, training programmes and any other programmes undertaken by the company to equip you or activities for performance of your job or promote the sales of product of the company or to improve company image.
b. PERSON SPECIFICATIONS:
i. Qualification: Minimum qualification required is Graduation. MBA/PG Diploma in Sales & Marketing/Business Management would be a plus.
ii. Preferred Age: 30-35 years
Minimum 5 years of pharma sales experience business out of which min 2 years in a Supervisory role.
Should have handled brand launches and its subsequent stages.
Thorough knowledge of the territory where the incumbent would be placed (this is not a must, but would be a plus). In case he has not worked in the assigned territory earlier, should be able to adapt and learn quickly.
Should be open to relocation as per Abbott requirement.
iv. Required Skills:
Excellent planning and operational skills
Good communication skills. Should be fluent in the local language of the area/territory where the incumbent would be placed. Ability to communicate fluently in English is desirable.
Good Computer knowledge. Knowledge of MS Office applications such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Email writing.
Problem Solving Skills
Capable of independently generating sales if required
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.
We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.
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