24 Mar 2021

Medical Sales Representative Mt Kenya Region at AstraZeneca

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Job Description

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that spans the discovery, development, manufacturing, distribution and worldwide commercialisation of primary care and speciality care medicines. We believe the best way we can help patients is to focus on breakthrough science in order to uncover disease mechanisms and develop novel, targeted therapies that interact with them. This is at the heart of our purpose as a company: to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. We invest in distinctive science in three main therapy areas where we believe we can make the most meaningful difference to patients: oncology; cardiovascular and metabolic diseases; and respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity. Our science exploits our rare combination of capabilities in small molecules and biologics, immunotherapies, protein engineering technologies and devices.

Position Purpose

Sales representative with the principal function of calling upon primary care physicians and retail pharmacies.

To positively influence customers’ prescribing behaviour to achieve sales targets.  Develop territory and build strong customer relationships with the objective of maximising sales volume and market share of designated products on a given territory.

Key Performance Areas:

Sales Achievement

  • Effectively implement sales strategy and tactics, plan of action (POA) in accordance with company policies
  • Regularly monitor territory’s sales performance versus budget
  • Facilitate enlistment of newly launched and key products in hospitals and clinics by planned date
  • Initiate appropriate actions to ensure performance is in line with objectives
  • Engage primary care healthcare professionals in dialogue about approved indications and product efficacy/safety profiles to support on-label prescribing for appropriate patients.

Territory Business Planning

  • Work with Sales Manager to develop a local strategy and business plan to meet or exceed sales and call execution goals in territory
  • Drive sales performance and ensure sales forecasts and assigned budgets meet or exceed therapeutic and territory expectations.
  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of market, demographic, and managed markets information relative to assigned sales territory.
  • Conduct analysis of market/ competitors to identify territory business opportunities
  • Develop territory Business Plan based on POA and allocate resources (e.g. call activities, budget), for optimal sales impact
  • Monitor territory business plan to ensure resources are directed to customer of greatest potential
  • Participate in promotional activity programmes to increase product awareness in the market

Customer Focus and Service

  • Comply with all regulations regarding interactions with healthcare professionals, distribution of samples, etc.
  • Update territory customer segmentation classification, database and call records continuously
  • Deliver key promotional messages within approved detail aids and in line with POA
  • Build trust and credibility with customers by demonstrating professionalism acting within the AZ Code of Conduct
  • Explore and expand new customer base in line with SFE guidelines

Reporting/ Administration

  • Submit monthly reports commenting on deviations from Business Plan and intended actions to align performance with objectives
  • Ensure punctual delivery of reports / daily synchronisation on veeva

Personal Development

  • Develop behaviours leading to enhancement effectiveness as outlined in MR competency definitions
  • Identify areas for self-development and discuss developmental needs with FLSM
  • Attend and actively participate in sales meetings, product and sales training

Minimum Requirements

  • BSc. Biological Sciences/ Health Sciences
  • 2-4 years’ experience as a Sales Representative within the Pharmaceutical environment
  • Existing Relationships with KOL’s in the therapeutic area
  • Strong Negotiation skills
  • Previous experience with facilitating and organising meetings
  • Proven sales and customer success record
  • Previous experience and knowledge of the therapeutic area
  • A Valid driver’s license


  • Computer Knowledge
  • Team Player
  • Action orientated/ Sense of urgency
  • Excellence and Integrity
  • Organised
  • Strong initiative
  • Results orientated
  • Strong analytical ability

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 23rd April, 2021


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