Philips Sales Representative for Research Software Platform “IntelliSpace Discovery” (m/f) in Aachen, Germany

Your challenge

As Sales Representative, you will promote the whole process of world-wide selling the Research Solutions. This involves contacting potential customers, identifying their needs, persuading them that our product and services can best satisfy those needs; closing the sale by agreeing the terms and conditions; providing an after-sales service.

Your responsibilities

  • Arranging appointments with hospital doctors and physics and engineering teams, which may include pre-arranged appointments or regular 'cold' calling;

  • Making presentations and product demonstrations to hospital doctors and physics and engineering departments. Presentations and demonstrations may take place in medical settings during the day or at a conference venue;

  • Organizing conference visits and ensuring appropriate participation by potential customers;

  • Keeping detailed records of all contacts;

  • Reaching annual sales targets;

  • Planning work schedules and weekly and monthly timetables. This will involve working with the area sales teams. Generally, medical sales executives have their own regional area of responsibility and plan how and when to target health professions;

  • Keeping up to date with the latest product solution supplied by Philips, and interpreting, presenting and discussing this with health professionals during presentations;

  • Monitoring competitor activity and competitors' products;

  • Developing strategies for increasing opportunities to meet and talk to contacts in the medical and healthcare sector;

Your team

Philips Research is the source of many advanced developments in Healthcare, Lifestyle and Technology. Building on 100 years’ experience in industrial research, we’re dedicated to meaningful innovations. In the healthcare domain, we are enhancing imaging and monitoring systems, as well as exploring innovative personal healthcare.

At the inspiring interface of the medical and the technical world, the department Clinical Application Research (CAR) at Philips Research in Aachen, Germany, provides a highly rewarding environment aiming at improving peoples live. The working atmosphere is characterized by an open interaction in small interdisciplinary teams with highly skilled people. In an international team of developers and scientists, we have developed a software product and dedicated services for translational research addressing the needs of scientists in academic institutions and university hospitals.

Our offer

Work in the medical industry is gratifying and rewarding, while posing some unique challenges. You will work in a highly skilled team with great opportunities for you to explore. You will be contributing to a higher quality of life for billions of people and helping Philips deliver innovation that matters.

We are looking for

  • At least one year of experience in medical academia and a recognized master or higher degree in physics, mathematics, computer science, other engineering disciplines or similar

  • The following subjects may improve your chances:

  • A business or marketing degree

  • Degree or proven experience in life science or healthcare subjects are particularly useful

  • If you do not have a science or healthcare-related qualification, a solid background in business or sales is important.

  • You will need to show the following skills

  • excellent sales (deals closing) skills;

  • excellent communication skills;

  • an outgoing and persuasive manner and the ability to deal with people who hold differing beliefs or values;

  • confidence and persistence;

  • patience and self-motivation;

  • analytical and planning skills;

  • a flexible approach to work in order to adapt to changes, for example in the healthcare system or product;

  • strong teamwork and networking skills;

  • Good English language skills and a driving license are essential.

There is a lot of travel with occasional absence from home overnight. It is typical to attend world-wide conferences and client dinners on some evenings. Overseas work is to be expected.

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