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Bioscience Sales Specialist (San Francisco) (Code: 2165)

Overall Responsibility:

Overall responsibility is to increase sales, market penetration and achieve sales budget by establishing sound business plans to achieve dollar volume and goals. Sell direct to end-users, execute sales plan and achieve established sales goals. Perform proper account management and ensure representation of Microscopy and Imaging Products. Keep Regional or Area Sales Manager apprised of sales, marketing and product activity.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Develop strategic sales plan for sales region and ensure achievement of sales budget and product mix.
  • Expand sales channels to increase market penetration in designated product areas and markets.
  • Provide applications and technical expertise on all product lines to build sales and support dealers within assigned region.
  • Maintain current customer database information for respective territory.
  • Monitor daily/monthly orders and provide accurate account information to Regional or Area Sales Manager.
  • Provide demonstrations, installations and training to end-users of product technology and applications.
  • Maintain effective dealer and customer relations.
  • Submit reports providing critical sales data including but not limited to sales activity, daily activity log, business trends and competitive activity.
  • Attend sales meetings, training, workshops seminars and trade shows as required
  • Monitor all incoming inquiries via telephone and e-mail and ensure timely response.
  • Work outside of normal hours of operation, as needed, in order to fulfill essential functions and responsibilities.

Ancillary responsibilities:

  • Maintain proper reporting for expenses and consignment.
  • Report and maintain sales pipeline report and report to Sales Manager.
  • Provide sales activity information to sale management and headquarters. This shall include win/loss reports, quality issues, business trends and unique applications.
  • Maintain customer database.
  • Provide weekly or monthly reports as requested by management or headquarters.
  • All other duties as required or needed


  • Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • MS Outlook
  • SAP
  • Strong knowledge of microscopy and scientific instruments
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and knowledge of computer hardware and software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to work outside of regularly scheduled work hours as needed

Education, skills & experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a scientific and optical instrumentation environment
  • Microscopy experience (specifically confocal)
  • B.S. Degree in Bioscience or related field required
  • Ph.D. preferred
  • Current, valid Driver License
  • Ability to travel to and from multiple work locations

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