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  • Posted: Sep 9, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

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    Key Accounts Manager


    • Ensuring a holistic Strategic Account Management approach across entire vaccines portfolio in cross-functional alignment with support functions:
    • To position Sanofi Pasteur vaccines as top of the mind for payers in identified strategic account s Creating and implementing company sales strategy that supports the marketing, customer segmentation, vaccines product and business strategies of the company and meets the country assigned customer mix and financial growth
    • Manage implementation of pricing and volume allocation strategies:
    • in conjunction with the detailing, finance, marketing and supply chain team and ensure alignment with customer segmentation, forecasting, and Vaccines related strategies Work with vaccines distributor sales representatives and sales managers to define and monitor sales, performance, and productivity.
    • Assume ownership of sales contracts, customer service, sales and other key drivers of financial goals.
    • Champion an ethical sales culture that represents the company in accordance with its values and vision.


    • Profile, Identify and segment key institutions within territory bearing in mind the following:
    • Sanofi Pasteur portfolio of vaccines
    • Identify, exploit and develop new business opportunities and maximise the result.
    • Leverage resources with Sanofi Pasteur to deliver the best results in designated accounts
    • Financial parameters of Sanofi Pasteur Vaccines (Price, Margin, COGS)
    • Location of institution
    • Entry, maintenance and business growth parameters within the institution
    • Maintain expenditure within acceptable limits.
    • Coordinate institutional PR meetings to drive sales  
    • Build action plan for business within territory
    • Identify key strategic questions bearing in mind the vaccines portfolio objectives
    • Formulated yearly plan that may be updated on a quarterly basis
    • Build the value basket offering and prepare plan of allocation according to account profile
    • Support Distributors team to achieve its objectives
    • Jointly build a key account plan with the distributor sales team
    • Implement actions and ensure 2-way communication with support and detailing team at distributor levels
    • Reporting as a function of the key account plan on a weekly, monthly and as required basis including but not limited to Sanofi Pasteur vaccines and value adding service information
    • Information of key institutions and stakeholders within the institution
    • Management of distributors.
    • Manage distributor product inventory to minimize stock out Train, develop, coach and manage the performance of distributors team members to meet operational needs of Sanofi Pasteur Ensure prompt supply of all order generated Broad coverage of all accounts within assigned distributor territory Work with distributor to ensure their target is achieved. Manage all distributor sales representative activities

    Knowledge, Skills & Experience

    • A Bachelors’ degree in a science related subject. A degree in Pharmacy will be an advantage 
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry
    • Vaccines sales experience is an advantage

    The following skills are essential:

    • Computer literate
    • Good written skills
    • Good presentation  skills
    • Must have existing networks with the healthcare institutions’ within the Northern region
    • Innovative, Entrepreneurial and Pragmatic
    • Must have experience in negotiating and contracting agents.
    • Must have experience in dealing with government, government institutions and large private organizations in the health care industry

    Working relationships:

    • Internal: Sales and Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain, Medical & Regulatory affairs, other relevant departments.
    • External: Collaborative stakeholders, Government and Non-Governmental agencies

    At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sanofi on to apply
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