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Companion Animal Territory Manager - Austin/West Austin, Texas

Merck Animal Health

Last Updated: 7/01/24

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Job Description

Our Sr. Territory Representatives interact face to face with our customers, understand their needs and consult to offer the right solutions. We work collaboratively in field sales teams and play a critical role in supporting our customer centric business model.

This position is responsible for working in their respective territory to understand and identify veterinary clinic, shelter facility, and corporate account customer needs, by selling our Company's Animal Health (AH) division, Companion Animal product portfolio, supporting pull-through activities relative to the customer strategy, and ensuring that our Company's Animal Health division is viewed as bringing value and technical innovations aligned to our strategic focus - The Science of Healthier Animals. In addition, the Sr. Territory Representative demonstrates an understanding of the resources available across our Company's Animal Health division and our Distribution Partners.

This role will cover the Austin/West Austin territory. It is required that our sales employees reside in the territory in which they support.

Essential Accountabilities:

  • Communicates about our product portfolio in a way that's meaningful and relevant to each individual customer; customizes discussions and interactions based on understanding of customer's needs.

  • Primary point of contact for assigned customers, meet with key personnel/decision makers to understand practice structure, business model, key influencers (Owner/Practice Manager/Key Tech/Associate Vet/Front office staff), customer needs and identifies business opportunities.

  • Develops customer strategy - outlining strategy for interactions/relationship, solutions, partner involvement and potential offerings for customer resulting in solutions, partner involvement and potential offerings for customers resulting in sales opportunities and account sales growth of Animal Health products and services.

  • Develops territory and specific account plans for all key customers. Partners with National Account Managers, Corporate Account Team, and Distribution Field Partners to maintain strong focus on key accounts and corporate owned clinics to drive occupancy and sales growth.

  • Works collaboratively across all species teams to foster our Company's approach to enhance knowledge of the entire Animal Health product portfolio.

  • Shares with other team members within the region to foster growth and development within the team.

  • Analyzes monthly sales results and manage expenses within budget guidelines.

  • Identifies and selects programs/services available within Animal Health’s available resources to address customer needs and provide education & training opportunities to accounts.

  • Works with leadership and Field Professional Services to develop and deliver relevant offerings that address desired customer needs.

  • Develops current understanding of Animal Health products, industry trends and competitor landscape.

  • Articulates and communicates relevant customer, industry, product, and market trends appropriately through the organization.

  • Responsible for developing and meeting learning and development objectives agreed upon with leadership.

Scope and Context:

This position is an individual contributor role

Our Enterprise Leadership Skills are designed to

  • Shape our Future

  • Unlock Potential

  • Deliver Impact

Enterprise Leadership Skills

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Business Savviness

  • Strategic Planning

  • Decision Making

  • Talent Growth

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Networking & Partnerships

  • Coaching & Development

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Influence

  • Execution Excellence

  • Change Catalyst

  • Ownership & Accountability

  • Innovation

  • Motivation & Inspiration

Ways of Working Behaviors

  • Win As One Team

  • Focus On What Matters

  • Act With Urgency

  • Experiment, Learn & Adapt

  • Embrace Diversity & Inclusion

  • Speak Up & Be Openminded

Background & Education

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required (applicants with pending degrees will be considered, but degree must be completed prior to starting with our Company)

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Minimum 3 years sales experience

  • Excellent interpersonal/communication and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated motivation and focus on achieving measurable, tangible results.

  • Commitment to collaboration as the normal mode of working and resolving problems.

  • Demonstrated understanding of positions’ contribution to the business goals and willingness to adopt changes to current processes to meet customer needs.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently understand customers’ evolving needs and expectations and combines with knowledge of customers’ organization and culture to drive results.

  • Effective application of selling techniques and approaches, simultaneously managing multiple customers/accounts at different stages of the sales process, articulating the value of Animal Health products using approved resources.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify, develop and manage a diverse mix of accounts independently within a territory, including some complex accounts, and to develop plans based on unique opportunities and customer needs.

  • Proficient computer skills including working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the ability to use an iPad.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to travel overnight and some weekend activity.

Company Details

Rahway, New Jersey, United States
We aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. We’re at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions that advance the prevention and treatment of diseases in people and animals.