Sales - Production Chemical Specialist - Avantor (Joppa)

  • Joppa, MD


: $87,785.00 - $161,890.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Sales

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Job Summary

This established position reporting to the Director of Production Sales, will be responsible for the daily promotion of suppliers and products within the VWR Production Chemicals portfolio.

Position can be located in MD, DE, NC, SC, GA, FL


  • Sell entire VWR Production Chemicals product portfolio.
  • Close sales on more technical products, working in conjunction with generalist reps.
  • Identify and assist in the process of converting competitive products to items available from VWR.
  • Identify leads.
  • Identify and close new lab business.
  • Train and motivate the VWR general reps to sell target product areas.
  • Sell and communicate VWR program strength to VWR sales reps, customers, and potential suppliers.
  • Help manage Production Chemicals portfolio in local area, and ensure effective communication to sales reps, sales managers, and area vice presidents of sales goals, trends, and performance, in support of local sales growth plans.
  • Insure that VWR Production Chemicals Program is the best-in-class.
  • Assume overall territory ownership, along with VWR general sales reps and management team by attending regional meetings, strategy sessions, key account blitzes and on-site technical seminar.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • 2-3 years of life science research/lab experience required
  • BS degree in a life science area, or equivalent work experience required
  • KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Must have a firm understanding of and experience within the life science research marketplace
  • Be a proactive individual, as well as have solid communication, organizational, time-management, and PC skills
  • Be a self-starter that is quickly motivated, effectively implements programs, recognizes opportunities, communicates ideas, and acts with little direction in a fluid and matrixed environment
  • Overnight travel is required

    Typically works in a home office environment with extensive regional travel to customer locations.

    Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

    A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

    Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
    Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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