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Product Sales Specialist

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/27/2017 11:13:21 AM
  • 3001222
  • Job Function: Sales
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Sustainable Solutions
Location(s): South Africa; Johannesburg


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Role Summary:
The Ultrasound Product Sales Specialist will be responsible for the sale of complex technical products and/or services. This position generates leads, work with account-assigned Account Managers to close sale; may manage, coordinate sales and technical team in support of the sale of the company's products; may be called on as a technical product expert to develop and present sales proposals, system solutions and close complex technical sales.

Essential Responsibilities:


Financial Performance
  • Is accountable to achieve Product/Solutions/Service orders and sales OP target for assigned accounts and or territory.
  • Ensure pricing compliance for segment opportunities.
  • Forecast orders and sales within the applicable sales funnel tools and reports for their products/solutions/services in their assigned territory/accounts.
Territory & Account Management
  • Create territory/account plans including opportunity development, competitive strategies and targets.
  • Build strong business relationships and formulate account relationship plans within the assigned accounts/ territory. Identify & respond to key account technical and departmental decision makers' needs and maintain customer contact records in the relevant CRM tools.
  • Maintain a network of key opinion leaders within the assigned territory.
  • Track and communicate market trends to/from the field including competitor data and develop effective counter-strategies.
Product & Market Expertise
  • Maintain up to date detailed knowledge of their product/solution/services. Be able to present and discuss the technology and clinical benefits in terms which are relevant to customers.
  • Maintain up to date market and competitor knowledge related to their product/solutions/services.
  • Develop their understanding of the customers changing clinical and/or operational issues and challenges.
  • Create viable product configurations which meet customer needs effectively, while achieving optimum margin for GE.
  • Differentiate assigned product offering during the various stages of the sales process, effectively using GE resources and approved product marketing and product promotion material to actively support the customer through their decision making process towards a successful outcome for GE.
  • Represent the company at relevant medical conferences and technical exhibitions to promote product/solution and company.
Opportunity management
  • Identify and create new opportunities and work with sales leaders and account teams (where applicable) to continuously increase prospect funnel.
  • Drive tender/bid process including the needs qualification, vendor selection, quotation and closure of their product/solution/service opportunities to meet orders, sales and margin targets as well as to maximize customer satisfaction assigned territory.
  • Create and maintain opportunities in the applicable sales funnel tool and/ or CRM tools.
  • Ownership of order and configuration quality at the point of entry to ensure accuracy, configuration integrity and that all requirements are tied to documented customer inputs.
  • Estimate date of delivery to customer based on knowledge of the company's production and delivery schedules ensuring fulfillment of the order is according to customer expectations and enhances customer satisfaction. One GEHC teamwork.
  • Contribute to account plans at accounts covered by account managers/executives.
  • Educates account team members on their product/service/solution strategy and offerings.
  • Collaborate with and leverage subject matter experts and other resources within GEHC channels to build relationships and secure business.
  • Share and follow-up identified leads to other product lines within own accounts and or One GEHC accounts.


Qualifications/Requirements:
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  • Bachelor’s Degree or minimum 3 years of selling experience in a medical, healthcare or technical field (e.g. biomedical engineering, medical physics) or Life Sciences field
    - Previous experience in the Healthcare Industry.
  • Ability to interface with both internal team members and external customers as part of solutions based sales approach.
  • Ability to energize, develop and build rapport at all levels within an organization.
  • Strong capacity and drive to develop career.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in local language as well as good command of English.
  • Ability to synthesize complex issues and communicate in simple messages.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent negotiation & closing skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Able to travel.
  • Valid motor vehicle license.
Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in the role’s location.


Desired Characteristics:

Quality Specific Goals
  • Aware of and comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position.
  • Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines.
  • Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required.
  • Maintain knowledge of and understand all applicable Global and Regional Privacy and Anti-Competition Policies and operate within them to ensure that no company policy or Local/ Int'l Law is broken.
  • Maintain knowledge of and understand all applicable Environmental Health Policies (including but not limited to GE Healthcare EHS Policies, GE Healthcare Fleet Rules, etc.) and operate within them to ensure that no company policy or local / Int'l Law is broken.
  • Drive continuous improvement on all related processes, work instructions, and procedures to ensure ongoing standardization and simplification of the Quality Management System.


Locations: South Africa; Johannesburg

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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