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Sales Representative - Companion Animal (Erie, PA / NE Ohio) Job - United States  

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Posted on : 16 April 2017

Project Description

Sales Representative - Companion Animal (Erie, PA / NE Ohio):DIR017256


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

The Territory Representative is a key member of the field sales team and plays a critical role in supporting Merck's 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 Merck Animal Health products, supporting pull-through activities relative to the customer strategy, and ensuring that Merck Animal Health is viewed as bringing value and technical innovations aligned to our strategic focus the Science of Healthier Animals. In addition, the Territory Representative demonstrates an understanding of the resources available across Merck Animal Health and our Distribution Partners.

Key responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

- Communicates about product 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.

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

- Develop 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.

- Work collaboratively across all species teams to foster a one Merck approach to enhance knowledge of the entire MAH product portfolio.

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

- Analyze sales results on a monthly basis and manage expenses within budget guidelines.

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

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

- Develop current understanding of Merck 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.

This territory covers Erie, PA, Northeastern OH, and North Pittsburgh area.


Education Minimum Requirement:

- Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience and Skills:

- Excellent interpersonal/communication and presentation skills

- Ability to adapt to a changing environment

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

- Ability to work independently and also as part of a team

- Ability to travel overnight and some weekend activity

Preferred Experience and Skills:

- Sales experience and/or experience within the Animal Health industry‏

- ‏‏Knowledge of animal health biological and pharmaceutical products.

- ‏Understanding or past experience working with distribution.

Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:

Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Erie

Other Locations: NA-US-Pennsylvania

Job Type: Full Time

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Alternative Work Arrangements Available: Not Available

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: Erie

Job Segment: Sales Rep, Pharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical Sales, Field Sales, Sales, Science