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Strategic Account Manager - Ruminants (Colorado or Southwest Kansas) Job - United States  

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Posted on : 22 April 2017

Project Description

Strategic Account Manager - Ruminants (Colorado or Southwest Kansas)-ACC004284


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 primary responsibilities of the Strategic Account Manager are sales and relationship management from the executive offices down through the farm level management of the large US corporate beef and dairy enterprises. Additionally this position is responsible for the sales and account management of the top tier Veterinary Practices. This includes developing, negotiating, managing, and growing long-term relationships and sales opportunities for Merck Animal Health products and services across the strategic accounts entire line of business. These responsibilities may be carried out in partnership with other Merck Animal Health colleagues who have territory specific responsibility. This position requires a broad knowledge of the animal health industry and the account management process.

Key responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

- Manage new and existing Merck Animal Health product portfolio and provide on site sales and technical support within assigned strategic account organizations.

- Implementation of Key Account Management (KAM) principals. Creation of key account plans that identify threats and opportunities.

- Execute key strategies and tactics required to accelerate sales within assigned accounts utilizing all available resources.

- Coordinate all activities in support of the strategic account. This includes communicating in detail and frequently with Technical Service Directors, Regional Management, and Territory Management regarding needs and activities planned to meet the needs of the strategic account both as a whole and at individual production sites.

- Gather and clearly communicate market intelligence daily to strategic account team management and marketing colleagues.

- Develop and maintain strong executive suite relationships within assigned accounts by presenting MAH product/services information and business solutions to executive level and mid-level account leadership to support their business needs. Develop a deep understanding of account needs and communicate that information to MAH Sales and Marketing leadership.

- Develop proposals, negotiate terms and conditions, and implement contractual agreements with accountability for delivering strong financial results for MAH.

- Conduct quarterly business reviews ensuring that accounts understand the value of the MAH relationship and their performance relative to quarterly, semiannual and annual growth expectations.


Education Minimum Requirement:

- Bachelor’s degree (Agriculture related discipline preferred)

Required Experience and Skills:

- Minimum of ten (10) years of sales, marketing and/or animal health industry experience.

- Minimum of five (5) years account management experience.

- Strong working knowledge of corporate beef and dairy enterprise’s within US animal health industry.

- Demonstrated ability to work within US animal health business landscape.

- Current knowledge of and demonstrated ability to work within the US animal health distribution network.

- Ability to work collaboratively across all species, coordinating activities, leveraging resources and knowledge of accounts to identify opportunities/solutions to resolve customer issues and drive results. May act as a mentor to team members.

- Demonstrated ability to cultivate networks and relationships across functions and other organizational boundaries with internal and external business partners.

- Demonstrated understanding of positions’ contribution to the business goals and willingness to adopt changes to current processes, identifying emerging needs and participating in defining innovative solutions to meet customer needs.

- Exhibits expert skills in identifying unmet and evolving needs of customers and is sought out to provide customer centric solutions that drive long term sustainable results.

- Demonstrates expertise in building partnerships and sustainable relationships with customers leveraging business insights to drive solutions and strategies throughout the customers’ organizations.

- Demonstrated expertise in developing and managing a range of accounts to drive execution and follow through for all account tiers including large, complex accounts.

- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement an accurate key account plan.

- Demonstrated ability to implement the core strategic marketing plan.

- Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills.

- Strong understanding of business and financial metrics including the ability to analyze metrics to assess progress against objectives

- Must be results oriented and able to work independently with little direct supervision.

- Superior organizational, analytical and time management skills.

- Must be able to travel overnight up to 75%

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

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Account Management Generic MAH

Job Title:Sr. Acct. Mgr, Account Management MAH

Primary Location: NA-US-CO-Colorado Springs

Other Locations: NA-US-Colorado, NA-US-Kansas

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: Colorado Springs

Job Segment: Account Manager, Marketing Manager, Veterinarian, Manager, Sales, Marketing, Strategy, Veterinary, Management