Sales Manager

Pfizer Nigeria

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Pfizer - Good health is vital to all of us, and finding sustainable solutions to the most pressing health care challenges of our world cannot wait. That's why we at Pfizer are committed to applying science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. We strive to provide access to safe, effective and affordable medicines and related health care services to the people who need them.


Job Purpose

  • To deliver the sales targets for given portfolio of brands within defined geography, by ensuring full understanding and execution of Brand, Customer, Account Plans and tactics.
  • Lead and motivate a team of sales representatives, including recruitment, training, development and the management of performance to ensure that they are motivated and equipped with the knowledge, skills and support to perform and execute effectively.


Key Accountabilities

Business Leadership:

  • Develops business / customer / account plans and execute same for assigned portfolio of products within given geography, in line with Pfizer values
  • Ensure effective allocation of Field Force (FF) according to agreed business plans
  • Ensure achievement of Financial management of sales expense budgets so that financial targets are met
  • Develop constructive internal and cross functional relationships to facilitate team work; exchange of information; customer knowledge and the development of business opportunities.
  • Ensure proper utilization and care of all company assets and resources within jurisdiction
  • Produce and submit reports and management statistics as required
  • Ensure compliance to FCPA and GPIHP


Customer Relationship Management:

  • Build and manage key relationships locally e.g. influential customers as part of the agreed business  plans
  • Ensure all team members identify and leverage the influence of KOLs in a given geography
  • Develop strategic partnerships that deliver on customer and Pfizer objectives
  • Ensure that accurate, timely and relevant customer knowledge; information and feedback are communicated by team members to relevant partners across the business using agreed processes e.g. electronic customer management systems
  • Segment and target high potential customers
  • Ensure customer coverage in the selected territories
  • Monitor the territorial distribution aiming to maximize reach and effect of the PSR efforts
  • Fully leverage and synergize with other departments in the company (Marketing, KAMs)


People Leadership:

  • Ensure regular coaching of FF on their roles accountabilities effectively manage performance of FF by setting measurable metrics, sales targets based on agreed business objectives.
  • Support the effective and transparent application of the incentive plans
  • Generate a highly motivated and effective team in a positive work environment, modelling the company values
  • Support and ensure implementation of DMI as a standard work tool
  • Evaluate and provide timely feedback and coaching to the PSRs in order to ensure performance and high level standards


Education and Experience

  • Knowledge of healthcare environment - Structures/ Functionality/ Processes/ Funding / Distribution Chain / Traditional and Non Traditional Customers
  • Knowledge of Therapeutic areas
  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry with successful sales experience and proof of consistent delivery of objectives ( minimum 3 - 5 years )
  • Graduate of Science at Bachelor's level
  • Proficient in written and spoken English


Skills and Competencies:

  • Must be able to demonstrate competence in influencing a broad range of stakeholders      through credible, clear and logical communication.
  • Holds people accountable
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an understanding of people management – motivation, coaching and development
  • Commercially astute with strong business acumen
  • Computer literate including manipulating Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint, Word, Electronic Customer Management Systems
  • Acts decisively
  • Leads Change
  • Implementation/execution skills
  • Metric development, monitoring and control
  • Negotiation skills - internal and external
  • An understanding of how to develop and use customer insight

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Pfizer Nigeria

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)




Sales/Business Development

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years