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Sales Specialist in Ann Arbor, MI at ProQuest

Date Posted: 4/14/2018

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Job Description

ProQuest – Who we are…

The ProQuest Mission: Better research. Better learning, Better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world. 

ProQuest supports the efforts of students and researchers across the globe. Providing important research tools and curating treasure troves of content has helped ProQuest to become an industry leader in the Information Services market.

Sales Specialist, Literature Monitoring

What will I be doing?

As a Sales Specialist for Literature Monitoring at ProQuest, you’ll provide a highly technical solution to a highly technical problem for the pharmacological industry. With over 1,000 alerts every week regarding their product and the requirement to monitor each, ProQuest’s Pi2 business is focused on providing a digital solution to keep patients safe and companies compliant.

You’ll be responsible for driving demand from current customers but focused on developing new business and adding labels to the growing list of clients in the US. You’ll collaborate with Account Managers to engage opportunities and deliver professional, compelling presentations to prospects and clients.

If you enjoy generating buzz about technical products and you have aggressive personal finance goals, keep reading!

In this position, you will also..

  • Negotiate and close contracts for new sales achievement
  • Create and execute an account strategy plan
  • Develop a strong understanding of competitor
  • Establish, understand and maintain various levels of customer contacts together with an ability to assist in the expansion of awareness and usage by end users.
  • Provide continuous feedback to product and marketing teams to help meet strategic sales objectives and enhance Literature Monitoring solutions.
  • Represent Literature Monitoring Portfolio at trade shows and generates leads, new sales, and progresses opportunities through the sales stages.
  • Perform high quality demonstrations of Literature Monitoring products capable of persuading experts in pharmacovigilance and research to buy Pi2 and other ProQuest products such as ProQuest Dialog. 
  • Lead Pi2 forecasting in collaboration with the Pi2 business and closely coordinates weekly forecast activity with input from Account Manager.
  • Lead training and preparation of training documentation for specialty products

Reasons you should apply...

1. You’ll be supporting a growing industry with at cloud-based solution, it doesn’t get more cutting edge than that!

2. You are set up for success, covering the entire US as a SME on the Pi2 product

3. The financial incentives for On-Target performance are competitive and compelling

4. You will be helping an important industry identify dangerous drug interactions before they occur

This job may not be a fit if...

1. You are a farmer and prefer not to have to hunt for new business

2. You do not enjoy working autonomously

3. 50% travel expectation does not align with your lifestyle

Qualified Candidates must have…

  • Bachelors’ degree plus at least 5 years’ related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven success in “consultative selling” into the pharmaceutical market
  • Experience with pharmaceutical research and deep understanding of the drug safety and pharmacovigilance function.
  • Capable of leading demonstrations, trainings and presentations.
  • Ability to analyze, compare, evaluate, reconcile and draw meaningful conclusions and action plans from data. 
  • Frequent travel required (40%).

Superstar Candidates will ALSO have…

  • Proven track record of successful technology and/or online content sales experience.
  • Advanced degree in Library Science, Chemistry or field related pharmaceutical sales and research.
  • Certifications pertinent to the sales profession.
  • Knowledge of Literature Monitoring, Drug Safety Triagers, PinPoint, Dialog and Literature Services

More to love about becoming a PQ employee!

• We offer professional development opportunities with a significant focus on learning

• We offer annual trips and give rewards to our top performers

• Our employee population is smart and highly collaborative

• All of our employees have access to ProQuest research products including e-books, genealogy and academic journals

At ProQuest, we work hard and have fun doing it. If you are a driven and experienced sales person, please consider joining our talented team!!



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