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Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Primary Care)

Company Name:
Forest Laboratories
Our Company
Join one of the world's fastest growing specialty pharmaceutical companies. Forest Laboratories, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Actavis plc. (NYSE: ACT), a global, integrated specialty pharmaceutical company who offers exciting and unique opportunities at all levels across our Company to grow, contribute, innovate and excel. Actavis is a unique specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing high quality affordable generic and innovative branded pharmaceutical products for patients around the world.
Actavis markets a broad portfolio of branded and generic pharmaceuticals and develops new medicines for patients suffering from diseases principally in the central nervous system, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, cardiovascular, respiratory and anti-infective therapeutic categories. The Company is an industry leader in product research and development, with one of the broadest brand development pipelines in the pharmaceutical industry, and a leading position in the submission of generic product applications.
Actavis currently markets approximately 1000 generic, branded generic, established brands and Over-the-Counter (OTC) pharmaceutical products globally through operations in more than 60 countries. The company has global headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and U.S. Administrative Headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Position Description
As a pharmaceutical Sales Representative, you will have the opportunity to regularly call on health care professionals (primary care physicians, clinics, hospitals and pharmacies) within a specific geographic area. Day-to-day responsibilities consist of supporting the promotional efforts behind Forest products, which includes organizing, tracking and distributing FDA regulated sample products to health care professionals. You will maintain a current and competent level of knowledge on the product line to be a reliable source of information to the health care professionals in the territory.
Position Requirements
_Basic Qualifications_
Bachelors degree is required.
Candidates should possess a minimum of 1 year of experience in outside business to business sales with a proven track record of success.
Ability to work both independently and in a team setting towards meeting established objectives.
Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
Applies a range of traditional and non-traditional problem-solving techniques to think through and solve issues creatively to improve performance and company effectiveness.
Ability to build rapport and relationships by interacting effectively with employees and external contacts (i.e. MD and office staff) at all levels, demonstrating the awareness of their needs and responding with the appropriate action.
Highly effective organizational skills to implement a variety of programs, such as speaker programs and other activities.
Computer Skills; Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
Some overnight travel may be required.
Candidates must be able to successfully pass background, motor and drug screen investigations.
_Preferred Skills/Qualifications_
Experience in the healthcare industry involving interaction with physicians, patients, etc. Experience in educating or influencing targeted customers.
14121103 - Greensburg / Indiana / Somerset, PA
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Job ID #: 2502
Location: Field/Remote Sales
Functional Area: Sales and Sales Management
Department: Retail Sales
Position Type: Full Time
Relocation Provided: Not Indicated

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