Technical Sales Specialist – France

Posted 5 months ago

My client is an innovative manufacturer of specialist instruments and consumables for biotechnology, drug discovery, and environmental research. Their unique product offering sets them apart from competitors

They remain a privately-owned business, their size and structure means that you are valued, and your voice will always be heard!

The sales team adopts a technical, consultative approach to the sales process meaning customers really trust their brand and they are highly regarded throughout the entire Biotechnology industry.

Day-to-Day of the role:

  • Actively sell my clients Biotechnology capital equipment and associated reagents and consumable products in the high performing and lucrative French territory
  • Implement an effective follow-up system for inquiries and sales, and nurture leads to the point of sales closure
  • Gather and summarise data for evaluation of market impact, share and market strategies
  • Assist in selling outside of territory as needed
  • Generate new potential sales leads from existing contacts and customer contacts
  • Evaluate and recommend where product demonstrations should be done, arrange logistics, and assist in doing product demonstrations
  • Conduct technical seminars and product demonstrations as appropriate
  • Represent the company at exhibitions and conferences and where necessary give presentations
  • Maintain consistent customer contact for on-going sales of reagents, consumables, service contracts, additional equipment, as well as finding new sales prospects from existing users
  • Assist in follow-up of existing users to assure a high level of customer satisfaction

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • You will already have 2+ years field sales experience in the France territory selling either high end capital equipment or consumables in scientific fields such as Protein Research, Protein Expression, Image Analysis/Cell Imaging, Genomics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Western Blotting, Antibody Discovery or similar areas
  • You will already have relationships with accounts in industries such as Academia, Biotech & Pharma
  • You must hold a minimum of a BSc in a Life Science or related discipline such as: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biological Sciences, Immunology, Genomics, Biomedical Science, Microbiology etc
  • Hands-on laboratory experience working in areas such as: Western Blotting Molecular Biology, Protein Biology, Cell Biology or similar
  • Proven organisational and prioritization skills – Gained from previous experience working in an administration and/or customer-service orientated position
  • Technically competent and knowledgeable with a wide range of Biological Instruments and consumables (such as reagents)


  • Base Salary Circa: €50,000 – €65,000 DOE
  • 20% of base salary in OTE/Commission
  • €600 Monthly Car Allowance
  • Pension Contribution
  • Healthcare Contribution
  • 25 days Holidays
  • Public Holidays

Job Features

Job CategoryScientific Supplies

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