Job type full-time
Full job description
Are you self-motivated to succeed and enjoy the `thrill of the hunt`? if so, government scientific source inc., (gss), is seeking an experienced, highly-motivated sales representative to join our growing sales department.
The inside sales representative is responsible for sales of laboratory supplies, equipment, instrumentation, and chemicals within a defined set of federal government accountsThe representative will serve customers primarily engaged in life science and molecular biology, biomedical, chemistry and chemical analysis, clinical diagnostics, optics, photonics, and other related fields of researchThe representative will maintain effective customer relations, develop opportunities for growth within existing customer bases, and assure market penetration and profitability while achieving sales and profit forecasts.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Develop and maintain positive and effective relationships with federal government customers, including, but not limited to, procurement managers, buyers, strategic sourcing specialists, small business liaisons, laboratory managers, principal investigators, postdocs, lab techs, and end-users within an assigned customer base.
Utilize resources to meet customer needs and work positively and effectively with an internal cross-functional team as well as external resources.
Develop and execute sales strategies and plans to exceed sales objectives for laboratory supplies/consumables, equipment, instrumentation, and chemicals/reagents.
Make significant outbound sales calls with customers within an assigned customer segment, as well as follow-up on inbound leads.
Maximize other customer touchpoints with emails, virtual meetings, social media contact, and additional marketing support, etc.
Potentially attend internal and external developed product and trade shows.
Research competitors and industry activities while keeping informed of new products, services, and other general information of interest to customersIncorporating found data into a business plan to introduce new products and services.
Develop accounts by reviewing buying history, suggesting related and new items, and providing some customer/technical support.
Maintain accurate reporting, records, and files as necessary for proper management of the territory.
Inform the cross-functional team of opportunities via crm, phone, and in-person.
Perform other tasks as assigned.
Positively represent gss at all times throughout customer locations.
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
Required education and experience:
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
3-5 years of sales experience preferred.
Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication and presentation skills.
Proficiency in ms office programs, enterprise resource planning (erp) software.
Experience in dynamics nav, oracle cloud, and a crm a plus.
Possess excellent organizational skills to multi-task while meeting deadlines.
Limited potential travel to strategic customer locations, events, training, or suppliers.
Strong industry, laboratory, and science background preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hearThis is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is requiredThis would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this jobDuties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Government scientific source (“gss”) is a covered federal contractor or subcontractor subject to the requirements of the vietnam era veterans readjustment assistance act (vevraa), as amended, and section 503 of the rehabilitation act of 1973, as amendedAs such, gss is bound by the terms of vevraa and section 503, and shall not discriminate against individuals with disabilities, and is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
It is the policy of government scientific source (“gss”) to provide equal employment opportunity (eeo) to all persons for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
As a federal contractor, gss is subject to the safer federal workforce task force which requires covered contractor employees to be fully vaccinated as of january 18, 2022.
Gss offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, fsa/dca, 100% company-paid life and disability insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, pto, tuition reimbursement, flexible schedule, onsite fitness room, and more!