Merck Regional Sales Manager - Cattle in Des Moines, Iowa

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck’s Animal Health (MAH) Division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.

This position will supervise a team of Sales Representatives working with large Cattle production operations focusing on Beef and Dairy, Vet practices and regional distribution. This position will be responsible for coaching and developing the Team with emphasis on strategic planning and enhancing the business to business relationship between Merck Animal Health (MAH) and the customer base. The candidate will be expected to develop relationships with key decision makers within the customer base.

Education Minimum Requirement:

• Must have a Bachelor's Degree (Animal Science, Agribusiness, Marketing, or Business degrees preferred)

Required Experience and Skills:

• Must have a minimum of 10 years relevant industry experience with at least 5 years sales experience.

• Must have a solid understanding of the agriculture industry

• Will be expected to offer a high level of proficiency and demonstrate success regarding:

• Technical, Product & Market Knowledge.

• Territory & Business Management.

• Selling Skills

• Leadership and teams building

• Position requires strong written and verbal communication skills

• Excellent presentation and analytical skills

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

• Must have demonstrated ability in public speaking to small and large audiences

• Successful candidate must live within the boundaries of the region (or relocate within the region)

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Marketing, People Management and/or Strategic Account Management

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Other Locations: NA-US-Minnesota, NA-US-Wisconsin

Title: Regional Sales Manager - Cattle

Primary Location: NA-US-IA-Des Moines

Requisition ID: DIR023654