To develop and deliver the sales strategy nationally for designated business divisions. The role is to achieve or exceed the company’s sales expectations. The role will also be responsible for developing and managing key accounts to ensure their needs are met through the products and services offered


To achieve sales expectations through ensuring that the sales team offer products and services to meet the customer’s needs

Identifying new business opportunities across all channels

Supporting sales activities to achieve total sales outcome and understand the ordering, stock replenishment processes

Provide monthly reports on activities and ensure that expenses are managed within budget at all times

Ensuring that the team are compliant with the company code of compliance, Medical Device

Regulations South Africa and ISO13485

Manage, lead and coach the team to ensure that they develop a sustainable performance culture. This is achieved through meeting their sales and business Targets, living the principles of leadership, accountability, commitment and execution (L.A.C.E), completing tactical activities to the best of their abilities and collaborating effectively with internal and external stakeholders

Ensure high knowledge, understanding and application of all products and services for the team. Identifying training needs and addressing them through the use of the PDP, field coaching, training policies and conferences

Ensuring use of marketing materials is in line with marketing strategies

Develop relationships with Key Opinion Leaders and Key Accounts to further establish the company as a best in class supplier

Manage nominated key accounts to ensure that sales targets are always achieved, that annual plans are developed, reports are provided on a regular basis and liaise with the sales and management teams to ensure all activities and commitments are met

Upholding the high ethical and compliance standards that are integral to business, whilst driving performance and a continuous improvement best practice culture


A degree or equivalent in either business or life sciences

Minimum of 5 years sales management – preferably within the healthcare/ medical devices market

Familiarity with the medical device industry

Knowledge of healthcare systems and decision-making processes

Strong understanding of the market and/or similar product portfolio(s) to develop strategies and tactics to drive the business


Strong communication and collaboration skills

Negotiation and influencing skills

Energetic, self-starter

Sound organisational skills and ability to multi-task

Strong leadership competencies

Strong interpersonal relations and customer focus

Manage change internally and among different cultures

High-stress tolerance and ability to make difficult decisions

Demonstrates leadership, commitment, accountability and execution, and has a proven ability to drive these competencies through their team.

Integrity, initiative and adaptability

Computer literacy; Excel, PowerPoint, Word, CRM system


Leadership – ability to build confidence and engage on various levels. A natural leader that inspires and motivates others. Capacity to provide vision, strategy and operational leadership. Builds, leads and retains a team of high performers

Financial – a solid financial understanding with strong business acumen

Communication – communicates written and oral information concisely and persuasively; communicate own viewpoint succinctly and facilitates discussions to achieve clear outcomes. Excellent presentation skills


Customer focus – develops positive relationships with customers and suppliers for the long-term benefit of the business

Drive for results – is pro-active and uses initiative to achieve objectives. Overcomes obstacles to maximise personal contribution. Appropriate plans time to deliver

Knows the business – understands the healthcare market within which products are sold with a solid understanding of government healthcare tenders and private tenders. Makes decisions taking into consideration the return on investment, resources, constraints and organisational values. Upholds the high standards of working a medical device business including ISO13485

Sets vision and strategy – creating a vision for the future of the company and their area of responsibility in South Africa. Establish and commits to strategies and course of action to accomplish agreed long-range goals

Planning, organising and prioritising – plans work activities, reviews and prioritises as necessary to achieve high standards and meet deadlines.

Team working – works with others across the organisation to accomplish goals, identify, and resolve problems

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