First Line Manager at Novartis Nigeria

Novartis provides healthcare solutions that improve and extend people’s lives. We use science-based innovation to address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible. Our company is focused on industry-leading divisions with innovation power and global scale: pharmaceuticals, eye care and generic medicinesWe are recruiting to fill the positions below:Job Title: First Line ManagerJob ID: 227130BRLocation: LagosJob Type: Full TimeEmployment Type: RegularJob DescriptionTo meet or exceed sales targets (market share/market share growth) within agreed budgets and timescales – through effective leadership of sales team.To achieve agreed contact, coverage and frequency targets through face to face and meetings and manage delivery of customer centric activities with all primary and secondary care customers – within operating budget.Manage operating expenses within agreed budgets through effective monitoring and reporting systems. Ensure that expenditure does not exceed agreed budgets.To ensure effective management of sales team including training and personal development in terms of ongoing training, coaching and counselling through regular field visits and management of recruitment, performance, development and retention of representatives in the area through quality processes – working in conjunction and support from sales training and HR departments.To ensure outstanding personal and team knowledge, and understanding of Novartis priority products, technical information, product strategy, positioning, key messages and programmes.To implement with excellence the sales and marketing campaigns adhering to the relevant Codes of Practice/regulations.To ensure effective communication which reflects leadership, focus, direction and motivation of the sales team.To develop and monitor an integrated operational plan which achieves business goals for the areaDemonstrate Key Account Management skills

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