Account Manager

Organization
AKESOgen, Inc.
Job Location
3155 Northwoods Place
Norcross, GA 30071
Job Description

AKESOgen is seeking an Account Manager to develop, build and grow the Clinical Diagnostics Division.  Our flagship clinically validated molecular test is a microarray molecular diagnostic utilizing Illumina’s 850K beadchip technology. The test is fully validated for assaying copy number variations including deletions and duplications in a wide spectrum of cancers.  Our CLIA compliant clinical laboratories currently offer, fully automated, high-throughput genomic capabilities and clinical services are provided in a cost-effective and timely manner.

Responsibilities:

  • The development and execution of a national sales plan for the 850k microarray service in the reference lab, academic, genetics and pathology markets.
  • Achievement of sales objectives including revenue, profitability, and expenses. 
  • Develop and maintain key customer relationships and develop collaborative and mutually beneficial client solutions.
  • Establish working relationships with customers and serving as a liaison between ASKESOgen and our clients.    
  • Assist with customer needs including setting up new accounts, and coordinating AKESOgen resources as needed, including courier, client services, client supply, testing and billing.
  • Independently schedule and maintain frequent customer and potential customer visits.
  • Provide training for customers on order entry, sending samples, return of results and/or data.
  • Identify, vet and validate customer needs to help drive development of new products and services.
  • Support development of the research business and other duties as required.

 

Experience and Abilities:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a relevant environment such as commercial diagnostics, reference laboratory and/or genomics/genetics, as a sales professional.  Prior sales management experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the diagnostics services industry and specifically molecular, cytogenetics, genomics, personalized medicine and oncology experience is strongly preferred, as is experience selling into these markets.
  • Travel will be required.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal direction.
  • Strong organizational, written and oral communication, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Ability to represent AKESOgen’s values of integrity, respect and trust.
  • Having a collaborative attitude and fostering excellent communication.

 

 

 

Requirements

The successful individual must be highly motivated, energetic, passionate, ethical, innovative, flexible, and work well in a rapidly changing market, and small company environment.   She/he will have the qualities and skills to quickly gain credibility and respect inside and outside the Company.  She/he will have a track record of developing sales and marketing plans and successfully increasing sales while developing and maintaining key customer relationships. 

About Our Organization

Overview:

AKESOgen, www.akesogen.com, is a rapidly growing integrated genetics/genomics, biostorage and precision medicine company based in the Greater Atlanta area, GA.  Founded in 2010, much of the early focus was to support the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, government and academic sectors in research and clinical trials. In 2014, AKESOgen processed more than 120,000 samples and commenced providing genomic services for the five year Million Veteran Program http://www.akesogen.com/million-veteran-program-a-partnership-with-veterans/.  The company is now expanding into the clinical diagnostics arena to provide services to other reference laboratories, healthcare providers and physicians

 

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