NGS Sales Specialist

QIAGEN Silicon Valley
Job Location
Redwood City,
Job Description

As a field-based role with a high amount of travel, the KAM will be responsible for sales activity related to the successful outreach, development and closure for all Ingenuity products in the assigned geographic territory. Focus will be generating new business, growing and maintaining existing Tier A and B customer accounts across the pharmaceutical, biotech, for profit, government, hospital/medical, academic, and nonprofit market. Tier A accounts are strategic accounts possibly programmatically worked jointly with Account Development Manager (ADM). In Tier A accounts the KAM is the account plan owner, relationship manager and channel manager providing high on-site presence. When available, the ADM provides some on site presence but predominantly high phone and email presence. Tier B accounts are worked by the KAM (without the ADM). Tier A and B accounts are selective high on-site presence and/or KOL named accounts across all markets and products.

Role Responsibilities:
• If available, work closely with Account Development Managers (ADM) in Tier A accounts and when appropriate work closely with Sales Leader, FAS, Marketing, QIAGEN Partners, and Advance Genomics Partners in Tier A and B accounts to
• Maintain and grow the renewal of existing customer software licenses.
• Identify new business opportunities and convert to sale in a timely manner.
• Identify, contact and support NGS KOL and major genomic companies to enroll into trials and pilots that quickly lead to purchase.
• Convert trial and pilot software license users to incrementally new software licenses.
• Contact (primarily in person but also via telephone and email) current and prospective customers including genome centers and consortiums on a consistent and systematic basis to develop and bring to closure software license orders (new and renewal business).
• Engagement and support of sales partners.
• Rapidly develop and grow business with Service Providers and Commercial Partners.
• Coordinate attendance of current and prospective customers to web based and on-site classes for any required training and support needed in the defined sales process.
• Sell training courses to current and prospective customers.
• Develop and maintain a pipeline of well qualified opportunities to meet and exceed all assigned business objectives, performance requirements and sales order quotas on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
• Travel when necessary to develop and bring to closure software license orders and reports for all products (new and renewal business).
• Demonstrate product portfolio in person, by phone or via webinar.


• Demonstrated top sales performance and best in class.
• Relevant sales, business, marketing and sales channel development for genomics related instruments, reagents or software products in life sciences industry.
• Knowledge of NGS market including genomics, molecular biology, OMICs technologies, experimental process and lab services and downstream analysis and interpretation of genomics and sequencing data.
• Understands and able to participate in discussions around gene expression, sequencing including NGS, and genomics research and clinical studies.
• Familiarity with major commercial lab services providers, academic core labs and genomics institutes and their business and services models.
• Sales experience and proven ability to negotiate contract terms and coordinate cross functions including marketing, product and support to support partnership.
• Relative experience at developing sales plans with partners and assisting field marketing and sales relationship with partners.
• Aptitude for understanding and communicating scientific concepts, applications and methods.
• Fast, self-starter with the ability to handle and manage multiple sales tasks in a results oriented, technical selling environment. Meet and exceed assigned sales objectives & goals related to activity and opportunity development.
• Self-motivated with the ability to work independently while under guidance from manager
• Excellent listening, written and oral communication skills for all business levels
• Accurate and complete data collection, entry and reporting skills.
• Working knowledge and use of or related CRM and Microsoft Office software suite.
• Ability to use Internet search tools to mine, sort and collect data.
• Ability to work in teams and be a team player that is driven by individual performance and contribution.
• Ability to travel up to 85%

Experience and Education
• 2-5 years direct selling experience of NGS related solutions into the research and discovery and informatics domains within Life Sciences and/or Clinical Research.
• 5 years combined experience in life sciences, clinical and/or bioinformatics in sales. Plus if also has experience in a scientific and/or marketing role.
• BA/BS in business or related degree area with experience in genetics/genomics. Plus if also has educational experience in biology, chemistry, business or related area.
• 5+ years direct selling experience of NGS solutions into the research and discovery and informatics domains within Life Sciences and Clinical Research.
• 10+ years combined experience in life sciences, clinical and bioinformatics in sales, scientific and marketing role.
• PhD in genetics, molecular biology and similar area of study with lab experience in genetics/g

Personal Requirements
85% Travel

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