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This search will deliver a selection of current pharmaceutical sales jobs. To find out about additional and future opportunities registration is essential. To register, please send your CV to recruitment@swiftselection.co.uk. A Recruitment Advisor will contact you to discuss your requirements and potential vacancies. We have a strict CV policy; it goes nowhere without your permission.
 

In the pharmaceutical industry, the Pharmaceutical Sales Representative tends to manage a small geographical territory divided into areas known as "bricks" which include a fixed allocation of GPs and hospital. The healthcare dedicated Hospital and Laboratory Representative works a territory that will vary in size but can be quite large (about six counties or more) and consequently good organisational and planning skills are paramount to success. This is a general rule, however there are exceptions and it is important to remember that community pharmaceutical sales business has become vitally important to specialist healthcare product companies following changes in community care and these companies may also have community based pharmaceutical sales job personnel on a similar "brick" system to the pharmaceutical industry.

Working as a representative within pharmaceutical sales involves calling on GPs, hospital and pharmacists, providing them with a technical liaison service, their role is not to collect orders or negotiate sales directly, but to influence Doctors to prescribe their product where indicated. To work in pharmaceutical sales, Pharmaceutical Representative s are required by their professional body to sit an external examination called the ABPI (Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry) within two years of joining the industry. This examination involves two papers, and covers topics such as Body Systems, Disease Process and Pharmacology, the classification of medicines and pharmaceutical technology. The Pharmacist call is quite different and does involve selling specialist OTC products (Over the Counter - Non-prescription) together with ascertaining local prescribing trends. The criteria for securing a pharmaceutical sales job are a BSc Life Science or a Nurse or Paramedic qualification.

Other roles within the industry include Nurse Advisor and Nurse Manager, Healthcare Sales Representative, Clinical Specialist, Regional Sales Manager and National Sales Manager, Healthcare Development Manager and Programme Implementer, Field Trainer, Marketing and Product Manager. Here at Swift we are a specialist medical recruitment agency and are dedicated to the commercial healthcare market; we recruit for permanent, contract and temporary vacancies throughout Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland. Please visit the Jobs section to view all of our current vacancies.

 

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