Sales Associate-San Francisco (South Bay)
Sigma-Aldrich - San Francisco, CA

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The Research Sales Associate (SA) is responsible for collaboration and execution of all Sigma-Aldrich sales efforts within the
assigned territory. The SA serves as a front-line customer contact. The SA is responsible for coordinating all activities in the
territory with the assigned Account Manager(s), Regional Manager(s), and other available resources and personnel to meet
or exceed all territory sales objectives.

The SA is responsible for meeting or exceeding all sales goals and the sales forecast for the assigned territory. This includes meeting or exceeding monthly, quarterly, and annual sales goals. This will be accomplished as part of a coordinated sales effort with local and corporate sales teams.
The SA is responsible for implementing and executing defined business plans and associated activities that are deemed
necessary to achieve all sales goals and sales forecast. The SA will work closely with the respective Account Manager(s),
Regional Manager(s), and Specialist (s) who will work as a team to determine and assign appropriate activities and
opportunities for this position. The SA is also responsible for identifying, qualifying, and transferring opportunities to the
appropriate Account Manager and/or Specialist.
The SA is responsible for daily support and service related to sales activities in the assigned territory and for promoting
overall awareness of Sigma-Aldrich and acting as a daily liaison between our customers and the company. The SA will
manage appropriate sales and support activities necessary to maintain Sigma-Aldrich business in the assigned territory. This
position will also direct service issues to the appropriate corporate resource to assure resolution satisfactory to the affected
customer(s).
The SA will complete all necessary administrative requirements based on established timelines. This will include, but is not
limited to, maintaining necessary corporate databases, responding to and sending necessary communications by email,
phone, and fax, attending all required meetings and teleconferences, and others as assigned by the Regional Manager.

Education:
BS/BA required
Experience:
2 plus years of life science or chemistry research and/or related laboratory experience
Ability to self-manage and organize and prioritize daily activities
Documented track record of accomplishments
Essential and Critical Skills:
Time Management and project management skills
Documented history of working affectively as part of a team
Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, and presentation
Highly organized with effective time management and project management skills
Demonstrated competency in computer software such as Microsoft Office, Google Apps applications and Internet
General understanding of the research marketplace and market business trends

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