District Manager - St Louis
Alcon - Missouri

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Building on its heritage of more than 65 years, Alcon, the global leader in eye care, is the second largest division of the Novartis Group with combined pro-forma sales of more than USD 9.4 billion in 2010. The division was formed by Novartis on April 8, 2011, following the closing of the merger between Alcon and Novartis. The new Alcon Division combines the product portfolios, commercialization capabilities, R&D and talent of Alcon, CIBA VISION and Novartis Ophthalmics. Today, Alcon has more than 22,000 employees with headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A. Alcon’s three businesses - Surgical, Pharmaceutical and Vision Care - meet the diverse needs of eye care professionals and patients offering the widest spectrum of eye care products with operations in 75 countries and products available in 180 markets. For more information, www.alcon.com .

Overall Job Summary: Manage sales personnel to achieve district sales quotas and implement marketing plans. Provide leadership within district and across department. Provide leadership within department across US Operations to advance organization initiatives. Share knowledge of successes at POA, NSM and District/Regional meetings and provide coaching and training to team and sales management peers. Recruit, hire and manage a diverse sales team. Coach/counsel individual representatives for improved performance. Motivate sales team to achieve objectives. Achieve district sales quota. Execute POA and provide feedback of the plan to marketing and sales management peers. Coach sales team in the execution of POA. Develop strategic relationships with key opinion leaders and develop advocates within district. Coordinate with marketing to ensure consistent approach with KOL and advocates and provide to marketing and feedback obtained. Analyze district/territory trends, develop/implement plans to address needs and increase market share. Manage expenses and other resources within allotted operational budgets.

Minimum Education Requirements: Bachelors degree with some advanced business/science courses

Minimum Experience Requirements: 3 - 5 years successful Alcon sales experience

Our generous benefits package includes the Novartis Investment Savings 401(k) Plan which provides a company contribution of up to 6%. In addition, after one year of service, employees are eligible for the Alcon Retirement Plan (ARP), to which Alcon contributes 6% of eligible pay. By combining the Company's contributions to the 401(k) and ARP, employees can receive up to 12% of eligible pay from Alcon towards retirement. Alcon also offers a premier level of coverage for medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage, an on-site fitness center and much more. Consider having all this in a fast paced environment within a stable world-class organization.

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to quality through diversity. Pre-employment drug testing.

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Alcon, the second largest division of Novartis, is the global leader in eye care. Our mission is to provide innovative products that enhance...