Product Specialist – Biochemistry

ABOUT THE ROLE

If you are currently in a pathology sales, technical or scientific role and are looking to move into a product management or marketing position this role will provide you with the perfect stepping stone. Ideally suited to someone with a background in clinical biochemistry, this is a great opportunity to be the ‘product champion’ for a portfolio of products within your area of expertise and to apply your scientific knowledge, communications skills and commercial acumen in a dynamic business environment.

As a key member of our Marketing team, you will drive product-related sales and marketing activities and work collaboratively with our Territory Managers and suppliers to achieve designated financial and strategic objectives.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

Reporting to the Marketing Director, this role provides the opportunity to build your business skills in marketing and product management, leveraging off your scientific background and sales/technical skills. No two days will ever be the same as you will enjoy a wide variety of tasks and interactions with suppliers, internal contacts and customers. 

If you are a good communicator, a highly organised professional, love being challenged, enjoy traveling and want to develop your business and marketing skills, then this could be just the role for you.
Abacus dx has a history of strong growth and a focus on developing people and promoting from within. As Product Specialist you will be exposed to many facets of our medium-sized business and will play an integral part in ensuring that the Abacus dx Biochemistry product portfolio is well represented in the market.

Your responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing all tactical marketing aspects of products in the portfolio including developing business plans, supporting sales activities from a technical and market perspective, conducting market research, developing pricing strategies, visiting key external stakeholders, liaising regularly with suppliers, developing and implementing promotional activities, supporting product evaluations, conducting product launches and training
  • Responsibility for forecasting, reporting and budget achievement for designated product portfolio in conjunction with Marketing Director
  • Product champion for the product range with in-depth understanding of the products and positioning in the market
  • Provide support for sales and technical teams to meet customer and organisational needs
  • Attend and present at international supplier meetings
  • Facilitate, attend and present at local industry and independent meetings, conferences, workshops and associated activities
  • Management of product-related documentation such as marketing materials and product guides
  • Travel across different geographical locations within Australia and New Zealand
  • Contribute to the organisational culture and continuous improvement of Abacus dx

Requirements

  • Knowledge of the pathology market in Australia and New Zealand
  • Tertiary level qualifications in science, marketing, business or equivalent
  • Relevant laboratory experience
  • Previous sales experience will be highly regarded
  • Ability to interpret, present and communicate technical information
  • Interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Time management and prioritisation of tasks
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Experience in Microsoft Office products and Customer Relationship Management tools.

What we offer

  • Ongoing training and development
  • Flexible working environment and fantastic team culture
  • Highly competitive salary and bonus structure, vehicle allowance, fuel card, and other benefits
ABOUT Abacus dx

Abacus dx distributes medical and healthcare products for over 60 international brands. Our success is attributed to our dedication in sourcing the highest-quality niche products and by providing the highest levels of marketing, sales and technical support.

Ready to apply? 

Please submit your application letter and detailed resume through the Seek website. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please phone 1800 222 287 for further information.

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