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Sales Lead

Req #: JR - 133967 Location: Fairland, Gauteng, South Africa Job Category: Sales Date posted: 06/10/2024

Overview

As a member of Baxter’s sales team, you’ll be aligned to one of our global business units and be responsible for new business, developing existing accounts and ensuring patient-centric approach in all your dealings. You’ll work within an assigned geographic area or with specific accounts to achieve or exceed personal and business goals, all in pursuit of our mission to save and sustain lives. In the sales role, you’ll have the opportunity to provide input on new markets and products, manage customer concerns, and collaborate with other teams.

  • Support for Parents

  • Continuing Education/
    Professional Development

  • Employee Health &
    Well-Being Benefits

  • Paid Time Off

  • 2 Days a Year to Volunteer

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Success Profile

What makes a successful Sales Professional at Baxter? Take a look at some of the top traits we’re looking for and see if you’re a fit.

  • Stakeholder Insight and Influence
  • Sales Solution Identification and Development
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Strategic Planning
  • Managing and Coaching
  • Ownership of the Business

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Sales Lead

Vantive: A New Company Built On Our Legacy

Baxter is on a journey to separate our ~$5B Kidney Care segment into a standalone company. Vantive* will build on our nearly 70-year legacy in acute therapies and home and in-center dialysis to provide best-in-class care to the people we serve. We believe Vantive will not only build our leadership in the kidney care space, it will also offer meaningful work to those who join us.

At Vantive, you will become part of a community of people who are focused, courageous and don’t settle for the mediocre. Each of us are driven to help improve patients’ lives worldwide. Join us as we revolutionize kidney care and other vital organ support.

*Completion of the proposed separation of Kidney Care from Baxter into a standalone company (to be named Vantive) remains subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions.

Business Development Lead (SADC and Sub-Saharan Africa), will be responsible for identifying, evaluating, and executing strategic business opportunities that drive growth, profitability, and market share with a focus on Peritoneal Dialysis and Acute Therapies. This includes collaboration with cross-functional teams, including sales, marketing, medical and governmental affairs, to ensure alignment and effective execution of business development strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute business development strategies to achieve company growth objectives

  • Identify and evaluate potential business opportunities, including partnerships and collaborations

  • Analyze market trends and competitive landscape to identify opportunities for growth and improvement

  • Create and present business cases to senior management for review and approval

  • Negotiate and finalize business deals and agreements

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including sales, marketing, medical and governmental affairs, to ensure alignment and effective execution of business development strategies

  • Monitor and report on the performance of business development initiatives, including ROI and other key performance indicators

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, or a related field

  • At least 5 years of experience in business development, preferably in the healthcare industry

  • Proven track record of success in identifying and executing business opportunities

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze market trends and competitive landscape

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders

  • Strong strategic thinking and planning skills, with the ability to develop and execute effective business development strategies

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with a high level of initiative and self-motivation

  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and other business development software

Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Meet Andrea – after joining Baxter as a Customer Service Specialist, Andrea was promoted last year to Territory Manager.

“Baxter’s culture is one of inclusivity, respect and acceptance for one another, regardless of religious, political or sexual orientation. There is immense support that starts all the way at the top of the organization, including the creation of “Best Place to Work” for all employees.”

Meet Paula – she has been with Baxter for 17 years and works as a Sales Specialist in Ireland.

“In Baxter we are encouraged to extend our competencies and experiences through ongoing feedback, experiences and regular training. Personal development to achieve career aspirations is actively encouraged, and as a result, I recently secured an internal promotion which was actively supported by my manager and the wider Baxter team.”

Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Meet Andrea – after joining Baxter as a Customer Service Specialist, Andrea was promoted last year to Territory Manager.

“Baxter’s culture is one of inclusivity, respect and acceptance for one another, regardless of religious, political or sexual orientation. There is immense support that starts all the way at the top of the organization, including the creation of “Best Place to Work” for all employees.”

Meet Paula – she has been with Baxter for 17 years and works as a Sales Specialist in Ireland.

“In Baxter we are encouraged to extend our competencies and experiences through ongoing feedback, experiences and regular training. Personal development to achieve career aspirations is actively encouraged, and as a result, I recently secured an internal promotion which was actively supported by my manager and the wider Baxter team.”

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