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When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Position Summary:

  • Responsible and accountable for delivering an on or over plan revenue performance within identified key accounts
  • Develops and maintains a strong business relationship within key accounts. Increases business among existing selected key clients and promotes Thermo Fisher Scientific to meet strategic business objectives.
  • Establishes various strategies to build a long term relationship with Key Accounts for the Middle East.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining high growth at identified Key Accounts
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

The Key account manager interacts with a specific list of well-established and defined accounts to improve the companies overall revenue and margin for that account whilst fostering a strong business relationship with the account by leveraging the Thermo Fisher Scientific value proposition of innovation and productivity into these accounts.

Key Responsibilities:

Direct Sales:

  • Develop strong relationships at the Key account to build a strong partnership for expanding the business opportunities across all divisions.
  • Develop and implement an account plan to grow the revenues at the account significantly above market average.
  • Deliver on bookings and revenues on the Annual Sales Plan in line with Sales budget defined.
  • Be accountable for the commercial performance of the Focus account.
  • Monitor group / division product mix performance and implement corrective measures where necessary.
  • Produce monthly prospect pipeline and forecast.
  • Work with the BU sales teams to manage price / performance matrix and optimize & capture price where possible.
  • Collaborate with Service In charge to develop joint initiatives and provide appropriate customer care according to CAS measure.
  • Works with cross divisional teams to meet the objectives and goals of the focus account program
  • Builds connections with decision makers at Thermo Fisher Scientific in respective divisions.
  • Provides accurate forecasts of available business opportunities for Thermo Fisher Scientific with the account.
  • Organizes and executes when necessary seminars, meetings etc. with Key Decision makers of the account, along with respective divisions in the Middle East
  • Follows up on actions post these meetings and enables the internal sales/operations process to deliver product or service.
  • Builds strong communications with the sales, service and operation teams that support the account so as to establish high CAS scores.
  • CAS score at the account handled should be at the 5 basis points above company CAS.

Planning and Forecasting:

  • Delivers Annual Sales Plan in line with expectations
  • Delivers an accurate monthly and 4 quarterly forecast of what can be expected from the identified Key Accounts.
  • Manage price /volume matrix and optimizes to capture price and volume where possible.

Key Relationships:

  • Key player in identifying all the relevant people in the decision and influencing process at the focus account. Build bridges between Thermo Fisher Scientific and the Account.
  • Build strong collaborative relationship with all sales representatives and sales managers’ that work with in the respective account.
  • Builds relationships with the functional responsible commercial managers in Thermo Fisher Scientific working and supporting the Middle East.
  • Mapping of direct and indirect sales in the account

Essential Functions:

  • Implements account-specific action plans.
  • Makes in-depth calls on end users to achieve sales objectives.
  • Serves as a consultant to the target account.
  • Develops and maintains purchasing and end user relationships.
  • Resolves pricing and product availability issues.
  • Introduces new products and services to the account (i.e. organizes product shows).
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Business Development Leader.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic business skills.
  • Good command of selling skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of Fisher Scientifics’ operations and quality process.
  • In-depth product knowledge.

Mandatory Competencies Required:

  • Established knowledge and work relationships at key account in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. E.g. KAUST. Qatar Foundation, KFSH, ARAMCO, Abu Dhabi Police etc.
  • Proven experience in handling major Research Institutes, Academic, Clinical, Pharmaceutical and Bio Pharmaceutical, Industrial key accounts.
  • In-depth knowledge of Pharmaceutical /Bio Pharmaceutical/Clinical/Academic/Industrial markets and workflows.
  • Understanding of the growth drivers in Pharmaceutical, Bio/Pharmaceutical, Clinical, Academic, and Industrial sectors.
  • Ability to work with and influence stakeholders in a matrix set up.
  • Experience in managing key relationships, execution of contracts in the key accounts.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Has the experience in leading teams and mentoring them.
  • Is a self-starter and drives actions with passion.
  • Has very strong convincing and influencing skills.
  • Have strong analytical skills.
  • Lived and worked in the Middle East in relevant scientific field at commercial and sales capacity for a minimum period of 5 years.

Minimum Requirements


  • B.Sc., Post Graduate / Graduate preferably in science with Key Account Management experience.
  • MBA / Management qualification preferred.
  • Experience: 7 – 10 years in selling in the similar industry

Preferred Education & Experience: Relevant industry-specific experience

Working Conditions: country of residence will be Dubai, however the incumbent should be open to travel as and when required.

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