Sales & Key Accounts Industrial Placement 2024

Type: Early Careers Programme
Region: North West

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At Abbott, we’re committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 130 years, we’ve brought new products and technologies to the world — in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals — that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 119,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 160 countries we serve.

Our ID (Infectious Disease) business has an exciting opportunity for two Intern/Year in Industry Placement Students to join our Sales and Key Account Management team, supporting the Abbott Rapid Diagnostics group in leading the move toward Point Of Care within both a primary and secondary care setting, requiring managing and influencing a wide variety of stakeholders and pathways.

Through assisting the Key Account Managers to achieve regional/organisational goals (with guidance from a mentor), you’ll learn and gain hands on experience of a challenging diagnostic healthcare market, sales process and various stages of the sales funnel along with understanding of how a leading global organisation works including experience of internal systems and processes.

Day to day

  • Work closely with Manager and designated Mentor completing all allocated tasks
  • Observe and apply sales techniques
  • Liaise and attend meetings as appropriate with customers on behalf of the Key Account Manager
  • Help maintain and develop customer relationships
  • Learn and become proficient in internal systems including CRM, updating and maintaining sales records accordingly.
  • Conduct market research to generate new potential customers/leads

What we’re looking for

You will currently be studying a bachelors level qualification, with preference given to those in the areas of Sciences, Business, or Marketing.

That said, if this role is of interest to you, and your study is in a different field, we’d love to review your cover letter talking through what attracted you about this opportunity – we’re open to being influenced!

Given the nature of our sales team and remote working, you will need to be a naturally energetic self starter, be comfortable managing your own time, and be flexible to traveling within the UK (with full driving licence) as required.

To apply

To apply, please submit your CV & Cover letter in one consolidated document. 

By submitting your application, you consent for your details to be shared with our Third Party Labour supplier who are working on behalf of Abbott on this position.

Please be aware that in case that you are successful candidate, you and your University should sign an NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement).

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