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Title:  Area Sales Manager/Key Account Manager

Requisition ID:  63293
Date:  Nov 20, 2023

Seoul, Seoul, KR

Department:  Sales


At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?  


There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.  


We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.  

Job Summary:

In this role, you will be directly responsible to grow the sales of products and services in the assigned market segment and/or geographic territory through identifying opportunities early in the sales cycle to maximize the sales revenue for the Company. He/She will partner and support the National Sales Manager by managing the assigned customer accounts within the specified segment and/or territory. The Key Account/ Area Sales Manager will also focus on prospecting and developing new accounts and expanding business with the current accounts.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Achieve sales and revenue targets through identifying opportunities early in the sales cycle to convert accounts and penetrate existing accounts to maximize the sales revenue for the Company
  • Work in collaboration with the National Sales Manager to optimize sales opportunities from customer accounts assigned
  • Acquire new customers to exceed sales expectations
  • Build and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders and influencers at growth-oriented accounts
  • Proactively promote West products and solutions by utilizing marketing programmes and providing relevant end-user product trainings
  • Manage and build on internal cross-functional team relationships and collaboration; bring in Technical Customer Support Specialists and other business functions where appropriate
  • Understand customer needs to uncover additional opportunities within accounts across all products and solutions
  • Active and timely utilization of the CRM system; ensure data integrity on CRM system
  • Support National Sales Manager in providing guidance to newer sales team members to help them
  • Lead and manage sales related project(s) assigned
  • Other relevant duties and projects as assigned by Manager


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Degree in Pharmaceutical Science, Biologics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 5-10 years of relevant B2B technical sales experience in a related industry; candidates with fewer years of related experiences may be considered for the Area Sales Manager position
  • Strong proficiency in both the English and Korean language (both verbal and written) is a must 


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Technical knowledge of pharmaceutical primary packaging (plungers, stoppers etc.) preferred
  • Prior B2B technical sales experience in pharmaceutical, bioscience and/or related process industries will be preferred
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical industrial standards will be an added plus
  • Proven track record of developing mid-size accounts to large key accounts will be highly advantageous
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills that can successfully translate leads to sales with ability to work collaboratively with internal resources
  • Exhibit strong competency in sales process and strategic account planning by regularly achieving business results that accurately mirror or exceed forecast
  • Ability to strategically prioritize and suitably adapt and improve on account management approach as and when necessary to focus on successful and profitable “win-win” situations
  • Understand customer needs and able to leverage on both West’s product portfolio and internal resources to identify cross-selling opportunities across accounts to create additional value to customers and maximize the Company’s sales revenue
  • Proactive in learning more on the West product portfolio and understanding how to differentiate product offerings competitively
  • Exhibit understanding of market trends and the impacts on customers for the assigned segment/territory
  • Resourceful and is comfortable in navigating through internal resources by collaborating cross-functionally and can utilize resources effectively
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Support and contribute in Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times.


Travel Requirements:

  • Ability to travel at least 80% domestically with occasional regional travels







West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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