Shire Regional Sales Manager Genetic Disease (South Germany) in Remote, Germany

Regional Sales Manager - Genetic Disease (South Germany)

Job Summary

The Regional Sales Manager manages the Sales Force operation and team of Account Leads in the dedicated region of Southern Germany (Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Saarland, and parts of Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse) meeting defined targets (sales and KPI’s). He/she contributes to overall profitability by recommending strategies and execute on agreed tactical plans for the dedicated Sales Force. Responsible to support hiring activities within the team, interviewing talent and develop members of the sales force.


  • Manage Sales Representatives who promote dedicated products, including any subsequent future launches.

  • Performance Management of the Sales Representatives to reach individual and regional sales and activity targets

  • Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with Key Opinion Leaders in the region

  • Active member of the franchise leadership team and ownership of assigned projects and initiatives

  • Ensure compliance for the area of responsibility

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Experience of pharmaceutical sales more than 5 years

  • Capable of leading a high performance team

  • Coaching skills in selling and territority management

  • Proactive action and ability to work in national and international teams

  • Ability to plan, execute and follow up on sales meetings and promotional events

  • Proactive and significant information management

  • Motivation in finding and developing people

  • Knowledge of health care systems

  • Good English capabilities

  • Entrepreneurial attitude


  • Experience in doing job interviews

Key Skills and Competencies

Leadership role:

Is aware of his leadership role and his responsibility. Is aware of the effects of his actions and his form of presentation to others. Is able to assess, which information can be shared and which not. Is cautious to comply with applicable laws and regulations and to monitor the compliance with them.

Positive approach:

Ideally, the person has an optimistic approach to new tasks, changes or discussions. Has a natural inquisitiveness.

Emotional intelligence:

Has an intuitive understanding, which allows him to make out the atmosphere in situations and discussions and to use this information adequately. Is aware of group-dynamic processes and is able to comprehend and manage these.

Strong personality:

Leadership and ability to assert himself; in difficult situations, he is able to put his own interests behind those of the company and to uphold these. Is aware of his leadership role.

Motivational inspiration:

Has the skill to inspire his colleagues and to infect them with his enthusiasm so that they increase their ability to enjoy their work.


Is giving feedback, is familiar with the coaching and has educational skills. In addition, has conversational skills, which he is able to apply in difficult conversations such as conflicts. He has an appreciative style of communication.

Identification and assisting talents:

Is able to discover talents and to plan and initiate their development.

Analytical skills:

Is able to prepare and interpret analyses regarding his team and to implement measures accordingly. At this he/she uses provided reports respectively is able to generate these him/herself.

Employee evaluation:

Is able to set fair and reasonable targets for members of staff and to assess them according to criteria, to know their strengths and weaknesses and, if necessary, to take measures for their development.

Presentation and moderation:

Accepts the role of the host or prepares and conducts the presentations at conferences and meetings.

Training skills:

Is able to design and perform trainings on his own. At this, he uses different methods for the passing on of knowledge and training.

Understanding of the market and of the products:

Has a substantial understanding of the factors influencing his market and which persons are important points of contact. Moreover, he knows all about illnesses and possible therapies.

Job interviews:

Is able to conduct structured interviews to find the ideal candidate for a field job.

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Resource deployment

  • Regular Assessment of sales targets and KPI’s

  • Proactive involvement in all areas of responsibility

Internal and External Contacts

  • Head of Business Unit

  • Product Manager

  • Sales Force

  • Human Resources

  • Commercial Operations

  • Medical Affairs

  • Finance

  • Market Access

Other Requirements

  • Regional flexibility travel within Germany and some limited international travel

  • Driver license B

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.