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Avantor, Inc. Inside Sales Representative - Science Education in West Henrietta, New York

Job SummaryThe Inside Sales Representative is responsible for achieving sales and profit objectives with the territory. This position will be evaluated on achieving the adjusted gross margin dollar forecast and sales growth targets.


  • Develops strong customer relationships, informs customers of current sales programs, and effectively closes the sales opportunities that are uncovered.

  • Handles product and program promotions, contracts and price quotations, direct mailings, and may include limited in-person sales calls to key local customers, or at trade shows.

  • Interaction and pricing negotiations with Customers.

  • Manages the discount structure offered to customers.

  • Provides the necessary technical assistance and account service to assist the customer in sourcing their scientific supply needs through VWR.

  • Keeps current on VWR’s capabilities and product offering.

  • Keeps account data in CRM system up to date.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Previous sales/inside sales/customer service experience required.

  • Familiarity with laboratory functions and related lab supplies and equipment helpful.

  • Previous experience working within the educational system (university or K-12) helpful.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Must have strong professional communications skills, time and territory management, contract management.

  • Highly motivated individual that has demonstrated the ability to produce results while working independently.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft office is a must.

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills are needed.

  • Familiarity with how a laboratory functions and the supplies used within will be very beneficial.

  • Proficiency in database management a plus.


Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.

Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

Occasional travel (to sales conferences, customer sites, or trade shows) required. Total travel is generally less than 10%.

A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.

DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.

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OFCCP EEO Supplement (


3rd party non-solicitation policy

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

Avantor® is a leading global provider of integrated, tailored solutions for the life sciences and advanced technology industries. Strengthened by the recent acquisition of VWR, the Company is a trusted partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million products, Avantor enables customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world.

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