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Commercial Manager West and Central Africa

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Location: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Sales & Key Account Management

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux conceives, develops, produces and markets diagnostics solutions (systems, reagents, software and services) intended for clinical and industrial applications, which determine the origin of a disease or a contamination to improve the health of patients and insure consumer safety.

bioMérieux is present in 44 countries and serves more than 160 countries with the support of a large network of distributors. Its corporate headquarters are located in Marcy l’Étoile, near Lyon, in France.

Joining bioMérieux is choosing to be a part of an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a human-centered corporate culture.

Our Company offers numerous opportunities for professional development. You want to  help save lives across the globe? Join the 13,000 employees of bioMérieux!




Our West and Central Africa subsidiary is looking for a Commercial Manager who will work in the Sales and Marketing Department and report to the Area Business Manager.

The Commercial Manager’s role will be to optimize the sales force knowledge, skills and activities to make them achieve and/or exceed their individual sales budget goals and that of the area, with respect of the bioMérieux Commercial Operations strategy and a profitable customer–portfolio management.


What will be your responsibilities within BioMérieux ?


  • Help to put in place an external sales force for the area
  • Participate in building KPI of the sales force
  • Prepare and execute Sales Meetings with the Sales force. Perform monthly one-to-one SBO meetings: review skills, activities, business pipeline and results. Plan the sales representatives activities and the coaching development plan for the next month. Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual sales forecasts.
  • Build strong relationships with key strategic accounts within zone.
  • Review reports/budgets/time and overall effective and efficient time & territory management of all direct reports (updated & accurate usage of Impact, expenses, weekly phone-ins, sales pipelines, contracts…). Prepare detailed zone sales reports from field sales, analyze results and take corrective action to achieve sales targets.
  • Build relevant sales training according to Sales Capabilities OCB Curriculum and Check & Sell assessments that result in increased sales as well as career & personal development. Develop knowledge and skills of each Sales force (Sales Training during sales Meetings & individual Coaching during joint visits).



Who are you ?


  • Studies-Experience(Preferable)
    • Bachelor of Science Degree and double competence in business (Management, Sales, Marketing) appreciated.
    • Minimum 5 years of commercial in-vitro diagnostic experience, business to business and/or corporate account sales experience or management, with a proven track record of results, Good knowledge of the product lines, customers, IVD business required.


  • Skills and Qualifications:
    • Understanding of mid and long-term strategies
    • Job prioritization and planning
    • Communication internal and external 
    • Target management (achievement) ability
    • Judgment, Determination and Execution
    • Management Skills (Leadership Impact)
    • Human resource management and Development
    • Fluent in French: Oral and written. English will be a plus
    • Willing to travel: up to 50 %




Working at bioMérieux means being involved long term with a pioneering, visionary and constantly growing company that allows its employees to live a stimulating and inspiring experience in a fulfilling work environment

Our internal mobility policy offers numerous opportunities for each of our 13 000 employees to blossom throughout their career, while respecting each employee’s individual talents as well as their personal and professional development.

At bioMérieux, over 200 professions - both scientific and non-scientific - offer our employees the opportunity to broaden their fields of expertise and develop cross-functional careers. We provide a rewarding experience in an international company that brings together talents from diverse backgrounds, thus fostering a daily aspiration to go beyond the limits.

Helping improve public health around in the world : our mission gives purpose to every profession practiced within the company.

bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA.

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