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Business Assistant /BD Medical - Medical Surgical Systems

Location: East Africa

This position reports to the Market Development Manager, East Africa

BD is a global medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents, and is dedicated to enriching people’s health throughout the world.

Key responsibilities:
  • Support the sales and marketing team in East Africa in marketing and sales related activities including provision of product information and coordination of sample requests from distributors
  • Develop and maintain a customer data base
  • Maintain the inventory of all promotional material received and issued to customers
  • Prepare tender and quotations requests and keep track of major tenders and purchase orders
  • Update price lists as guided by the Market Development Manager
  • Maintain and update the Complaint Management database as wel as following up on results on complaints resolution
  • Provide other administrative related services to the sales and marketing team
  • Generate monthly reports on the status of orders and other issues affecting customers
Education and Qualifications:
  • Degree/diploma in a Business related field
  • Diploma in Sales and Marketing with commensurate working experience
Professional Skills and Experience:
  • Preferably 3 or more year’s proven experience in business support or customer service
  • Experience in the health care industry in a similar position will be an added advantage
Interpersonal and Social Skills required:
  • Has a good general understanding of customer service, Sales and Marketing concepts in order to respond immediately to day to day customer enquiries.
  • Has a basic understanding of marketing & business concepts and theory.
  • Demonstrates initiative, and is proactive and self-reliant in approach.
  • Have very good analytical skills.
  • Is very well organized, consistently reliable and results oriented
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen.
  • Demonstrates the potential to develop further in sales and/or marketing.
Other Requirements:
  • Candidates must be fluent in English (written and spoken). Additional fluency in Swahili & French will be an added advantage
  • Ability to work independently and be prepared for frequent travel within E. Africa and all international BD locations
If you meet the above criteria, please send your detailed CV with a handwritten cover letter, daytime contacts, copies of your academic and professional certificates to:

The Human Resources Manager
Becton Dickinson East Africa Ltd
P.O. Box 76613 — 00508,
Nairobi, Kenya.

Closing date: 18th February 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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