Veterinary Technical Manager – Companion Animal Health
Antares, Brussels, Belgium
5 dagen geleden

Job Description

Do you want to provide veterinary expertise on all aspects of the company’s companion animal products and markets in the field and, in doing so, actively contribute to product development, marketing and sales support within Belgium?

Do you have a Belgian-recognized academic veterinary degree and at least 2-3 years of Belgian veterinary practice experience?

For our Animal Health Business Unit in Brussels we are hiring a :

Veterinary Technical Manager Companion Animal Health

Welcome to our team

Our Animal Health division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to the health and well-being of animals.

We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society and our planet.

We offer one of our industry’s most innovative portfolio of products, services and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species .

Reporting into the Business Unit Manager Companion Animal Health you will provide veterinary expertise on all aspects of the company’s companion animal products and product markets in the field and, in doing so, to actively contribute to product development, marketing and sales support within Belgium.

The emphasis in this role will be towards field-based sales team support but specific focus around the strategic development of key product areas will also be expected.

Primary responsibilities

As a Veterinary Advisor you have to combine an in-depth knowledge of the company’s animal health portfolio with sound technical principles to innovate and develop and support key account businesses with complimentary initiatives that add real value.

  • To regularly liaise with practices working in close collaboration to actively support the sales / key accounts team and identify and develop technical opportunities for adding value to our offering to our partnership with these practices (approx. 20% of role);
  • To inform and develop key opinion leaders in universities, private and corporate practices and other institutions in the region, allowing identification and development of opportunities for beneficial co-operation (approx. 10% role);
  • To actively support the sales manager and his / her teams by being a key point of contact for complex technical queries, training and support (approx.
  • 15% of role) and to feedback relevant technical & marketing intelligence to head office teams;
  • To service any small animal technical queries or complaints in order that the company may provide a high quality, professional veterinary sales support for its products. (approx. 20% role);
  • To actively work with the business unit to provide specialist veterinary technical input in respect of the small animal product market in order that the company can develop the optimum marketing strategy (approx. 20% role);
  • To provide the company with comprehensive in-house technical training at various levels to ensure that all staff that require it are correctly trained on the small animal products and markets (approx.10% role);
  • To recommend and, if agreed to, design and manage the implementation of any field trials or investigations to quantify the value of potential new indications for the company’s products and to quantify the performance of the company’s products relative to any competitor products;
  • To generate and present written and verbal technical information for publication or presentation at meetings at various levels.
  • In addition, to provide a company technical representation at relevant meetings, congresses and exhibitions in order to promote the interests of the company amongst key industry influencers and opinion makers and to enhance the company brand profile in the industry.

    All marketing and technical activities (and relevant field trials) in respect of both new and existing products are planned, organised and controlled by various project groups.

    The project manager is elected by the group and may be a Veterinary Technical Manager, who will then be responsible for ensuring that the group meets its targets.

    Projects will usually be between six months and three years’ duration

    In the fulfilment of these roles it is expected that duties will require a reasonable level of attendance at evening and weekend meetings which may in some circumstances require overnight stays away from home.

    Extend of travel

    The role will be executed for the Belgian market (Dutch and French speaking areas). There will also be an expectation to provide backup cover for the other veterinary colleagues and the rest of the Companion Animal Health technical team.

    Travel throughout Belgium and occasionally abroad will be expected as part of this and also to follow up with projects which fall within the technical scope of the role.

    Your profile

  • A Belgian-recognized academic veterinary degree;
  • At least 2-3 years of Belgian veterinary practice experience;
  • Excellent client-facing skills, both verbally and in writing;
  • Sound time management skills and the ability to work well under pressure;
  • Ability to prioritize and handle confidential issues;
  • Tact and diplomacy and attention to detail;
  • Persuasive and able to successfully influence others;
  • Ability to operate and communicate effectively at various levels, both within and outside of the company.
  • Ability to identify and exploit new business opportunities;
  • Energetic and resourceful with the ability to initiate and manage change;
  • Team player;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in French, Dutch and English.
  • We offer

    We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development.

    Our benefits are very competitive and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect.

  • A competitive salary;
  • 32 vacation days;
  • Monthly allowance;
  • Company car
  • Eco cheques;
  • Incentive Plan (bonus);
  • An excellent pension;
  • Free use of gym;
  • Different training modules.
  • Who we are

    Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as Merck in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as MSD in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific.

    We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

    We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers.

    We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

    What we look for

    In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come.

    We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

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