Sales Representative Vancouver - 18 Months Contract

Date: Feb 24, 2023

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA, V5M

Company: Apotex


About Apotex Inc.

Apotex Inc. is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world. Apotex employs almost 8,000 people worldwide in manufacturing, R&D, and commercial operations.  Apotex Inc. exports to more than 100 countries and territories and operates in more than 45 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the US, Mexico, and India. Through vertical integration, Apotex is comprised of multiple divisions and affiliates including Apotex Inc., focused on generics; Apobiologix, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on biosimilar development; Aveva, an affiliate of Apotex Inc. fully integrated global developer and manufacturer of complete transdermal solutions; Apotex Consumer Products, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on brand name products; and Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (GAPI), a division of Apotex Inc. focused on the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for Apotex and third parties. For more information visit:

Job Summary


Responsible for providing sales and customer support to assigned pharmacies.


**18-Months Contract, eligible for benefits**

Job Responsibilities


  • Secures market share from new and existing customers by personally visiting the pharmacy to manage the account. Duties include: taking inventory (as required), processing returns, and taking orders.
  • Negotiates based on a sound understanding of corporate strategies as well as customers’ needs/demands, to achieve net sales targets while controlling trade spend.
  • Represents Apotex at pharmacy social events and sporting events, as assigned.
  • Attends pharmacy conventions and buying shows as assigned.
  • Attends pharmacy education events with local pharmacy associations, when arranged by Professional Affairs department.
  • Channels information to office (Key Accounts, Marketing, Professional Services, Sales Directors) regarding any relevant market place issues, including: customer concerns, lost/gained-business, or competitive pricing.
  • Keeps abreast of new industry developments and company products, and explains them to customers.
  • Liaises with the Accounts Receivable Department to ensure that customer accounts are current, and collects payments from customers, as required.
  • Utilizes the SFE/CRM technology tool to enter and maintain all necessary and relevant account information including sales call information, contacts, account performance and all information required to manage the account.
  • Analyses sales progress by account. Builds strategic plan to gain/keep market share in each account. Does so by utilizing IMS and SFE/CRM data on a regular basis.
  • Develops and works from annual territory business plan.
  • Works within an annual promotional budget.
  • Responsible for annual business review.
  • Submits territory and expense reports on a regular basis (maximum of 4 weeks delay).
  • Keeps current with document training and gives training gap reports priority in order to maintain 100% compliance
  • Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes.
  • Performs all work in support of our Corporate Values of Pride, Accountability, Integrity and Diligence; Demonstrates strong and visible support of our values.
  • Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory and compliance and safety requirements.
  • Works in a safe manner collaborating as a team member to achieve all outcomes.
  • Demonstrate Behaviours that exhibit our organizational Values: Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, and Passion.
  • Ensure personal adherence with all compliance programs including the Global Business Ethics and Compliance Program, Global Quality policies and procedures, Safety and Environment policies, and HR policies.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned.


Job Requirements


  • University degree in business or sciences, or equivalent business experience.
  • Minimum 3 years successful professional sales experience Business-to-Business is required for this role. Experience in the pharmaceuticals industry would be an asset.
  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to relate to and meet customer needs
  • Excellent planning, organisation and time management skills
  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and Apotex products
  • Computer skills of a level that allows for communication via e-mail, and manipulation of data.
  • Ability to skillfully negotiate with stakeholders, to the benefit of the corporation.
  • Valid drivers license. 

At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.

Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.