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Business Development Manager

Are you an optometrist with a passion for contact lenses and sales?

Location: Oslo, Norway

Your new company

Alcon is the global leader in eye care. As a division of Novartis, we offer a broad portfolio of products to enhance sight and improve people's lives. Our products touch the lives of more than 260 million people each year living with conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases and refractive errors, and there are millions more who are waiting for solutions to meet their eye care needs. Our purpose is reimagining eye care, and we do this through innovative products, partnerships with eye care professionals and programs that enhance access to quality eye care. In the Nordic Region, Alcon is present in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Throughout our region around 160 associates work hard every day to provide innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better. We have joined Marketing, Customer Service, Logistic, Regulatory Affairs, QA, HR and Finance at our head office at Ørestad in Copenhagen (Denmark). In order to serve our customers in the best possible way, all Alcon Sales and Technical Services are placed in each of the Nordic countries.

Your new role

Alcon is looking for a highly professional and motivated Business Development Manager for the Nordic Sales & Marketing team. As a Business Development Manager at Alcon you will be responsible for the sales of contact lenses and lens care products to already established clients, and by this build long-term relationships with customers that in the job will be optical stores in the greater area of Oslo. You will be responsible for planning and implementing training programs and sales campaign activities in the stores to provide the customers with the right and necessary information about the products. In this role you will analyze, create, and execute business plans that will address the needs of the team’s customer base which will include private and regional optometry practices. In the job you will work towards specific KPI’s and engage in some key account communication. The role is based in Oslo, Norway, where you will be travelling to meet with your clients every day. Travelling outside of Norway is part of the position (app. 5 times per year).

What you’ll need to succeed

The preferred candidate holds an educational background within optometry combined with professional experience working as an Optometrist. It is of high importance that the candidate has excellent sales skills and is able to build and maintain long-term business relationships. Furthermore, you must be a service provider and be talented in customer service. It is an advantage if the candidate has a good business understanding, analytical skills and an interest for marketing. The right person for the position is a positive and energetic person who is ready for new challenges and eager to learn. You are motivated by making a difference and has a curious and open mindset. You are a self-confident team player, but are also able to work independently to plan and structure your day. You demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal in Norwegian as well as English.

What you’ll get in return

Alcon encourages personal and professional development and the opportunity to make a career internally at Alcon, Sandoz or Novartis. The company offers a challenging position with an informal work environment with competent and committed colleagues where they enjoy working together in a good and respectful manner, and celebrate common successes. The company offers a competitive salary package with fixed salary, company car, bonus, pension and health insurance.

What you need to do now

The recruitment process is carried out in collaboration with Hays Specialist Recruitment. Please submit your application not later than 15th of June 2018. Review of applications and interviews will be conducted on an on-going basis. Your application will be handled with confidentiality. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Recruitment Consultant Bolette Spottag Eisensee at +45 2689 3104.

Hays Denmark is part of Hays Plc, which is listed on London Stock Exchange (FTSE 250). Hays Plc is the world's leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled work.

We operate across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments. We are market leaders in the UK and Australia, and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. As of September 2011, the Group employed 7,600 staff operating from 255 offices in 31 countries across 20 specialisms.

Our combination of deep expertise across a wide spectrum of specialised industries and professions makes us unparalleled recruiters in the world of work.

Hays Specialist Recruitment A/S has operated in Denmark since 2008. We specialise in following areas of specialism: Accountancy & Finance, Banking, Construction & Property, Engineering, HR, Insurance, IT, Legal, Logistics, Life Sciences and Sales & Marketing. For more information see

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