Pharmaceutical product consultant - Salary and Career
Sales and Product Promotion Specialists

Pharmaceutical product consultant - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They plan specialized sales and product demonstration activities. They carry out their work through visits to customers, where they present and demonstrate their products, clarify doubts and follow up on after-sales. They contact internal areas of the company, suggest sales and product promotion policies and participate in events.

How much does an Pharmaceutical product consultant earn

A Pharmaceutical product consultant earns between $2.527 and $11.321 per month, with an average monthly salary of $5.251 and a median salary of $4.971 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 9.777 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Pharmaceutical product consultant

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 5.251 63.013 1.313 26
1º Quartile 2.527 30.322 632 13
Median Salary 4.971 59.652 1.243 25
3º Quartile 8.634 103.607 2.158 43
Higher Salary 11.321 135.853 2.830 57

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in administrative sciences
      • middle level technicians in business operations
        • sales and product promotion specialists

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Main workplaces

Sales and Product Promotion Specialists they work in retail and wholesale companies, and/or in industries and/or services, as employees or providing services for them, as self-employed. The work is carried out in person or remotely, individually, without supervision, in closed environments, with constant displacements in traffic and at irregular hours. They can work under pressure from sales targets, which can cause stress.

What does it take to work in the field of Sales and Product Promotion Specialists

For the exercise of these occupations, specialized knowledge of the area of activity, high school education, accompanied by courses and training of up to two hundred hours is required. In the case of the propagandist of pharmaceutical products, due to market demand trends, higher education in areas such as health or business is desirable.

Functions and activities of Pharmaceutical product consultant

Sales and Product Promotion Specialists must:

  • participate in events;
  • follow customer after-sales and/or visit;
  • follow up after-sales customers and/or visit;
  • suggest sales policies;
  • finish sales;
  • follow up after sales customers and/or visit;
  • follow up after-sales customers and/or visit;
  • contact internal areas of the company;
  • plan visits and contacts;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • disseminate products and services;
  • disclose products and services;
  • follow up after sales customers and/or visit;
  • concrete sales;
  • follow customers after sales and/or visit;
  • monitor after sales customers and/or visit;

  • Activities

    • organize scientific events;
    • verify customer registration form;
    • receive product payment;
    • make decisions;
    • communicate changes to products and/or services to customers;
    • prioritize orders and/or actions for special customers;
    • interview new candidates;
    • deliver products sold;
    • participate in sales technique training;
    • check for delinquent customers;
    • work under pressure;
    • discuss strategies with superior;
    • consult technical publications;
    • check customer reviews;
    • demonstrate negotiation skills;
    • suggest improvements to the promotional and commercial process;
    • define marketing strategy;
    • check customer reviews;
    • make visit itinerary;
    • discriminate types of services;
    • assist in choosing products;
    • perform customer surveys;
    • visit after-sales customers;
    • overcoming adverse situations;
    • disclose scientific events;
    • establish product delivery times;
    • check product delivery time;
    • meet product sales quotas;
    • explain payment methods;
    • request consumables;
    • implement marketing strategies;
    • report sales results to the superior;
    • integrate new employees;
    • forward customer for registration;
    • prepare reports and statistics;
    • complete contract;
    • communicate transactions made;
    • discriminate types of products;
    • demonstrate ethical sense;
    • participate in related fairs;
    • get pre-sales information;
    • calculate product cost;
    • define market share;
    • clarify scientific product data;
    • invite customers to visit company;
    • demonstrate attentive listening skills (knowing how to listen);
    • generate demand for products;
    • participate in meetings;
    • issue sales receipt;
    • demonstrate a sense of organization;
    • receive product payment;
    • forward customer documentation;
    • contact clients;
    • demonstrate product features and benefits;
    • renew contracts;
    • request publicity material;
    • search competitors' actions;
    • transmit sales order to head office;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • charge delinquent customers;
    • train new employees;
    • manage funds;
    • give feedback on suggestions to the customer;
    • control customer satisfaction survey questionnaire;
    • plan work sequence;
    • visit the company's industrial area;
    • clarify technical product data to the customer;
    • explain the purpose of the visit;
    • take product orders;
    • change customer contracts;
    • coordinate technical advice to the customer;
    • send direct mail to customers;
    • request technical assistance;
    • sort customers by billing;
    • clarify order questions;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • demonstrate verbal communication skills;
    • make visits itinerary;
    • guide customer and reseller in display distribution;
    • give feedback to the customer;
    • check for irregularities in the delivery of products;
    • display products in locations defined by the company;
    • receive referrals from future customers;
    • transmit sales order to main office;
    • suggest new consumer markets;
    • deliver gifts to the customer;
    • intermediate scientific support for clients;
    • disclose promotional actions to employees;
    • define negotiation autonomy;
    • demonstrate resilience;
    • transmit sales order to central office;
    • invite customers for an extraordinary meeting;
    • receive referrals from future clients;
    • demonstrate persuasiveness;
    • schedule appointment;
    • sort customers by lead;
    • participate in lectures related to the area;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • demonstrate confidence;
    • display price lists;
    • control sales made;
    • work as a team;
    • forecast sales;
    • check the delivery time of the products;
    • submit proposal to client;
    • communicate the transactions carried out;
    • research competitors' actions;
    • report visits;
    • report product irregularities;
    • demonstrate time management ability;
    • update customer record;
    • invite customers to launch products;
    • identify customer needs;
    • prepare new customer registration;
    • advise salespeople on the sale;
    • analyze potential customers;
    • provide samples;
    • organize work material;
    • visit after-sales customer;
    • send gifts to the customer;
    • demonstrate time management skills;
    • implement service contracts;
    • fulfill customer request;
    • clarify doubts about the contract;
    • participate in new product launch;
    • filter information to improve services;
    • clarify technical data of the product to the customer;
    • participate in improvement courses;
    • demonstrate time management ability;
    • request product exchange;

    Sectors that hire Pharmaceutical product consultant the most in the job market

    • wholesale of medicines and drugs for human use
    • manufacture of allopathic medicines for human use
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • wholesale of cosmetics and perfumery products
    • trade representatives and trade agents for medicines, cosmetics and perfumery products
    • sales promotion
    • other professional, scientific and technical activities
    • pharmaceuticals retail trade, with formula manipulation
    • manpower selection and agency
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies

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