Sales Manager Pharma (UK)

About the job

We are looking for a Sales Manager to join our pharmaceuticals team based in the UK.

About Barentz
Barentz is a global life science distributor specializing in human nutrition, pharmaceuticals, personal care, and animal nutrition, creating unique synergies across all fields of expertise. With operations in over 65 countries and almost 2000 dedicated professionals across the world, an opportunity has arisen within our Pharma Division in the UK.

The Pharma Division has been established in the UK since 1981, formerly Forum Products Ltd until it joined Barentz and is now the driving force behind the Group’s Pharma Division. With long-term partnerships with prestige manufacturers from across the globe, Barentz Pharmaceuticals is able to supply an enviable range of the ingredients required to produce pharmaceutical brands, generics, OTC products, medical devices, and nutraceuticals. These include both standard and premium grade excipients, specialty excipients, nutraceuticals APIs, and pharmaceutical intermediates. For more information, visit:

About this role
A role has arisen for an experienced Sales Manager to cover the UK market. The role will have a responsibility to manage an existing customer base within the Pharma sector as well as grow the business with new and existing customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage existing customer accounts to achieve targeted annual sales budgets for a range of raw materials and pharmaceutical ingredients including excipients, APIs, and nutraceutical ingredients.
  • To seek opportunities for growth by developing business relationships with current distributors & key accounts, and proactively searching to identify business opportunities for new customers.
  • Achieve and foster beneficial customer relationships by making frequent customer and prospect visits to pharmaceutical and nutraceutical manufacturing companies, including CMOs and CDMOs.
  • Organize customer presentations.
  • Organize technical presentations with the support of the Divisional Technical Director.
  • Obtain marketing information on specific product groups when required
  • Coordinate with Barentz logistics and supply chain to ensure adequate UK stock is maintained.
  • Ensure effective communication lines with our suppliers and Barentz internal management is maintained (including reports, sales figures, market information, product development, etc).
  • Add sales and new project information to Customer Relationship Management software.
  • Develop key markets through alignment with clearly defined divisional strategies.
  • To actively participate in local and international exhibitions as required.


About You

Candidate Qualifications and Experience:

  • An experienced sales/ technical executive (5+ years) with a deep understanding of the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical ingredients market, especially excipients and APIs.
  • Knowledgeable and well-networked across the UK pharmaceutical manufacturing industry and contract development organizations.
  • Excellent communicator at all levels.
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical formulation development pipeline.
  • Good technical understanding of industrial manufacturing processes, formulation compositions, and dosage form design.
  • Strong business acumen ad B2B experience to develop and grow the new business including onboarding of new suppliers and expansion of product portfolio.
  • Able to analyze the market, conduct marketing assessments, and sales planning.

The Person:

  • A self-starter who is hungry for success.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Proactive and self-driven with strong time management skills.
  • Able to work independently under remote management.

Why Barentz?
You will be rewarded with a competitive salary package, in line with your experience and skills, including a company car, laptop & mobile phone.

Additionally, we offer an attractive bonus system and health and pension benefits.

If you feel excited reading the above and want to join our journey, please send your resume and application letter, both in English, by using the below apply button. Any questions regarding this position, please contact Jill Lan:


Job ID: No.16