Job description / Role
Nestle Nutrition, a global company in the Nestle Group, helps to enhance peoples' lives through science-based nutrition products and services for consumer groups with specific nutritional needs. Our brands include Nestle and Gerber maternal and infant nutrition, PowerBar and Musashi performance nutrition and Jenny Craig weight management.
Location: Muscat, Oman
Nestle is so much more than the world's #1 food and beverage company. We are committed to helping our communities to live healthier and happier lives, and as such we are seeking medically trained talent to help educate and support hospitals, dieticians and nutritionists to the products and services we can offer their patients and clients. As a medical delegate, you are the vital link in ensuring medical professionals are aware of our products, and keep them up to date with research and trends to further our positioning as a leading health and wellness provider.
Based in Oman, you'll be part of a small family of medical professionals, meaning you will always have the opportunity to share your successes and ask for support when necessary. Whether you've recently graduated, or are coming from another pharmaceutical or FMCG company, you'll be working alongside some of the best in the industry, in a team of truly diverse professionals. Whether handling hospitals, independent clinics or pharmacies, you can be sure to build strong partnerships, and really be a visible figure in the industry, offering support and solutions to those helping patients live healthier lives.
A day in the life of
You get into the office early so you can prepare for the meetings that day and touch base with colleagues and your manager to share successes or challenges your clients are facing. There isn't a formal daily meeting-it's more of a chance to ensure the team are sharing ways to drive success and get relevant updates
Your manager will share potential strategies that will help grow the business, and you'll get to input and give your opinion. In a small team, your voice is really heard, and you get a chance to impact the way the team functions
Once you've had the updates in the office, now it's really your time to shine. You do what you do best, by going to see your clients. Visits can vary between 11 and 18 a day, dependent on the type of clients you're going to see that day
In between visits, you may start looking at planning for an event you're helping to lead on, to further increase the visibility of Nestle's presence in the nutrition market. Whether it's an MOH led event, or one that Nestle is driving, you'll get the chance to lead projects and events outside of your day to day activities
You look at how competitors are performing in the pharmacies or other health care centres, and ensure you're sharing this intel with your colleagues
Before you finish for the day, you send reminders to a group of clients who you're hosting for a round table discussion next week.
What will make you successful
• You drive conversations with both your colleagues and your clients, to share best practice and give real time updates on competitor activity
• You are an exceptional communicator; you are able to advise, persuade and negotiate, ensuring activities and performance are driving towards your goals every day
• You are naturally curious and aware. You are always looking for new ways to solve problems-often before they happen
• You are ambitious and you have a clear will to drive your own career development. Nestle is a big organization so the opportunities are endless, as long as you can be clear in communicating your amibitions
• You are passionate about your products, and are able to convey this to your clients
• Ensure strict adherence and compliance on all activities undertaken to the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk substitutes and Nestle Instructions and local country codes
• Bilingual English and Arabic.
• Bachelor degree in Pharmaceutical Science, Medicine, Nutrition and Biology
• 1-3 years of experience as Medical Delegate
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
Nestle is 328,000 people strong and are driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. With more than 89.5 billion CHF in 2016, we have an expansive presence with 442 factories in more than 86 countries. We believe our people are our most important asset, so we'll offer you a dynamic international working environment with constant opportunities for development.
About the Company
Nestle with headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland was founded in 1866 by Henri Nestle and is today the world's biggest food and beverage company. Sales for 2006 were CHF 98.5 bn, with a net profit of CHF 9 bn. We employ around 265,000 people and have factories or operations in almost every country in the world.
The Company's strategy is guided by several fundamental principles. Nestle's existing products grow through innovation and renovation while maintaining a balance in geographic activities and product lines. Long-term potential is never sacrificed for short-term performance. The Company's priority is to bring the best and most relevant products to people, wherever they are, whatever their needs, throughout their lives.