Basic Information

Territory Kent

Job ID 17511


Company: Ashfield Engage

Position: Clinical Sales Specialist

Location: Kent

Vacancy Type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

Ashfield Engage is delighted to be partnering with AstraZeneca, a global, innovation driven pharmaceutical company, to recruit a Clinical Sales Specialist in Kent. AstraZeneca is the UK’s largest biopharmaceutical company, with its global headquarters in Cambridge and over 8,000 colleagues across the UK. They create life-changing medications for patients across the world by pushing the boundaries of science and work with the NHS to transform care, improve outcomes for patients and advance clinical excellence in the UK.

The Clinical Sales Specialist will be responsible for promoting AstraZeneca’s respiratory brands to healthcare professionals in primary care. As an Omnichannel enabled representative, you will utilise a range of face to face and remote engagement tools to work with healthcare professionals, providing tailored support and helping them make important decisions which will ultimately improve patients’ lives.

We are currently seeking candidates with strong face to face and virtual sales experience, preferably selling on different virtual platforms, but will also consider new to industry candidates with a relevant science degree and proven sales experience. The ideal candidate will be driven by results, is resilient and customer focussed with strong interpersonal and technology skills.

AstraZeneca focuses on people, they want people to love coming to work, whether that be in the office, field or lab and have a passion to bring life-changing medicines to help improve patients’ lives.

Key Responsibilities/ Accountabilities (but not limited to)-

  • Meeting or exceeding sales and market share targets in your area for the brand/s you promote
  • Delivering your call plan and any actions aligned to you in the local account plan
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with your customers to be the partner of choice
  • Maintaining high levels of clinical knowledge in your specialist therapy area and high levels of NHS knowledge to fully understand the environment your customers work within
  • Consistently achieving high standards of in-call capability, effectively using all promotional materials appropriately
  • Demonstrating compliance within the AstraZeneca’s UKMC governance framework and the ABPI Code of Practice

Essential Skills

  • Virtual and face to face sales experience
  • Presenting on different virtual platforms, with strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
  • Strong results focus
  • Shows initiative and is self-starting
  • High emotional intelligence demonstrated through management of own attitude
  • ABPI qualified (unless new to representative role)
  • Qualified to A-Level standard or equivalent

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of the customer and therapy area within area of responsibility
  • Strong influencing skills via virtual selling
  • Success in virtual pharmaceutical sales
  • Science degree


Ashfield is a fast-paced place to work where you will be highly valued. We will give you all the support, training and encouragement you need to deliver first-class results for our clients. With an international reach and great support, the opportunities here are wide and diverse.

It is our people that have made us successful, and we are committed to our values: Quality, Partnership, Ingenuity, Expertise and Energy.

Please note if you have not heard from a member of the resourcing department within 7 days your application has been unsuccessful at this stage.

Thank you for your interest in Ashfield.