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Sales Manager Associate Generics

Bachem is a listed technology-based company focused on peptide chemistry. The company provides a full range of services to the pharma and biotech industries. It specializes in the development of innovative, efficient manufacturing processes and the reliable production of peptide-based active pharmaceutical ingredients. A comprehensive catalog of biochemicals and exclusive custom syntheses for research labs complete the service portfolio. Headquartered in Switzerland with subsidiaries in Europe, the US and Asia, the group has a global reach with more experience and know-how than any other company in the industry. Towards its customers, Bachem shows total commitment to quality, innovation and partnership.

In order to continue our organic growth, we are constantly looking for talent.

We are looking for a Sales Manager Associate (w/m 100%) for our Generics API portfolio who will be responsible for the ongoing support of existing and new international customers in their endeavor to develop accessible medicine. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in sales and customer project management in the pharmaceutical industry, learn important aspects of generic drugs development, acquire negotiation skills and build relationships in the industry. 

In your work at Bachem you will be supported by experienced specialists from sales and various technical departments (production, analytics, quality, regulatory, project management). Modern ERP and CRM systems will be at your disposal.

Your success in this role will open numerous further opportunities for your career development within Bachem.



Your responsibilities

  • After an initial training phase you will grow Bachem’s generics business by managing assigned existing and new customer projects
  • Develop in-depth product and industry knowledge
  • Be major point of contact for assigned customers in relation to product quality, regulatory filing, and GMP production and analysis questions
  • You will be coordinating internal activities related to customer projects and be the major communication channel
  • Conduct price and contract negotiations
  • Enter and update CRM system records
  • Organize and conduct visits to existing and prospect customers
  • Accompany entire the sales cycle from quotation to delivery
  • Active participation in internal budget, product design and market strategy discussions
  • Represent the Generics Team as active member of product development/life cycle project teams
  • Represent Bachem at international exhibitions and conferences


Your qualifications

  • University degree in chemistry, life science or business
  • Initial experience in Life Science or pharmaceutical service industry is an asset
  • Pronounced communication and presentation skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Goal oriented and valuing partnership
  • Positive and proactive attitude
  • Excellent command of English (German advantageous but not required)
  • Good knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to travel 20%


We offer

We offer an exciting and challenging role in a dynamic, growing company and international environment providing opportunities for professional and personal advancement. If you are a communicative personality enjoying working in cross-functional teams and fast-paced environment, we look forward to receiving your complete dossier.



Please submit your application with full supporting documents (motivation letter, CV, testimonials, diplomas) online to Iris Hreinsdottir (Senior HR Business Partner).