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District Sales Manager at Sanofi


Company Info

Large organization

200 + Employees


Sanofi S.A., a multinational pharmaceutical and healthcare company, is based in Paris, France. Initially founded in 1973, the corporation merged with Synthélabo in 1999 to create Sanofi-Synthélabo.

Title: District Sales Manager

Location: Lagos


  • To lead and develop an assigned team to deliver approved business strategy through effective coaching, support, and commercial expertise.
  • Drive market growth and penetration tactics to unlock and maximise designated therapy area’s market potential through ensuring excellent execution by the team in an orchestrator mode to achieve set business objectives.


Achieve/Manage Business growth and sustainability in assigned geographies and TA.

  • Sales Target: Achieve the agreed district budget (annual, quarter, month) by defining therapy areas, territories, and channels.
  • Forecasting: To conduct robust forecasting, objective headcount assignment, products, and A&P allocation decisions for the district based on validated market insights, local intelligence, available data, reports, and tools.
  • Develops and implement district plan: Responsible for developing and implementing a district tactical plan focusing on delivering top-priority metrics such as revenue, growth (value & volume), and profitability.
  • Develop a culture of performance and self-accountability for the delivery of quality results within the team by maintaining awareness of territory performance against business-related metrics.
  • New Opportunities: Recognize key business drivers, new business opportunities, therapy area KOLs, patient flows, and patient and customer journeys to support and coach the team to maximize the customer experience and achieve business objectives.
  • Stakeholders/KOL Management: Drive robust key stakeholder management and relationship to achieve business success.

Obsessive Execution

  • Drive excellent execution of therapy area (TA) tactical plans to optimize patient and market share growth (value & volume).
  • Monitor and ensure all activities deployed within districts align with TA strategy delivering on approved outcomes.
  • Drive team efficiency through digital transformation and SFKPI achievement to optimize customers’ touchpoints, omnichannel experience, and orchestrator rep model.
  • Optimize delivery of campaign outcomes within the district through understanding the marketplace, key issues, trends, competitive positioning, and activities of the key competitors and feedback to relevant internal stakeholders.

Inspire and develop team

  • Develop team through coaching to enhance therapy area knowledge, selling skills, and positive behavior to achieve the required disease awareness, product differentiation, and promotional versatility to be positioned as trusted partners to target HCPs.
  • Inspire and support the team in setting a clear and compelling vision that guides them to deliver the tactical plans and achieve campaign outcomes.
  • Motivate and engage the team using formal and informal recognition, regular communication, and encouraging cooperation between individuals and teams.
  • Responsible for team member capability (Knowledge, Skills, and Behavior), supporting employees to develop a tailored plan that enhances capacity, addresses gaps, and evaluates progress in line with job demands and career aspirations.
  • Identify, attract, recruit, develop, and retain talent in the team.

Tools and Reporting

  • Enforce and monitor the effective use of marketing, sales effectiveness, HSE, digital, and other Sanofi tools designed to support MSR productivity.
  • Accountability for team reporting integrity: timely, accurate, and complete MSR reporting.
  • Provide monthly market and competitor intelligence reports.
  • Delivering/Updating Customers list,
  • Annual customer S&T exercise.
  • Maintain Compliance and Ethical Leadership.
  • Abide by the requirements of the internal Code of Ethics, including but not restricted to maintaining high professional standards of conduct in line with the Company procedure with a duty of care to the reputation of the Company.
  • Takes personal accountability to use personal experience and knowledge, as well as the training and tools provided by Sanofi, to maintain a good knowledge and understanding of all ethics and governance relevant to the role (Sanofi Policies and Procedures and any applicable legal requirements) and demonstrate personal leadership in applying these to all work undertaken.
  • Escalates any decisions or seeks the support of colleagues or management if personal knowledge and understanding are not at the level required to carry out any part of the role.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in medical/scientific field, preferably pharmacy.
  • Minimum 5 years in pharma sales experience.
  • Proven track record of outstanding sales performance and territory management.
  • Core commercial cycle management and financial planning.
  • Stakeholder management and external expert engagement planning.
  • End-to-End patient support and patient access experience.
  • Nigeria market dynamics, stakeholders, and access landscape understanding.

The Following skill are essential:

  • Demonstrate Sanofi Play to win behaviors.
  • Leadership and Coaching skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good Digital and technology skills
  • Team player with high interpersonal skills
  • High agility in the way of working
  • Planning & Organizational skills
  • Good resource management

Deadline: Not specified

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to apply.

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