Medical Device Sales RepresentativeJob Description, Salary, Career Path, and Trends

Medical device sales representatives meet with health care providers such as doctors, clinics, and hospitals and sell them devices to use in a clinical setting. These devices can include such items as biomedical implants like artificial joints, personal protective equipment (PPE), large equipment like X-ray machines, or small things like bandages and tongue depressors. Medical device sales representatives often cold call prospective buyers such as surgeons and hospital administrators, in addition to servicing and maintaining accounts with long-term contracts.

Medical device sales representatives must possess presentation skills in addition to being adept at relationship-building, influencing, and communicating. They usually visit the same health care providers multiple times with the latest information regarding their products for sale. In many cases, medical device sales reps also must demonstrate the capabilities of the devices or equipment they are selling.

Sample job description #1

As a Medical Device Sales Representative, you will be responsible for selling gastrointestinal products directly to hospitals, endoscopy centers, and ambulatory surgery centers. Managers work with nursing professionals and physicians at all levels in gastrointestinal, endoscopy, and operating room departments. ABC Company is seeking a Medical Device Sales Representative for its (Area) territory.

We are seeking a sales professional with a “hunter mentality” focused on prospecting, generating interest, quickly uncovering sales opportunities, leveraging existing accounts, and closing new business within an assigned territory. In addition, the Medical Device Sales Representative will provide customer-specific account management and coordination, resulting in best-in-class customer service, customer retention, and organic sales dollar growth within existing accounts. This role reports directly to the District Manager. Associate Representatives are encouraged to apply.

Duties & responsibilities

  • Meet and exceed monthly, quarterly, and annual sales quotas. Driving incremental revenue through successful sales activities
  • Develop new and grow existing relationships with clinical staff, nurses, and physicians; leverage customer relationships to increase sales revenue in territory
  • Use our established prospect database to develop and maintain an ongoing record of existing and potential customers in the CRM
  • Build and expand long-standing customer relationships by consistently delivering best-in-class customer service
  • Discuss product fit and communicate the value proposition to meet customers’ goals and objectives
  • Identify expansion opportunities within an existing portfolio of customers across all markets and products
  • Provide effective internal communications across all departments within the organization
  • Attend trade shows and conferences in the territory as assigned
  • Work with Business Development Specialists to coordinate sales opportunities and relationship development

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required – (GPA 3.0 or above)
  • Demonstrated track record of performing above quota
  • 1-2 years of medical sales experience is required
  • Associate Representatives are encouraged to apply
  • Positive attitude and a high competitive drive
  • Dedication to continual self-improvement through frequent feedback and coaching
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • This position requires up to 50% travel, with frequent travel outside the local area and overnight
  • A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record are required
  • Applicants must currently reside in the posted territory or be willing to relocate at their own expense
  • Meet facility credentialing requirements in your territory

Physical demands

  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. May have to stand during procedures for elongated periods of time
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Sample job description #2

Primary responsibilities:

  • Plans and implement commercial strategies and activities focused on the successful US launch of the Nella product line as measured by account openings, achieving revenue and reorder rate targets, and driving product/procedure adoption. Conducts consultative sales calls to targeted OB/GYN physicians, Hospitalist, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health and Midwife customers, as well as all ancillary staff members
  • In tandem with the broader organization, the Field Sales Representative will provide inputs that will assist in the development of a robust and repeatable sales process and identification of account onboarding/development best practices
  • Directs all staff training, including in servicing of all relevant medical practitioners involved in Labor and Delivery, and oversees all medical education planning during account launches
  • Builds and maintains strong customer relationships, including KOL cultivation and maintenance
  • Develops relationships with hospital administrative staff, and develops and executes corporate contracts where appropriate, including GPO/IDN contracting, if applicable
  • Provides the Marketing group to develop training and education programs that support broad product utilization and customer education
  • Supports the Clinical Educator (where applicable) to identify and coordinate ongoing customer engagement and staff training activities
  • Maintains a collaborative relationship with Clinical Educator to achieve territory, and organizational, account growth, and development objectives
  • Demonstrates outstanding product knowledge and can impart this knowledge to the larger national team via cross functional collaboration, including the field training of new associates
  • Works in close partnership with cross-functional departments, including the Marketing, Engineering, and Clinical Operations teams, as well as Quality and Regulatory Affairs, to provide field-based input and serve as the “voice of the customer.”
  • Develops and executes on territory business plans in a 3-month sales cycle/quota-based system
  • Implements targeted call plan and appropriately mobilizes corporate resources where necessary
  • Transfers account knowledge and other requested information to VP of Sales and the Regional Sales Director on weekly basis. Proactively recognizes and communicates urgent information in a timely manner
  • Manages expense budgets for their respective geography and is accountable for compliance with Company policies and procedures
  • Reports customer product complaints and adverse events per the corporate Quality Affairs policy and sells products per FDA labelling and regulatory requirements
  • Maintains current working knowledge of reimbursement environment and speaks proficiently regarding such matters
  • Completes administrative requirements on time and accurately
  • Proficient with the use of CRM and maintains and updates in a timely manner
  • Maintains company standards involving ethical and moral character, and always represents the company with the highest professional standards

Additional responsibilities:

  • Willing and able to travel as needed — most territories will have less than a 2 hour radius from primary city – some overnight travel will be required as needed
  • Expertise working with technology platforms designed to educate medical professionals
  • Support company goals and objectives, policies and procedures
  • Attend relevant professional meetings

Hiring criteria/required experience and skills:

  • Proven track record in medical device sales – minimum of 5 years
  • Launch experience is helpful
  • Startup and/or Small Company experience
  • Women’s Health experience is a plus
  • Will consider other Women’s Health sales experience
  • Experience working with physician customers and hospital-based selling and contracting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility, willingness, and desire to work in a small, fast-paced environment

Education and critical skills/experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B. A.) from four-year college or university; minimum five years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong computer and internet skills; software experience with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Experience with Salesforce.com will be considered an additional asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities
  • Travel as required

Sample job description #3

The Medical Device Sales Representative will be responsible for supporting customer products, while maintaining and growing customer relationships. The position requires someone with a strong business acumen that can work in a team environment. Representatives will be working with a call list provided by the client to meet with physicians and provide education, identify key referral networks, and determine where therapies can assist in providing a comprehensive healthcare solution.

Responsibilities:

  • Successfully completes all assigned training for the role, as well as dedicates the necessary time to both retain and build the on foundational product and clinical training
  • Conduct all sales activities according to Travel & Entertainment (T&E) guidelines, Advamed Policies, and Integrity Policies
  • Compliance with promotional program and lunch and learns for HCPS
  • Provide timely updates to Project Manager on ongoing business activities, competitive conditions, industry trends, etc.
  • Maintain and update current and prospective target Prescriber profiles
  • Classify customer clinical needs, goals, and constraints related to patient care
  • Determine where therapies can assist in providing a comprehensive healthcare solution
  • Identify key referral networks for the assigned therapy

Requirements:

  • 4-year degree from an accredited college or university required; healthcare degree is a plus
  • 1 year B2B, Lite Medical Device and/or pharmaceutical sales required
  • Light Equipment Sales/ Device experience Preferred
  • Proven and consistent track record of top performance and achievements; with documented evidence to support
  • Demonstrated success in persuasion, influence, and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to apply technical
  • Scientific knowledge
  • Consultative sales experience with healthcare industry account management
  • Ability to develop and sustain strong customer relationships
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Salesforce.com or similar CRM experience a plus
  • Candidate should reside in or live within proximity to the assigned geographical territory
  • A valid driver’s license

Skills and abilities:

  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Demonstrated business acumen
  • Demonstrated success in persuasion, influence, and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Demonstrated ability to apply technical/scientific knowledge
  • Flexibility to learn new products over time
  • Knowledge of and experience with the selling process
  • Initiative and execution-oriented
  • Teamwork

Average salary and compensation

The average salary for a medical device sales representative is $85,000 in the United States. While only base salaries are reflected here, commissions and bonuses may greatly increase total compensation. Additionally, salaries will vary based on experience, company size, industry, and geographic market.

LocationSalary LowSalary High
Phoenix, Arizona$84,550$114,400
Los Angeles, California$95,400$129,050
Denver, Colorado$79,500$107,550
Washington, DC$96,800$131,000
Miami, Florida$79,100$107,050
Orlando, Florida$72,950$98,750
Tampa, Florida$73,700$99,700
Atlanta, Georgia$77,300$104,600
Chicago, Illinois$88,900$120,250
Boston, Massachusetts$96,100$130,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota$76,600$103,600
New York City, New York$101,150$136,850
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$82,400$111,450
Dallas, Texas$80,200$108,500
Houston, Texas$79,500$107,550
Seattle, Washington$92,500$125,150
National Average$72,250$97,750

Sample interview questions

  • How would you go about determining how to successfully sell to an unwilling doctor or clinic?
  • What is the most important way to establish trust with your clients?
  • If a client seems annoyed by your product or demonstration, how would you go about resolving this issue?
  • Do you have any certifications in sales?
  • As a medical device sales representative, what would you say is your best skill?

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