Medical Detail Representative – Cape Town

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A Multinational Pharmaceutical company is looking to appoint an experienced medical representative with 2-3 years recent experience calling on GPs, cardiologists and endocrinologists in the Cape Town area.

The appointee will;

Responsible for achieving the budget of cardiovascular and diabetes  products. Interacting with private and government medical practitioners, top-targeted GPs and Specialists and exploring new outlets and for developing new customers and supplying a quality service to existing customers.

The accountabilities of the position are as follows:

  • Achievement of budget
  • Market  core products to Specialists and HOD State Sector medical practitioners and
  • Develop new key customers and supply a quality service to existing key customers
  • Continued education and a high level of scientific discussions on new and existing products
  • Cross-functional collaboration; co-operation and co-ordination with Sales, Medical, Marketing, Key Accounts and Market Access teams
  • Continuous upskill of disease and product knowledge – self accountability and at times with the assistance from the Training and Medical department
  • High level of knowledge of competitor product in all disease areas
  • After hours scientific exchange business discussions- depending on the need and business purpose for building professional business relationships with Specialists.

General Requirements:

  • Energetic, organized and hard working
  • Pragmatic and results focused
  • High level of emotional intelligence and good communication skills
  • A self-starter, able to work independently in a demanding environment
  • Assertive, collaborative & inspiring leadership style, especially useful in cross cultural working environment
  • Open, flexible & entrepreneurial mind frame
  • Positive mindset with a can-do attitude in a dynamic growing environment
  • Good social skills
  • Professional attitude (Will call on private sector practitioners)
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team
  • Must possess excellent analytical, planning & communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills for effective working relationships with colleagues.
  • All aspects of Private practice GP’s and Specialists
  • Fully Bilingual
  • Driver’s license – manual car


  • Tertiary education preferably Medical or General Sciences e.g. B.Sc. / Teaching / Clinical
  • Technicians / Biokinetics / Nursing (Needs to deal with medical terminology in discussing medical literature)


  • Previous, recent & relevant pharmaceutical sales experience essential to Specialists, beneficial to GPs.
  • Previous experience in Cardiovascular Diseases or Diabetes is essential
  • Existing relationships, especially with Specialists, would be beneficial.


  • Results orientated
  • Trustworthy
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to work within a team  and Independently
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Professional attitude
  • Responsible by nature
  • Accountable
  • Agile
  • Entrepreneur
  • Operational discipline
  • Action orientated and excellence driven

Send your updated CV  to Kelly  at

Subject : Cardio CPT

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