Daniel R.

Territory Manager
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About me

Daniel R.
United Kingdom

My employment

Territory Manager
Olympus KeyMed UK
United Kingdom
Large business (250+ employees)

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A day in the life of a Territory Manager in the United Kingdom

A range of career experiences since leaving UoY. Some success, some difficulties - but always learning and moving forward.

What I do

Manage sales for a multi national medical devices company and market leader in the field of medical endoscopy. Oversee business on one of the largest grossing territories in the company.

Skills I use and how I developed them

Sales, presenting and general customer service skills. Data analysis and strategic planning. Developed from both my degree and also my teaching career.

What I like most

Contributing to large projects and hitting targets.

What I like least

The pressure isn't fun but you have to find a way to deal with it.

How I looked for work

Indeed, Reed, eMedCareers.

How I found out about the job

Other graduate recruitment website

My career goals when I graduated

To continue in Scientific research and contribute with my own work. I wasn't aware of the other options available to me.

My career history

PhD Molecular Virology
PGCE, Science Education
Sixth Form Tutor (Biology)
Territory Sales Manager - Medical Devices

What has helped my career to progress

Striving to better myself and believing I am making the right decisions.

Courses taken since graduation

PGCE, Science Education.

How my studies have helped my career

Developing my drive, determination and competitive nature. You have to push yourself every day.

What surprised me about my career so far

That there is no simple, 'one size fits all' path. There is no right or wrong set of decisions to be made...provided you are continually developing and learning.

Where I hope to be in 5 years

Managing and coaching my own team.

My advice to students considering work

Believe in yourself and learn from every opportunity; even if it's a negative experience.

My advice about working in my industry

Make sure you understand every aspect of the role. Not only what's expected of you but the market,your customers and also your competitors.

Contacting me

Anything and everything.

Next steps...

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