Sales Representative Rare Diseases
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Novo Nordisk A/S
Job Description

Are you prepared to embrace and tackle challenges as part of your daily work and use your excellent business and interpersonal skills to grow our business?

If your answer is YES then this is a great opportunity for you to join our team!

We are looking for a strong competent individual to take up the role as Sales Representative Rare Diseases for Western Cape / Eastern cape (coastal) area within Novo Nordisk.

The position

In this position as Sales Representative you will be responsible for effective, ethical promotion of Novo Nordisk and its products according to the company’s internal procedures and legal regulation to reach the sales targets for the area and the whole company.

In this role you will be covering WC / EC area, and you will be reporting to the Business Unit Head Rare Diseases.

Essential responsibilities :

  • Achieve territory sales and market share objectives and analyse sales results and visit call rate in the area
  • Develop Territory Business Plan and implement it in the area according to the promotional strategy through specific activities addressed to the target group.
  • Fulfilled marketing communication objectives (product positioning, awareness, patient profile, etc).
  • Act and be recognized as a valuable partner of the doctors, providing them with continuous medical information update.
  • Participate in congresses, meetings, domestic and international exhibitions concerning Novo Nordisk activities and products.


To be effective in this role, it is required to have a university degree, excellent communication skills, as well as promotion and launch experience in RX products.

We are looking for someone who is self-driven and have a business mindset

Also, you will need to have :

  • Understanding of local pharmaceutical market
  • Min. 3 years of experience in sales activity
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Business mindset and ability to turn plans into actions
  • Ability of building relationship

As a Sales Representative, you know and respond to customers needs, create value, analyse and interpret data, adapt to changes and you are open to learning new skills.

About the Department

At Novo Nordisk Rare Disease we are driven by a culture of innovation and a passion for the treatment of rare disease. We nurture and empower our people to conquer new territories to do what has never been done.

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