Cardinal Health Retail Operations Consultant (Entry Level Outside Sales) in Iowa, Iowa

**This is an entry-level Outside Sales opportunity with potential to grow into senior level sales roles .

At Cardinal Health, we're developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities.

What Retail Operations contributes to Cardinal Health

Responsible for providing technical and professional expertise related to retail independent store merchandising developing retail pharmacy front-end strategies for the independent class-of-trade, which includes front end layout, product selection, positioning, pricing, promotion, messaging, analytics, and training content development.

Accountabilities in this role

  • Execute CORE Program for Retail Independents, creating consistent retail operation standards
  • Works with customers, POS program data and marketing to help redesign current offerings and develop additional, best-in-class front-end sales offerings.
  • Establishes a planned visitation schedule to customers who participate in offers that require regular updates to one or more sections of merchandise.
  • Works collaboratively with and utilizes the entire selling team to accomplish objectives, and assists in assuring entire sales team meets their objectives.
  • Responsible for communicating back to sales team any problems or information that could affect customer relationship or sales.
  • As a key member of the selling team, utilizes the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain disciplined selling process/tools, actively participates in customer calls and leads discussions.
  • Facilitate front end quarterly business reviews
  • Sell and support Cardinal Health retail front end offerings to retail independent pharmacies
  • Implement and manage Cardinal Health Retail front end offering for independent pharmacies
  • Build front end relationships with current customers, front end managers and/or prospects
  • Work closely with Consumer Health category managers, marketing and inventory teams
  • Educate, train and maintain customers on retail front end business
  • Establish compliance processes for when front end resets are complete
  • Support cross-functional efforts to establish first class retail offering
  • Help create Customer and ISF educational material detailing Cardinal Health retail front end offering
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert for Cardinal Health retail front end offering and general retail market intelligence
  • Act as a point of contact between Independent Sales Force and Consumer Health

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 0-2 years retail experience
  • 0-2 years sales experience
  • Ability to travel over 75% of the time (day travel)
  • Some overnight travel is required
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to present in front small audiences (5+)
  • Significant capabilities with Word and PowerPoint
  • Proficient capabilities with Excel

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.