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Job Title:  Sales Representative - Life Science (Houston/Dallas, TX

Req ID:  32187
Job Category:  Sales

Dallas, TX, US, 77009


STERIS Life Sciences is your trusted partner in contamination control. For over 100 years, STERIS has been a global leader and expert in the industries of sterilization, cleaning and infection control.

Our Healthcare Customers are federally mandated (by Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services or CMS) requiring vendors to have the COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption.  There are select Customers who do not accept any exceptions. Unvaccinated Associates may be excluded from working at a Customer site, require routine testing with an approved exemption (if accepted by the Customer) or have limited Customer access impacting their ability to remain employed. Additionally, we may be required to meet state mandates on COVID-19 vaccination, exemptions and/or booster requirements. This position is a Customer-facing role that falls under a state or CMS mandate.

How You Will Make a Difference:

Manages assigned territory to achieve company order, revenue, and margin objectives by selling STERIS capital equipment such as (Sterilizers, Washer, Vaper Hydrogen Peroxide – VHP Sterilizers & Generators) into pharmaceutical manufacturing, biotechnology, research and laboratory, medical device, cosmetics, food and beverage and dietary supplement markets.  

Builds and maintains positive Customer relationships through written and verbal correspondence and direct personal contact.  Manages time and travel priorities while providing market feedback and territory based financial forecasts monthly.


What You Will Do:

  • Achieve assigned financial metrics via sales of STERIS Life Science capital equipment while managing time, travel, and investments in territory.
  • Interact daily and effectively with Customers by phone, email and in person to handle commercial requests, technical inquiries, and product related complaints. 
  • Work closely with STERIS Customer Operations, Applications Management and Field Service teams to ensure equipment is quoted, delivered, installed, and demonstrated correctly and on schedule with no erosion of margin.
  • Communicate Customer concerns, industry trends and competitive activity across STERIS business units and functions.  
  • Maintain an accurate monthly sales forecast accompanied by feedback to sales management to support projections.  
  • Periodically organize and/or attend relevant trade shows and professional development seminars. 
  • Handle other duties and responsibilities as they are periodically assigned in compliance with the spirit and letter of laws, government regulations and company policies while demonstrating the highest standards of professional conduct. 

We Take Care of You:

  • Base salary plus commission
  • Car stipend and mileage reimbursement
  • Business travel and related expenses paid via company credit card
  • Cell phone stipend
  • Excellent healthcare/ dental/ vision benefits
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • A robust sales training program
  • Excellent opportunities for advancement
  • Bachelor's Degree

What You Need to be Successful:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 2-5 years documented sales experience; prior Scientific capital related sales experience preferred. 
  • Business Acumen – Results oriented with the skills and desire to meet Customer and STERIS needs.  Negotiates favorable outcomes with an emphasis on ROI.
  • Technical Knowledge – Understands STERIS and competitive products along with Customer applications.
  • Communication – Effective communicator via speech and other methods who differentiates themselves with structured follow up and active listening skills.
  • Team Orientation – Openly shares information across all departments and business units while assisting peers with learning and developmental efforts. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal and analytical skills.



STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  32187
Job Category:  Sales

Dallas, TX, US, 77009

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Medical Device Sales, Medical Sales, Pharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical Sales, Sales Rep, Sales, Science