Sales Representative


Seattle, WA

The Opportunity:

Avantor is seeking an innovative and high-energy Sales Representative to maintain and advance our local Healthcare Efforts.

This role will be field-based and require daily face-to-face sales efforts in supporting WA, OR, AK. You should live in/near the Seattle area. You will have the opportunity to consultatively sell Avantor's large portfolio of products and services to vast current customer base as well as prospective clients. If you have a passion for science and enjoy interacting with professionals both as clients and peers – let’s talk!

What we are looking for:

  • Education: College degree in the sciences or equivalent/applicable experience required

  • Experience: 3+ years of experience working in a complex sales environment, where multiple people are involved in the purchasing decision and there is a solution based selling approach

  • Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Office, specifically Teams with preference for experience in Salesforce or QlikView

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference given to those who have worked in a laboratory or research environment and/or with distribution experience and a scientific background.

  • Bachelor’s degree within the sciences

  • Excellent communication and team interaction skills, routinely interacting with customers, manufacturers, and staff.

  • Ability to carry on a business conversation with business owners and decision makers.

  • Ability to work independently and successfully manage time and territory.

  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to sell strategically within an account.

  • Ability to understand individual customer operations.

  • Willingness to travel to customer locations minimum 4 days a week.

How you will thrive and create an impact:

  • Responsible for securing and maintaining distribution of products and/or services and maintaining effective agreements.

  • Sell consultatively, detailing products, determine customer needs and requirements, and make recommendations to both prospects and customers of the various solutions Avantor can offer their business.

  • Leverage available resources to effectively implement company marketing plan, strategies and sales processes.

  • Build and sustain relationships with customers and ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty.

  • Work with sales management to develop strategic territory business plans and strategies for achievement of sales growth and quota attainment.

  • Manage Avantor's vast product portfolio and execute and implement company defined sales and marketing strategies.

  • Prospect and establish new customers by managing a sales pipeline and developing and delivering proposals to customers by illustrating Avantor's value proposition.

  • Expand Avantor's role with existing customers by developing retention strategies illustrating Avantor's value proposition in conjunction with evolving customer requirements.

  • Represent and develop strong relationships with manufacturers.

  • Work directly with local manufacturer representatives to develop and continually improve product knowledge, arrive at most favored pricing, and improve account profitability.

  • Perform all parts of process including negotiation, sale, installation or delivery, and post-sale services.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Why Avantor?

Dare to go further in your career. Join our global team of 14,000+ associates whose passion for discovery and determination to overcome challenges relentlessly advances life-changing science.

The work we do changes people's lives for the better. It brings new patient treatments and therapies to market, giving a cancer survivor the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. It enables medical devices that help a little boy hear his mom's voice for the first time. Outcomes such as these create unlimited opportunities for you to contribute your talents, learn new skills and grow your career at Avantor.

We are committed to helping you on this journey through our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture which includes learning experiences to support your career growth and success. At Avantor, dare to go further and see how the impact of your contributions set science in motion to create a better world. Apply today!

Pay Transparency:

The expected pre-tax pay for this position is

$75,000.00 - $124,000.00

Actual pay may differ depending on relevant factors such as prior experience and geographic location.

EEO Statement:

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision.

3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.