Hi, I'm a Territory Sales Manager covering the Yorkshire region. I look after more than 170 independent pharmacists in an area that stretches from the Humber Bridge to the south area of Durham.
Unlike multiple chains (such as Boots) independent pharmacists are single shops, so it takes me about six weeks to visit them all. In a typical month I'm clocking up about 2,500 miles in my car.
Each time I visit a pharmacy owner, I make sure they have no outstanding issues from my last call, check their sales data and make sure they have got plenty of stock and all the new products. It's a lot to manage, but I’ve been doing this job for 15 years so I have learned to be very organised.
I worked originally for APS Berk before Teva acquired the business in 1996. Back then I wasn't aware of the size of the Teva company and I didn’t know what to expect, but now I can say hand-on-heart that it's one of the best things that's ever happened to me as a pharmacy sales person.
Teva stands for fantastic things; It's well known and respected not just in the UK, but around the world and I thrive on carrying that reputation and responsibility when I'm out representing the company.
Teva is one of the biggest generics companies in the world and in my eyes we're the best. Teva stands for fantastic things; It's well known and respected not just in the UK, but around the world and I thrive on carrying that reputation and responsibility when I'm out representing the company.
Working for Teva is like working for Aston Martin, or Ferrari – you love the brand and all that it stands for, so you always perform at 110% to maintain that quality and reputation.
And I don't feel forgotten, even though Teva is a big company and I work in the field. If you're employed by Teva, you're part of the Teva family, which I think is brilliant, considering the organisation has thousands of colleagues all around the world.
I've been doing this job for 15 years and I'd like to be doing it for 15 more with Teva. I've just heard the company's strategic plans for the UK and Europe and while they seem quite challenging, they're very exciting, and the company knows if we continue to pull together as a team we'll continue to get success… so bring it on!