Pharmaceutical sales resume sample

Going for a position as a pharmaceutical sales rep? This sample resume shows how you can highlight your pharma sales achievements.

Pharmaceutical sales resume sample

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Jobs in this field are projected to grow by 5% (or 94,100 jobs) from 2016 through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You'll find the highest level of employment for pharma sales reps in the following states: CaliforniaTexasFlorida, Massachusetts, and Ohio; and in the following metropolitan areas: Boston, AustinLos AngelesAtlanta, and New York City

As a pharma sales rep, you can expect to earn a median wage of $60,340 per year, or $29.01 per hour, according to the BLS.

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Pharmaceutical sales representative resume sample


David Smith
Sometown, NJ 55555 | Phone: (555) 555-5555 | | LinkedIn URL

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Award-winning pharmaceutical sales rep whose career with ABC Co. and DEF Co. has been distinguished by quota-surpassing sales and numerous honors. Consistently ranked in the top 10% to 15% nationwide for sales of both newly launched and established pharmaceutical products. Excellent negotiator and communicator -- quickly establish rapport, build credibility and cultivate lasting relationships with major accounts.

Career Progression

ABC Co. | Sometown, NJ
Pharmaceutical Sales Rep, 11/2011 to Present

Manage NY, NJ and PA territory, marketing and selling a portfolio of oncology products (Reliefopain®, Longevitrax®, Promedi®, Oncovenge® and Xedexia®) to doctors, surgeons and pharmacists. Sales highlights:


Transformed bottom-ranked territory (previously in the lowest 5% companywide) to become a top-producing revenue-generator. Finished in the top 15% for all represented products this year.

  • Pharma Sales Rep of the Quarter (Q1 and Q4) ¾ Fast-Start Contest, regional winner


Repeatedly requested by senior sales management to train and mentor new reps. Inspired pharmaceutical sales reps to deliver outstanding levels of service and quality.

  • Chairman’s Circle for Leadership Excellence ¾ Promedi® and Oncovenge® sales contest winner


Consistently ranked in the top 10% companywide for primary product (Reliefopain®) from its initial launch in 2011. Displaced lower-priced, better-established generic competitor.

  • Highest regional bonus and commission payout, Q2-Q4


Ranked 8th nationwide (out of 128 pharmaceutical sales reps) for Reliefopain® sales conversions during promotion in 2013, increasing product’s regional market share by 10%.

  • “Top 10” monthly sales contest winner for seven consecutive months


Tripled monthly unit sales from 15 to 45, setting company record for 12-month sales growth.

  • Top New Pharmaceutical Sales Rep Award (out of 27 new reps)

DEF Co. | Sometown, NJ
Pharmaceutical Sales Rep, 1/2010 to 11/2011

Promoted Arthritisrelief® and PainQuash® to pharmacy and physician accounts across NJ. Sales highlights:


Generated a 112% increase in Arthritisrelief® sales and a 145% increase in PainQuash® sales by leading region’s first pull-through program focused on building relationships with marketplace influencers.

  • Circle of Champions ¾ President’s Club


Excelled at articulating product benefits to medical providers. Recognized as one of DEF’s top-producing sales professionals throughout tenure.

  • National All-Star Club ¾ President’s Club

Education & Training

XYZ COLLEGE | Sometown, NJ
Bachelor of Arts, Major in Communications

Professional Development Highlights:
Target Account Selling, Value Vision Selling, Sales Leadership, Strategic Marketing
Pharmaceutical Sales Legal Issues, Clinical and Medical Knowledge