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Ronel Pelser - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative - Cape Town

Posted on: 31 May

Education: Diploma in Nursing

Experience in the industry: 
30+ years in the medical industry starting in nursing, progressing to Nursing Sister and more recently into medical sales.  

What is your role at IQVIA? 
I work as a Medical Sales Representative on the commercial side specialising in specific therapy areas interfacing with a wide range of medical professionals advising and promoting on key products.

What’s the best thing about your job? 
The best thing about my job is that I set my own agenda, there is nothing I like more than to be out in the field, helping people to improve their lives. No day is the same, there is huge variety and allows me to build long and trusted relationships with my customers.

How long have you been working at IQVIA?
2 years 

What career opportunities have you had since working for IQVIA? 
I have been asked to step up into a hospital sales position within Cape Town due to my robust skills and background. Coming from nursing has helped me to emphasize with my customers and provide key insights into improving patient health.

What development opportunities have you gained working for IQVIA?
IQVIA promotes a strong Self-learning ethic and I also regularly act as a mentor to more junior team members which has given me huge satisfaction to pass on my learnings.

Why were you initially attracted to apply for a job at IQVIA?
IQVIA is a large multi-national well known company, who have very high work ethics and trust.  IQVIA encourage self-promotion and support me on my journey. 

What’s great about IQVIA as a company to work for such as:
Benefits - 
Well-known company, lots of doctors want to work with us and our reputation proceeds us 
Culture – In my team we have a number of cultures who all get along well and support each other. IQVIA promotes an inclusive and diverse workforce making it an exciting team to work in.   
Colleagues – IQVIA has an unrivalled reputation in the market and I feel proud to be an ambassador for them. Medical professionals are very keen to work with us due to our high work ethics.

What kind of people work for IQVIA?
People that you can rely on, who are honest, straight forward and passionate  

What would you say to someone who was thinking of joining IQVIA? 
Absolutely apply today it is a great company to work for!