Meet a Sales Manager

Sales Manager APAC DFE PharmaCan you tell us a bit about yourself?

My name is Rohit and I was born and brought up in the North of India. My hobbies include playing squash and running. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Material Science Engineering from India followed by a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Singapore.

I joined DFE Pharma Singapore in 2011 and in 2012 I moved to Bangalore to help to set up the DFE Pharma India sales office. I relocated back to Singapore in 2015 as sales manager for Asia Pacific (APAC). 

Can you tell me something about your current position at DFE Pharma?

In my current role as Sales Manager APAC I am responsible for sales and business development in seven countries. This year I have been focusing on developing our growth strategy for key markets in South East Asia. As a team we are working hard to increase awareness about direct compressible lactose and its applications. In addition to my sales responsibilities I am involved in the implementation of DFE Pharma global sales practices in region.

What can you tell us about the work environment?

DFE Pharma as an employer has an employee friendly and transparent culture. In spite of being a multinational with global operations DFE Pharma fosters entrepreneurial culture. At DFE Pharma we are encouraged to challenge the status Quo and think holistically. Easy access to Senior Management and great collaborative spirit among employees makes DFE Pharma as a fun and exciting place to work.

What is the best or most enjoyable experience you have had, working for DFE Pharma?

I am nearing completion of my 5th year with DFE Pharma and it has been a wonderful journey so far. Working in a dynamic market such as India and Asia Pacific is always fun and challenging. I have several good memories of the last few years from attending workshops during International sales meetings to the launch of Pharmacel® in India. Most remarkable learning experience has been the journey to set up India office. Having started with just 3 colleagues in Bangalore, it is overwhelming to see our current office.

How would you describe DFE Pharma as an employer?

As an employer DFE Pharma is rational and transparent with strong impetus on health and safety of employees. DFE Pharma offers a rewarding and entrepreneurial work environment with exposure to global work cultures. Being a fast growing organisation DFE Pharma offers vast opportunities to learn and grow and encourage employee mobility between different departments. 

What can you tell us about the current job openings at DFE Pharma India?

If you are talented, motivated and fluent in English, I advise you to take a look at our job openings page. We have regular job openings (and internships) for different disciplines in our worldwide offices and locations. Please do check our careers page for job openings and challenging internships or apply online. Job seekers can also find us on LinkedIn.