You’ve been great at the selling game. So great that your company promoted you to Vice President of Sales. But the joy of the announcement has given way to near panic as you realize you now have to step up to meet big company goals. You’ll need to develop sales talent and put a structure in place to help your salespeople succeed. Wouldn’t it be great to know how someone else faced this challenge and thrived? The upcoming Asher Sales Sense Podcast – “Adding Structure to a Sales Team and Department” – with Thorne Vice President for Sales Phil McDonald might be just what you need to hear. Asher Senior Partner and Sales Facilitator Kyla O’Connell will guide the conversation including topics such as: understanding how to develop technical salespeople, adding structure and repeatable processes to a sales department, and lessons learned as a VP of Sales for a major vitamin and supplement manufacturer. Tune in and find out how a newly-installed VP Phil McDonald, despite facing additional complications of a cross-country staff relocation and a hurricane, organized his sales team for success.
About our guest:
As Vice President of Sales for Thorne, Phil leads Thorne’s U.S. Sales Force to profitably grow sales and revenue for the company’s portfolio of nutritional supplements sold through healthcare practitioners. Phil works closely with Thorne’s Marketing, Customer Service and Medical Affairs teams to ensure Thorne’s practitioner-customers receive best-in-class support from the Thorne Sales Force.
Phil has over 35 years of experience in sales, sales management, and training, including 22 years in the nutritional supplement industry. Prior to joining Thorne, he worked with the Perrigo Company, the nation’s largest supplier of store brand OTC products and nutritional supplements. As a National Account Manager, Phil was responsible for sales at many of the nation’s largest retailers including CVS, Target, and Kmart. Phil also spent 13 years in pharmaceutical sales including 4 years in sales management for SmithKline prior to their merger with Glaxo.
Phil’s professional development includes certification as a trainer for Professional Selling Skills, Account Development Strategies, Investment in Excellence, and Advanced Communication Skills.