Account Manager, Life Sciences (Cleaning Validation/Pharma)


What if you could have the best of both worlds…be part of small startup business and work within a big global company? Deliver end-to-end solutions to global customers in the fast-changing Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Vaccine Manufacturing, and Health & Beauty industries? Are you someone that is energized by building something new? Are you flexible and innovative? Do you enjoy being part of a global team?

The Account Manager position is the perfect blend of all these opportunities with an emphasis on Cleaning Validation and Pharma. At Ecolab Life Sciences, we understand a customer’s challenges and find the best solutions. Ecolab’s personalized end-to-end solutions focus on ensuring product quality and safety in cleaning, sanitizing, and contamination control areas while improving operational efficiency.

Make an impact. Build the career you’ve always wanted. Join our team and experience more.

What’s in it For You:

  • A training program that includes job shadowing, e-learning modules, structured field activities, and customized training, allowing you to learn from subject matter experts with proven success.
  • A dynamic, cooperative, and global working environment.
  • Receive a company vehicle for business and personal use.
  • An attractive salary package with extensive benefits, health insurance, 401k match, paid holidays, and more!
  • Possible future international assignments

What You Will Do:

Business Development – 50%

  • Develop strategic growth plans for new and existing customers.
  • Deliver creative programs and product-based solutions for customer cleaning and sanitizing problems using a results-driven approach.
  • Prepare and present total plant solutions for products, processes, and program changes using a compelling value-based approach.
  • Develop and manage a multi-faceted execution plan jointly with key stakeholders and decision makers leveraging all available resources.
  • Build strong professional networks and appropriately leverage contacts to establish and/or maintain business.
  • Maintain active membership with trade and industrial associations.

Business Management – 50%

  • Evaluate existing customer plant operations, business objectives, and regulatory guidelines to identify operational efficiencies related to time, cost, safety, and quality.
  • Provide expertise in cleanroom applications, contamination control solutions, and risk mitigation.
  • Provide technical expertise and understanding on the qualifications surrounding GMP related cleaning, cleaning process and company certification and validation services.
  • Ensure operational compliance with FDA, ISO, and any other applicable domestic and international regulations.
  • Work with internal partners to generate and (or) maintain new site process documentation e.g. Cleaning SOP’s, and any site specific documentation requirements.
  • Work closely with the Regional Sales Manager to establish personal goals and objectives for sales and service performance.
  • Working with cross functional teams to develop tracking systems, presentations, and reports. Report on project status and team performance capability to cross functional team members and site leadership.
  • Effectively communicate team activities, progress, priorities, to internal partners.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/BA degree in engineering, chemistry, biology or related
  • 2+ years of experience working in the Life Sciences industry
  • Proven sales track record
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable motor vehicle record (2 years)
  • Immigration sponsorship is not available for this position

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years’ experience selling into Life Sciences environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present, and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization, including C-level executives.
  • Experience in delivering client-focused solutions based on customer needs.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical or cleanroom operations.
  • Excellent listening, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

About Ecolab Life Sciences:

Partner with our customers to deliver comprehensive solutions and technical expertise to ensure product quality and safety in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Ecolab Life Sciences serves pharmaceutical manufacturers, cosmetics products manufacturers, pharmacies, and analytical laboratories with cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfection programs and validation support. Work with us to improve operational efficiencies in ever-changing and growing markets.



Ecolab strives to provide comprehensive and market-competitive benefits to meet the needs of our associates and their families. Click here to see our benefits.

If you are viewing this posting on a site other than our Ecolab Career website, view our benefits at

US Federal Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate

Due to legal requirements applicable to federal contractors, applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated (i.e., 14 days past the final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine regimen) and provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date unless a religious or medical accommodation is requested by the applicant and approved by Ecolab.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Ecolab will provide reasonable accommodation (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with our application process upon request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require accommodation assistance in this application process, please call Ecolab Recruiting Support at (866) 841-6682 for assistance.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.

In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.