Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) plans to cut its sales force to become more effective and efficient
Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) is going to cut some jobs in its U.S sales division. The company will take this initiative as part of a broader plan to minimize the cost.
As per statement by PFE’s spokesman MacKay Jimeson on Friday, the company has decided to shrink some of its sales force but it did not mention the size of these reductions.
Mr. Jimeson told in a statement that this step was part of their strategic plan to make themselves more effective and efficient.
For this reason they decided to go for some modifications that best suits their future business needs. He further stated that during the change phase PFE will remain dedicated in developing the field force.
This layoff is reportedly aimed at segments of Pfizer’s sales force that are engaged in promoting certain drugs to primary-care physicians, including erectile-dysfunction pill Viagra, the antidepressant Pristiq and the Toviaz overactive-bladder treatment.
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