Brought up in Nova Scotia, Canada, Zariq Siddiqui functions as a Pediatric District Sales Manager at Abbott Laboratories, which is located in Abbott Park, Illinois. In this role, Siddiqui increases sales of the company’s pediatric nutrition and pharmaceutical products by developing and implementing plans for his district and providing leadership and motivation to his sales team. An invaluable member of the company, Zariq Siddiqui participates with the Sales and Marketing Advisory Committee and the Sales Quota Advisory Committee; he has also signed 21 Prime Vendor agreements.
Before filling this role, Zariq Siddiqui offered his expertise as a District Sales Manager for Abbott’s Pharmaceutical Products Division (PPD), in which he was required to increase sales of primary care medications. He gained knowledge of the products, the company, and the industry while managing the performance of his team’s salespeople. In 2009, he earned PPD All-Star status. Siddiqui also created a business-plan analysis tool and mentored two district members in their climb to higher positions. He fulfilled other jobs at Abbott, including Regional Training Specialist and Neuroscience Territory Manager.
In addition to his career at Abbott, Zariq Siddiqui gained professional experience as the Executive Territory Manager with Xerox Corporation and a Partner with VSA Inc. He studied forensic science at The College at Brockport, a State University of New York campus, and earned medical representative certification from the Certified Medical Representatives Institute in Roanoke, Virginia. Zariq Siddiqui believes in the value of community service and lends his time and resources to the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, Heifer International, and United Way Worldwide. Siddiqui belongs to the YMCA of the USA and the Abbington Homeowners’ Association.