Global Product Manager (m/d/f) in Nussloch, Germany at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 10/21/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: LEI005454

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.


Main Responsibilities  
• Drive product business performance ensuring the product line meets or exceeds the target revenue, profitability and growth targets of the product line 
• Generate the global strategic and annual marketing plans for the product  
• Lead the preparation and ongoing revisions of product roadmap detailing future product extensions for the product line 
• Independently perform market assessment and definition 
• Independently plan and conduct qualitative and quantitative customer VOC and develop segmentation based on needs and buying behaviors, and deliver differentiated value propositions supported by quantitative and qualitative customer insights. 
• Lead and independently develop business cases and execute the key NPD marketing deliverables. Be proactive in researching and communicating new potential product improvements for the product including the preparation of business cases supporting future product enhancements 
• Lead competitor analysis and monitoring including planning and executing responses to competitor activities for the product line 
• Actively support the product line performance in the marketplace. Drive generation and pro-active review of revenue, profit and growth targets and forecasts based on market share, product dynamics and market trends for the product line utilizing DBS problem solving and action planning tools 
• Develop strategy, tactics, sales tools and training in selling against competition. Works closely with sales management to deploy various growth initiatives and capture growth opportunities 
• Actively plan and manage new product launches and releases globally 
• Actively manage existing portfolio within a specific product line including initial positioning, phase in and phase out of products etc. 
• Coach and mentor peers on the key marketing competencies.

Job Requirements



• Bachelor’s degree in engineering, natural sciences, business, or medical fields


• Minimum 7-10 years of experience in sales and marketing, experience in medical / Healthcare business.  

Desired Education, Experience, Skills

Education:  MBA or related Master’s degree a plus


Estimated travel 25%.


German, English  


• Strong prioritization and multitasking skills

• Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking

• Fluent use of DBS tools for problem solving and action planning

• Ability to influence without authority. Experience in working with multinational teams within a matrix organization

• Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills

• Leadership and team development skills.

To Apply:
Leica Biosystems is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.  As a Leica Biosystems employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best. 
If you are ready for this challenge, submit your resume for consideration.
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Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.