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Account Manager - Microscopy in Madison, Wisconsin at Leica Microsystems

Date Posted: 11/29/2018

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Job ID: LEI004448

About Us

Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments. Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company’s history was marked by unparalleled innovation on its way to becoming a global enterprise.  Its historically close cooperation with the scientific community is the key to Leica Microsystems’ tradition of innovation, which draws on users’ ideas and creates solutions tailored to their requirements. At the global level, Leica Microsystems is organized in three divisions, all of which are among the leaders in their respective fields: the Life Science Division, Industry Division, and Medical Division. Leica Microsystems has seven major plants and product development sites around the world. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners. Its headquarters are located in Wetzlar, Germany.

Leica Microsystems, Inc offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. 

Leica Microsystems, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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As an Account Manager you will manage critical accounts through direct and/or dealer relationships. You will build and maintain customer relationships while driving sales growth. The Account Manager must identify and drive sales opportunities through all LMS (Leica Microsystems) applications.  In this role you will have complete product portfolio management.


  • Develop strategies designed to increase sales of Leica products in assigned territory.   Specifically, he/she will recommend product, pricing, advertising and sales promotion strategies
  • Identify selling opportunities across product lines, including lead generation
  • Identify customer gaps and equate to sales opportunity
  • Lead team selling efforts in all identified accounts
  • Conduct analysis and performance evaluation of all sales in assigned region by use of the tool.
  • Identify customer needs and evaluate a solution
  • Assists Specialists in the business and technology aspects of quoting opportunities
  • Coordinate and/or conduct product demonstrations
  • Performs Widefield demonstrations and responsible for moving successful demonstration to order for Widefield
  • Assist in Confocal and Nano demonstrations and products
  • Assist in install between Field Service Eng  and customer / Facilities Manager, obtain documentation, signatures, forecast revenue recognition date, and arrange training
  • Exceeds customer needs by identifying and utilizing appropriate team resources

Job Requirements


  • BA, BS or MS degree in physics or chemistry or a related scientific field

  • 5-7 years successful selling products of a technical nature
  • Core understanding of microscopy / Imaging / Application
  • Relationship building
  • Project Management and Project Business 
  • Financial Acumen
  • Large Account Management Relationships
  • Knowledge of specific area of work (Commercial, Government, University, etc)

At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
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