Director of Marketing in Philomath, Oregon at Sea-Bird Electronics

Date Posted: 8/1/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: SEA000242

About Us

Sea-Bird Scientific was formed in 2010 by the union of Sea-Bird Electronics (Bellevue, WA), WET Labs (Philomath, OR) and Satlantic (Halifax, NS) (wholly owned subsidiaries of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR)). Through the combination of the Sea-Bird Electronics, WET Labs and Satlantic product lines, Sea-Bird Scientific is the world’s leading provider of advanced technology for oceanographic research. The Sea-Bird Scientific group of company’s design, manufacture and market oceanographic instrumentation and systems that enable the world’s leading scientists to push the boundaries of ocean knowledge. Sea-Bird Scientific works with a global network of international representatives and partners to serve customers in more than 30 countries around the world. Our dedicated team is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests with a common goal of serving the world’s oceanographic community with leading edge technology and solutions. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at one of the Sea-Bird Scientific Company’s locations gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging "stretch" opportunities.

Sea-Bird Electronics is an EEO / AA employer.  Sea-Bird Electronics does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information regarding our company’s, please visit the Sea-Bird Scientific website at 


At Sea-Bird Scientific the Marketing Director plays a critical role on the Commercial leadership team with ownership of all marketing-driven demand generation campaigns including digital, print, and trade-show activities. This position leads a team of highly talented marketing associates to drive long-term commercial success in Sea-Bird Scientific’s core and emerging markets.

In addition to leading highly talented associates, the successful Marketing Director will lead the annual Marketing Planning process and ensure consistent cross-functional execution to growth bridge actions across Marketing and Sales to achieve strategic goals and revenue growth targets. This position is also expected to assume responsibility for cross-functional company and/or cross-Marketing initiatives and meetings.  This position reports to the Commercial Vice President.

Essential Functions

Provide leadership, deliver individual work product, and drive cross-functional alignment to deliver company objectives, including but not limited to:


  • Build and develop a highly-engaged, high-performing, growth-oriented organization

  • Ensure the team is doing the right things (focusing on the critical few) and doing things right (leveraging DBS and best demonstrated practices)

  • Motivate associates to perform at their highest levels

  • Lead the development and execution of integrated campaign planning, build customer engagement to ensure that Sea-Bird Scientific is the preferred partner at all stages of a customer’s purchase process, and ultimately delivering increased revenue and share gain

  • Develop and build organizational capability around demand generation to become a best-in-class outbound marketing organization

  • Lead cross-organization alignment with the Water Quality Platform Digital Growth Team

Commercial Planning

  • Own development of annual marketing plans with specific tactics to deliver annual growth objectives, based on input solicited from and aligned with Commercial stakeholdersOwn development and delivery of global campaigns to drive customer awareness, resulting in marketing-qualified-leads (MQL) and sales-qualified-leads (SQL) to achieve growth targets

  • Own strategy development for the continued growth of the core business, market expansion, new product launches, competitive response, and new channel penetration

  • Continuous use and leverage of digital lead generation and eCommerce tools

  • Provide leadership in growth rooms and drive impactful problem solving to ensure marketing plans are executed and adjusted as needed to meet growth objectives

New Product Development and Growth Deliverables

  • Champions the NPD commercialization process to define demand creation and go-to-market strategies for new products and solutions, raising the standard with each successive product launch.

  • Own and deliver key NPD-driven documents and deliverables prior to and post product launch

  • Provide support to the senior team as required for strategic planning efforts

  • Acquisition: When necessary provide support in diligence activities and integration of acquired companies.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree required. MBA or other Marketing advanced degree desired
  • Demonstrated technical ability desirable including B.S. or B.A. in Physics, Engineering, Oceanography, or Optics. M.S. or Ph.D. in Oceanographic technical discipline highly desirable, or relevant work experience
  • 5+ years relevant experience in marketing, product development, product design, portfolio management, and product commercialization
  • 2+ years relevant experience managing teams desired.  Experience with multi-site teams desired
  • Product delivery and project management experience including milestone development activity management, team/stakeholder collaboration
  • Experience with marketing, development, or sales of oceanographic, water quality, or precision analytical measurement instrumentation desired
  • Proven ability to lead a functional team and work cross-functionally with other functional groups and to adapt to new situations
  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills, attracting top talent, developing high performers and holding people accountable for performance
  • Able to identify and prioritize the tasks necessary to meet long- and short-term objectives and effective time management and multi-tasking abilities to achieve these objectives
  • Strong organizational and planning or project management skills
  • In-depth analytical skills in gathering and interpreting data, formulating conclusions, and developing strategies and actionable conclusions based on analysis
  • Proven ability to work independently and proactively
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and continuous improvement mindset
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • Physical requirements included: bend, sit, stand, kneel, crawl, turn/twist, and reach
  • Ability to see and hear well (either naturally or with correction) and speak clearly
  • Coordinate the movement of your eyes, hands or fingers
  • Frequent computer screen and keyboard use

Sea-Bird Scientific presently provides employees coverage for:
  • Medical, dental, vision for employee {coverage available for dependents for shared premium}
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Holiday and vacation compensation
  • Short Term Disability
  • Employee Life Insurance (optional)
  • Flexible Spending Account (optional)
  • Please read all pages of this job description. If you are interested and feel you are both qualified and capable of filling this position, please e-mail your resume to You may also mail your resume or application to 13431 NE 20th Street, Bellevue, WA 98005. If you do not have a resume, you may fill out an application at the address listed above. Your resume or application is reviewed prior to setting up a personal interview, so please make sure your resume is up to date and includes references.
  • Sea-Bird Scientific, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer and non-smoking facility.
  • Sea-Bird Scientific is a drug & alcohol free workplace and tests all new hires.
  • All new hires must successfully pass a criminal background check. 
  • This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position would perform. All employees of Sea-Bird Scientific are expected to perform tasks as assigned by Sea-Bird Scientific’s supervisory/management personnel regardless of job title or routine job duties.
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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, dental, 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.


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