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Director - Sales and Marketing in Gurgaon, India at Cepheid

Date Posted: 11/30/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP002379

About Us

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


    This role will be responsible for managing India – Commercial, Institutional and National Disease/Health Programs business activities including the marketing / application support to end customers (Hospitals / Labs / Distributors / Institutional)

    • Manage direct and distributor based business to establish strong presence in the Indian diagnostic market
    • Provide adequate marketing and application based support and prioritize and participate in product evaluation, customer meetings, workshops, negotiations, trainings etc to enhance effectiveness of the sales team
    • Create necessary alignment with Customer Support functions – Technical Support, Service etc to create customer delight
    • Collaborate with subject matter experts, government officials so as to enhance awareness and understanding around molecular diagnostics – sensitivity, efficacy etc viz conventional diagnostics methods which in turn provides access of molecular diagnostics solution to all possible patients
    • Develop executable plans where Cepheid products/assays can support National Disease/Health Programs
    • Leverage marketing function using S.M.A.R.T metrics
    • Market mapping, developing short and long term sales & marketing strategies to achieve successfully yearly targets and high double digit year on year growth
    • Engage, develop and motivate the sales organization so as to create high achieving team rooted in collaboration

Job Requirements



    Education or Experience (in years):
    • Successful candidate will have a minimum of 14 +years of sales related experience across the Indian market. 4+ years of experience of managing people/teams
    • Must have a strong people management skill and experience in creating and leading high performing teams
    • Bachelor’s degree in a Life Science (Molecular Biology, Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry) or equivalent industry-related experience required. An undergraduate degree is required, with an MBA preferred
    • Must have experience to Indian market, understands Indian culture and is fluent in English and Indian languages

    Knowledge and skills:
    • General Profile
    •Provides leadership to managers and professional associates
    •Is accountable for the performance and results of multiple related teams
    •Develops departmental plans, including business, and organizational priorities
    •Decisions are guided by resource availability and organizational objectives
    • Functional Knowledge and Business Expertise
    •Requires comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles within own discipline and knowledge of others
    •Applies knowledge of key business drivers and the factors that maximize performance for area of or responsibility
    • Leadership
    •Manages multiple related teams, sets departmental priorities and allocates resources to align with business objectives and annual plan
    • Problem Solving
    •Identifies and solves complex, operational and organizational problems leveraging the appropriate resources within or outside the department
    • Impact
    •Guided by organization functional business plans, impacts the department results by supporting and funding of projects, products, services and/or technologies
    • Interpersonal Skills
    •Persuades managers and leaders to take action and/or negotiates with external partners/vendors/customers

    • Role will require high level of travel

    • Experience in Diagnostics / Medical Devices

    The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.

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.
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.