EU New Sales Development Representative (English and German speaking) in Wokingham, United Kingdom at Molecular Devices

Date Posted: 10/30/2019

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Job ID: MOL002561

About Us

Molecular Devices is one of the world's leading providers of high-performance bioanalytical measurement systems, software, and consumables for life science research, pharmaceutical, and biotherapeutic development. Included within a broad product portfolio are platforms for high-throughput screening, genomic and cellular analysis, colony selection, and microplate detection. These leading-edge products enable scientists to improve productivity and effectiveness, ultimately accelerating research and the discovery of new therapeutics. Molecular Devices is committed to the continual development of innovative solutions for life science applications. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California with offices around the globe.

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Job Purpose:

Located at the UK or Salzburg Ofiices to manage a specific sales territory and clients within budget constraints to achieve highest possible return on sales costs spent, achieving regional sales target that contributes to the overall corporate sales and strategic objectives. Supervises the daily activities & sets priorities of the NSD, EMEA team to support achievement of assigned targets.

Key Relationships:

Molecular Devices European Order Management, Service and Sales teams, management team and North America Operations teams.  Internal and External stakeholders throughout Molecular Devices (UK) Ltd and the Danaher Corporation.

Key Responsibilities:

Direct Territory Deliverables:

  • Achieve Annual Quota in designated territory.
  • Achieve Monthly Quota in designated territory. 
  • Provide prompt and accurate forecasts as requested.
  • Participate to programmed funnel reviews and marketing reviews when requested.
  • Provide all reports when requested by manager within set timescales/deadlines.
  • Develop and maintain accurate Territory Plan.
  • To identify, qualify, develop, support and close sales of the Molecular Devices system portfolio (Bioresearch = Single Mode Absorbance Plate readers, Threshold Immunoassay System & Axon Instruments and associated software and reagents. Maintain & develop revenue through channel partners. 
  • Prepare and present basic product demonstrations and training to existing and potential customers.
  • Develop, update and maintain to a high degree of accuracy and integrity, the prospect database (SFDC-Salesforce) and existing customer list and monitor sales growth.
  • Achieve assigned sales targets while remaining within the established expense budget and providing customer satisfaction. 
  • Close liaison with the rest of the team to ensure seamless customer support from initial interest to post-sales support.
  • Maintain a high level of technical and application competence of Molecular Devices products. 
  • Monitor competitor’s activities, products, and potential new or improved applications or product extensions. 
  • Evaluate effectiveness of Molecular Devices’ marketing programs. 
  • Provide monthly revenue and product forecasting, quarterly plans of action, status, and expense reports. 
  • Attend trade shows, seminars and workshops as well as maintaining customer contacts to develop and improve sales skills.  
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Takes responsibility for own personal development and knowing about the market and competition.
  • Is aware of Health and Safety and conducts self in a way that does not put him/herself or any other person at risk. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Initiates and participates in the thoughtful use of DBS tools.

Job Requirements



  • Bachelors Degree


  • Proven ability to provide excellent customer relationships, whilst maintaining a high degree of sales focus.
  • Experience via telesales or face to face of promoting and selling scientific equipment and or complex products in a professional and intellectual market.


  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly in areas of building relationships, persuasion and research.
  • Good working knowledge of CRM and MS Office including word and excel required.
  • Be self-motivated with demonstrative interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • A positive outlook and resilience.
  • Ability to work in a constructive way with colleagues.
  • Ability to conduct sales conversations in English and German is essential.

Measures of performance:

  • Achieve assigned sales target for the territory 
  • Maintenance of the CRM.
  • Understanding & achievement of key performance indicators required to maintain business as targeted levels. 
  • Achievement of the key performance indicators of the lead handling process.

Diversity & Inclusion
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, 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.