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Global Market Manager Applied (m/f) located in EMEA area in Heerbrugg, Switzerland at Leica Microsystems

Date Posted: 12/1/2018

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Job ID: MED001353

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 six manufacturing facilities in five countries, with sales and service organizations in 20 countries. The company is headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany.


The Global Market Manager Applied (m/f) as part of the Global Marketing organization has a challenging role. He/She is responsible to ensure the global growth of Leica’s Applied Microscopy market segment. His/Her focus lies on the development of the market strategy and it’s successful implementation in collaboration with the Business Units, campaign teams and brand manager.

He/She must understand the market situation, the current and future market expectations. The Customer needs, Regional Units (RU) and Business Units (BU) perceptions/knowledge as well as robust competitive analysis provide the relevant information for the market analysis. The development of the corresponding market value proposition and launch plan of new products belongs to his responsibilities.

Key responsibilities
  • Market analysis, benchmarking and evaluating customer expectations & general workflow to ensure the segments’ growth
  • Develop the Applied Microscopy market strategy in collaboration with Product Management and Regional Units
  • Definition and implementation of marketing plans by considering success-endangering risks (including setting of budgets, targets and timelines aligned with all internal stakeholders), managing marketing activities as well as evaluating the deliverables
  • Ensure that the marketing content is developed and delivered professionally

Job Requirements


 Necessary Requirements

  • Bachelor/Master/ degree in relevant domains

  • More than 5 years experience in Marketing/Product Management (in an industry-related organization)

  • Min. 2 years experience in sales and/or direct sales support functions are preferable

  • Experience in Market Research in a B2B environment

  • Expert-knowledge in Marketing mix

  • Strong communication competence with proactive mind-set

  • Excellent English skills (written and spoken) & German a plus

  • Analytical & problem-solving ability

  • Travel willingness 30%, regularly presence in Wetzlar and Heerbrugg necessary

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping its customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world. Its family of world class brands have leadership positions in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including health care, environmental and industrial. With more than 20 operating companies, Danaher’s globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System. For more information please visit

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