Market Manager Americas in Buffalo Grove, Illinois at Leica Microsystems

Date Posted: 5/12/2018

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Job ID: LEI003905

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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Market Manager Americas – Industry & Nanotechnology

Buffalo Grove, IL 

The Market Manager Americas – Industry & Nanotechnology is responsible for developing a Go-To-Market (GTM) Plan to drive profitable share and revenue growth for our microscopes, digital cameras, imaging software and solutions in the segments of Industrial and Nanotechnology in the Americas region.

Use market segmentation to guide strategic focus and develops / deploys sound value propositions that resonate. Responsibilities include content generation to support the market message and engage existing and prospective customers. The prime measurements of success surround sales ready opportunity generation and maximizing marketing return on investment (ROI) through deployment of their marketing modes. In addition, the Market Manager develops Key Opinion Leader (KOL) relationships that support the relevance of our solutions, create peer-to-peer referrals and provide strategic guidance for the business.

Drive transformative marketing in their segments by way of increasing our Market Visibility through identification of target customers, development of content and value propositions that resonate, and deployment of said messages through electronic (and other) means with the ultimate goals of building our contact database and generating qualified sales leads; thereby increasing our visibility to deals in which we can compete.

Critical to success will be robust analysis of current state and gaps to perfect state, refining customer segmentation characteristics and capturing them through the CRM system, deploying a process for new contact acquisition along with contact data maintenance, delivering our message through the electronic modes that potential customers will attach to, and measuring the impact / ROI of our efforts.

This individual is also responsible for in-depth analytics, including price strategy, and working with cross-functional teams and external resources to develop and execute winning strategies.

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.

Promotion and lead generation: E-promotion, ads, trade show strategy, branding, prospecting process, workshops, target account list, communication strategy, and thought leader development.   

  • Growth of opportunity generation and qualified leads   

  • Pricing strategy: Industry and market pricing, projects and implementation, monitoring price and mix, positioning, and bundles.           

  • New Product Introduction:  drive local go-to-market strategy, develop sales collateral, and organize local launch events.       

  • Market analysis and insights: utilizes VOC to drive decisions, market segmentation, Mekkos, market share, market plan, competitor assessment, portfolio management, creates competitive differentiation through sales collateral, offer/value proposition.         Market Share %, % of Revenue

  • Integrate Market Visibility components with CRM strategies for our Dealers and Direct Reps              

  • CRM refined to capture all relevant data

  • System ease of use for sales reps

  • Campaign performance for lead generation

  • Performance to budgeted spend

  • Manage the development, implementation, monitoring, tracking and optimizing of PPC campaigns such as Google AdWords, direct online marketing activity (e.g. display advertising)-Leads

  • Integration of Social Media into the communication strategy

Job Requirements


Work experience (preferred):

  • Marketing experience in the industrial environment in a for-profit (preferably B2B) organization…strategy and GTM through to tactical delivery of marketing modes

  • Customer segmentation experience in the industrial environment

  • Managing marketing agencies and 3rd party partners

  • Experience in optimizing traditional marketing modes, such as trade shows, educational workshops and customer training

  • Proficient in creating and delivering sales enablement tools to drive the marketing message at the street level

  • Customer acquisition and/or retention

  • Strong email marketing expertise and experience with email marketing systems

  • Experience using web content management systems

  • Deep understanding of “how the web works” from a customer perspective (e.g. user experience, behavioral, data, social) and from an executional standpoint – must know how to execute campaigns online and prove hands on capability

  • Detailed knowledge of search engine marketing and aware of the core principles and do’s and don’ts of effective search marketing

  • Strong experience in developing ROI and measurement methodologies for marketing

  • Excellent leadership and project management skills, including organizing, prioritizing and tracking all phases of a project

  • Analytical and able to simplify data to present meaningful and actionable information to different levels of the organization

  • Creative and passionate about creative opportunities for our brand in the digital and traditional spaces

  • Demonstrates commercial acumen

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • Strong presentation skills (writing and presenting)

  • BA / BS degree

  • MBA preferred

  • Fluent English – spoken and written; Spanish fluency a bonus

  • Travel (required estimated % of time)

  • Expect minimum 30% travel to attend trade events, complete studies, participate in VoC and strategy development.

  • International and North / Central / South American Travel to customer and non-customer sites

Skills required:

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 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% 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.