Marketing Manager Advanced Staining in Buffalo Grove, Illinois at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 6/12/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: COR001383

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.

Leica Biosystems Imaging, 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.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check. 

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We are seeking dedicated, team players that thrive in a fast-paced environment while working towards a common goal.  We are building a team that will provide diverse perspectives and will foster collaboration to propel our business growth.  With the power of the Danaher Business System behind us, it’s our people who have made us the industry leader. Come join our winning team!

The ideal candidate will exhibit a strong understanding of demand generation thru development and execution of marketing campaigns, successful product launches, and creation of sales training collateral.  In addition, they will be able to interface seamlessly across multiple functional areas in Sales, Marketing, and Global Product Management to drive results in North America.

Major Responsibilities 
  • Accountable for development and implementation of multi-channel marketing campaigns supporting the Advanced Staining and Imaging businesses in both the Clinical and Life Science segments.
  • Drive demand generation of qualified leads that translate to revenue.
  • Grow market visibility and improve brand awareness thru targeted marketing campaign tactical execution
  • Analyze marketing programs effectiveness and adjust strategy and tactics to increase effectiveness. 
  • Work cross-functionally to develop and implement global content and campaigns
  • Coordinate customer symposiums and user group meetings to drive customer retention. 
  • Serve as a brand ambassador to align to and strengthen the Leica Biosystems brand
  • Develop effective KOL strategy for company, recruit KOL’s for activities, execute agreements with KOL’s and track ROI on all KOL initiatives, correcting course as appropriate
  • Oversee execution of promotional activities including print, electronic/social media, trade show, direct mail, web content, digital marketing, educational binders, industry news and signage.
  • Communicate with outside agencies and suppliers regarding ongoing campaigns, including negotiating pricing and/or contract terms. 
  • Maintain customer databases and approve the use of internal and external mailing lists.
  • Manage expense budgets related to marketing campaigns, communication vehicles, marketing sponsored educational events, and tradeshows. 
  • Help establish and maintain consistent corporate image throughout product lines, promotional materials, and events. 
  • Ensure compliance with product claim regulations, audits, and reporting.
  • Drive creation of competitive differentiated positioning based on deep understanding of customers
  • New Product Launches
  • Work with Global Product Management to create go-to-market communication strategies related to new product launches tailored to the North American market
  • Execute marketing plans for new product launches to increase market share in key customer segments

Sales Support
  • Manage the development, production, and distribution of promotional and collateral materials to support sales and marketing programs. 
  • Support Sales Leader in Mid-Year meeting deployment
  • Plan and conduct market research (VOC) to identify opportunities for increased sales and enhance the customer experience including (but not limited to) voice of customer analysis, value proposition, promotional preferences, and market communication channels
  • Make effective marketing presentations at sales meetings, before clinicians, etc. 

  • Establish and monitor metrics to ensure marketing strategies, programs, and activities are executed effectively and delivering impact
  • Implement standard work and communications to maintain global and regional marketing team alignment.
  • Establishes methods and metrics to track key performance indicators, including market share and market penetration
  • Provide post-event reports, ROI analysis, and regular status reports on marketing programs and initiatives.

Job Requirements


Required Education, Experience, Skills

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related field

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in development and implementation of marketing campaigns 
  • Experience in

Desired Education, Experience, Skills

Education:  Masters Degree

  • Ability to analyze project needs and determine resources needed to meet objectives. 
  • Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, along with lead nurturing software such as HubSpot. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience in the diagnostics or life sciences industries a plus

Travel: Must be able to travel up to 30% of time 

Language:  English

  • Clear thinker with ability to translate market knowledge into impactful marketing campaigns that drive lead generation 
  • Highly motivated and results-driven, with ability to work independently and through effective lateral influencing to achieved desired outcomes
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with ability to multitask and manage competing priorities
  • Strong communicator with experience working in a global environment and highly-matrixed organization with cross-functional teams, both directly and remotely
  • Strong process orientation, problem solving and troubleshooting skills and a firm commitment to quality 
  • Executive presence with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to perform exceptionally in fast-paced, performance-oriented environment

Internal Relationships: 
  • Sales
  • Business Unit
  • Global Marketing

External Relationships:
  • Customers
  • Vendors

Physical Demands & Working Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, stand, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, bend, talk and hear.  
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to _10__ pounds.  
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  

Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, most work is in an office environment setting.  Lighting and temperature are adequate.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The incumbent is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department or unit.  This job description may be changed at any time.

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, 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.
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