Regional Sales Manager Benelux in Amsterdam, Netherlands at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 8/11/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: SEL001405

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.



Experienced Sales Manager in diagnostics field in the Benelux. Proven experience with people leadership and development. A leader who brings passion, ownership and drive for results both for customers and for Leica Biosystems through creative thinking and enabling solutions.

Achieve annual sales strategies and goals through effective management of the Benelux sales team and through building and growing strong customer relations. Develop area sales plans in conjunction with the Commercial Director and sales teams, to support and grow Leica Biosystems’ market share in the Benelux territory.

Provide the direction, leadership, coaching and mentoring for associates reporting into them. Advance the professional development, professional conduct, sales effectiveness and efficiency of staff. Track progress with sales, forecast, pipeline growth and instrument usage, effectively using DBS tools.


The successful candidate must have the ability to progress further with another position within 2-3 years from commencement in Leica or Danaher.


People Management & Organisation Agility

•          Lead, coach, mentor and support a team of Account Managers and Sales Specialists

•          Lead all engagement activity for the sales team

•          Lead by example as a people leader for the LBS North East Europe region that includes all leadership anchors

•          Travel with Account Managers and Sales Specialists, providing individual coaching and professional development (target 3 days per week or 60% of available time)

•          Ensure all people related activity is completed for the team

•          Develop, maintain and implement development plans for all direct reports

•          Recruit, develop and train your team with clearly communicated sales and overall performance standards

•          Establish Standards of Performance for direct reports and set expectations on completion of responsibilities and duties

Strategy & Budget

•          Leading a sustainable and predictable business that delivers success to both Leica Biosystems and customers.

•          Building and growing strong customer relationships to earn their trust and loyalty.

•          Achieve and exceed Area’s quarterly and annual sales quota

•          Develop and execute sales plans and strategies to increase market penetration within the area

•          Set annual sales targets for direct reports, monitor daily activity using DBS tools (bowlers, action plans)

•          Manage and control department expenses at or below budgeted levels


•          Ensure direct reports are compliant with all aspects of Danaher compliance and use Leica CRM tool

•          Provide monthly reports (due on the 1st day of each subsequent month) including business review (won/lost orders), market situation, competitive environment, product issue and Human Resource factors

•          Submit weekly sales and order forecasts

Project Lead

•          Lead various LBS North East Europe projects


Apply Danaher Business Systems (DBS) tools as daily work. Implement visual management for entire sales team

Job Requirements


Attribute/Skill/Experience :

  • MBA, Commercial Degree, or BSc in Life Sciences

  • Relevant experience in Diagnostics market

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a commercial organisation and to develop teams

  • 5+ years  people leadership experience

  • Working in complex, matrix environment

  • 1 – 2 years P&L experience in an international company environment

  • Demonstrated ability to influence and drive change

  • Able to convert strategic initiatives into tactical activities.

  • Proven ability to drive business growth through effective market and business analysis.

  • Tenacity/Do What It Takes

  • Build constructive and effective relationships both inside and outside the organization

  • Strong communication skills – sound business acumen

  • C-Suite commercial experience

  • Proven ability to lead change in support of a better customer experience

  • Ability to identify product improvements and effectively communicate their benefits to the development teams

  • Working with integrity and leads by example with compliance

  • Get the Numbers – Results Count

  • Effective Time Management and Personal Organization

  • Do It Now/ make decisions

  • Continuous Improvement, Don’t accept the status quo

  • Traction Counts, Make an Impact

  • Tactical and Strategic

  • Hands-on

  • Teamwork

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.