Training Specialist in Buffalo Grove, Illinois at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: SEL001261

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.


Position Summary 

This position will support the Training Specialist process  full-time on-site in our Buffalo Grove IL location.  

Responsible for a variety of performance-based learning events that include technical skills in addition to soft skills. 

Assess learning needs; create customized instructional design plans; develop unique, original sales training content; deliver and present training sessions; evaluate training curriculum, learner success, measurement of impact, and program success for Field Sales. 

Train in multiple modes: live instructor-led, virtual, remote, e-Learning, etc. Assess needs and consult with key stakeholders and business partners. Evaluate and assess learning measures and metrics to enhance learning. 

Partner with Marketing and Sales teams to ensure key messaging and branding is fully integrated into product trainings. 

Support and manage training on product information, selling skills, continuing education, and other training for new sales reps as well as ongoing training for senior level sales. Focus on product and sales training curriculum for current and expanding portfolio.

Job Requirements


Required Education, Experience, Skills


  • BA/BS


  • 3-5 years formal training experience; or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background. Prior sales experience preferred. Sales Training experience strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency in computer skills, software, Microsoft Office Programs, especially PowerPoint.

  • Proficiency in learning technology, online tools and systems: LMS, Salesforce, SharePoint, Captivate, Articulate, Camtasia, WebEx/Go To/Live, and/or Adobe Connect, strongly preferred.

  • Excellent curriculum instructional design development and skills.

  • Understanding of Adult Learning Theories; Needs Assessment; Performance Consulting.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Strong understanding of Sales and Sales Training.

  • Project management/program development skills and experience.

  • Public speaking, facilitation, and delivery of training and learning. 

  • Ability to understand products and complex technical data, operating and maintenance instructions, and demos.  

  • Cultivates working relationships with internal and external team members, matrix partners, and business partners. 

  • Healthcare, Medical Device or Diagnostic, Capital Equipment, and/or Lab Equipment experience desired.


  • 20%


  • English required.  

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

Leica Biosystems 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.

Leica Biosystems pays salaries commensurate with market value, and provides exceptional benefits.

To Apply:

Leica Biosystems is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.  As a Leica Biosystems employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best. 

If you are ready for this challenge, apply on-line and submit your resume for consideration. 

Leica Biosystems is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer:  Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Disability, Vet, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity.

Be sure to follow Leica Biosystems on LinkedIn!

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.
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