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Senior Commercial Operations Analyst - REMOTE in Buffalo Grove, Illinois at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

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Job ID: SEL001545

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 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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The Sr. Commercial Operations Analyst – Performance and Compensation role for the Americas is responsible for sales reporting, sales analysis and sales compensation management for Leica Biosystems.

This role is based in our Buffalo Grove, IL office OR can be based REMOTELY.   In this role, the Analyst will work independently with direction from the Commercial Operations Manager and Business Leadership.  This individual is expected to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.  The ideal candidate will be able to successfully balance internal and external business operation demands and have a strong foundation of sales operations, process improvement and ERP system knowledge.

Expert level understanding of SAP is required. Foundational understanding of product master data, pricing and order management is strongly preferred.

Major Responsibilities

  • Compensation Administration & Analysis
  • Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of sales incentive payments to the sales organization.
  • Calculate compensation payments
  • Circulate for approval/signoff
  • Submit to payroll
  • Create and Distribute pay statements
  • Maintain/Improve the systems, processes and data that drive the sales incentive plans for a large, multi-role sales organization (including maintaining sales territories, account adjustments, product inclusions, etc.)
  • Participate in plan design and drafting.
  • Model proposed plans against anticipated business conditions.
  • Sales Reporting & Analysis
  • Data compilation, analytics and updating of key strategic divisional and senior staff initiatives (KPI, PD, etc.).
  • Roll-up of divisional direct & dealer forecasting.
  • Generate detailed monthly orders, sales and unit reports for sales reps and managers.
  • Move towards automating all existing, as well as new, reports.
  • Ad Hoc projects and reporting.
  • Synergize reporting efforts and strategies between Sales and Marketing (key units, multi-divisional support processes, leads, pipelines).

Job Requirements


  • Proven attention to detail, accuracy, and data integrity
  • Strong interpersonal skills, displays high level of tact, professional judgement and ability to handle sensitive compensation and financial information
  • Ability to Organize, Prioritize and Multi-task with limited supervision
  • Team player with a positive attitude and a focus on business issues
  • Ability to thrive under pressure
  • Patient
  • Confident
  • BS Degree or equivalent experience
  • MS Excel and MS Access skill level tests may be required for this position


  • 4 – 6 years relevant work experience (Compensation, Analytics, Finance or HR role)
  • 3 – 5 years with SAP Strongly Preferred
  • Experience in CRM Administration preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills (e.g. high comfort level with consolidating and joining data, creating formulas, macro development)
  • Proven capability with MS Access (including the ability to maintain and update database tables, queries, macros & overall structure.)

Desired Education, Experience, Skills

  • BS Degree with concentration in Finance or Computer Science Strongly Preferred
  • Strong Visual Basic and/or SQL coding a plus
  • Knowledge of the medical device / supply industry a plus
  • Travel: 5%

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 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.