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Technical Support Specialist- Particle Characterization and Counting in Nationwide Switzerland at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 5/10/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: BEC014962

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter 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. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, and are motivated, energetic, and looking for a new and exciting opportunity, please submit your resume online at the URL below or at www.beckmancoulter.com.
Beckman Coulter 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.



Description

BASIC PURPOSE

The Senior Technical Support Specialist provides highly specialized and qualified technical support to the field service department, conducts customer, application, field service training and coaching activities, installation support and onsite technical support at escalated customer sites.

Frequently interacting with various departments on all support and management levels as well as with customers over a vast geography, the incumbent works independently and self organized, prioritizes his activities to ensure that key milestones are achieved and develops continuously his skills.

MAIN ACTIVITY SCOPE

 

  • Product line: Particle Characterization and Counting.

The activity scope may vary according to business requirements.

  • Covered geography: Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI).

BOUNDARY CONDITIONS/AUTHORITY LEVELS

  • Receives no instructions on routine work, organizes his tasks independently.

  • General instructions on new projects, makes own suggestions.

  • Follows group standards and procedures.

  • Participates and/or leads cross-functional projects.

  • Adheres to policies and procedures.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Customer Satisfaction

  • Internal and external customer satisfaction in all aspects of the job.  Increased throughput, decreased downtime and regular upgrades. A clear advocate for the customer (internal and external) and a steward for the company

  • Communicates regularly with customers to learn about their business challenges and requirements

  • Drives a sense of urgency to ensure customer needs are addressed promptly and with an emphasis on a “first time fix”

  • Assist field service engineers with troubleshooting the most difficult problems in high pressure situations

  • Consulting with colleagues, engineering, applications, manufacturing and field when troubleshooting to advance knowledge and verify progress when troubleshooting

  • Continuous desire and demonstrated ability to advance knowledge on product, is use in the marketplace and it’s position relative to competitive products

  • Demonstrate ability to utilize proper statistical techniques to review service data to interpret, propose actions and next steps to investigate to root cause develop countermeasures and monitor for timely determination of effectiveness.

  • Train others on topics where expertise has developed to expert level.

  • Conduct formal in house and external field service, distributor and customer trainings.

  • Excellent follow-up skills to insure we exceed customer expectations, and close all outstanding issues

  • Understands customer perception and the associated business impacts, and is commercially capable of resolving customer issues in a rapid fashion

  • Managing Call Escalations - ability to identify, own and track any issues with an account, according to call escalation procedure, to reach resolution.

Financial Management

  • Manage individual expenses with on time monthly submission of expenses

  • Drives general cost reduction by identifying and analyzing appropriate opportunities

Continuous Improvement

  • Leads by example to develop a robust continuous improvement culture

  • Assumes accountability around daily management and monthly KPI’s

  • Aggressively seeks out opportunities for improvement

  • Acts as a primary customer of DBS and leverages internal and external DBS expertise to map improvement plans and drive sustainable improvements

QUALIFICATION

  • Inclination and ability to listen to various stakeholders (e.g. Customers, Sales, Service) and generate actionable insights

  • Successfully deliver results while quickly adapting to changing priorities and unforeseen challenges

  • Sense of Urgency - must have the drive/motivation to take action.  Must be able to prioritize daily activities and determine what requires immediate attention.

  • Strong Interpersonal and Communication skills - must be able to remain calm when dealing with difficult customers/peers and have strong communications skills both with internal associates and external customers. Must be a true professional at all times. Team orientated, positive attitude and motivator.

  • Demonstrate consistent  and rapid  improving ability to lead problem investigations.

  • Ability to adapt - must be flexible and understanding with change as it occurs regularly throughout his/her day/week.  Must be able to think quickly and respond positively to those changes.

  • Must have good pedagogic skills and be comfortable with presenting in front of s knowleadgaeable audience and teaching.

  • Willing to travel 50% of the time to support field activities.

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similar field and 5+ years of experience in a high tech environment

  • Master’s degree in related field and 3+ years of experience in a high tech environment

  • Electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical troubleshooting, theory and application

  • Strong deductive reasoning and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently, make fast decisions and prioritize tasks

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent English (written and oral), French would be an asset

  • Highly computer literate (especially in Excel, PowerPoint, and Oracle a plus)

    RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS

  1. Internal

  • US Technical Support Department

  • Corresponding Business Unit

  • Sustaining Engineering Department

  • European Field Service Department

  • EMEAI Sales and Marketing Departments

  • Beckman Coulter EMEAI Subsidiaries

  • CSC Nyon

  • Purchasing Department

  • Logistics Department

    1. External

  • Customers

  • Distributors

  • Warehouses

  • Local suppliers

    TRAVEL

  • Based on location, travel activities up to 50% are required.

    LOCATION

  • The position is based in the European Union.

  • Proximity to an airport with international connections is preferred.

Job Requirements



Qualifications

QUALIFICATION

  • Inclination and ability to listen to various stakeholders (e.g. Customers, Sales, Service) and generate actionable insights

  • Successfully deliver results while quickly adapting to changing priorities and unforeseen challenges

  • Sense of Urgency - must have the drive/motivation to take action.  Must be able to prioritize daily activities and determine what requires immediate attention.

  • Strong Interpersonal and Communication skills - must be able to remain calm when dealing with difficult customers/peers and have strong communications skills both with internal associates and external customers. Must be a true professional at all times. Team orientated, positive attitude and motivator.

  • Demonstrate consistent  and rapid  improving ability to lead problem investigations.

  • Ability to adapt - must be flexible and understanding with change as it occurs regularly throughout his/her day/week.  Must be able to think quickly and respond positively to those changes.

  • Must have good pedagogic skills and be comfortable with presenting in front of s knowleadgaeable audience and teaching.

  • Willing to travel 50% of the time to support field activities.

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similar field and 5+ years of experience in a high tech environment

  • Master’s degree in related field and 3+ years of experience in a high tech environment

  • Electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical troubleshooting, theory and application

  • Strong deductive reasoning and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently, make fast decisions and prioritize tasks

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent English (written and oral), French would be an asset

  • Highly computer literate (especially in Excel, PowerPoint, and Oracle a plus)



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