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Danaher Corporation Supervisor, AWS Widefield in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Do you or have you worked in a core lab? This is an amazing role for someone looking to make a move from the lab. This is the job for you!

The Supervisor, Advanced Workflow Specialist Widefield will lead the team of Advanced Workflow Specialists and plan the strategic growth of the said team. Manage and oversee daily operations, as well as implement and manage metrics to meet department standards. Provide support to Leica’s Life Science Research customers, Sales Specialists, Account Managers, agents, and dealers in all facets of their selling activities. This includes, but is not limited to, visiting reps and customers in the field, conducting product demonstrations, training, participating in local and national exhibitions, handling phone and email inquiries, solving application and service problems, and providing customer feedback

Leica Microsystems 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.

Team leadership:

  • Build a special team of subject matter authorities

  • Set strategic goals for AWS teams

  • Foster an environment that welcomes diversity and inclusion

  • Identify training and professional development needs, maintain training metrics

  • Evaluate AWS performance, provide feedback and guidance, conduct performance reviews

  • Be prepared with resources to ensure coverage to meet customer needs

  • Provide feedback to management on ways to increase performance and better serve our customers

  • Implement strong DBS culture, lead and sustain DBS initiatives as appropriate for the team

Field responsibilities:

  • Perform successful product demonstrations to drive sales results. Schedule and coordinate demonstrations on confocal and Widefield products

  • Schedule and support product seminars, workshops, and customer and Leica courses. Test demo system functionality and continued system maintenance

  • Provide expert product, application, and software support to customers, sales, and service organizations. Triage technical problems during customer calls

  • Document and route support issues. Communicate and resolve support requests. Develop Protocols to Image Customer Samples

Professional Experience

  • Minimum 1.5 proven experience providing technical, software, or application support to sales/technical organizations or research customers as a member of the Advanced Workflow Specialist Widefield Team

  • Demonstrated leadership skills. Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills

  • In-depth knowledge of biological imaging applications/workflows and Leica product portfolio

  • Teaching or training experience, provide training to others on how to apply imaging equipment and techniques to solve scientific questions

  • High level of computer proficiency with troubleshooting knowledge

  • Experience in a customer-facing support role (preferred)

  • Maintain and troubleshoot advanced imaging equipment, hardware, and software (preferred)

  • Experience with a customer-facing role (preferred)


  • Minimum of BA/BS in an engineering or computer science

  • Advanced degree preferred; i.e. Masters or Ph.D. in biology

  • 60-80%

  • Self-motivated, Detail orientation, Systematic analysis, Time management, Strong communications skills, Proficient in digital literacy (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, SAP), Strong technical, optical, and mechanical aptitude

  • Multitasker, efficient with multiple accounts within a large geographical region

  • Strong passion for customer support. Individual must be able to work with minimal direction out of a home office

  • Also, must be capable of working effectively with Sales Managers, Product Management, Customer Service Technicians and Representatives, Engineers, Accounting, Manufacturing, and Dealers.

  • Work in a constantly evolving environment. Good decision making and negotiation skills are vital.

  • Reports directly to Manager, Advanced Workflow Specialists and Teams

  • Direct Reports include:

  • Interacts with Sales, Service, Applications, and Management Teams, both domestically and internationally

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified 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. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .