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Danaher Corporation Strategic Account Manager- Pathology Solutions UK South in Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom

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The Pathology Solutions (PS) Account Manager is responsible for driving business growth within complex total solution opportunities within clinical and life science markets. You will develop close strategic relationships with a network of contacts to drive new business, research new opportunities and oversee growth projects.

Reporting to the Sales Team Leader, this role is a critical position responsible for supporting the business development and strategic growth of LBS managed service contracts within UKI. You will be responsible for developing and managing large complex total solution opportunities, be key to winning PS tenders, securing long-term strategic business and supporting after sales customer satisfaction.

The PS Account Manager will support the sales cycle of UKI MSC customers from presales activities, tender processes and business development of renewing/extension agreements. The role is fundamentally important to UKI LBS success in view of the NHS strategy to consolidate laboratories across the UKI region.

The ideal candidate will have detailed knowledge and understanding of NHS Pathology Networks in England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland. You will possess a comprehensive sales skillset which will include excellent relationship building with stakeholders at all levels of organisations. You will understand and be agile at influencing decision-making processes across all stakeholders. You will have proven success in working in cross matrix environments to drive sales by mentoring, sharing account knowledge and leading new projects alongside Sales, Applications, Service and Customer Care teams. You will thrive in a fast paced environment and enjoy the challenge of high revenue long term strategic sales.


  • Responsible for revenue growth in strategic accounts

  • Establishing strong contacts and relationships in all major strategic sites within the region

  • Support identification and presentation of go/no go opportunities

  • Support Sales Team Leaders and Account Managers with

  • targeting and closing new sales opportunities

  • preparation and review of customer quotations

  • participation in sales calls

  • revenue forecasting

  • quarterly opportunity report outs

  • Utilise advanced solution build tools to develop and execute an ambitious strategic plan to convert customers

  • Customer visits and delivering the Leica Biosystems Vision 24 & value proposition to key customer contacts

  • Support, advise and coach Account Managers on all PS opportunities to identify key decision makers, strategy and best solution build

  • Utilising available tools (blue sheets, playbooks, SFDC etc), project manage strategic opportunities to accelerate through the sales cycle

  • Support project management and completion of tenders

  • Support Account Managers and implementation team to facilitate early revenue recognition

  • Develop proposals that speak to customer needs, concerns and objectives.

  • Identify and manage the planning and execution of relevant PS meetings and customer-focused events e.g. Tender presentations, solution pitch and Leica Promotional Events.

  • Support AM team to deliver Account Review meetings, monitor account KPI’s and drive change to deliver service improvement.

  • Continually develop knowledge of products, market and industry trends, competition and customer strategies for new business development.

  • Support AM with PS Contract compliance and negotiation with Trusts and Prime contractors.

Key Experience Needed:

  • Demonstrated track record as a key accounts manager who has delivered exceptional sales results at large multinational accounts at a regional level

  • Sold within a mature sales environment with strong systems and processes

  • Demonstrated experience of selling and/or technical marketing experience

  • Must have sold solutions and services relating to marketed capital goods

  • Dealt with customers at all levels, particularly High Management Sales

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • In depth knowledge of NHS processes and networking vision

  • Strong communication across cultures

  • Ability to navigate through organizational complexity and drive for results

  • Value selling knowledge

  • Process improvement skills

  • Monitoring and strong follow-up

  • Time/Project management, organization and planning


When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.