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Danaher Corporation Strategy Leader, Cell & Gene Therapy in Eysins, Switzerland

Be part of something altogether life-changing!

Working at Cytiva in the Life Sciences industry means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40 countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term. Your health and wellbeing are important to us and together we will not compromise on safety in the workplace or the environment.

Cytiva is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

What you’ll do

  • As a Strategy Leader for Cell & Gene Therapy (CGT) business you will own the end-to-end strategic process - from vision through execution - to achieve sustainable growth within CGT.

  • Assist in aggressively growing the size of the business over the next three to five years through a combination of above-industry organic growth and strategically attractive acquisitions that will deliver strong returns on capital.

  • Create a growth strategy and road map for the CGT business; including investments required to the achieve strategic plan. Own the CGT part of the Danaher/ Cytiva Strat Plan process.

  • Direct market research and customer studies necessary to understand customer needs.

  • Prioritize global market segment requirements, perform gap analysis to current Cytiva portfolio, and define strategic and tactical stops to best position segment for accelerated growth.

  • Identify and explore new and adjacent technologies; Structure external partnerships to develop and produce technologies necessary to achieve business unit growth and profitability goals.

  • Develop intellectual property (IP) protection strategy and partner with legal team to aggressively defend our IP.

  • Work closely with rest of CGT leadership team to support a wide range of business development activities, including mergers and acquisitions, licensing, and alliances.

  • Collaborate closely with Cytiva Business Development Leadership and Danaher M&A team; support due diligence activities, M&A strategy and post-acquisition implementations. Continue to build a strong M&A funnel.

  • Partner with and leverage internal and external subject matter experts and other resources to evaluate opportunities and drive to informed decisions

  • Develop thought leadership on industry trends both emerging and established to ensure business is aligned to capitalize and establish a market leadership position.

  • Cultivate mid- near- and long-term target relationships with acquisition targets. The successful candidate will become the expert on adjacent and growth spaces.

  • Build a small team with subject matter expertise to perform market analysis, identifying targets, supporting due diligence efforts etc.

  • Reports to Vice President of Cell & Gene Therapy and part of the CGT Leadership team.

Who you are

  • Master and/or Bachelor's Degree in technology (engineering / sciences) and top-tier MBA with 8-10 years of consulting & healthcare industry experience.

  • 3-5 years in a top-tier consulting firm or equivalent experience focused on market analysis and/or growth/strategy commercial project; or an investment firm including PE or VC, or equivalent experience

  • Substantial experience and/or formal education that has allowed the development of a deep understanding of a domain and/or industry resulting in key customer insights and empathy. Strong financial acumen is essential for success in the role.

  • Participated in 1-5 closed outside or inside diligence projects.

  • Ability to work within a matrix organizational environment and to interact with executives at the most senior levels.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate complex business issues.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated teamwork skills.

  • Integrity: accepting and adhering to high ethical, moral, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions, and when dealing with others.

  • Clear thinking: simplifying strategy into specific actions with clear accountability, making decisions with speed and accuracy based on best available information, and communicating priorities clearly and concisely.

  • External focus: understanding customer needs, marketplace dynamics, industry trends, and the competitive landscape in the industry/function and considering the external impact of business activities and decisions on the external environment.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 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.

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