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Danaher Corporation Director, BioPharma Strategic Partnerships (f/m/d) in Mellingen, Switzerland

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Job Description

This Director of Strategic Partnerships will drive high-level collaborations and partnerships with BioPharma customers, Roche & Novartis, through a strong knowledge of the customer, the shift towards Biologics, and the Life Science Instruments Group (LSIG) product portfolio. This position will manage cross-platform commercial operations for LSIG at said accounts globally through revenue growth and commercial execution. This Director will elevate LSIG’s position in the account by influencing C-suite and other essential decision makers and will have responsibility of owning the account strategy.


Continuous Customer Discovery

  • Map the entire Customer ecosystem including Wholly Own Subsidiaries & Identify Key Stakeholders with a focus on new biologics modalities

  • Establish Important Customer Sites to help local sales penetrate and discover new opportunities

  • Understand their key BioPharma partners and the work that is part of the collaboration

  • Have a strong pulse on the customer’s strategic initiatives, future acquisitions, and develop key relationships

LSIG Discovery with Customer Focus

  • Articulate LSIG’s value proposition has BioPharma customers seeking partners in the Biologic space

  • Develop a strong understanding of the LSIG Portfolio, the workflows where LSIG has strong solutions, and the synergies between LSIG & the Customer

  • Understand existing relationships, business to date, competitive landscape

  • Define potential with account (immediate, midterm, and long term) for all product lines & services

  • Incorporate Account in VOC to LSIG Product Leadership on product line expansion and development

  • Establish Early Adopters & Reference Sites for new product launches

Align with Internal and External Stakeholders on All Strategic Initiatives (Workflow Sales Strategy, Contracts Negotiations, Service, etc)

  • Orchestrate C-suite and senior leadership cross organization governance meetings

Builds Account Strategies, Playbook, and Growth Bridge

  • Build an Account Strategy in collaboration with Service, Field Marketing, Commercial Marketing, BU, Sales, and Distribution Partners

  • Translate strategies to local tactics and actions (long term and short term)

  • Drive account strategy and partnership mentality to all participating Operating Companies from sales representatives to senior leadership


  • Demonstrated track record of success as a Life Science Sales Representative or Sales Manager

  • 10+ years of sales experience at a Life Sciences company, minimum 5 years of experience with Advance Science Degree

  • Strong understanding of the BioPharma ecosystem and the growing shift toward Biologics

  • Ability to set global strategies with short-term, mid-term, and long-term goals

  • Experience in partnerships & selling to senior level leadership

  • Ability to travel up to 30-50%

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

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