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Danaher Corporation Senior Global Product Manager (m/w/d) in Nussloch, Germany

The Senior Global Product Manager is responsible for leading the full life cycle of a product line, from idea conception to withdrawal from the market, by leading cross-functional teams to ensure that the products’ contribution to LBS is maximized through optimal market positioning and achievement of revenue, profitability and growth targets.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Drive product business performance, ensuring the product line meets or exceeds the target revenue, profitability and growth targets of the product line

  • Generate the global strategic and annual marketing plans for the product

  • Lead the preparation and ongoing revisions of product roadmap detailing future product extensions for the product line

  • Independently perform market assessment and definition, including Mekkos.

  • Plan and conduct qualitative and quantitative customer VOC and develop segmentation based on needs and buying behaviors and deliver differentiated value propositions supported by quantitative and qualitative customer insights.

  • Independently develop and support business cases and key NPI marketing deliverables. Be proactive in researching and communicating new potential product improvements for the product including the preparation of business cases supporting future product enhancements

  • Conduct competitor analysis and monitoring including planning and executing responses to competitor activities for the product line

  • Actively support the product line performance in the marketplace. Drive generation and pro-active review of revenue, profit and growth targets and forecasts based on market share, product dynamics and market trends for the product line utilizing DBS problem solving and action planning tools

  • Develop strategy, tactics, sales tools and training in selling against competition. Works closely with sales management to deploy various growth initiatives and capture growth opportunities

  • Drive customer focus in each step of the ideation to commercialization process. Integrate insights from market trends, competition and customer’s needs. Actively plan and manage new product launches and releases globally

  • Actively manage existing portfolio within a specific product line including initial positioning, phase in and phase out of products etc.

  • Coach and mentor peers on the key marketing competencies.


  • Strong prioritization and multitasking skills

  • Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking

  • Use of DBS tools for problem solving and action planning

  • Ability to influence without authority. Experience in working with multinational teams within a matrix organization

  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills

  • Leadership and Team development skills

Required Education, Experience, Skills

  • Education: MBA or related Master’s degree in engineering, natural sciences, business, or medical fields

  • Experience: Numerous years of experience in Product marketing and/or sales and marketing, experience in medical / Healthcare business

Language: Fluent German and English

Our employees are our greatest asset. Therefore we offer competitive salaries and other benefits such as:

  • We support Work & Life balance: We offer flexible working hours, employer subsidy for several gyms, and an excellent canteen.

  • We also offer a Funded Pension Scheme.

  • We help Families & Individuals: We offer advice on caring for the elderly, psychological counseling, and childcare.

  • We encourage Career Development: Danaher encourages professional development and mobility worldwide through a structured “Danaher Go Process” open to all internal employees

  • We offer Training Opportunities: We have a wide range of internal programs including leadership trainings, coaching essentials, and our Danaher Business System (i.e. lean management).

  • Diversity and building Diverse & Inclusive Teams are a priority at Leica Biosystems and Danaher (awarded as best employer in 2019). Therefore, we have many initiatives such as the European Diversity and Inclusion task force and launch of “Women + Friends Europe”.

...experience all of this and much more at Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH (a Danaher Company).

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