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Strategic Account Manager (m/f) Life Sciences, Basel, CH

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/26/2017 12:50:09 AM
  • 3008052
  • Job Function: Sales
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Life Sciences
Location(s): Switzerland; Basel area, homebased


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years, GE Healthcare Life Sciences has globally supported the development and use of new therapies, helping
accelerate the journey from biological understanding to clinical therapy. GE Healthcare Life Sciences works with
cutting edge technology enabling and advancing the discovery, diagnosis and medical treatments of the present
and the future. We are accelerating biology to cell therapy in ways no other company can.
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Role Summary:
The Strategic Account Manager is responsible to position GE Life Sciences within all selected customer segments and be recognized as the provider of a complete scientific and industrial workflow solution focused around biotechnical production, biomolecule separation, purification, identification, characterization through to kinetics and cellular impact and thus to develop opportunities for the business to obtain maximum synergy from the company focus & structure.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • To actively position GE Life Sciences within the market with respect to the company vision of becoming known as the gold standard scientific supplier for protein separation, identification, characterization through to cellular interaction
  • Engage sales specialists in both the design and execution of account business plans and to undertake a key role in driving effective team work (supporting the Sales Leader – Life Sciences) within a complex matrix sales environment. To take personal ownership to drive and manage the commercial positioning of GE Life Sciences, whilst also supporting the scientific positioning and capabilities of the company and in so doing actively lead find and develop new business opportunities to accelerate growth
  • To map the structure of customer contacts within selected accounts, forming strong business relationships by regular customer field visits so as to understand the external customer’s business issues and challenges within the field of proteins. To then design with specialist colleagues with the incorporation of sales tools, a business process focused at delivering customer expectations and accelerating GE Life Science growth within the account by meeting identified scientific and commercial needs
  • Identify progress and manage major contract negotiations and renewal of business opportunities, plus assist in effective management of the tender process working to improve the professionalism of our company responses and ultimately improve our conversion rate of awards
  • Foster long-term business relationships and, where appropriate and approved drive collaborative projects with key individuals or groups within these key accounts and our marketing / R&D teams
  • Maintain a high level of technical and commercial competence on relevant Life Sciences products, techniques and applications to support the scientific positioning in line with our company strategy. Maintain training and understanding to have the knowledge to be able to position and differentiate the company on a commercial excellence footing
  • Accurately forecast sales and growth opportunities within designated territory, using sales tools and applications. Prepare and participate in business reviews/forecasts for Sales Leader – Life Sciences, thus ensuring a constant flow of information relating to the territory/key accounts, and the requirements of the company



Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Training and proven experience in sales, the management of key accounts and in building sustainable customer relationships
  • A proven track-record of achieving and exceeding sales targets, and a desire to grow new business
  • Advanced background/training in and understanding of Life Sciences products
  • Experience understanding customer needs and business drivers and using this knowledge to develop account plans and strategies (knowledge of the existing account areas would be advantageous)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including, team working skills and good communication skills
  • Persistence and tenacity in developing prospects and customers, and able to close business
  • Strong presentation, analytical and customer service skills
  • Self-starter able to manage time and organize and prioritize workload, especially as an Account Manager is expected to be in the field most of the week (80 % of work time) making customers calls and recording contacts
  • Languages: German and English in written and spoken



Desired Characteristics:
  • Education - University level degree in protein sciences or related discipline or an equivalent qualification and experience gained working in the Life Science Industry. Additionally, experience in selling in the Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical or R&D markets


Locations: Switzerland; Basel area, homebased

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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