Field Marketing Manager - Life Scienc

Less than 5 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/20/18
Buffalo Grove, IL
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/20/18

Job ID: LEI003849

About Us

Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments. Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company’s history was marked by unparalleled innovation on its way to becoming a global enterprise.  Its historically close cooperation with the scientific community is the key to Leica Microsystems’ tradition of innovation, which draws on users’ ideas and creates solutions tailored to their requirements. At the global level, Leica Microsystems is organized in three divisions, all of which are among the leaders in their respective fields: the Life Science Division, Industry Division, and Medical Division. Leica Microsystems has seven major plants and product development sites around the world. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners. Its headquarters are located in Wetzlar, Germany.
Leica Microsystems, Inc offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. 
Leica Microsystems, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Description

GENERAL SUMMARY & OVERALL CHALLENGES The Field Marketing Manager is a field based role, responsible for building and executing field based marketing programs with primary focus on Tier 1 academic institutions.  This will be accomplished through engagement of field selling teams to proactively drive events that support funnel growth such as: lunch and learns, workshops, seminars and road shows.  
From these engagements the FMM will develop relationships with Leica customers to build a robust contacts list of partners we will leverage to create sales collateral, present at seminars / webinars and other speaking engagements. 
This newly created role will be the central-point of coordination between sales, marketing, and applications teams in identifying / developing customer driven educational content and for effectively disseminating the key differentiating messages for Leica products to internal and external customers.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITIONProfessional Experience•3 -5 years’ experience in field sales or marketing, with demonstrated success in organizing customer facing events. Life Science experience is required.•Experience in educational marketing communication / campaign and message development and execution

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Qualifications

Education•B.S. preferable in Biology•MS degree in a science or engineering field or equivalent•MBA a plus
Travel (required estimated % of time)•50% travel is required.
PERSONAL TRAIT PROFILEThe ideal candidate will be •A well-organized self-starter with a passion for making an impact and driving customer engagements• Demonstrated experience with cross functional matrix team leadership where team members come from various organizational functions•High energy and positive demeanor both internally and externally•Organized and able to build and execute on strategic plans, working collaboratively across various levels of the organization•Extensive experience with managing numerous projects concurrently against stringent deadlines•Excellent communication skills are essential
KEY RELATIONSHIPSInternalReports directly to Sr. Director, Marketing. Works very closely with General Manager, MicroscopyWorks closely with: local selling teamsRegional and global marketingLeica chief scientific officerLeica customer innovation director

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