Discovery Diagnostic Sales Specialist

Leica Microsystems

Leica Microsystems

Sales & Business Development
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

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.

Forming part of the Biotechnology segment at Danaher, we bring together dedicated technical expertise and talent to develop the next generation of life-changing therapeutics.

The Diagnostic Sales Specialist role is to grow sales for the diagnostics product portfolios in their designated territory with a strong focus on design in for new and recurring business opportunities within all customer segments. The Diagnostic Sales Specialist will have a keen understanding of the market dynamics and areas for growth, an awareness and familiarity of the needs of the customer, and knowledge of Cytiva's diagnostic product portfolio offerings.

This position is part of the Diagnostics commercial team within the Discovery and Medical OpCo and will be fully remote. At Cytiva, our vision is to advance future therapeutics from discovery to delivery.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Represent Cytiva and function as the primary solutions provider for the assigned territory for all diagnostic application needs.
  • Build a strategic plan in the assigned territory and partner with Cytiva colleagues and distribution partners to develop and implement annual account plans to grow Cytiva business.
  • Be responsible for timely and accurate forecasting of funnel pipeline & sales using our CRM, including the design in module. Achieve the quarterly and yearly operating plan while driving customer satisfaction and customer retention. Pro-actively search for new opportunities & follow up on opportunities being generated by our marketing team.
  • Lead pricing negotiations and support complex and strategic deal development. Assist in proposal preparation and presentation to customers.
  • Work closely with our customers R&D/technical departments with the help of our R&D/FAS/Product teams to bring the best solutions to accelerate our customers’ success.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences field, ideally master’s or Ph.D. degree in biology, biochemistry, immunology, or molecular biology.
  • Five years of commercial experience, preferably in the Life Sciences industry.
  • Experience with magnetic beads, lateral flow, membrane-based applications, or Next Generation Sequencing.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders & to work collaboratively across functions and geographies to drive execution.
  • Good analytical skills and experience with sales tools such as
  • Self-motivated, team player, ability to work independently and stay well organized.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to present technical presentations and training. Ability to coordinate, lea, and influence internal and external teams.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • QlikSense or CRM system like

At Cytiva we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, remote working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a remote work arrangement in which you can work remotely from your home. Additional information about this remote work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Cytiva can provide.

The salary range for this role is $105,000 - $125,000. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit

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