Strategic Account Manager, Laboratory - Chicago/ MI

Location
Remote / Field, IL
Salary
Competitive
Posted
September 04 2017
Ref
54231BR
Position Type
Full Time
Job Description

Company Information

The Immunodiagnostics Division (IDD) develops, manufactures and markets complete blood test systems to support the clinical diagnosis and monitoring of allergy, asthma and autoimmune diseases. With 1,500 employees based in 25 countries worldwide IDD is the global leader in in-vitro allergy testing and also the European leader in autoimmunity diagnostics.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and approximately 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands - Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.

All of our employees share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. Our ability to grow year after year is driven by our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class people who will thrive in our environment and share in our desire to improve mankind by enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

If you share in our values and if you're looking for an employer who is strongly committed to developing talent and rewarding achievement, come grow with us at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Job Description

Job Title: Strategic Account Manager, Laboratory- Chicago/MI

Position Summary

The Strategic Account Manager, is responsible for maintaining reagent revenue in a prescribed group of laboratory accounts. The individual will be expected to maintain, defend, and grow existing laboratory business in these Reference, Hospital, and Health System Laboratory accounts.

The individual is specifically accountable for the strategy development and tactical execution of the Autoimmunity and Allergy account retention in their given geography. They will also be expected to hold regular Customer Business Reviews to work with the commercial team to ascertain and act on opportunities for growth and optimized lab utilization; initiatives that could include profile normalization, sales/outreach training, cultivation of clinical champions, etc. Where such opportunities exist, the role will act as the primary liaison between the customer (procurement, lab administration, bench, Medical Director, Outreach, etc.) and IDD Commercial personnel (RM's, HSE's, SAE's, TSS's).

The individual is expected to have a solid working knowledge of the laboratory industry, laboratory sales (Strategic Selling), and an ability to communicate appropriate clinical messages related to IDD's assays.

Accountabilities:

The individual will be held accountable for

  • Maintaining base business
  • Achieving prescribed growth objectives
  • Defending against competitive threat
  • Orchestrating proper use of resources to ensure growth. This includes collaborative execution with RM's, HSE's, SAE's, TSS's and others where applicable.
  • Holding regular Customer Business Reviews
  • Providing business insight and value to retain customers and ensure customer relationships
  • Leadership and decision making in adjusting strategy to account for local factors or market shifts

The Strategic Account Manager will report to the Regional Sales Manager - Laboratory, and will be expected to work closely with Health Systems Executive's, Strategic Account Executives, Technical Sales Specialists and IDD's Commercial Personnel -DSM's, HSS's and Kalamazoo to achieve revenue goals and excellence in customer service.

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria (Required):

  • B.S./B.A., preferably in life sciences or business
  • Minimum of five years' senior level sales experience in Diagnostics Sales

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Diagnostics or Medical Device Sales
  • Strategic Selling/complex selling skills
  • Superior communication skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a matrix environment with multiple stakeholders.
  • Results oriented
  • Ability to lead without authority to achieve sales goals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to assimilate information to garner support for resources, change, etc.
  • Must understand the key market drivers and dynamics of the US healthcare market.
  • Must be a key advocate/enforcer of our Corporate Compliance culture and policies.
  • Must be a role model for the 4-I Values (Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement)

Relocation: This position is not approved for relocation. Must live within the sales area preferably near a major airport. This position will travel up to 80%.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.




Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.