EMEA Protein Research Sales Leader (m/f/d)


Vertrieb, Verkauf, Sales

Be part of something altogether life-changing!

Working at Cytiva 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 who 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 Discovery Protein Research Sales Leader for Cytiva is responsible for leading the Protein Research organization, driving predictable, effective, and compliant orders and sales through optimizing resources to cover the market potential to achieve the operating plan.

This position is part of the Discovery Sales and will be remote based in Europe. At Cytiva, our vision is to advance future therapeutics from discovery to delivery.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Team coaching: Drives performance management within the team - BDM's and Protein Research Leaders, providing a regular operating mechanism of feedback and coaching and managing the annual appraisal system. Create regular opportunities to involve the team to share best practices on opportunity management. Regularly update the team on company, region product strategies and customer insights. Coach and assist team members with the differentiation of product offerings during the various stages of the sales process to move the opportunity to a successful outcome.
  • Financial Performance: Achieves quarterly and yearly Product Operating Plan targets (Orders, Sales, and Margin). Oversee integrity of opportunity pipeline to provide timely, accurate forecasting of orders and sales per the regular reporting cycles within the Product Business unit, set up normal funnel review rhythms with the team. Responsible for developing the yearly business planning cycles within the Product Business unit.
  • Works closely with the other regional leaders - Zone Leaders, Inside Sales, Field Marketing, Scientific Support/SLS, and Commercial Leader to create alignment around commercial strategy from a product standpoint.
  • Customer, Market, and Product Expertise. Understand and analyze market/competitive dynamics and develop commercial plans to capitalize upon opportunities to grow business. Know, interact, and manage professional relations with key customers in biotech, translational medicine, and academia to ensure an understanding of needs. Contribute to the new product introduction process with R&D;, Marketing, and Product Management to ensure the successful launch of new products. Continuously improve the technical know-how of the Commercial team and ensure proficiency in research instruments with practical training and routine communications.
  • Attract, retain, coach, and develop world-class commercial and technical talent to realize product commercial strategy.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant Life Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, or equivalent years of experience. Strong knowledge of the Life Science Research market.

  • Ten years of progressive commercial and/or product/business management experience in the life sciences industry, including four years of people leadership experience.

  • Strong leadership, communication, collaboration, coaching, team building, and influencing skills with proven ability to drive and manage change initiatives in a matrixed environment (empowering others to lead)

  • Strong business acumen and financial, organizational, and relationship-building skills.

  • Clear strategic thinker who can create commercial product execution plans and has the tenacity to execute well.

  • Solid problem-solving skills- the ability to resolve complex problems, communicate issues, and propose solutions to external customers and internal team members.

  • Ability to energize, develop, and build rapport, collaborate, and influence at all organizational levels. Act as an inspirational leader with optimism, highly approachable, and humble. Ability to travel up to 30 % of the time.

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

  • Leading commercial leaders
  • Life science capital equipment sales

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 suitable for a remote work arrangement where you can work remotely from 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.

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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