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Director, Marketing Americas

Company: Danaher
Location: Buffalo Grove
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

For over 170 years, Leica Microsystems has helped shape the future by developing groundbreaking optical and digital solutions. As a global leader, we're driven by continuous improvement to excite our customers and to create the best work environment for our people. Customer focus, innovation, and teamwork are at the core of our culture and the foundation of our success.

Want to be part of a company whose products are part of cutting-edge research around the world? Join Leica Microsystems in our commitment for brilliant solutions and insight.

Leica Microsystems is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we're pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Position Summary:

Come join a phenomenal team! Do you love to lead? Are you passionate about building and executing strategies that drive growth and deliver superb customer experience? Then we have an opportunity for you. We are looking for an experienced and driven marketing leader who can lead a diverse team of marketing managers and professionals.

The Director of Marketing is responsible for leading best-in-class Marketing execution to increase customer visibility and opportunity identification, drive top-line growth and improved market share gain. Reporting to the VP, GM Americas Region, this position will provide leadership to a Regional team responsible for defining and executing the Marketing plans to deliver the long-term commercial success for a diverse portfolio of products and services for Leica Microsystems (LMS). The Director of Marketing will collaborate with LMS Business Units and Global Marketing team to ensure implementation of standard methodologies and development of core capabilities.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Lead the Regional Marketing team and develop and build outstanding value propositions that support the go to market strategy for the LMS businesses in the Americas
  • Analyze, evaluate, plan and execute on both existing and potential marketing activities and strategies. Develop benchmark criteria to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of marketing programs.
  • Develop and execute a new digital marketing channels to deliver positive business disruption, incremental revenue growth and enhanced visibility and lead generation
  • Lead the processes, technology and resources to achieve opportunity generation targets and value metrics for the Americas in close alignment with LMS global strategy and priorities
  • Provide Commercial Leadership in LMS Strategy development and Policy Deployment initiatives
  • Drive adoption and implementation of effective daily management tools and standard work in all Marketing functions and activities, using Danaher Business Systems (DBS) tools and benchmarking standard methodologies in Danaher and external companies.
  • Responsible for talent management to ensure the continued development for direct reports. Partner closely with the human resources organization in developing interpersonal capabilities through succession planning, organizational assessment, identification of key skill gaps, talent acquisition and talent development strategies that link with business goals.
  • Create trusted relationships with team members; Understand what they value and support them in achieving their development goals. Coach the team to enhance their network and identify relevant / stretch roles or projects to support career progression
  • Integrate and coordinate all functional activities that are necessary to enable direct and indirect sales channels to achieve and maintain sales and profitability within the defined Market Segments
  • This role is part of the Regional senior management team charged with establishing strategic plans and objectives. Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures operations effective achievement of objectives.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 10+ years Market Management Experience in a Life Science / Healthcare organization - broad marketing skill set including Voice of Customer, campaign management, demand generation, market segmentation, digital marketing, strategy development and competitor assessment in multiple sophisticated business segments
  • Validated evidence of success in both direct line leadership and highly matrixed environments
  • The ability to lead multiple, complex priorities within demanding timeframes
  • Ability to train and coach team to adopt a DBS mind-set of continuous improvement and problem solving
  • Strong analytical, planning, forecasting and budgeting/financial skills


  • BS Degree
  • MBA or master's in science a plus
  • Desired qualifications express expectations for ideal/fully proficient candidates; equivalent experience will also be considered.


  • Approximately 25%

When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you'll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we'll empower you to push the boundaries of what's possible.

If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.


Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available here.

Keywords: Danaher, Buffalo Grove , Director, Marketing Americas, Other , Buffalo Grove, Illinois

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