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  • Posted: Oct 26, 2020
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    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $18 billion and approximately 55,000 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 ...
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    Sales Director – LSG Africa

    This role has responsibility for driving the sales in BID, GSD and CSD, whilst supporting the sales activities through workflow selling for BPD and LPD. In addition, this role has a secondary responsibility to deliver sales revenue at a country level through influence, support and direct involvement with multiple EMEA business areas, e.g. HID, Oncology, Reproductive Health, Service, LCS, Genotyping, Genetic Testing Solutions etc.

    Skills and Capabilities

    • Directs and manages the local direct sales team
    • Builds and develops highly motivated and powerful teams.
    • Develops strategies for the channels, appoints and dismisses channel partners to drive growth and customer satisfaction.
    • Ensures best teamwork cross-functional practices to support channel partners and end-users.
    • Strong cultural awareness and an ability to build successful relationships
    • Engages resources from across the organisation to support growth in the markets.
    • Leads, mentors, coaches and drives engagement in the commercial teams (own and distributors’).
    • Implements and monitors effective performance management of channel partners, including compliance with financial & regulatory management practices
    • Addresses and resolves channel partner issues
    • Drives actions and solutions to completion
    • Manages relationships with customers, distributors and global partners
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to influence across multiple cultures, regions, and functions, and operate at all levels in the business
    • Must have the presence, visibility and personality to quickly establish credibility with customers, channel partners, industry Key Opinion Leaders and related authorities.
    • Must be highly collaborative and engaging, a strong relationship builder and comfortable in highly matrixed and complex environments.
    • Must be self-confident and possess the right balance of both strategic and tactical thinking.
    • Drives employee engagement as a manager, coach, mentor and thought leader
    • Excellent influencing, communication, leadership & presentation skills
    • Ability to establish short & long-term business objectives.

    Problem Solving

    • Strong cultural awareness and an ability to build successful relationships
    • Capability to create, read and understand complex data in order to manage financial targets and ensure metrics are being tracked and reported appropriately.
    • Consistently monitors results of sales processes, including sales forecasting, pipeline management, and sales tracking through the use of the CRM system and other designated IT tools.
    • Strong influencing skills and ability to work in a highly matrixed organisation
    • Ability to work across multiple geographies and network cross-divisionally to leverage scale across the entire business
    • Develops and maintains an up to date knowledge of the LSG portfolio and understands markets and buying practices required to effectively compete in the global Life sciences market
    • Ensures that comprehensive product and application knowledge is used to successfully conduct effective consultative and strategic selling presentations

    Please send in your application, including a cover letter in English via our careers website Reference: 133696BR. Please apply as soon as possible, the position will be filled as soon as suitable candidate is found.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Thermo Fisher Scientific on to apply

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