[Histonet] Bond Marketing Manager opportunity

Kris.Caldwell <@t> leica-microsystems.com Kris.Caldwell <@t> leica-microsystems.com
Thu Feb 12 13:48:28 CST 2009

This is a great opportunity at Leica North American Headquarters just
outside of Chicago, IL (USA).

  Leica Microsystems is a leading global designer and producer of
  innovative high-tech precision optics systems for the analysis of

  It is one of the market leaders in each of the fields of Microscopy,
  Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy, Imaging Systems, Specimen Preparation
  and Medical Equipment.

  Comprising nine manufacturing facilities in seven countries, sales and
  service companies in 20 countries and an international network of
  dealers, the company is represented in over 100 countries.

  Integrate and coordinate all functional activities of the company that
  are necessary to achieve and maintain sales and profitability within the
  defined product area.
  -  Responsible for the management of assigned products to targeted market
  segments and aggressive growth within the U.S. through the development
  and implementation of strategic and tactical marketing plans.
  - Develop and implement strategic and tactical marketing plans for
  assigned product area in conjunction with Leica's strategic plan.
  - Coordinate efforts of all functional areas of the organization to meet
  marketing objectives and drive product line initiatives.
  - Initiate and complete marketing analysis including product sales and
  profitability, customer and industry surveys and industry trends.
  - Monitor competition including SWOT analysis, companies, technologies,
  products, pricing, positioning and market share analysis.
  - Assess market needs and opportunities for new products or product
  positioning through market research and feasibility analysis. Recommend
  ways to expand sales and profitability.
  - Interface with Newcastle and Melbourne Business Units for feedback of
  local product specifications, efficient introduction of new products and
  development and implementation of strategic plans.
  - Develop/recommend/implement advertising and promotional programs
  working with internal Marketing Communications Dept. and/or outside
  vendors as required.
  - Monitor annual marketing OP/EX budget performance.
  - Establish pricing of products within area of responsibility.
  - Develop monthly, quarterly and annual sales/unit forecasts for all
  products within area of responsibility.
  - Develop training and product support materials for implementation with
  sales, Customer Service and Dealers.
  - Plan and implement tradeshows and technical educational seminars as
  - Maintain close contact with Customer Service and Applications Support
  personnel to be aware of customer issues. Develop and implement process
  improvements to resolve these issues.
  - Keep current with trends in technology and applications in responsible
  - Communicate with Dealers and internal organization in MIB (Marketing
  Information Bulletins) format on product issues
  - Originate presentation materials and conducts presentations externally
  and internally.
  - Perform administrative and committee involvement tasks normally
  delegated to product managers.
  - Plan, organize and implement special projects through completion.

  - BA/BS in Life Sciences or equivalent
  - MBA desirable but not required
  - Understanding of Histology marketplace
  - 2 years product management experience in a related discipline
  - 1-3 years experience in Sales desirable but not required
  - 1-3 years Histology/Pathology laboratory experience in clinical,
  research or industrial setting desirable but not required

  Leica offers competitive salary, benefits including medical, dental,
  vision, prescription, long-term care, life insurance, STD, LTD, and 401

Please forward your resume to:
kris.caldwell <@t> leica-microsystems.com

Kris Caldwell
Human Resources Recruiter
Leica Microsystems, Inc.
2345 Waukegan Road
Bannockburn, IL 60015
Kris.Caldwell <@t> Leica-Microsystems.com
847-405-5432 - phone
847-236-3035 - fax
847-323-6169- cellular

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