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Director, Business Development

What you will do

The Director, Business Development is responsible for developing and managing a business plan with respect to key accounts.  This role identifies trends among key accounts and emerging key accounts and develops and executes business plans to maximize Tecan’s growth among these accounts.  The persons is responsible for managing and owning the relationships within these accounts and is responsible for growing and developing the sales of all direct Tecan products, services and consumables to these accounts. This position leads and provides guidance to the Tecan employees who may have a local relationship to a specific branch or site of the Key Account. A Key account could be a direct purchaser of Tecan products & services, a third party distributor, or corporate collaborator. 


Responsibilities will include

  • Closely monitors external market trends and specific business opportunities with Key Accounts and emerging Key Accounts. Develops business plans to maximize Tecan’s opportunities within these accounts.
  • Ensures the daily sales management within the defined key accounts.
  • Identify needs and requirements of the account to promote Tecan’s solutions and achieve mutual satisfaction.
  • Act as the liaison between the key account and the internal Tecan associates who have local roles by keeping everyone informed with trends and opportunities within these assigned accounts.
  • Align with the pre-sales Applications team to be focused on maximizing Tecan US’ revenue while growing customer satisfaction.
  • May include direct management responsibility of specific distribution channel partner.
  • Develop and maintain effective time, territory, and account management practices.
  • Responsible for regular conference calls and meetings with specific individuals who have responsibilities and connection with Key Accounts.
  • Build relationships within many departments of the accounts to improve relationship and secure a smooth process for approvals and procurement.
  • Responds to problems or complaints that arise in accounts, either by personal action or by securing the assistance and support from others in the organization.
  • Work regularly with the Service Regional Technical Manager to insure customer satisfaction and to realize revenue on a predictable and timely manner.
  • Maintain effective time, territory, and account management practices.
  • Maintain accurate and timely information in the current CRM system.
  • Responsible for implementing pricing and discounting guidelines to ensure profitability targets are met.
  • Participate in sales, marketing and product strategy meetings Morrisville, NC, on a regular basis to ensure we remain on target to achieve predetermined goals.
  • Collect and maintain up-to-date competitive and market information to disseminate to the sales force as well as the marketing and manufacturing sites.
  • Direct involvement in marketing activities, including but not limited to national trade shows, local shows, collaborations with partner companies, etc.
  • Work within guidelines of company travel and expense policies.
  • Complete all reports and customer information effectively and consistently as deemed necessary by the company.
  • Give feedback to management regarding new potential applications or competition in the marketplace.
  • Follow all local safety procedures, State and Federal OSHA Regulations, and reports any safety concerns.                                                          


What you bring along


  • Demonstrated ability to manage people, to develop organizations and to solve business issues while also managing costs and risks
  • Ability to lead staff with confidence, motivation, decisiveness, flexibility, sound business judgment
  • Ability to manage and develop sales territories while also managing costs and risks
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate (orally and written) both technical and non-technical topics
  • Strong presentation skills demonstrated before customer, peers, and upper management
  • Ability to recognize and manage potential problem areas and resolve them with integrity
  • Ability to understand the needs of clients and co-workers
  • Ability to travel (often on short notice)
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Ability to mesh well with others by being a good listener, a team builder and an articulate advocate of the vision
  • Ability to handle essential tasks as assigned and respond to change productively
  • Ability to travel, at times on short notice
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Possesses an adaptive behaviour when necessary - a willingness to learn something new; to do something a new way
  • High level of commitment and initiative
  • A desire to make the difference
  • Proven team player



  • BS degree in Life Sciences or equivalent. 
  • 5-8 years previous experience, including  Sales, Sales Management and/or Product Management.
  • Broad industry knowledge with microplate instrumentation and laboratory automation is required.
  • Familiarity with the latest developments in management techniques.
  • Practical knowledge of Windows Applications.
  • Experience in establishing budgets, planning, forecasting and P&L is desired but not required
  • Experience in international economics, marketing and information systems is desired but not required
  • Knowledge of several languages may be beneficial.


What you will get

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package
  • Progressive employment conditions
  • Exciting career opportunities
  • Wide range of training courses
  • International and diverse environment (30+ different nationalities)
  • Strong company culture with rich history
  • Global mindset with “Swissness” at heart


Look no further and apply now!

We are looking forward to receiving your application online. Please submit your resume (w/o picture and w/o cover letter, reference letters and diplomas are optional).


We will only consider applications that fully meet our requirements.


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Every lab. Every day. Empowered.
Our vision is to empower every laboratory, every day, around the world with Tecan technology, products and support. We will help to shape the future of automated workflows in life sciences and clinical diagnostics through unrivaled expertise, products and customer support.

We care about our culture.
Our values – trust, highest standards and ambition – are the cornerstones of our business, and give us the framework for the Tecan culture. We foster a positive and empowering environment, which allows us to bring our passion and energy to work. This helps us to deliver on our customer promise – ‘Always there for you’.

Legal entity:  Tecan US Inc.
City:  Midwest
Country:  US

Nearest Major Market: Wyoming
Nearest Secondary Market: Casper