Sr. / Sales Development Manager, Food Testing, Animal Health, AgBio, Biosecurity & Environmental

Job Location: 
based in KY, IN, IL, MO, KS or NE.
Job Description: 

Position Description:
The Sales Development Manager is responsible for managing the promotion of the entire QIAGEN portfolio of products to the Food Testing, Animal Health, AgBio, Biosecurity & Environmental Testing markets. This role must ensure optimization of product messaging and implementation of the corporate strategic and resulting tactical plans in the achievement of own budget attainment. This position must have an understanding how to leverage, to the benefit of the organization, E-commerce platforms, market dynamics across various segments, and the major funding bodies in the Applied Testing and Life Science space. Will be responsible for tracking budget achievement, tracking lost business, identifying and understanding market trends, CRM system compliance, and driving all initiatives ensuring excellent teamwork to drive regional execution. Must also work effectively with marketing, customer service, technical support, field service and senior sales management for maximum revenue generation.

We are looking for someone based in KY, IN, IL, MO, KS, NE.


Position Requirements:


- Minimum of Bachelor of Science or equivalent, graduate degree preferred MS or degree in forensics, veterinary sciences/animal health/medicine, food science a plus
- Coursework in Microbiology and/or bacteriology a plus
- The position will focus on genomics and immunoassay solutions for the Applied Testing markets.

Experience Required:
3 - 5 Years

Implementation of QIAGEN’s corporate strategy for penetration of the Applied Markets customer base. Capture defined key accounts and execute pricing strategy to maintain existing business and develop organic business. Disseminate global strategy to develop regional objectives and tactical plans.

Sales Revenues / Budgets:
Meet/Exceed/Monitor sales targets. Increasing sales of all QIAGEN products by managing all sales functions i.e consumables/specialists /instrumentation and developing tactical plans to maximize revenues. Capture defined key accounts and execute pricing strategy to maintain existing business and develop organic business.

Planning / Forecasting:
Responsible for the development/agreement and monitoring of annual sales targets, key performance indicators and revenue forecasts. Forecast within accuracy guidelines utilizing company sponsored CRM system. Perform pre-call planning and/or coordinating with sales team for increased sales effectiveness.

Business / Markets:
Drive and initiate development of new business opportunities. Increase number of strategic partnerships. Enhance customer satisfaction and increase our competitive advantage while building trust and relationships with customers. Maintain and develop strong relationships with key customers/opinion leaders/references.

Organisation of meetings/communication channels to ensure effective communication across business units. Involve and support sales team members to achieve mutual company goals and financial objectives. Daily use of CRM database for input and output of customer information to increase sales effectiveness. Maintain and develop relationships with key customers. Maintain open and reoccuring communication with your manager and additional business/segment teams.

To coach and collaborate with less experienced peers so that they have the direction, skills and tools to achieve targets.

Personal Requirements:

- Able to work within the various sales members within QIAGEN (territory reps, inside sales, Sales Specialists, Sales Development Managers; and Service Solutions team).
- Ability to work with various levels of customer accounts; bench level, lab manager, technology experts, and organizational directors.
- Maintenance of key opinion leaders, seminars, national conferences, references and other as applicable
- Considered nationally as a key knowledge holder for specific markets or applications including; ability to relay these proprietary technologies to customers, Consortiums, Industry standards and/or Regulatory guideline.
- Contributes to Sales and Marketing product development including:
- Communicate with internal knowledge expects and marketing management
- Convey market feedback and market analysis for new concepts and products
- Identifies and analyses customer needs, requirements and concerns and ensures the delivery of products, services and solutions that enhance the value for the customer to maintain and expand customer relationships.
- Understands own and others’ roles and demonstrates commitment to team goals, understands and sustains the implications of own team output for the business. Builds and maintains a network of company-wide contacts to achieve business results.
- Proven experience in project management and complex sales, communicating with various support members; developing and sustaining cooperative working relationships within team and supports others recognizing collective responsibility for team output

Contact Information: 

Sheila Smaw
Recruiting & Employer Branding

About Our Organization: 

QIAGEN N.V., a Netherlands holding company, is the leading global provider of Sample & Assay Technologies that are used to transform biological materials into valuable molecular information.

Sample technologies are used to isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from biological samples such as blood or tissue. Assay technologies are then used to make these isolated biomolecules visible and ready for interpretation. QIAGEN markets more than 500 products around the world, selling both consumable kits and automation systems to customers through four customer classes: Molecular Diagnostics (human healthcare), Applied Testing (forensics, veterinary testing and food safety), Pharma (pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies) and Academia (life sciences research).

As of March 31, 2013, QIAGEN employed approximately 4,000 people in more than 35 locations worldwide.

As the innovative market and technology leader, QIAGEN creates sample and assay technologies that enable access to content from any biological sample.

Our mission is to enable our customers to achieve outstanding success and breakthroughs in life sciences, applied testing, pharma, and molecular diagnostics. We thereby make improvements in life possible.

Our commitment to the markets, customers, and patients we serve drives our innovation and leadership in all areas where our sample and assay technologies are required.

The exceptional talent, skill, and passion of our employees are key to QIAGEN’s excellence, success and value.