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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Business Manager (m/f/i) Diabetes Care - GSA in Heidelberg, Germany

Job Description Summary

Based in Heidelberg, the Business Manager has full accountability for BD’s Diabetes Care business (DC) in Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA) and reports to the Business Director Diabetes Care CE directly. The Business Manager is responsible to achieve the Revenue and GP targets and is leading the retail, non-acute and acute sales teams.

Job Description

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Business Strategy:

  • You will be responsible for creation, communication and engagement of DC GSA strategy. Furthermore, you will capture/evaluate market trends and recommend respective commercial priorities, business opportunities and solutions.

  • You will lead the development and implementation of the DC GSA Sales and Marketing Plan (in collaboration with the CE LT team).

  • You’ll ensure that challenging business targets will be met and develop an organization that will embrace change, new initiatives and will be ready for future challenges.

  • Execution / Commercial Implementation:

  • You will ensure the development of challenging, but achievable Revenue plans for DC in GSA and further be accountable for the overall DC GSA performance vs. budget, constantly providing effective business and financial reporting to the Business Director CE.

  • You will drive Sales Force efficiency / effectiveness by setting KPIs, implementing a plan&review process and optimizing the usage of tools (i.e. SFDC, Showpad). Furthermore, you will optimize sales channels (direct sales, inside sales, digital selling) by using analytics for customer segmentation and targeting.

  • You will develop the Safety business in Acute und Long-Term-Care by defining the Sales strategy and and collaborating with the BDX Key Account team.

  • You will define partner programs with our wholesalers.

  • You will closely work with Marketing, defining and executing Omnichannel campaigns

  • You will be responsible to implement new business models and to define a growth strategy for Austria and Switzerland.

  • Customer relationship:

  • You will manage relationships with key decision makers of the wholesalers, DC associations, insurance companies and hospital purchasing groups (in collaboration with the Key Account Manager and DC CE LT).

  • You will engage with Digital Health associations (in collaboration with Market Access).

  • Team and People Leadership:

  • You embody and live the BD values!

  • Your focus lies on attracting, retaining, motivating & developing talent and you will provide constant leadership and coaching to the DC GSA organization to deliver results, improve skills and manage ongoing change.

  • Together with the Business Director CE, you will develop and implement an organizational plan that defines the capabilities necessary to support the business in the medium to long-term as well as ensures that the organization remains structurally flexible, competitive and capable of adapting to change. You will build your own succession plan and furthermore develop them for critical roles.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • You have a university degree in Business or a related field as well as a minimum of 5 years’ sales, marketing and business management experience and 3 years’ experience in managing people.

  • You are highly analytical, using data to drive business decisions.

  • Drive for results with strong business and financial accumen.

  • You have strong business ethics and are a fast learner, who is able to quickly achieve a thorough understanding of the business opportunities for BD and adapt business models to a fast changing market and regulatory environment.

  • You experienced working in a multi-faceted high-paced matrix environment, project management with demonstrated strategic planning and execution, budget development and oversight.

  • You have effective communication skills, the ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects under pressure and at one time.

  • Agile project management experience is a plus.

  • Fluency in German and English required

  • Ability and willingness to travel within GSA

  • Proven ability to organize and build high performance multi-functional teams

  • Willingness to expose oneself to new, diverse, ambiguous or complex situations and subsequent rapidly adapt and identify key levers of success.

Our Offer

A professional challenge in a highly motivated team, a global environment and with long-term perspectives. A familiar working atmosphere in an innovative environment where your opinion matters. Diversity characterizes our corporate culture and we are convinced that it makes us a stronger team. We value each person as an individual with their abilities and needs. In this sense, we welcome applicants who wish to work part-time, people with severe disabilities and applicants of any gender.

Primary Work Location

DEU Heidelberg - Tullastrasse

Additional Locations

Work Shift

BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

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