Your partner for equipment and consumables for medicine and science

We develop, produce and sell devices and consumables for medicine and science. We are known as one of the leading providers in this sector worldwide.

Ever since the company’s foundation in 1961, we have continued to grow to the point where we now employ a workforce of 2,900. Our Sarstedt Group with its head office in Nümbrecht (Germany), North Rhine-Westphalia, comprises 34 sales organisations and 15 production sites in Europe, North and South America and Australia.

Quality "Made in Germany"
Our customers can rely on high-quality and high-performance products. "We always develop solutions characterised by ease of use, safety and the latest technology," highlights the Sarstedt family, who own the Group. In order to continue to ensure this in the future, sustainable and intensive investments have been made in our national and international locations in the past few years. The high demand for quality, continuous development work, committed and very well trained employees and automated processes are the components which make up our excellent quality "Made in Germany”.

Quality all under one roof
We offer services under one roof – from the initial idea through to sales. The majority of our products are developed in our Development Centre. Approximately 90 per cent of our products are manufactured at our own production sites and sold around the world for the most part through our own sales organisations. In this way, we are able to achieve the highest level of quality, delivery capability and product support all under one roof.

 

Head of Nordics

Leadership position in an attractive leading company with premium, top quality products

The SARSTEDT-Group manufactures and distributes a wide range of diagnostic, life science, laboratory and medical products worldwide through a network of 34 international subsidiaries and independent distributors. For our subsidiaries in Sweden, Finland and Norway (with main office in Sweden, Helsingborg) with a focus on the sales diagnostic market, life science and lab automation we are recruiting a Head of Nordics.

Purpose of the role
Lead and develop all the resources and personnel to optimise the commercial results in SARSTEDT Nordic (Sweden, Norway and Finland).

Summary of key responsibilities
The Head of Nordics will be in charge of the above-mentioned companies` revenues, results and personnel (currently 26 employees). The main responsibilities will among others be:
• Manage and direct the organisation to achieve optimum profitability and effective use of business assets and human resources
• Develop and review policy, and plan, organise and control major functions relating to the operation and administration of the organisation. Increase market share with company’s product portfolio.
• Develop and implement distribution strategies as well as sales and marketing plans to include sales goals and budgets for Sweden, Finland and Norway.
• Reporting to the head office in Germany (Executive Board)
• Increase sales and brand awareness with existing and new customers
• Develop and effectively manage key accounts and opinion leaders together with Sales Supervisors in all three countries
• Manage Nordic management team of Sales Supervisors, Customer Service Supervisor and Financial Controller
• Legally responsible for the Nordic affiliates

Role opportunities
• Be part of SARSTEDT, a premium quality and very successful company with excellent products and an attractive company culture
• Lead and develop SARSTEDT Nordic together with a very motivated and professional team with high potential
• Influence strategy and operations for the Nordic together with the Nordic team and the managent at HQ Germany
• There will be substantial opportunities for reward and personal development in the position

The Head of Nordics profile

Experience, Knowledge and Qualifications
• Senior management and solid leadership experience
• Experience from the diagnostic market is highly preferred
• Experience in the consumable market is an advantage
• Understanding of sales processes, marketing and brand planning
• Fluent in spoken and written English
• Solid computer skills (MS office)
• Willingness to travel when needed
• Relevant university degree

Competencies and personality
• Excellent leadership and people management capabilities
• Excellent communication, intercultural and interpersonal skills
• Strong commercial acumen, sales orientation, interpretation and analysis skills
• Excellent organisational and planning skills
• Highly motivated and hands-on mentality

Contact
For more information, inquiries, interest and application regarding the Head of Nordics position, please contact Magnus Klingberg (key contact June 30 - July 2, July 24-August 30) or Jenny Ringh (key contact July 3 - July 23) , Senior Recruitment Consultants at PeakSearch.


Contact information:
Magnus Klingberg: magnus.klingberg@peaksearch.se , +46-70 678 09 92
Jenny Ringh: jenny@peaksearch.se , +46 70-235 81 99

Apply for the position at http://www.peaksearch.se