Global Life Sciences Business Head 80 -100% - Zug, Switzerland or United States

Job Description

Job Description

In the United States, role can be based near any major U.S. city. 

The role of the Global Life Science Business Head is to lead all segments and disciplines of the Life Science business. This individual should be capable to actively participate and influence cross functional teams governing the portfolio and the go to market strategy. Relationship development with customers and sales, execution and marketing organizations is needed to clearly understand customer needs and translate them into actionable requirements. Prioritisation of portfolio requirements and investment needs is a critical task to develop together with the business units.  

The Global Life Science Business Head is reporting to the SI Head of Vertical Sales & Partner Development. The Life Sciences Head is the main interface to the Siemens Vertical Market for Pharmaceuticals and represents and promotes Smart Infrastructure’s interests in that body. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required. This role actively pulses the industry to understand the competitive environment, anticipate market trends and demands, as well as developing and presenting business proposals for product / portfolio strategic initiatives, including development, partnering and acquisitions. 

The role


  • Develop, advise and collaborate with senior management to determine overall Life Science business vision, strategy, policy and direction
  • Get involved in setting strategic direction and communication to establish near and long-term goals and market strategy for the regional and global Life Science business
  • Direct and conceptualise the development of marketing programs, channel and pricing strategies to ensure profitable growth and expansion of business. Guide and conceptualise the development of new products & solution sets within the business that are innovative, meet standards and profitability targets
  • Build implementation plans with the Business Units for own development or acquisition


  • Directly manage a team of portfolio and business development managers and indirectly guide multiple levels of Life Sciences managers across the globe. Provide specialized guidance or training support to professional staff
  • Drive the successful planning and implementation of all required management activities leading to achievement of profitable growth, customer and employee satisfaction goals for the company
  • Direct development projects within the business. Develop and manage key opinion leaders; identify and respond to trends impacting customers and markets
  • Work with Marketing to create specific customer messaging and value propositions for target customer segments, collaborate with external agencies to create impactful promotional materials that include market data and country sales and marketing inputs
  • Interact with senior management levels at a client and/or within own organization. Actively seek out and develop 3rd party partnering opportunities, especially in software. Identify and respond to competitors' strategies

Job Requirements

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelors or Masters in related discipline and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) is preferred. Advanced degrees are desirable
  • Demonstrated application of advanced expert knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures in all aspects of Life Science Solutions business, including laboratory and critical environments areas, both at regional and global level
  • A track record of directly managing and leading regional Life Science business segment or regional field organization

Soft Skills

  • We are looking for a strong personality with a high level of dedication and resilience, being able to drive results in a complex and difficult customer environment
  • We are looking for an inspirational leader with a hands-on approach who can radiate trust. The team will admire you and follow you, as you elevate and empower them to achieve new revenue levels
  • Your working relationships in the past will have been balanced and sustainable. You stick to things in the long term
  • Conceptual creativity, excellent presentation skills and the ability to take influence with any stakeholders will make you successful on all levels
  • Willingness and ability to travel 20%- 40% of the time, both domestic and internationally  

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Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Schweiz AG, Smart Infrastructure, Global Headquarters

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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