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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Country Business Leader, Preanalytical Systems in Le Pont, France

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Job Description


The Country Business Leader has full P&L accountability for BD’s Pre Analytical System (PAS) in France. S/he provides direct leadership to the PAS team including dedicated Sales, Marketing and Clinical Support associates and is responsible for identifying growth opportunities and implementation plans to realize the opportunities.

The position sits at the center of BD's matrix organization and requires close collaboration with and coordination between the European PAS teams and BD France businesses.

The Country Business Leader has a dual direct reporting line to the Country General Manager France and the VP/GM PAS Europe. S/he a member of the PAS Europe Leadership Team as well as the French Leadership Team. S/he leads a team of circa 40 people.


Business & Marketing Strategy:

  • With the guidance from CGM France , VP/GM PAS Europe creates, communicates and engages her/his team in the vision and strategy for PAS France

  • Captures and evaluates market trends, needs and opportunities in the country, recommends and drive implementation of respective commercial priorities/solution.

  • Leads the development and implementation of marketing and sales planning. Contribute to regional market development activities.

  • Engages the organization around the vision and objectives.

  • Further develops the organizational capabilities in order to meet challenging business targets.

  • Develops an organization that will embrace change, new initiatives and will be ready for future challenges.

Strategy Execution / Commercial Implementation (P&L accountability):

  • Ensures the development of challenging but achievable operating plans and budgets for PAS in France

  • Is accountable for overall PAS France performance to budget.

  • Provides effective business and financial reporting to European and French leaders.

  • Leads the implementation of marketing and sales plans, new product launch plans, pricing, working in close collaboration with European business teams to ensure effective leverage of resources and capabilities.

  • Monitors and coordinates short and long term market and business trends and ensures translation into reliable short, medium and long-term plans (from operational forecasting to market development).

  • Proactively monitors the financial performance of the business and any deviations from critical project plans. Ensures implementation of any necessary contingency plans and/or corrective actions to effectively mitigate risks.

Customer relationship

  • Develops appropriate understanding of local customers’ needs through ongoing interaction with key accounts and through industry leaders.

  • Develops/keeps contacts with professionals as well as with key opinion leaders.

  • Maintains contacts with key decision makers in the purchasing groups.

  • Manages contacts with governmental institutions and key professional trade association and organizations.

Team and People Leadership

  • Embodies and lives the BD values.

  • Provides leadership and coaches the PAS country organization to deliver results, improve skills and manage ongoing change.

  • Develops and implements an organizational plan which defines; the capabilities necessary to support the business in the medium to long-term; ensures that the organization remains structurally flexible and competitive and capable of adapting to change.

  • Focus on attracting, retaining, motivating & developing talent.

  • Builds own succession plan, and identifies and develops succession plans for critical roles.


Business Acumen

  • Demonstrates the ability to integrate an understanding of sound business and financial fundamentals with in-depth knowledge of our market and industry.

  • Will have more than 10 years of sales, marketing and business management experience including at least 3 years with full P&L accountability

  • Will have a track record of success in the medical devices market and / or preferably in the diagnostics field

  • Has strong business ethics.

Setting Strategy

  • Creates competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.

  • Anticipates future consequences and trends accurately.

  • Anticipates and translates vision into clear and realistic plans.

  • 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.

Executing for Results

  • Consistently strives to achieve challenging goals and objectives, can be counted on to exceed targets, and steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively manage, coordinate and deploy human, technical and financial resources to achieve business plans.

  • Capable program, project and process manager.

  • The successful candidate sets compelling goals and aggressive schedules for improvement, conveys a sense of urgency, and drives issues to closure.

Leading Teams

  • Has the proven ability to organize and build high performance multi-functional teams

  • Identifies and keeps others focused on the most important metrics that drive the business.

  • Gets personally and actively involved in sourcing, selecting, developing, and retaining top talent for key positions and future business success.

  • Quickly embodies and lives the BD values

Building Relationships and Using Influence

  • Engages others in ways that gain their willing support and cooperation in pursuing initiatives or particular courses of action.

  • Is attentive to the different ways that others are persuaded.

  • Gains acceptance by understanding the viewpoints of others and seeking win/win solutions.

  • Understands the complexities within the organization; is practical and perceptive in using appropriate methods, resources and the cooperation of others to accomplish objectives.

Learning Agility

  • Willingness to expose oneself to new, diverse, ambiguous or complex situations. In these situations is able to deep dive to get better understanding but then rapidly adapts and identifies key levers of success.

  • Learns from past experiences, shares knowledge with others and applies it to new challenges and environment.

Other requirements

  • Fluency in French & English is essential;

  • Ability and willingness to undertake significant travels and on a regular basis international trips.

Primary Work Location

FRA Le Pont-de-Claix Cedex

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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.