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Commercial Excellence Business Unit Partner - Cranial & Spinal (EMEA)

Tolochenaz, VD 1131
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Commercial Excellence Business Unit Partner - Cranial & Spinal (EMEA)


Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland

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Post Date:

Aug 20, 2019

**Careers that Change Lives**


The Commercial Excellence Business Unit (BU) Partner is a senior, individual contributor position designed to partner the Business Unit Leader (VP), to develop and implement a coordinated EMEA Commercialisation strategy, which supports and enhances the overall BU strategy. The commercialisation strategy would encompass all the relevant aspects of Commercial Excellence such as process governance, customer relationship management, account segmentation, planning targeting, territory alignment and all other key strategic initiatives to drive the execution of strategy.

This partnering role is expected to draw upon, and proactively bring together all aspects of the Commercial Excellence functionality (Commercial Operations, Commercial Training, and Pricing) plus other necessary resources to implement the optimum solution to drive growth and ensure success.

The position will ensure a single dedicated point of contact for the BU VP and his Leadership team. The individual needs a deep and professionally mature understanding of the inputs into the Commercialisation strategy such as markets, procedures and key growth drivers.


Collaborates with the BU leader to optimize the Go to Market (GTM) model in terms of the sales roles and sales channels (such as distribution/agents etc.) using information and tools available. Determines the most profitable and optimally designed distribution of available resources throughout the EMEA region. Deep dives into Sales efficiency and advises on the feasibility of Specialist roles.

Advise and implement an appropriate segmentation and prioritization methodology for the Business Unit. That methodology would include the process to assess market potential as accurately as possible and to select Account prioritization based on the GTM strategy

Lead territory design exercises through the optimum balance of sales potential, market share, geographical area and critical relationship factors

Develop targeting and call planning scenarios, based on data driven decisions, to plan where the Sales Force should spend the majority of their time, and ensure targeting is optimized for focus campaigns and new product launches/sales initiatives

Drives BU strategy through disciplined execution of all sales initiatives. Promotes and develops sales execution methodology to maximize return, measure and track all initiatives in a meaningful way that promotes continuous improvement. Ensures full usage of existing sales tools and suggests enhancements where appropriate. Drives the adoption and usage of CRM as an integral Sales Enablement tool.

Manages the overall sales performance of the BU by monitoring the execution of initiatives and the performance of individuals and teams. Defines the KPIs and information needed and implements all necessary governance to improve and reach fact based decisions. Instills discipline to the Country Leadership team.

Uses all available inputs, especially those from sales performance, to understand the commercial training and development needs of the Business Unit. Defines the training plan for those individuals.

Takes overall charge of the Incentives and Contests for that BU in terms of designing and implementing the new Compensation plans, determining how compensation can drive strategy and reward genuine achievement.


Close collaboration with and key working relationships include, but are not limited to the following:

Business Unit Leader (Vice President)

Commercial Operations Manager

Marketing Directors and Regional Managers within the Business Units (as a part of BU Leadership Team)

BU Finance Partner

Country Commercial Excellence Managers

Commercial Excellence Director Teams

Commercial Operations Team

Sales Excellence Training and Development Team


Engaging and highly persuasive personality with the Executive presence to lead by influence, both within the BU and with Commercial Excellence colleagues. Skilled at emotional and corporate intelligence. Willing to challenge current thinking and drive major change initiatives.

Serves as an advocate for Commercial Excellence, with strong transformational skills

Highly analytical with a hands on approach ability to realize that to achieve goals means tackling all aspects of the job. Able to quantify financial impact of decisions and identifies key factors when making recommendations. Understanding of pricing and margin controls

Collaborative, builds key networks and uses expert input to achieve goals. Ability to be proactive, act independently and courageously through times of ambiguity and change management

Willingness to accept responsibility for results, even when working indirectly through others

Proven ability to manage large and complex projects involving multiple stakeholders and multiple priorities - driving those projects to solutions and realization stage. Honed coordination and organizational skills Project Management Qualifications preferable

Strong ability to visualize, articulate, and solve complex problems and concepts, interpret large quantities of detailed data and make decisions and recommendations based on available information

In depth, solid understanding of Company business strategy, growth plans, customer and Sales Organization needs and Healthcare markets as well as the Companys value offerings


Education: Business or Healthcare related (medical or scientific) degree or its equivalent

Excellent Commercial Operations, Analytical and/or Sales Leadership experience in medical device or Healthcare industry is a prerequisite. Minimum of 8 years of management/leadership experience in health-care/device sales complete with people management responsibility

Experience in People Management and proven track record and demonstration of management by influence

Strong team player and track record of working collaboratively to manage cross-functional, cross-business issues and generate impact through others. Excels in a matrix structure Organization, is flexible and at ease in all cultural and management level situations

Passionate about the business; knowledge and experience with MDT products a plus

**About Medtronic**

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Posted: 2019-08-22 Expires: 2020-01-27
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