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Senior Director & General Manager Turkey

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Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Executive/Strategy & Business Development

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 45 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network.
Come and join a family-owned global company with a long-term vision, and a human-centered culture.




Reporting directly to the VP Clinical Operations METER (Middle East - Turkey - Russia & Central Asia, Iran & Caucasus), you would be in charge  of Turkey legal entity, managing the Clinical sales and marketing teams directly and all support functions in dotted line (Supply Chain, Customer Service, Finance & Tenders, HR, Quality & Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs). You will also ensure an alignment and proper coordination with our Industry unit. You will be responsible for approximately 80 people (18 in sales & marketing) with continuous growth expected for the next years.

The Turkish subsidiary is also a METER Hub for Customer Service Support & Trainings and welcomes Cluster functions such as Supply Chain and Marketing.


Being a part of the METER Leadership Teamn you will be responsible for embodying our corporate values to create a strong sense of belonging to the company with all team members located in Turkey.

This role will be located in Istanbul with travel expected (throughout Turkey and internationally).



What will your responsibilities within bioMérieux?


You will represent the bioMérieux in Turkey and you will be responsible for overseeing, managing, and executing the selling strategies for the country with full P&L responsibility. The scope of the role includes overseeing, in a matrix environment, all local sales, marketing, customer service, medical affairs, quality, support functions.


Main accountabilities include :


  • Develop a business strategy aligned with our global ambition and ensures the team delivers customer loyalty, above market growth rates in terms of product market share, manages average selling price (ASP) and provide incremental revenue to assist the organization in meeting its stated revenue and growth objectives.
  • You position bioMerieux, beyond the lab, as a true Healthcare partner in the fight of infectious diseases diagnostics by increasing the maturity and the impact of our commercial organization (value selling & cross selling  approach) and with the focus on Medical Doctors.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable legislation and group policies proactively addressing compliance/internal controls in all aspects of the business operations.
  • Ensure proper functioning of the quality management system and lead Operational Performance : Profitability, Supply Chain, Customer Service.
  • Ensure appropriate resources and processes to meet the business objectives and to support distributors in the country.
  • Represent the company with Governmental Authorities, Business Associations and International Organizations in the country.


Who are you?

Studies and Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years of sales/ marketing/ commercial operations management experience (direct & indirect model)
  • At least two years of General Management/ P & L leadership experience within an international In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Device, or life sciences company.
  • Good knowledge of the IVD market and its regulatory requirements; Ability to develop and guide an organization during periods of rapid growth. 
  • Strategic thinker with understanding of the competitor marketplace. A track record of success in expanding markets, increasing sales and enhancing profitability. 
  • Successful experience in building a relationship with Health Authorities and Industry association bodies.
  • Demonstrating the ability to prioritize tasks, analyze problems, develop solution alternatives, and implement tactics needed to secure positive outcomes



Skills :

  • You demonstrate emotional intelligence, creating a culture of trust and communicate in a compelling way
  • You adapt your leadership styles and have the ability to coach and develop others
  • You make decisions in a complex and changing environment
  • You energize the organization and you are able to drive the change
  • You have a strong business acumen and customer focus, you ensure the execution of the strategy
  • Fluent English is required for this role


Working at bioMérieux means being involved long term with a pioneering, visionary and constantly growing company that allows its employees to live a stimulating and inspiring experience in a fulfilling work environment

Our internal mobility policy offers numerous opportunities for each of our 13 000 employees to blossom throughout their career, while respecting each employee’s individual talents as well as their personal and professional development.

At bioMérieux, over 200 professions - both scientific and non-scientific - offer our employees the opportunity to broaden their fields of expertise and develop cross-functional careers. We provide a rewarding experience in an international company that brings together talents from diverse backgrounds, thus fostering a daily aspiration to go beyond the limits.

Helping improve public health around in the world : our mission gives purpose to every profession practiced within the company.

bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. 

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