Sales Director France - Diagnostics

Sales Director France - Diagnostics

About us

Owkin exists to find the right treatment for every patient. Our focus is to use artificial intelligence to discover and develop better treatments for unmet medical needs, starting with the fight against cancer.

In November, Owkin became a 'unicorn' - a startup worth more than $1 billion - through a $180 million investment from pharmaceutical company Sanofi. As a result, we are now looking for the brightest and best talent to help us to go even further in achieving our mission.

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About Diagnostics at Owkin

Our ambition is to potentiate precision diagnosis in oncology with artificial intelligence applied to digital pathology. Pathology slide images, taken from biopsied or resected tissues, are a yet-untapped, ultra-high dimensional data modality that offer a huge potential for deep learning application to better understand disease, optimize patient care & improve treatment decisions.
We have for instance developed two products based on AI and digital pathology to tackle major challenges in precision oncology:
The first one is about evaluating the risk of relapse in early breast cancer for a better adaptation of the therapeutic strategy.
The second one is about decreasing the burden of MSI screening for patients with Colorectal cancer. If detected, the MSI phenotype leads to a very specific care pathway with a treatment based on immunotherapy improving the chance of survival for the patient.

The Sales Director France & Benelux - Diagnostics will be accountable for selling these diagnostic solutions to pathology labs across France & Benelux, as well as providing feedback for the overall go-to-market strategy.

Overall, this role will be key in rolling out our world class AI products, as well as scaling the business.Owkin has a significant and growing presence in Europe and the United States.

Main Missions

  • Help define the France & Benelux sales strategy, organize and build efficient sales practices
  • In collaboration with the marketing team, help introduce our diagnostic products to French & Benelux clients and elaborate the product differentiation pitch to customers
  • Attend events that drive new business
  • Generate leads and follow up on leads that come from other team members
  • Present our products and technology to potential clients in France & Benelux
  • Proactively develop and close clinical deals, managing the business agreement negotiation
  • Manage the customer relationship post deal and grow the business for existing customers
  • Collaborate with the rest of the commercial team to build and refine diagnostic products launch plan
  • Proactively identify sales pipeline risks and develop mitigation plans
  • Serve as a voice of the customer of all their challenges/opportunities
  • Ensure compliance with appropriate statutes for clinical engagement

Preferred experience:

  • Proven sales experience in healthcare, pathology and clinical institutions
  • You have product launch experience
  • You are familiar with diagnostics and molecular testing
  • You have sales acumen and a natural capacity to build relationships
  • Experience with digital pathology or novel AI diagnostics is a plus
  • Willingness to travel 50% of the time
  • You are hands-on, experienced, proactive, independent, articulate and possess a good sense of humour, integrity and professionalism
  • You have an ability to work in cross functional team, willing to collaborate with marketing, commercial, development and regulatory teams
  • You are fluent in English and French, and ideally Dutch
  • You are passionate about innovative research and AI the for the future of precision medicine

What we offer

  • Competitive salary & excellent benefits package
  • Flexible work organization and access to remote work
  • Friendly and informal working environment
  • Opportunity to work with an international team with high technical and scientific backgrounds

Recruitment Process & Security

  • Please attach a cover letter and a CV.
  • Owkin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.
  • Owkin is a great place to work. Unfortunately, being a coveted workplace means we are vulnerable to recruitment phishing scams. We urge all job seekers and candidates to be wary of potential scams. Most of these have individuals posing as representatives of prominent companies, including Owkin, with the aim of obtaining personal, sensitive, or financial information from applicants. These scams prey upon an individual’s desire to obtain a job and can sometimes “feel” like a genuine recruitment process. Some red flags are identified below. Should you encounter a recruitment process that claims to be for Owkin but is not consistent with the below, please do not provide any personal or financial information:
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Sales Director France - Diagnostics



Paris - Nantes - Remote