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Director, Sales

Posting Date: January 2019

Job Description – Director, Sales

Spartan Bioscience is a leading biotech / biotechnology company in Ottawa, Ontario with a point-of- care medical device platform for DNA diagnostics. Spartan is seeking a Director, Sales to lead Spartan’s sales team and help us bring the power of DNA testing to everyone.

Do you want to work on something that really matters? Spartan is bringing rapid, portable DNA testing to the world. Our sample-to-result technology enables unprecedented portability and convenience in applications such as infectious disease, pharmacogenetics, and food and water safety testing. Rapid DNA results improve lives. We need your help to make this world a reality.


• Developing and implementing sales strategy and monitoring effectiveness
• Setting revenue goals and key performance indicators (KPIs)
• Achieving company revenue goals through use of a direct sales team and distributors
• Expanding existing sales team to successfully ramp revenue and expand customer base
• Implementing new business initiatives to drive sales
• Providing a regular product and revenue forecast
• Maintaining key senior customer relationships (C-level)
• Implementing processes and best practices for revenue tracking, forecasting, CRM, pipeline management and other sales techniques
• Working with other departments to ensure customer and organizational needs are met
• Travel primarily within Canada/US, possible international travel

Qualifications (be very specific in your application):

• Minimum 10 years sales management experience with a proven track record for success
• Strong business sense and problem-solving ability
• Amazing leadership and communication skills
• Experience managing multi-level teams
• Experience with large contract sales and negotiations
• Experience bringing new products and technologies to market
• Experience in life sciences, building services or environmental testing is an asset
• Bachelor's degree


Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to Please include the job position title in the subject line of your email.

Top 10 reasons to work at Spartan Bioscience:

  1. We work because we believe in what we do. No one punches the clock.
  2. Supportive team. We're here for each other. No lone wolves.
  3. Comfortable dress code. Jeans and t-shirt if you're not meeting customers.
  4. Balance work and play. You're allowed to have a life.
  5. We get things done. No excuses. No red tape.
  6. Speak your mind. Anyone may challenge the CEO.
  7. Waste not, want not. We make the most out of what we have.
  8. Meaningful mission. Faster DNA results improve lives.
  9. Help make history. Bring the power of DNA testing to everyone.
  10. There is such a thing as a free lunch after all. Company lunch every Friday.