Product Manager, Software/ Bioinformatics

Organization: 
Life Technologies
Job Location: 
South San Francisco, CA
Job Description: 

The Product Manager – Software/Bioinformatics will provide leadership and execution for products across the Ion Torrent business of Life Technologies. This person will develop and manage a portfolio of on-market and new software products. S/he will be responsible for development of informatics product strategy, product definition, positioning, and product lifecycle management. Responsibilities include developing marketing plans and market research, leading new product development teams, writing product requirements, defining use cases & personas, pricing, customer communications and revenue forecasts. Essential functions include:
Understanding user interface requirements and analysis procedures for various aspects of next generation sequencing data analysis.

Manage worldwide revenue, margin and pricing for product portfolio; update and present forecasts regularly to management, finance, and manufacturing teams.
Analyze market trends, customer requirements and competitive strategy, and identify opportunities for increasing customer and business value through product differentiation.
Lead new product development process from concept through commercialization, including voice of customer research, definition of customer and product requirements and value proposition, manage product launches and sales training.
Work collaboratively with other members of Ion Torrent team to drive growth for the business segment.
Must have proven ability to build relationships and guide teams which include representatives from multiple functional areas, including R&D, Sales, Program Management, and Manufacturing.

Must be able to manage project scope, budget and schedule to achieve timely completion of project deliverables.

Must have experience in managing multiple stakeholders and resolving conflict within teams.

Must have excellent communication skills including oral, written and presentation techniques.

Nature and Scope
This position interacts with varying levels of internal and external personnel and will require direct customer communication, public presentation, and a team-focused approach. Strong business and customer focus are essential. Effectiveness in this role requires the ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing Life Technologies’ product development and marketing plans, and a general knowledge of operating plans as well as industry practices for developing, promoting and selling similar products. The Senior Product Manager must exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results, and is able to synthesize a decisive path forward based on all available information. Interaction normally requires the ability to gain cooperation of others and conduct presentations of technical information. Around 15% Travel (international and domestic) is required.

Experience:
Demonstrated effectiveness in marketing, product management or strategy role including participating in market analysis, planning and new product development required. Strong communication skills as well as analytical, project management and planning skills necessary. Business development skills and cross-functional team leadership experience preferred. The ability to see new business opportunities, set and meet aggressive objectives and develop strong working relationships will be required for success. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.

Requirements: 

Skills / Knowledge Requirements
Requires knowledge and skills normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) business or life sciences. MBA preferred. Significant (3-5 years) relevant experience, including experience in life sciences or pharmaceutical marketing, product management, market research, or strategy consulting. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to effectively communicate value proposition and technical information to a range of customer and internal audiences required. Experience developing and presenting product marketing materials required. Understanding of genomics, sequencing, molecular biology products, and analysis software is a minimum requirement.
Next generation sequencing experience is a plus.

About Our Organization: 

We are a global biotechnology company with more than 10,000 people in 180 countries working to make a difference. With sales of $3.8 billion in 2012, our portfolio of 50,000 end-to-end solutions are secured by more than 5,000 patents and licenses.
(NASDAQ: LIFE)