Product Manager – Next Generation Sequencing
The Product Manager will develop and manage a portfolio of NGS library preparation kits and genomic services, including fragment libraries, mate-pair libraries, and associated products used on sequencing on the Illumina or Ion Torrent platforms. S/he will be responsible for the development of product strategy, product definition, positioning, and product life-cycle management including developing marketing plans and market research, leading new product development teams, managing inventory, developing pricing, establishing customer communications and revenue forecasts.
Manage worldwide supply, demand, 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 the Marketing 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, QA/RA, and Manufacturing.
Must be able to manage project scope, budget and schedule to achieve timely completion of project deliverables.
Must be able to work within an ISO 13485 quality system and understand how to develop new products and services under design control.
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 Lucigen’s 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 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. Approximately 25% travel (international and domestic) may be required.