Product Manager - Next Generation Sequencing

Organization: 
Lucigen Corp.
Job Location: 
Madison, WI USA
Job Description: 

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.

Essential functions
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.

Requirements: 

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.

Skills / Knowledge Requirements
Preference will be given to candidates having significant experience managing products related to Illumina and Ion Torrent platforms, especially regarding fragment library, RNA Seq library, and mate pair library preparation kits and methods.

Requires knowledge and skills normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) in business or life sciences. 3+ years relevant experience preferred, including experience in life sciences 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 is necessary, with a strong focus and knowledge in next generation sequencing technology absolutely essential.

Residence in the Madison, WI area is required. Some relocation assistance may be available for ideally suited candidates.

Contact Information: 

Send resume via email to hr@lucigen.com. No phone calls please.

About Our Organization: 

At Lucigen, we deliver solutions to current problems in Next Generation sequencing, DNA cloning, amplification, and protein expression by providing exceptionally reliable products and services to life science researchers. We are an ISO 13485 certified manufacturing company with a 15+ year history located in the Madison, WI metro area. Middelton, WI was recently rated as the #1 city in the U.S. to live and is in close proximity to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For more information: visit www.lucigen.com