Associate Director Product Management, Microbial Genomics

QIAGEN Company
Job Location
Silkeborgvej 2, Prismet
8000 Aarhus C
Job Description

This position will be responsible managing QIAGEN’s Bioinformatics portfolio for microbiome and microbial genomics applications. The candidate is expected to have entrepreneurial spirit, and a strong background in NGS and microbial genomics. He or she will collaborate across the organization and externally to create synergies in bioinformatics, next generation sequencing, sample technologies, and instrumentation. The candidate will develop and manage the bioinformatics portfolio roadmap for microbial genomics and microbiome applications. Specific responsibilities include:

- Market Sensing: Develop and maintain a strong, quantitative understanding of customer needs, segmentation, competition, application drivers and technology.
- Business ownership: Collaborate to develop, validate and approve requirements to guide product development and roadmap. Serve as the business owner in the stage-gated product development and introduction process and ensure products can achieve competitive leadership for their use cases and target markets. Own revenue and budget responsibility for the portfolio.
- Portfolio Innovation: Develop and implement portfolio optimization strategies with a mix of product innovation, pricing, and life cycle management. Identify and develop business cases to prioritize organic and inorganic investments. Evaluate and drive portfolio expansion through partnerships and acquisitions. Serve as a key stakeholder for integration of acquired entities.
- Strategic Marketing and Go-To-Market support: Guide the development of scientific content for marketing activities by dedicated scientists, who may report directly to this position. Collaborate with marketing to support product releases, marketing events, the development and execution of campaigns, and sales training and enablement.


Position Requirements  

- At least 5 years’ experience in product management or cross functional roles for microbiome, infectious disease genomics and bioinformatics, ideally in the context of NGS. Track record in achieving revenue growth. Good understanding of stage-gated development practices is a plus, as is a track record of successful training and enablement of internal or external product users.
- Postgraduate degree in life sciences or a clinical degree.  Strong domain understanding of applied testing applications of microbial genomics and metagenomics workflows involving next generation sequencing and data analysis.
- Hands on experience with open source or commercial bioinformatics tools, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
- Good command of English spoken and written, ability to communicate ideas succinctly and clearly.

Personal Requirements 

- Ability to collaborate with technical and commercial stakeholders and integrate into highly skilled, diverse, culturally and geographically disparate cross-functional teams of scientists, bioinformaticians, usability specialists, software engineers and marketers.
- 20% domestic and international travel.

How to Apply

If this interdisciplinary challenge appeals to you, you can expect a highly motivated team that is looking forward to your support! Please apply online, quoting the reference number, with your complete application documents as well as your earliest starting date and salary expectations. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please apply online here.

About Our Organization

QIAGEN is one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. With our sample to insight solutions that unlock valuable molecular information from biological samples, QIAGEN helps to improve healthcare and safeguard our societies, enables the development of new medicines and paves the way for scientific breakthroughs.

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