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Director, Product Marketing - (Next Generation Sequencing)

Job Location
5301 Stevens Creek Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95051
United States
Job Description

Job Description

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As a Product Marketing Director, where will your strong management and leadership skills have most impact? Right here, when you join us managing Product Marketing Managers and product marketing for multiple products or product lines, liaising with a variety of functions and influencing new product introduction.


Agilent's Diagnostics and Genomics Group are searching for a product marketing leader to manage the NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) reagents product portfolio, including the SureSelect target enrichment platform. This exciting and challenging role will lead a team of high-performing product managers, responsible for the success of the Genomics division's NGS reagent business


As the Product Marketing Director, NGS reagents, you will:

  • Lead the product management function for one of the most critical product portfolios for Agilent's DGG group, including library preparation, Exome enrichment, and panel customization.
  • Manage and mentor the product managers on the team
  • Oversee product development as the portfolio commercial leader; Ensure alignment with R&D, PMO, production, etc., on individual development projects, across portfolio prioritization, and overall product life cycle processes.
  • Help define vision and strategy for NGS applications, striking the right balance between research and clinical.
  • Work closely with outbound and field marketing groups, to drive effective product launches and campaigns.
  • Communicate regularly with sales leadership across regions, to align on product development road maps, commercialization, and on-market product management activities.
  • Develop customer relationships, engage thought leaders, and help ensure key account success
  • Engage internal stakeholders from Agilent corporate and other divisions, serving as the NGS domain expert and business owner.
  • Explore commercial opportunities with outside entities, developing licensing, co-marketing, and OEM relationships.

Remote work allowed




The ideal candidate should be or have:

  • Bachelors, Masters or higher degree in biology, molecular biology, molecular genetics or a related discipline
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in the life science, clinical research or diagnostic field; 3+ years of people management in product management or marketing function required
  • Prior experience and expertise in NGS is required
  • Forward-thinking, creative, dynamic, and optimistic
  • High energy and self-motivated, with a strong desire to make an impact
  • Must exhibit strategic thinking, teamwork, planning, and execution strength backed by strong analytical skills and business acumen.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with sales and marketing professionals across the organization to develop effective market strategies and programs which meet revenue forecasts and growth targets.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and presentation skills. Ability to convey Agilent's product solution vision and market strategy to internal and external partners.
  • Must have flexibility in working hours and available for 25% domestic & international business travel.

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