Product Manager / Immunology/Flow Cytometry (Job ID: 10705) | GenomeWeb

Product Manager / Immunology/Flow Cytometry (Job ID: 10705)

Job Location
San Diego, CA 92121
Job Description

Job ID: 10705

At Affymetrix, we are passionate about enabling our customers, scientists, and clinicians to improve human health and wellness by understanding and applying biology for a better world. Our employees bring talent, creativity, collaboration, and energy to what they do. Join us at Affymetrix and make a difference. 

Product Manager - Based in San Diego

We are seeking a highly motivated Product Manager. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the product lifecycle and strategic and tactical marketing strategy of product lines.  Defining the product line vision, gathering and prioritizing customer requirements, and working with R&D to develop new products will be key activities.  The product manager will need to ensure that the product line and marketing efforts support the company’s overall strategy and goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned.):

The individual will work closely with the Marketing Director and various other marketing team members to ensure product line strategy and goals are met.  A significant amount of time will be dedicated to defining the product line strategy and yearly roadmap as well as maintaining progress on the plan.  This includes defining the product line position, maintenance of product lifecycle from product launch through discontinuation, pricing, promotion, development of sales and education tools, performing technical training as needed, and providing forecasts (both planning and sales) and revenue reports as requested.

The individual will have primary responsibility for understanding the marketplace for their assigned product line and staying abreast of changes in the competition as well as changing customer needs.  You must enjoy spending time in the market to understand the problems, establish collaborative relationships with opinion leaders, and find innovative solutions for the broader market.  The product manager develops new ideas, recommends changes to product line offerings and marketing plans, based on marketplace feedback.

You will define and coordinate the go-to-market strategy alongside regional marketing and marketing communications to build and support product positioning, key benefits, and target customer. You will also serve as the internal and external evangelist for your product offering, occasionally working with and through the sales channel and key customers.

It is critical for the product manager to display a high level of critical thinking in cross-functional process and build strong working relationships with Sales, Regional Marketing, Customer Service, Technical Support and Operations to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met.

Perform other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in immunology (PhD. a plus)

  • Working knowledge of flow cytometry and an understanding of immunohistochemistry/ immunofluorescence techniques, and cellular assays
  • Minimum 2 years experience in reagent product development, strategic and tactical planning, and implementation
  • This position requires travel to customer and non-customer sites in North America, Europe, and Asia (20%)
  • Strong interpersonal skills; well organized, detail oriented; strong oral and written communication and time management skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Highly motivated and dedicated individual able to work in a fast paced environment that is continually changing.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear; use hands to handle or feel; see computer screens and read computer printouts; and reach with arms and hands. 

Noise level in the environment is moderate.


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About Our Organization

Affymetrix, Inc., (NASDAQ:AFFX) is a pioneer in creating breakthrough tools that are driving the genomic revolution. We provide leadership and support, partnering with customers in pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotechnology companies, as well as leading academic, government, and non-profit research institutes in their quest to use biology for a better world. More than 2,300 microarray systems have been shipped around the world, and more than 94,000 publications have referenced Affymetrix technologies. Affymetrix is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has manufacturing facilities in Cleveland, Ohio, San Diego, California, Singapore, and Vienna, Austria. We have approximately 1,100 employees worldwide and maintain sales and distribution operations across Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment and are committed to supporting their aspirations and achievements. We recognize that our strength and competitive advantage lie within providing meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking, and work-life balance. Our competitive total rewards programs (e.g., compensation, benefits, development, etc.) reflect our high regard for our employees. For more information about Affymetrix, please visit

Affymetrix is an EEO/AA Employer of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity


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