Sr. Product Manager

Bio-Rad Laboratories
Job Location
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Job Description

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) has remained at the center of scientific discovery for more than 50 years, manufacturing and distributing a broad range of products for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. The Company is renowned worldwide among hospitals, universities, major research institutions, as well as biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies for its commitment to quality and customer service. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad is headquartered in Hercules, California, and serves more than 85,000 research and industry customers worldwide through its global network of operations. For more information, visit



We are looking for a motivated person to become part of a fast-paced team here at the Digital Biology Center at Bio-Rad, where we're changing the world by pushing the boundaries of research with Droplet Digital PCR.


Product development experience in the molecular biology/genomics field is a must-have, as this role will drive new product development for Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) platforms and analysis tools.  We are seeking someone with strong genomics marketplace knowledge and a demonstrated ability to quickly ramp up with new technologies for the market– from cancer research and genome editing to virology and gene expression. 


We need someone passionate and unwavering in their representation as the voice of customer on all products and projects – a product champion who knows when and how to go to the mat for the needs of the customer, and when to yield in favor of an alternate path.


The life sciences market is moving quickly and there are both internal and external forces that drive aggressive timelines and high expectations to deliver products to customers of the utmost quality.  We are looking for a product manager that can manage through challenges that arise in product development – timelines, technical risks, vendors – with professionalism and a positive attitude.


The person filling this role will have the opportunity to drive both new product development and outbound marketing initiatives for a high-growth product line with clearly defined goals, objectives, critical success factors, timelines, budgets and action items.  In new product development, this includes translating voice of customer into product development strategies and actionable requirements to bring new products to market.  For outbound marketing, it means assisting in the creation of strategic global marketing plans including forecasting, market research, product portfolio management, sales training, product positioning, competitive analysis, and differentiation through applications.



Basic requirements of the job include:


  • BS/BA in Life Science required (MS or PhD highly desired)
  • Strong understanding/experience of PCR and qPCR, and related genomics technologies; digital PCR and NGS experience are favorable
  • 3-5 years of product development and marketing in the life sciences (platform development experience desired)
  • Up-to-date laboratory skills and vernacular; an ability to work with researchers (internal and external)
  • Hands-on use of complex genomics analysis tools and methods
  • Must have a professional manner, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within cross-functional teams
  • Ability to ask open questions and have strong listening skills
  • Requires demonstrated planning/organizational skills
  • Executes sound judgment, analyzes issues, thinks strategically, creatively, and uses innovative ideas
  • Demonstrates exceptional problem solving, decision-making, conflict management, change management and negotiating skills
  • Exceptional public speaking skills needed to represent corporation at external meetings, conferences and organizations
  • Able to present high level information for multiple audiences
  • Experience organizing and communicating technical information and training materials that meet customer and sales needs
  • Experience defining, establishing and managing collaborations with researchers
  • The candidate will travel up to 25%, both domestically and internationally
  • Proficiency in the following required: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (SAP experience is a plus)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


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About Our Organization

Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad serves life science research and clinical diagnostics customers worldwide through its global network of operations. Throughout its existence, Bio-Rad has built long-lasting customer relationships that advance the company's research and development efforts and support the introduction of innovative products and solutions that accelerate the discovery process and improve healthcare.

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