Life Technologies has
an exciting opportunity for a Product
Management Leader, Food Safety/Testing, located in Austin, TX.
The food safety testing business is one of the fastest growing and most
exciting businesses within the overall company portfolio. It is a critical
growth vector for the corporation with expectations to achieve $50-75 million
in sales within 4 years. The Product Management Leader, Food Safety/ Testing
will lead and drive the development and implementation of the food safety
business strategy. This position is responsible for running a start up with a
significant revenue base and customer reach. The goal of this position is to
grow this business organically and through M&A to establish it as a
market leader. This role has significant visibility and support in this key
leadership role of a rapidly growing business segment.
- Manage the business and have P&L
- Lead a team of 5-10 business professionals
including marketing and product management.
- Build a high performance team by hiring, training
and coaching employees.
- Articulate and develop a go
to market strategy for the food safety business.
- Manage the product portfolio
and the overall product life cycle including new product development.
- Be the internal expert in the
food safety testing market.
- Work with Corporate
Development team to evaluate new business opportunities.
- Manage business relationships
and contract negotiations with external partners.
- Establish relationships with
standard setting bodies in various diagnostic and therapeutic areas.
- Partner with the sales team
to create effective sales channels that reach target customer segment.
Prior general management experience of a
business, with at least $50M in revenue, including P&L responsibility.
Demonstrated ability to build and execute a
strategic product roadmap development strategy (i.e. a product ‘roadmap’).
Minimum five (5) or more years of industry
experience in the food safety testing market.
Prior demonstrated success leading teams of
at least 5 people.
Product management, sales or marketing
experience in the food safety testing industry.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant course of
study. Additional advanced degrees are preferred, but not required.
Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated
& a driving force of product development in their current or past
organizations. Experience with molecular biology techniques is preferred.
Previous experience with M&A and
Strong project management and presentation