Product Manager /
Senior Product Manager, Food and Environmental Testing
Making Life Even
When it comes to the vision of shaping discovery and improving life, no
other company can match the breadth of products and services in the life
sciences field to meet this vision than Life Technologies. Created
through the combination of biotechnology leaders Applied Biosystems and
Invitrogen, Life Technologies' systems, consumables and services enable
researchers to accelerate scientific exploration, driving to discoveries
and developments that improve the human condition and the world around
us. Our customers do their work across the biological spectrum, working
to advance personalized medicine, regenerative science, molecular
diagnostics, agricultural and environmental research, and 21st century
forensics. With historical sales of approximately $3.5 billion, a presence
in more than 100 countries, and a rapidly growing intellectual property
estate of over 3,600 patents and exclusive licenses, we are poised to
truly shape the world of science. Join a team of more than 9,500
employees around the world who are engaged, curious, insightful,
responsible and driven to make life even better.
The Senior Product
Manager will provide strategic leadership and execution for products in
our Food and Environmental Testing business group. This person will
develop and manage a portfolio of on-market and new products, including
but not limited to sample prep, food pathogen assays, and other products
related to food microbiological testing workflow. S/he will be
responsible for development of long-term strategy, product definition, positioning,
and product lifecycle management. Responsibilities include developing
marketing plans and business forecasts, leading new product development
teams, and maintaining current information on competitors and
product-related markets (domestic and global).
- Analyze market trends,
customer requirements and competitive strategy, and identify
opportunities for increasing customer and business value through
· Lead new product development
process from concept through commercialization, including voice of
customer research, definition of customer and product requirements and
value proposition, manage product launches and sales training.
· Manage worldwide supply, demand,
revenue, margin and pricing for product portfolio; update and present
forecasts regularly to management, finance, and manufacturing teams.
· Work collaboratively with other
members of AB's Food and Environmental Testing team to drive growth for
the business segment.
· Must have proven ability to
build relationships and lead teams which include representatives from
multiple functional areas, including R&D, Sales, Program Management,
· Must be able to manage project
scope, budget and schedule to achieve timely completion of project
· Must have experience in
motivating teams and resolving conflict.
· Must have excellent
communication skills including oral, written and presentation techniques.
· Must be an experienced user of
common computer applications such as MS Project and Excel.
interacts with varying levels of internal and external personnel and will
require direct customer communication, public presentation, and a
team-focused approach. Strong business and customer focus are essential.
Effectiveness in this role requires the ability to clearly communicate
verbally and in writing Life Technologies' product development and
marketing plans, and a general knowledge of operating plans as well as
industry practices for developing, promoting and selling similar
products. The incumbent exercises judgment within generally defined
practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation
criteria for obtaining results, and is able to synthesize a decisive path
forward based on all available information. Interaction normally requires
the ability to gain cooperation of others and conduct presentations of
technical information. May provide general guidance or direct supervision
to other employees. Around 25%Travel (international and domestic) is
To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be highly conversant with the needs of