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Product Management Leader Food Safety \Testing

         Location: TX - Texas

         Sector: Industry

         Job Hours: Full-Time

         Job Role: Sales

         Company:  Life Technologies

         Job reference: 8348BR

         Posted Date: Friday, September 30, 2011 4:39:31 PM

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 Food Safety Testing Business Segment Leader will lead and drive the development and implementation of the food safety business strategy. You will run a start up with a significant revenue base and customer reach. Your goal is to grow this business organically and through M&A to establish it as a market leader. You will have significant visibility and support in this key leadership role of a rapidly growing business segment. Principal Responsibilities: The Food Safety Business Segment leader will:
Manage the business and have P&L responsibility.
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.

Key Selection Factors/Requirements:
Prior general management experience of a business, with at least $50M in revenue, including P&L responsibility.
The candidate will have demonstrated ability to build and execute a strategic product roadmap development strategy (i.e. a product 'roadmap').
The candidate will have 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.
The candidate will have product management, sales or marketing experience in the food safety testing industry.
The candidate will have an undergraduate degree in a relevant course of study. Additional advanced degrees are preferred, but not required. Additional preferred attributes:
In their repertoire, the candidate will be self-motivated & a driving force of product development in their current or past organizations. The candidate will preferably have experience with molecular biology techniques.
The candidate will preferably have experience with M&A and integration efforts.
Strong project management skills

Strong presentation skills

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