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Product Management Leader Food Safety \Testing – Austin, TX

Job Location: Austin, TX

Management Leader Food Safety /Testing

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

Job ID: 8348BR


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