Strategic Product Manager

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Sales, Product development, Commercial Operations
  3. United Kingdom
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Posting date: 29 Jan 2019
BD.JC.21430_1548763708

ProClinical is excited to announce that new job opportunity has arisen for a Strategic Product Manager position to join a world-class genetics research solution company. This exciting company, which has acted as a pioneer in human healthcare, is looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual to join their team in Oxford.

The Strategic Product Manager will own the Strategic Product Management process to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of competitive products, provide input to the tactical marketing process, own and maintain competitor and technology databases, and act as a champion and owner of results in an area of responsibility.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Understanding the global market for Microarray and Next Generation Sequencing in Cytogenetics and cancer.
  • Analysing markets, defining new product development and product improvement projects, and providing marketing input to such projects.
  • Liaising with customer bases and prospective customers to understand short and longer-term needs and feedback conclusions to portfolio review processes.
  • Owning an annual portfolio review and discontinuation process.
  • Spending a minimum of 2 days per month, or equivalent, facing prospective customers/customer bases to solicit feedback.
  • Ensuring a successful transition of products and information to the regional marketing team for launch.
  • Developing and reflecting USPs, and clear advantages in product brochures.
  • Fine tuning positioning and future sales argumentation based on market responses.
  • Providing input to the development of tactical marketing plans for portfolios; ensuring corporate strategic directives are met.
  • Providing input to sales supporting literature and product collateral to effectively promote products.
  • Identifying and updating conclusions from mining competitor websites and literature, along with soliciting customer feedback.
  • Securing input from sales and support colleagues, along with regional marketing.
  • Preparing conclusions that help drive the creation of successful customer value propositions for molecular genetic solutions across the portfolio.

Skills and Requirements:

  • A minimum of a BSc (Hons) in a molecular biology discipline.
  • At least two years of experience in a Global Product Management role in Life Sciences, Genomics or in vitro Diagnostics.
  • A comprehensive knowledge and keen interest in developing applications, new technology, and an uptake in clinical and diagnostic applications.
  • Customer-focused mentality.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Demonstrable experience in clinical molecular genetics, or cancer genetics, desirable. This includes being able to effectively communicate with clinical geneticists and explain concept to non-geneticists.
  • Demonstrable lab experience in genomics technologies, such as PCR, Microarray and Sequencing is also desirable.
  • A proven track record of success in growing sales in clinical molecular genetics, diagnostics, or cancer genetics markets. This includes managing relationships with Key Customers/opinion leaders in their field.
  • A successful track record in product management and/or product development.
  • An enthusiasm for potential of genomics technologies in clinical/diagnostic market.
  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong team ethos, with a demonstrated track record of success in cross-functional team and fast moving environment.
  • An ability to manage multiple simultaneously to ensure timely, on-target, and within budget accomplishment of tasks.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

To Apply:

Please click on the Apply button. Please include a short note outlining why you are interested in the role and why you think you are suitable.

In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please call Joseph Corderoy on +44 203 854 0629 or upload your CV on our website - www.proclinical.com.

A full job description is available on request.

ProClinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

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