Product Manager, Research Business Unit
SeraCare Life Sciences has served the global life sciences community, with distinction, for 25 years. We develop and manufacture the highest quality, biologically-based products backed by expertise in virology, serology, immunology, and molecular biology.
This position is responsible for the primary product management and contribution to the IVD R&D business unit, including but not limited to molecular controls and reference materials, next generation sequencing controls, genetic testing controls, and related plasma-based products used in the development and manufacture of IVD assays and by the clinical end-users as in kit controls or validation processes. Responsibilities include developing and managing the breadth of the product line, from development, launch, growth and sunsetting with a focus on increasing the profitability of existing products to introducing new products and programs to drive growth.
You will interface internally with R&D, manufacturing engineering, quality, and sales and externally with customers to define product requirements. You will also work with marketing communications to develop and execute effective downstream marketing strategies. You will be the internal and external advocate for the products, working with the sales channel and key customers to achieve success.
A Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences is required; a Doctorate or Master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of 5 years marketing or marketing and sales experience with 10 years of life sciences industry experience is essential. Proven track record of developing and implementing strategic marketing and sales plans to increase sales and profitability is required. Experience in the BioPharma and/or Diagnostics Industry is required. Must have proven ability to conduct market research, resolve complex customer issues, and understand the IVD R&D space. Demonstrated ability to accept and overcome difficult challenges and be able to manage risk effectively is vital. Experience working within small to mid-size companies where administrative infrastructure is minimal and a willingness to lead by example and contribute individually is preferred. A high quality of written and oral communication skills and the proven ability to meet deadlines and work independently along with a high degree of creativity is essential for success. Must be able to read, write, speak fluently and comprehend the English language. Overnight domestic and international travel (approximately 25%) will be required to meet the needs for this position.
SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V
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