184941 - Product Manager
CA-Southern California - San Diego
South San Francisco
Up to $64.50 DOE
6 mos
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Product Manager for an opening in South San Francisco, CA.

The Product Manager will provide leadership and execution for products across the Ion Torrent instrument business in the Clinical Sequencing Division (CSD) and Life Sciences Group of Thermo Fisher Scientific. This person will focus on Ion Torrent’s assays and consumables. S/he will be responsible for development of product strategy, product definition, positioning, and product lifecycle management. This position 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 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 Product Manager must exercise 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.

Develops marketing plans and market research. Owns revenue goals for his/her product line. Manages inventory, pricing, customer communications and revenue forecasts. Manages worldwide supply, demand, revenue, margin and pricing for product portfolio. Updates and presents forecasts regularly to management, finance, and manufacturing teams. Analyzes market trends, customer requirements and competitive strategy. Identifies opportunities for increasing customer and business value through product differentiation. Leads 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. Works collaboratively with other members of our client's team to drive growth for the business segment.

Min. 5-10 years of relevant experience or MBA with 3+ years of relevant experience. Proven ability to build relationships and guide teams which include representatives from multiple functional areas, including R&D, Sales, Program Management, and Manufacturing. Ability to manage project scope, budget and schedule to achieve timely completion of project deliverables. Experience in managing multiple stakeholders and resolving conflict within teams. Excellent communication skills including oral, written and presentation techniques. Demonstrated effectiveness in marketing, product management or strategy role including participating in market analysis, planning and new product development. Ability to see new business opportunities, set and meet aggressive objectives and develop strong working relationships will be required for success. Requires strong customer facing experience. Experience developing and presenting product marketing materials. Highly self-motivated leader with ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.

Preferred Qualifications:
Product launch experience in Next Generation Sequencing or relevant field. Business development skills and cross-functional team leadership experience
Understanding of genomics, sequencing, molecular biology products, some life sciences. Capacity to develop a strategic understanding of the client's brand, the life sciences industry, analytical instrumentation, consumables and software. Ability to plan, execute and measure with a strong sense of urgency to drive results

Accredited Bachelors or Master’s degree or higher in Biology or Chemistry; PhD or MBA highly desirable.


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Tyler Harrell
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x307 or (800) 927-9318 x307

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.