Product Manager, Rapid Testing Methods

Posted 16 Apr 2019

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 188400


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

The pharma and biopharma services business of MilliporeSigma is called Process Solutions Services, branded under the name BioReliance®.

Our mission with BioReliance® services is to improve lives by helping to bring safe medicines to market. We perform biosafety, product characterization and genetic toxicology testing services.

Your Role:

Based in Rockville, Maryland, you will have primary responsibility for rapid methods within the BioReliance® testing portfolio. You will coordinate across R&D, Quality, Operations, Regulatory, Field Technical Sales, Strategy, Sales, Customer Project Management, and all functions to support implementation, launches, and ongoing innovation. You will report to the business leadership on progress in implementation of rapid methods across all functions. You will ensure coordination across multiple global sites to ensure consistency of the service offering and customer experience (US, UK, Singapore, etc.). You will be responsible for lifecycle management of current methods that could be replaced by rapid methods, as well as pricing, go-to-market strategy development, and launch activities. You will obtain deep understanding of customer needs as well as complex market and competitive dynamics and make recommendations to scientific and business leadership to increase growth of rapid methods within the portfolio. You will prepare business cases in support of new service development efforts and will report performance regularly to senior leadership. You will have primary responsibility for developing global strategic and tactical marketing plans in support of rapid methods.

Who you are:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Life Sciences. Higher education with relevant work experience acceptable.
  • 2+ years of project management, business strategy, business implementation, strategic marketing, and/or consulting experience in Life Sciences industry.
  • Strong project management and communication skills.
  • Travel (including international travel) up to 35% of time will be required.
  • Ability to think creatively, approach work with an entrepreneurial mindset, and take the initiative despite minimal day-to-day oversight; ownership mindset to solve problems and drive the business.
  • Ability to work with and engage across management team and various functions within the organization. Ability to lead through influence.
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, energetic environment. Willing to constructively contribute to and debate key issues affecting the organization across multiple areas.
  • Ability to see the current and future business within a broader context and quickly synthesize implications and opportunities for the business to both internal and external audiences.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and written to internal and external audiences, including to the leadership team, to foster collaboration, drive alignment, and achieve results.
  • Knowledge of technical and scientific details of biopharmaceutical manufacturing and testing; credible discussing current and future trends in the industry in front of customers and internal stakeholders; able to contribute to thought leadership activities.
  • Ability to think critically and analytically about all business problems.
  • Experience working with and manipulating large amounts of financial/other data in Excel. Financial modeling experienced a plus.

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfill your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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