Marketing Manager, Product Characterization

Posted 01 Apr 2020

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 205168


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 56,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 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 advance the safety of the world’s medicines. We perform biosafety, product characterization and genetic toxicology testing services.

Your role:
Based in Rockville, Maryland, you will have primary responsibility for the product characterization services within the BioReliance® testing portfolio. You will coordinate across R&D, Quality, Operations, Regulatory, Strategy, Sales, Customer Project Management, and all functions to support implementation, launches, and ongoing innovation. You will work with business stakeholders to determine the strategic direction for product characterization, build the business cases to support strategic initiatives, and drive the implementation plans. You will be responsible for lifecycle management of current methods that could be replaced by new technologies, 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 the business. 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 product characterization. Ability to travel up to 20% travel, both domestic and international, will be required.
Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in a Life Science.
  • 5+ years of strategic marketing, business strategy, business implementation, and/or consulting experience in Life Sciences industry.
  • 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.
  • Strong project management and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with and engage across management team and various functions within the organization. Ability to lead through influence.
  • Experience working in large multi-national organizations leading global project teams to implement business plans and drive new business to achieve ambitious targets.
  • 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 think critically and analytically about all business problems.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Life Science and/or Business.
  • Knowledge of product characterization.
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, energetic environment. Willing to constructively contribute to and debate key issues affecting the organization across multiple areas.
  • Experience working with and manipulating large amounts of financial/other data in Excel. Financial modelling experience a plus.
  • 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.
  • 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.

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil 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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