Product Manager - Platform Products, EMD Digital Inc.

Posted 17 Sep 2020

Cambridge, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 210480


A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 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. EMD Serono is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

This role can be based in Cambridge, MA or St. Louis, Missouri.


We are seeking a talented Product Manager to join EMD Digital, Inc.  As an industry-leading science & technology company, we seek to solve the most challenging problems facing scientists today. Our team is working at the intersection of digital and science to develop a portfolio of digital products with the aim of speeding up the scientific process from discovery through commercialization. 


Your Role:

As part of this digital business venture, you will have the opportunity to work in a face-paced, entrepreneurial environment to help bring our product strategy and vision to life. The ideal candidate is a recognized technology leader with enthusiasm, a strong drive, and excellent problem-solving and analytical skills. You will need to be able to balance strategic visioning and translating this strategy into tangible actions for the teams to build. Demonstration of the following behaviors is important: strong leadership, innovation, strategic thinking, ability to drive results, collaborate and communicate, and ensuring that the roadmap/strategies are carried out and team/individual goals are achieved. 


Who You Are:  

The Product Manager – Platform Products will be part of the new digital business venture and will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment to help shape our product strategy and vision. The Product Manager is a recognized technology leader with enthusiasm and a positive attitude. They have excellent problem-solving, technical experience, and analytical skills and is responsible for product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle. In addition to the product team, the Product Manager will work with work closely with UXSD, Engineering, Commercial, Project and Marketing/Communications teams to ensure the successful launch of new products as well as supporting EMD Digital’s strategy and goals to make science faster through interconnected digital products.  


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Business, Life Science or related field of study. 

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience. 

  • Experience working with global, highly-matrixed agile product teams. 

  • Excellent written, oral, communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Background or experience in biology/chemistry/bioinformatics or digital products. 

  • Some domestic & international travel (20%) expected. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in partnering with business teams and customers to gathering and analyzing requirements in order to meet strategic goals and development efforts. 

  • Experience identifying and integrating use cases that can be leveraged through our product capabilities and work closely with the engineering and UXSD team to strategize and execute the development of products 

  • Experience gathering and analyzing requirements for projects from various stake-holders. 

  • Software management/project lifecycle/project methodology skills required. 

  • Additional Development Skills are a plus.  



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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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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