Sr. Product Manager, HID IT Solutions
Life Technologies - Foster City, CA

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Making Life Even Better.

Life Technologies Corporation (LIFE) is a global biotechnology tools company dedicated to improving the human condition. The company was created from the merger of Invitrogen Corporation and Applied Biosystems in November of 2008.

Life Technologies customers do their work across the biological spectrum, working to advance personalized medicine, regenerative science, molecular diagnostics, agricultural and environmental research, and 21st century forensics. LIFE’s systems, consumables and services enable researchers to accelerate scientific exploration, driving to discoveries and developments that make life even better.

With annual sales in excess of $3 billion, LIFE employs approximately 9,000 people in more than 100 countries and possesses a rapidly growing intellectual property estate of approximately 3,600 patents and exclusive licenses.

Life Technologies is a publicly traded company trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol LIFE.
Position Objective

The objective of this position is to develop and manage portfolio of software products and services that provide value added growth for the business segment. This person will develop business cases and own all product management responsibilities for a growing portfolio of software products and services. This person will develop and manage a portfolio of on-market and new software products and services. S/he will be responsible for development of product definition, positioning, pricing and product lifecycle management. Responsibilities include developing market research, leading product management function in new product development teams, managing inventory, pricing, customer communications, support, and revenue forecasts. This position will manage transitioning of products from standalone desktop software to browser based products along with licensing and commercialization models (SaaS) and will manage maintenance and support plans. This position reports to the Director of IT Solutions Product Management in the Applied Sciences Business Unit.

Essential Functions

Manage worldwide supply, demand, revenue, margin and pricing for product portfolio; update and present forecasts regularly to management, finance, and manufacturing teams. Analyze market trends, customer requirements and competitive strategy, and identify opportunities for increasing customer and business value through product differentiation. Lead new product development process from concept through commercialization, including voice of customer research, definition of customer and product requirements and value proposition, formulating and communicating global launch plans including commercialization strategy, public presentations, competitive analysis, forecasting, positioning and training of internal groups, service, support and sales. The selected candidate will lead business aspects of both internally-developed products, as well as those leveraged from external collaborations. Furthermore, our solutions should represent the best thinking of the pioneers of adjacent industries.

The selected candidate will be a strong leader within cross-functional teams developing the right product to fill market needs, and will serve as the customer advocate interacting w/ functional partners including R&D, Program Management, Manufacturing, Market Development, Finance, Customer Services, Quality and Regulatory Associates. The selected candidate will partner closely with the Instrument/Reagent Product Managers and Technical Marketing Specialists to ensure system synergies and optimal customer experiences. The software strategy will be developed and executed in concert with the centrally managed CIO office- ensuring best practices from one division are shared across all operating groups.

Desired applicants should bring specific experiences in building software development communities, designing software and building scalable architectures as well as SDKs. Some knowledge of Biological sciences and/or genomics is desirable, but not required. An aptitude and interest in learning science including bioinformatics is important. Candidate must possess a track record of success in driving business innovation, product development, building/leading cross functional teams and effective executive level communication.

Key Responsibilities: · Implement business strategy for software, including software as a product or a service
  • Lead product definition teams, defining critical product requirement documents with prioritized features and corresponding business or financial justification with ROI.
  • Understand, follow and be accountable for business aspects of LIFE Product Commercialization Process (PCP) for products
Assess and evaluate competitive landscape - including product offerings.
  • Monetize software through direct and indirect economic business models, segregating differentiated value propositions for customer segments
  • Accurate market analysis, value proposition and forecasting for new IVD and custom products
  • Write business cases communicating global launch plans that include regulatory strategy, reimbursement approach, competitive analysis, forecasting, pricing, positioning and training of internal groups
  • Set pricing to meet revenue and profitability goals
Develop customer oriented sales tools and collateral in partnership with market development
  • Manage total product lifecycle, setting organizational cadence for retirement, refresh or enhancement of existing products- in concert with software engineering organization
  • Contribute globally to the Life Technologies CIO office as part of larger stakeholder community
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of target HID customer segments, markets and the competition
  • Contribute to overarching IT solutions strategy and roadmap
May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned

Education:
Bachelor's degree in software development or information management (MBA strong plus)

Experience/Requirements: · 5-8 years’ experience in software Product Management required
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Track record of success in launching software products and services
  • Demonstrated ability to develop business cases, customer and product requirements for strategic and/or complex products, soliciting and integrating Voice of Customer and User Centered Innovation inputs
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing product lines, pricing, and forecasting
  • Strong leadership skills within cross functional teams; a demonstrated leader through influence with strong negotiation skills
  • Is customer-centric and keenly aware of markets, trends and competitors
  • Is authentic, transparent and leads by example, holding self and others accountable
  • Organized with strong project management skills
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism and a “can do” attitude
  • Inspires, motivates and collaborates with others; team-first attitude
  • Stretches across borders, breaks silos and builds effective partnerships with customers and colleagues
  • Adept with software development life cycle methodologies and software technologies
  • Experience with validated and regulated markets is a plus
Working Conditions:
Works in an office environment. 25% travel (domestic and international) is required on periodic basis. This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.

Education:
Bachelor's degree in software development or information management (MBA strong plus)

Experience/Requirements:
  • 5-8 years’ experience in software Product Management required
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Track record of success in launching software products and services
  • Demonstrated ability to develop business cases, customer and product requirements for strategic and/or complex products, soliciting and integrating Voice of Customer and User Centered Innovation inputs
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing product lines, pricing, and forecasting
  • Strong leadership skills within cross functional teams; a demonstrated leader through influence with strong negotiation skills
  • Is customer-centric and keenly aware of markets, trends and competitors
  • Is authentic, transparent and leads by example, holding self and others accountable
  • Organized with strong project management skills
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism and a “can do” attitude
  • Inspires, motivates and collaborates with others; team-first attitude
  • Stretches across borders, breaks silos and builds effective partnerships with customers and colleagues
  • Adept with software development life cycle methodologies and software technologies
  • Experience with validated and regulated markets is a plus
Working Conditions:
Works in an office environment. 25% travel (domestic and international) is required on periodic basis. This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.

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