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New Position Available (posted 03/08/22)

Job Title: Product Manager

Main purpose of job role:

  • Manage the KBiosystems/PSL standard branded instruments sold through the PSL and Finneran distribution networks
  • Formulate and execute strategies to meet and exceed growth targets of the business segment
  • Responsible for the life-cycle of products in the business segment from concept through to obscelescence.
  • Support the business with a comprehensive knowledge of the segment including market share, competitors, large customers & commercial opportunities

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of the product life cycle
    • Responsible for implementing pricing, competitive positioning, value proposition, promotion, product roadmaps and forecasting
  • Support business decisions with objective data:
    • Analyze segment, market and growth trends utilizing industry research, including client research (voice of customer)
    • Develop forecasts, monitor competitive activity and identify product differentiation opportunities
    • Identify new product opportunities for the marketplace
  • Work as primary contact with suppliers/partners for technical, financial and logistical requirements
  • Provide strategy and direction for the business segment, identifying product roadmap requirements and managing business plans for both new and existing products
  • Plan and execute launch campaigns for new product introductions
  • Give technical focus to commercial team (including distribution partners)
  • Understand the manufacture/supply base of the products keeping abreast of changes in technology
  • Interact with customers/distributors to understand problems, obtain feedback & identify solutions
  • Represent the business at scientific events and conferences

Essential Qualifications:

Scientific or engineering background (advanced level, HNC or degree)

Desirable Qualifications:

Business Studies qualification or MBA

Accountable for:

  • Achievement of the annual sales budget for the business segment
  • Managing dynamics of the product segment – including retiring products
  • Successful launch of new products, on time, on budget and to achieve initial period sales forecasts

Experience Required:
• Proven sales, marketing or product management experience
• Demonstrated high technical capability/experience within the laboratory industry
• Experience working in a complex matrix structure, supporting/influencing partners in different business segments & global regions

Personal Skills Required:
• Dynamic – achievement motivated and driven to achieve goals
• Organised – good organisational and time management skills
• Creative – able to develop ideas and execute through campaigns
• Inquisitive – analytically minded, able to challenge the status quo & draw actionable conclusions

Interested? To apply please send an email with your CV to andy.wells@porvairsciences.com