IDEX Associate Product Manager in Rohnert Park, California
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Job Title: Associate Product Manager – Chromatography
Reports To: Director of Product Management
Location: Middleboro, MA; Rohnert Park, CA
FLSA Status: Exempt, Professional
Who is IDEX Health & Science (IH&S)?
As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, IH&S has a long history of driving growth in life sciences and healthcare by embracing innovation and redefining the supplier-customer relationship. The work we do every day allows us to discover key insights and break new ground to create some of the most meaningful technologies that have a lasting impact on companies, industries, and society. One of our business segments is called Life Science Fluidics and we are looking to add more talent to the team.
Life Science Fluidics:
We are component and system-level experts who understand the critical inter-dependencies between microfluidics, fluidics, optics, and integrated sub-assemblies. We specialize in the complete optofluidic pathway to help our customers avoid project risks, and we are uniquely positioned to solve even the most demanding challenges in a wide array of life science applications.
Our fluidics team is located across Oak Harbor, Washington; Rohnert Park, California; Bristol, Connecticut; Middleboro, Massachusetts; and Kawaguchi, Japan serving the IVD & Biotech, Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, and Bioprocessing markets with a broad portfolio of products and capabilities.
Our formula for success is simple. We work hard to maintain a culture where you can own your work; you are encouraged to try new ideas in a collaborative environment; and you can apply your skillset to enable our clients to gain a competitive advantage in their own market. At IDEX Health & Science, you can work with a great group of people, mentor others, and build a great future.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
As an associate Product Manager, you will be responsible for products in the Chromatography Business Line, which develops high-performance fluidic components and assemblies for the Analytical Instrumentation market. Our group develops hardware to support chromatography, mass spectrometry, and all related analytical fields.
This key role requires a collaborative individual with strong organization and communication skills. The right individual will have a demonstrated track record of driving cross-functional teams to achieve successful and predictable product releases. The position will be a key input to the business’ overall direction of its products and markets served and is responsible for product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle, including gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, sizing market potential and working closely with engineering, sales, marketing teams to develop and launch new products. The Product Manager will champion and implement all new product and market strategies, whilst determining the most effective and successful approach to growing the existing portfolio.
As Product Manager, your primary focus will be on providing the business key information and guidance on both the upstream & downstream marketing as it relates to the 4-P’s (Price, Product, Promotion, Place). You will have a critical influence on the overall direction of the business. Therefore, we are seeking a champion, with a winning spirit, who can excel in the following areas:
Provide product life cycle management of assigned product line(s), including introduction of new products along with product line rationalization.
Competitive benchmarking and market share/trend analysis pricing and promotion. Develop market insight through voice of customer research, in-depth competitive analysis, and market segmentation
Values and develops strong customer relationships
Manage product line revenue, margin, pricing, and investment
New Product Development experience from VOC to concept and through product launch to meet business case
Drive 80/20 complexity reduction across the product lines including product rationalization to optimize offering and complexity and manage the product life cycle
Drives margin expansion for the Product Line by working with Operations \ Supply Chain to drive cost reductions (PPV), Engineering to drive VA\VE projects and Commercial team on pricing
Full understanding and successful execution of a staged NPD Process in a manufacturing environment
Works closely with Engineering to identify root causes to product issues and resolve
Works closely on value-based pricing
180 DAY OBJECTIVES
It is critical for the individual hired to come into this role enthusiastic and ready to work, with clear objectives laid before them. In the first 6-months, the expectation for this candidate will be as follows:
Learn the business’ products, customers, and competition
Establish key product roadmaps for a three-year horizon roadmap
Product Management lead working closely with Engineering to develop new products
Key driver in commercial process to over deliver to our larger customers
Deep understanding of the market, identifying growth opportunities of the annual strategic planning process
Absorb day-to-day activities as it relates to the products, price and promotion
Bachelor’s degree in related area. MBA or MS preferred
5+ years product management experience, with at least three of those years in developing new product in an industrial or manufacturing environment
Strategic mindset with the ability to identify growth opportunities
Ability to understand and demonstrate technical products
Experience working with competitive pricing, promotions with manufactured products
International experience will be considered a plus
Ability to recognize value sell opportunities and create sales tools to support the field
Strong working knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint required
ESSENTIAL SKILLS & ABILITIES
The ideal candidate will be results-driven with a long track record of successful execution of plans and growing responsibilities in a top company(ies). This person must have the ability to understand a larger vision and break it down into strategic product plans to better serve and grow our markets and our customer base. Candidate must be a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and tremendous strength in team-building and leading cross-functional product development teams. Customer intimacy is first and foremost, so the individual must possess confident business and clear communication skills.
Ability to work in a technical environment
Ability to think and plan strategically
Understanding of global scalability
Drive for Results.
Solid Problem-Solving methodology and demonstrated skill
Integrity and Trust
Strong communication/presentation/social skills
Comfortable operating in a complex matrix-based organization
Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time
You must be authorized to work in the U.S. for this position
IH&S Fluidics offers a dynamic and challenging work environment and a competitive compensations/benefits package. If you have the skills and background we are seeking, we welcome your application.
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IDEX HEALTH & SCIENCE (IH&S) IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO WORKFORCE DIVERSITY
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