Posted 2 weeks ago

Product Manager – Genomics & PCR
Base Salary: £40,000 – £65,000 (DOE) + Car Allowance + Company bonus + Private healthcare and medical cash back plan + Auto-enrolment pension scheme + Employee Share Purchase Scheme + 24 days holiday (plus public holidays) + free on-site car parking
Based: Office based in either Manchester or Wotton with International travel when allowed and required

The requirements of the Product Manager:

  • You will ideally have 2+ years experience as a Product Manager in the field of Genomics, Molecular Biology, PCR consumables or instruments in a Life Science or Diagnostics company
  • If you don’t have existing Product Management experience you could have 3+ year’s experience working as a Sales Specialist, Product Manager, Product Specialist, Business Development Manager or Applications Specialist selling and/or marketing a range of PCR, QPCR, Sequencing tubes, Plates, Seals or other related molecular biology products such as ELISA, Antibodies, Cell Lines, Western/Southern Blots into the life sciences, biotechnology or laboratory automation sector
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent within a Scientific – Biology or Chemistry, Engineering or Technology (HNC, HND) discipline
  • Good understanding of sample management applications & technical expertise in PCR, NGS and clinical applications
  • Must be based within a commutable distance to the company’s offices in either Manchester or Wotton
  • Hold a full UK driving licence + ability to travel internationally up to 25% of the time

The role of the Product Manager:

  • Working within the Global consumables and instruments team you will provide strategic product management for my clients range of PCR & QPCR plates and consumables
  • Responsible for leading the product strategy, executing the product roadmap in a matrix organisation and achieving sustainable profit, revenue and market share, for a designated product line including biobanking, compound management, consumer genomics, synthetic biology, basic research and more
  • You will be an information gatherer and intelligence specialist who defines the strategic direction of the product portfolio
  • The Product Manager will lead their product line and develop business plans, forecasts, product positioning, pricing and go-to-market strategy in the marketplace.
  • You will be responsible for defining and sustaining differentiation amongst competing products
  • Oversee market research, monitor competitive activity, identify customer needs, define product requirements and identify and evaluate marketing opportunities with product line objectives
  • You will work cross-functionally with engineering, marketing, operations, service and sales to develop new products or enhance existing products and product lines

The Role:

  • My client is a market leader in the Automated Solutions field, focussed on Automated sample storage, storage consumables and associated devices
  • Currently they operate in two main markets/ applications – Drug Discovery: typically, pharmaceutical companies wanting to store chemical compound samples to research Biobanking: academic/research institutes wanting to store biological samples
  • Operating globally, with the UK, Europe, USA and Japan accounting for the majority of their market – you have ultimate autonomy, managing your own diary and a great chance to travel with the company
  • The company has a large training budget, and they pay for further development and training for their staff, including MBA’s or Prince2 Project Management
  • You will be a true expert / product manager in this specialist field, with the opportunity to really make it your own, you have high visibility within this position in a 25% YOY growth company with fast track to management opportunities

Apply today by sending your word CV to Oliver Gill of Langton Howarth Ltd via email to or call Oliver in confidence right now for more information on the contact number: 0113 243 3499.

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