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Research Informatics Product Manager #remote

Waltham, Massachusetts

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Location Waltham, MassachusettsUS Job ID JR-018961

PerkinElmer Informatics makes the market-leading scientific software to help our customers invent better medicines, faster.  Through our Signals Screening product line, we help pharma and biotech companies process data faster and more accurately, and better manage diverse and complex drug candidate data.  Through our Signals Lead Discovery product line, we help them find the best drug candidate among all possibilities and advance those more quickly.  Furthermore, we have built these tools for re-use in the adjacent markets of manufacturing, chemical product research, diagnostics, and clinical research.

PKI is seeking an entrepreneurial, scientifically minded, data guru to help further our product development in life science informatics.  So, if you have a knack for software, a drive to improve human health, and a passion for building great products, we would love to hear from you.
The successful Product Manager possesses a unique blend of business and technical savvy, a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality.  The Product Manager is the champion for the product and must communicate with all areas of the company.

He or she will:

  • Work with Business Analysts and Engineering to define product requirements.

  • Work with Sales and Marketing Support to assist with the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customers.

  • Serve as the internal and external subject matter expert for product offerings, working with the sales channel and key clients. 

  • Remain knowledgeable of new trends and needs in the market and integrate the ever-changing business environment into the tactical and strategic plans.

  • Specific Responsibilities:

  • Define feature roadmap for PKI products based on business opportunities and market research.

  • Managing the product lifecycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.

  • Create feature descriptions, use cases, epics, and storyboards used to communicate imagined enhancements to R&D and customers.

  • Weight competing priorities and constraints to scope specific releases and collaborate with R&D to keep product releases on schedule.

  • Be the subject matter expert in product’s science and markets and provide vision and leadership to technology R&D efforts as well as the Sales, Services, and Support functions.

  • Coordinates product launches with Operations, Marketing, Services, and Support teams.

  • Develop and give meaningful presentations for internal and external audiences, including education and training of other PKI and presentations at symposia, trade shows, and key customer accounts.

  • This candidate will be open to traveling 10-15%.

    Basic Requirements:

  • Master or Ph.D. in a scientific domain related to life science research or chemistry product development, plus 5 + years of practical experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industries.

  • 2+ -years demonstrated skills with software development and technology.

    Preferred Requirements:

  • Direct experience managing software product development.

  • Experience with the Agile software development methodology and related processes and tools (e.g. sprint review meetings, JIRA, Aha!, use case authoring, bug triaging, etc.).

  • Proficiency with product management concepts and articulating product concepts to groups of developers (e.g. storyboarding, mind mapping, use case development, etc.).

  • Experience demonstrating or training other users in software.

  • Direct experience in software engineering a plus, but not required.

  • Direct experience with the business aspects of building and selling software products a plus.

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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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