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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Product Mgr-Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in San Francisco, California

Job Title: Sr. Product Mgr. - Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Requisition ID: 112400BR

Location: CA-South San Francisco

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

What will you do?

The Senior Product Manager will provide leadership and execution for products across the Ion Torrent instrument business in the Clinical Sequencing Division (CSD) and Life Sciences Group of Thermo Fisher Scientific. This person will focus on Ion Torrent's newest instrument platforms. S/he will be responsible for development of product strategy, product definition, positioning, and product lifecycle management. This position interacts with varying levels of internal and external personnel and will require direct customer communication, public presentation, and a team-focused approach. Strong business and customer focus are essential. Effectiveness in this role requires the ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing product development and marketing plans, and a general knowledge of operating plans as well as industry practices for developing, promoting and selling similar products. The Senior Product Manager must exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results, and is able to synthesize a decisive path forward based on all available information. Interaction normally requires the ability to gain cooperation of others and conduct presentations of technical information. The Manager will report directly into the Director of Product Management. Up to 25% Travel (international and domestic) is required.


  • Develops marketing plans and market research.

  • Owns revenue goals for his/her product line.

  • Manages inventory, pricing, customer communications and revenue forecasts.

  • Manages worldwide supply, demand, revenue, margin and pricing for product portfolio.

  • Updates and presents forecasts regularly to management, finance, and manufacturing teams.

  • Analyzes market trends, customer requirements and competitive strategy.

  • Identifies opportunities for increasing customer and business value through product differentiation.

  • Leads new product development process from concept through commercialization, including voice of customer research, definition of customer and product requirements and value proposition, manage product launches and sales training.

  • Works collaboratively with other members of Thermo Fisher Scientific team to drive growth for the business segment.

How will you get here?


  • Master's degree or higher in Biology or Chemistry; PhD or MBA highly desirable.


  • Min. 5-10 years of relevant experience or MBA with 3+ years of relevant experience

  • Proven ability to build relationships and guide teams which include representatives from multiple functional areas, including R&D, Sales, Program Management, and Manufacturing

  • Ability to manage project scope, budget and schedule to achieve timely completion of project deliverables

  • Experience in managing multiple stakeholders and resolving conflict within teams.

  • Excellent communication skills including oral, written and presentation techniques.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in marketing, product management or strategy role including participating in market analysis, planning and new product development

  • Ability to see new business opportunities, set and meet aggressive objectives and develop strong working relationships will be required for success

  • Requires strong customer facing experience

  • Experience developing and presenting product marketing materials

  • Highly self-motivated leader with ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects

  • Travel 25% (US/International)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Product launch experience in Next Generation Sequencing or relevant field

  • Business development skills and cross-functional team leadership experience

  • Understanding of genomics, sequencing, molecular biology products, some life sciences

  • Capacity to develop a strategic understanding of the Thermo Scientific brand, the life sciences industry, analytical instrumentation, consumables and software.

  • Ability to plan, execute and measure with a strong sense of urgency to drive results

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.