Thermo Fisher Scientific Senior Director, Oncology Product Management in South San Francisco, California

Job Description

Senior Director, Oncology Product Management

Requisition ID: 77733BR

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Location/Division Specific Information

US - California - South San Francisco

How will you make an impact?

The Senior Director, Oncology Product Management will provide leadership and execution to manage the Oncology business in the Clinical Next-Generation Sequencing Division’s (CSD) Oncology assay business in the Life Sciences Group (LSG) of Thermo Fisher Scientific. This person will help define the overarching oncology strategy and go-to-market plan in collaboration with the broader executive leadership team. This includes defining the product roadmap, the market access strategy (i.e., reimbursement), and clinical informatics strategy. Lead team focused on developing and managing the complete portfolio of oncology NGS assays in the OncomineTM family of products. In addition, the overarching go-to-market strategy includes guiding the biopharma partnering strategy for IVD products and leading the Diagnostics Partnering business development team.

Our targeted sequencing assays are built on the foundation of the Ion TorrentTM platform and AmpliSeqTM technology. The products we develop are used by clinical researchers and molecular pathology labs on a routine basis to enable precision genomics. S/he will be responsible for development of product portfolio strategy, product definition, portfolio positioning, and lifecycle management.

What will you do?

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and lead the solid tumor, heme-oncology, liquid biopsy, and immuno-oncology product management team and drive market readiness in delivering new and existing products for the global market

  • Work collaboratively with CSD commercial team (sales and market development) to drive commercial strategy and growth for the business. This includes defining and developing clinical engagement strategy with key opinion leaders and market access strategies with payers

  • Responsible for worldwide supply, demand, revenue, margin, and pricing for product portfolio; update and present forecasts regularly to management, finance, and manufacturing teams

  • Lead and leverage analyses of business and market trends to define customer requirements, competitive strategy, and business opportunities for increasing customer and business value

  • Manage the overall portfolio roadmap and lifecycle for new assay development and corresponding business cases, with due emphasis on revenue growth, install base, and profitability for the portfolio. This includes balancing the investment profile across the portfolio to deliver IVD and RUO sales strategies

  • Lead teams through new product development processes from concept through commercialization, including voice of customer research, definition of customer and product requirements and value proposition, manage product launches and sales training to achieve timely launches and commercial objectives

  • Lead overall diagnostic partnering strategy and accountable for overall revenue from biopharma partnering activities for companion diagnostics (CDx)

  • Lead and balance internal product development and regulatory activities with commercial execution of CDx deals to manage and deliver NGS IVD strategy

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

  • Must have experience in managing multiple stakeholders and resolving conflict within teams

  • Must have excellent communication skills including oral, written and presentation techniques

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Provide thought leadership to overall CSD Oncology product strategy and direction. Collaborates with CSD leadership to successfully commercialize new products, enter new markets, and achieve share and profitability goals by product category and market segments

  • Lead and represent CSD oncology business from a product management perspective in critical customer and precision medicine efforts to drive commercial success and key account efforts

  • Lead major commercialization and/or product development initiatives driving multi-functional efforts to deliver revenue objectives and key strategic market positions

  • Effectively represents Oncology Product Management and key internal leadership meetings, communicating with colleagues, global leadership team and senior management on progress against objectives and future plans for driving performance

  • Collaborate with other Thermo Fisher organizations to leverage existing capabilities and resources.

How will you get here?


Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree, or higher preferred


  • 10+ years of direct product management or marketing experience in the diagnostics, genomics, or medical devices industry; Next generation sequencing experience required

  • In-depth clinical oncology market experience, with familiarity of the oncology diagnostics and treatment landscape from oncologists and molecular pathologists is required

  • Knowledgeable or demonstrated aptitude to understand biomarkers used for diagnostics development and biopharma drug development in accordance with clinical trial study designs

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

  • Team management experience to delegate and empower teams to achieve success by setting team objectives, guidelines, and removing obstacles

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • A team player with cross-functional leadership experience that understands collaboration is key to success. The ability to see new business opportunities, set and meet aggressive objectives and develop strong working relationships will be required for success

  • Excellent analytical skills, project management, and planning skills necessary; prior consulting background or experience is a bonus

  • Exceptional oral and written communication and presentation skills with demonstrated experience presenting and influencing executive leadership

  • An entrepreneurial drive to reach success – a high degree of self-motivation, with the desire to build a new business, especially the ability to pull cross-functional teams together to achieve commercial success

  • Excellent planning and organization skills with attention to detail; capable of setting the example for team members to deliver high quality work

  • Ability to travel 33%

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.