Global Product Manager AST

Thermo Fisher
14 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
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Description Job Title: Global Product Manager - Workflow solutions: Antibiotic Susceptibility testing (AST) Location: Basingstoke OR East Grinstead Up to 50% Travel When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of $17 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. Responsibilities: • Develop and implement 1-5 year strategic portfolio plan for AST instrument portfolio and customer solutions. • Ensure the Voice of the Customer and market needs define new and enhanced products that solve customer challenges. • Lead cross functional teams through the new Product development process to ensure the product meets the Voice of Customer driven product design specification. • Develop and execute product launch plans, in collaboration with Global and regional marketing ensuring a compelling value proposition and positioning. • Develop and implement training programs with a ‘train-the-trainer’ ethos that enables capability and confidence to over-sell specific products in the AST range. • Propose budget guidelines and review regional sales plans ensuring accurate demand forecasting. • Develop global workflow tools to support the implementation of strategies to support sales to reach targets. • Co-ordinate implementation of corrective actions including production of required marketing and technical literature. • Develop margin expansion through management of product value stream, range rationalization and clear price guidance to the organization. • Drive continuous improvement in line with the demands of the customer. Minimum Qualifications: • Scientific degree • Demonstrate a passion for improving patient outcomes, for example in developing and launching new initiatives (e.g. lab automation, LIMS, interfacing with clinical stakeholders, infection control). • Proven experience in using workflow optimization tools to optimize Laboratory processes. • Strong track record in sales/Marketing demonstrating business acumen. • International work experience is highly valued as is the command of language(s) beyond English. Preferred Qualifications: • Business and/ or Marketing qualifications At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 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. Apply today 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. IND-EMEA This job was originally posted as