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Product Manager

Westbrook, ME, USA | IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Marketing
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Vetconnect Plus is also our most internally integrated application, working closely with our global laboratory information systems, point of care information ecosystem leveraging SmartService and IVLS, and integration with various PIMS and several cloud-based applications, including Neo and WebPACS.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


Responsible for supporting the product roadmap and/or product positioning

Develop and implement products and features to maximize IDEXX’s return from targeted markets.

Assist/develop/coordinate new idea reviews and recommendations, concept and design development, project management, and market introduction.

Coordinate with marketing, engineering, research and development, sales, and others to manage projects and ensure overall product success.

Communicate with customers to gain feedback on user product experiences and opportunities. Ensure correct features are identified, taking into account customers, sales, finance, related lines of business and others.Prioritize and negotiate to build best possible set of features to be included and developed in the new products.

Manage projects to develop and improve products, coordinating internal resources as well as customer input to ensure products are completed and delivered on schedule and are positioned for commercial success.

Plan/lead/execute software product development activities and projects through all phases.Create project plans, determine project teams, gather necessary resources and implement projects.Manage projects, report on progress and ensure successful conclusions.

Develop/maintain knowledge of Company products and services as well as changes and developments in the industry affecting work activities.May participate in outside industry groups and forums related to business activities.



EXPERIENCE


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.


Typically, 4-6 years of relevant, software industry experience and product marketing experience


Science and/or veterinary background preferred as applicable


REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:


General knowledge/experience with software and ideally, healthcare/diagnostic technologies

General knowledge of marketing and product management, including product development, segmentation/targeting, product positioning/pricing and forecasting/promotion, progressing to expert level knowledge of product management practices and tools at the senior levels within this job family

Prior experience with or ability to demonstrate understanding of both a highly structured waterfall development project as well as a more dynamic agile development project.Familiarity with toolsets used in both methods.

Solid reasoning and analytical skills to resolve issues and perform prioritization exercises

Solid financial management and analysis skills

Basic project management skills and abilities, with ability to lead cross-functional teams in a matrix environment and progressing to the ability to manage highly complex product sets and organizational decisions at the senior levels within this job family

Ability to lead small, focused teams progressing to the recognized ability to lead, energize and mentor larger, more complex teams and programs

Organized, with ability to manage and prioritize several projects at once

Drive, initiative and creativity progressing to recognized thought-leadership at the most senior level of this job family

Influencing skills to gain commitment and support for decisions and motivate the organization to support the product line

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Strong/advanced presentation skills; ability to present and explain product information to all audiences

Proven management and leadership skills as applicable

Strong personal computer skills, including Microsoft Office


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