Sr Manager, Product Management

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Carlsbad, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2024

Job Description

Sr Manager, Product Management


This role will be site based either in Carlsbad, CA or Austin, TX.

As part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer! We provide our global teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while helping to take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges, like protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe or helping find cures for cancer.

How will you make an impact?

The Senior Manager, Product Management will provide leadership and execution for RUO and IVD labeled products in our Sample Preparation business unit, with a focus on instrument and reagent portfolio. They will be responsible for development of product strategy, product definition, positioning, and product lifecycle management. Our Product Managers act as mini General Managers for their portfolio by collaborating with all business functions to ensure their products meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.

What will you do?

  • Manage sample preparation instruments and reagents products and lead commercialization and/or product development activities to deliver revenue goals and key strategic market position in life sciences markets.
  • Work with the leadership team to build out the near and long-term strategic roadmap and priorities.
  • Manage global supply, demand, revenue, margin and pricing for product portfolio; updating and presenting forecasts regularly to management, finance, and manufacturing teams.
  • Analyze market trends, customer requirements and competitive strategy, and find opportunities to grow customer and business value through product positioning and differentiation.
  • Partner with finance and analytics team to build scenario-based financial models and forecasts to inform market strategy and prioritize activities
  • Develop and present compelling training materials for sales teams, technical support and field application scientists
  • Provide up-to-date product content/information and support field and key customer inquiries in a proactive manner
  • Work effectively in global setting across different geographies and time zones

How will you get here?


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in science, marketing or business management.
  • PhD in Life Sciences preferred.


  • Minimum 8 years of experience in Product Management or Marketing; people management experience preferred.
  • Experience with life sciences portfolio comprising instrument, software and consumables
  • Experience with financial modeling and data analysis skills.
  • Proven project management and organizational skills. Strong ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Track record of presenting high-level information to multiple audiences, including scientists, executives and non-scientific personnel.
  • Automation product launch preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Excellent teammate who can navigate in matrixed structure
  • Ability to forecast and track results.
  • Outstanding problem solving and interpersonal skills with the ability to gain consensus and facilitate decision making within a matrix environment
  • Customer-centric and keenly aware of markets, trends and competitors
  • Authentic, transparent and leads by example, holding self and others accountable.
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism and a “can do” attitude

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one global team of 100,000 colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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Compensation and Benefits

The salary range estimated for this position based in California is $143,000.00–$190,650.00.

This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs

  • Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement

  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy

  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan

  • Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount

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