Hiring: Senior Product Manager in the Greater Zurich

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Oct 2, 2014
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For our client, a dynamic and successful biotech start-up developing innovative diagnostic solutions, we are currently looking for a proactive, hands-on, versatile, and experienced Senior Product Manager, joining the team in the Greater Zurich Area for the growth expansion.

An exciting opportunity awaits the new Senior Product Manager, reporting directly to the CEO of a forward looking, prosperous and innovative company.

Senior Product Manager (m/f)​

You will:

Your position will be critical to support the client’s mission to deliver products which are aligned with the company’s vision, meet market needs and are delivered to a consistently high-quality standard.

Equipped with a strong sense of ownership and responsibility to ensure the clients success, you will be responsible for the company’s product development projects. This role will be upstream in nature and as a senior team member, you will be responsible for life cycle management of the product portfolio.
This critical position sits at the intersection between Marketing and R&D.
  • Develop comprehensive business plans to identify, evaluate and invest in new business, assessing market opportunity through detailed market modelling, defining unmet needs and value propositions, monitoring competitive landscape, understanding technology
  • Manage the products throughout their lifecycles
  • Work with internal stakeholders and third parties to assess and establish partnerships
  • Be the recognized expert in the business on the product line, the market, relevant technology, and competition
  • Plan and execute pilot and field trials
  • Perform product demos to customers and develop relationships with key clients
  • Represent the company at trade shows
  • Monitor, report and improve product performance
  • Collaborate with downstream marketing to develop product launch plans
  • Promote the product to sales teams through sales training sessions, webinars, newsletters, and other mechanisms
  • Manage product profitability and commercial success – own the business case
  • Represent the voice of the customer in senior level management meetings. Provide senior management and cross-functional partners with updates, reports, content, and presentations regarding marketing initiatives
About You:
  • A scientific background is a must to understand the implications of the requested development projects. A degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related field degree is a minimum
  • Good knowledge of microbiology
  • Professional experience as a Product Manager in the diagnostics industry or food safety industry; you are familiar with food safety testing and diagnostic assays
  • You have a deep understanding of the innovation process for new products and have a successful track record in new products launches. You can demonstrate your ability to translate customer needs into product requirements, technical information into meaningful sales and customer messaging
  • Detail-savvy but outcomes oriented, you have strong problem-solving skills and the willingness to roll up your sleeves to get the job done
  • Demonstrated ability to manage concurrent, complex projects/tasks – project management and execution skills
  • Financial modelling and forecasting experience is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication (in English and German) and social skills

Attractiveness of the Position:

This is a unique opportunity to join an ambitious and high-performance team where you become part of a success story. It enables you to play a proactive role for the future development of the company and to shape organizational and human accents. An opportunity to become a key member and to work in an international, dynamic work environment with a collaborative, team-oriented leadership approach.
A competitive compensation program will be tailored to the selected candidate. Base salary will be supplemented by a performance bonus and equity shares.

Apply here: Senior Product Manager (m/f)