Microbiology - Product Manager

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About the Position


JOB DESCRIPTION: Product Manager



Title of position: Product Manager

Name of Department: Microbiology Business Unit

Location: Barcelona

This position reports to: BU Manager

Number of direct reports (and total number of team members) reporting to this position: 0           

Position Summary

The candidate must define and implement strategies addressed to market requirements for new products.  Performs product management of a dedicated product line.  Prepares a marketing support program for a specific product, product line, or product area.  Coordinates its implementation with technical, logistics and contracting services, and distribution partners and sales organization.  Provides marketing assistance to field personnel and customers.

Key Accountabilities

  • Acts as key marketing technical liaison on all product lines, providing product and regulatory information to sales, service and customers
  • Provides first level remote and on-site technical, applications, operations and regulatory support to critical and key customer accounts, assisting them with the integration of systems in their laboratories
  • Interfaces with all levels of management to independently resolve conflicts/problems with company peers
  • Contacts with Suppliers regarding product issues, incidences and updates.
  • Attends to follow up meetings and Distributor meetings/courses.
  • Maintains regular communications with technical services on problems with instruments and reagents within the product line
  • Provides detailed technical training for sales staff; works with field sales staff to develop training requirements and sales tools required to introduce new products and sales campaigns for all or part of product line
  • Provides presentations to customers
  • Prepares and coordinates marketing support programs
  • Contributes to planning and creation of advertising and promotional materials; writes technical bulletins and newsletters
  • Keeps informed about developments in medical instrumentation/diagnostic industry as they apply to the company’s future marketing plans
  • Understands all maintenance, performance, and advantages of Werfen products
  • Understands technical aspects of Werfen and competitive products
  • Monitors field test and marketing introduction programs
  • Manages and drives internal projects with minimal supervision
  • Ensures compliance with Werfen Code of Ethics

Budget managed (if applicable)


Internal Networking/Key relationships

  • Contacts with Sales Dept.
  • Contacts with Logistics Dept.
  • Contacts with Technical Service Dept.
  • Contacts with Contracting Dept.

Skills & Capabilities

  • Business Acumen
  • Ability to work independently managing assigned projects
  • Presentation skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Organizational Agility
  • Ability to build strong business relationships
  • Planning
  • Drive for Results
  • Effective team-player



Minimum Knowledge & Experience required for the position

International Mobility:

  • Required: Yes

Travel requirements:

  • Up to 60% of time
  • Territory: Portugal and Spain

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