Product Manager

Product Manager

Salary: Circa £40,000 per annum

Location: Stratford, London office-based with flexible working opportunities

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 11th April 2021, 23:59pm

Do you want to use your research knowledge in a commercially driven role allowing research institutions time to focus on finding cures?

Ximbio is part of Cancer Research UK Commercial Partnerships where it has partnered with and commercialises the research reagents of more than 150 universities, technology transfer offices and research organisations worldwide. Ximbio is the world’s largest non-profit technology transfer organisation dedicated exclusively to research reagents of all kinds. Ximbio forms part of Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest independent cancer research funding organisation, which funds research in excess of £400M annually.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Product Manager to join the team and be responsible for…

Developing the global product line strategy for the antibody and cell lines portfolio to support key growing areas of cancer research including immuno-oncology. You will provide subject matter expertise, thought leadership and manage day to day operations of the portfolio to drive growth and success. The role involves a high degree of interaction and collaboration with both internal (portfolio, business development, operations and sales teams) and external stakeholders around the world.

This role works as part of the Marketing team to deliver the ambitious growth strategy for antibody and cell line portfolio both in a B2B and B2C operating model. The primary objective is to manage and support the entire product life cycle of the product lines by executing product management initiatives that support the overall market segment strategy.

Some of the key accountabilities you can expect are…

Portfolio Strategy

Create and deliver a portfolio strategy that leverages new market opportunities and delivers growth targets

Support the development and delivery of a global strategy for development, positioning and growth of Ximbio’s antibody and cell line portfolio in the context of the branding strategy for the business

Track the commercial performance of the assigned product line(s) and their respective markets, and regularly present market and financial summaries to the team

Collaborate with portfolio and business development team to conduct opportunity analysis and strategic planning for in- and out-licensing of intellectual property based on market requirements

Marketing Support

Work in conjunction with Marketing to develop and support a global marketing strategy and annual plan based on product and market insights including campaign planning and evaluation, collateral review and product launches.

Develop and review website, email and social media content together with product information, product information sheets, manuals, labels and packaging to enhance overall user experience

Work with the portfolio team to solve any technical queries and quality related issues

Support Sales and Business Development teams with customers and sales strategy as the subject matter expert for assigned portfolio by delivering sales support tools and training

For a full job description, please see here:

To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone with…

A PhD in biological-science field or chemistry

Significant experience of product management, marketing, sales or business development

Practical knowledge of or laboratory experience with research tools consumables such as hybridomas, antibodies, transgenic mice, cell lines and small molecule tool compounds in academic or commercial research environments

Experience in leading a cross functional portfolio, business development, and/or operations teams

Good understanding of product positioning based on value proposition and market requirements

Strong organisational, analytical, data interpretation and project management skills

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with experience in developing strong relationships with key stakeholders

Closing date: Sunday 11th April 2021, 23:59pm

Application Closing Date: 
11 April