Product Manager LDT Business Oncology at Invitae
Invitae is dedicated to bringing comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people. Our team is driven to make a difference for the patients we serve. We are leading the transformation of the genetics industry by making genetic testing affordable and accessible for everyone to guide health decisions across all stages of life.
Are you passionate about precision oncology and improving access to personalized molecular detection tools for patients as well as individuals with a personal or family history of cancer? As a Product Manager for our Oncology LDT business you will be responsible for on-market product support for existing Oncology LDT panels as well as bringing new products through development and supporting their launch and commercialization. You will orchestrate and lead a collaborative planning process to define and execute the strategy around our LDT product portfolio to support the Company’s commercial business goals. This role will have responsibility for managing successful launches providing market input, identifying key portfolio/feature gaps, and prioritizing feature requirements in support of products designed to accelerate testing in oncology. You will interact with other departments including R&D, Sales, Project Management, Quality, Manufacturing, Software, Global and Regional Marketing, Medical Affairs, Customer Support and Finance to ensure that products successfully enter into the market and that budgets, timelines and performance objectives are met.
Job performance will involve a variety of activities including:
- Champion the Voice of Customer (VOC) and assist with the development of user needs pertaining to the development of the product.
- Develop one, three, and five-year product roadmaps.
- Lead the cross-functional product core team through the design and development.
- Work closely with sub-teams to successfully develop and launch assays and software while meeting timeline and budget targets.
- Drive new product to market in partnership with the global and regional marketing teams as well as the sales team
- Leverage technical expertise and market feedback to bring new technologies and develop differentiated products that address the market’s unmet needs
- Create and validate business cases for new market opportunities and proposals. This includes creation of strategic plans, product definitions, market segmentation, collection of voice of customer, product requirements, market analysis.
- Build strong relationships and collaborations with R&D, Project Managers, Commercial, Finance and other key functions and teams.
- Partner with Global Marketing and Business Development to incorporate regional considerations in portfolio decisions and go to market priorities.
- Ensure successful implementation of our go to market plans to accomplish customer adoption, use goals and financial objectives.
- Own the customer-driven process to define user workflow in different use settings and communicate this workflow to sub-teams for implementation.
- Drive successful relationships with key customers to ensure we understand emerging trends and successful adoption of new products.
- Provide technical marketing support to sales/support teams, training and tool development.
- Actively monitor industry trends to understand the competitive environment and anticipates precision oncology market trends and demands. Use knowledge to evaluate, update and manage change (as appropriate) for in flight products.
- Lead cross-functional groups and drive accountability even if not in the same department.
- 5-10% travel both domestically and/or internationally, as required.
- 3+ years of experience in product management or customer-facing function in the genomics or life science industry.
- 5+ years combined experience in marketing/product management/commercial.
- Ability to lead by influence, taking multiple projects through a complex development program are required.
- Proven experience working in cross-functional product teams.
- Experience working on LDT products is preferred.
- Experience working directly with key opinion leaders and conducting voice-of-customer research.
- Drive and determination.
- Strict attention to detail.
- Possesses high integrity and exceptional work ethic.
- Fosters mutual trust, respect and is an excellent team player.
- Meets challenges consistently and confidently with energy and drive.
- Motivated by results, urgency and personal commitment.
- Able to work effectively in a highly complex matrix environment, with a proven ability to influence without formal authority and achieve results through people.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives.
- Ability to interact with senior management, and others concerning matters of significance to the Company.
- Proven problem-solving skills, and comfort in working in a dynamic environment with rapidly evolving business needs.
- Excellent organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills including high discretion/judgment in decision making.
- Strategic thinker that understands the NGS and oncology market landscape and the research to routine clinical continuum, device development, and commercial strategy.
EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE:
- Advanced degree(s) in life sciences (ie BSc/MS) required; MBA preferred.
- Strong technical knowledge of next-generation sequencing workflows (sample to data) required.
- Solid understanding of hereditary disease and germline genetics, somatic oncology testing, interpretation of genetic testing results, and the current clinical trends, local standards of clinical care, and client expectations of products and services related to genetic testing for hereditary cancers.
Invitae offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes healthcare coverage, 401k, and a broad range of other benefits, outlined below:
- Health, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and basic life insurance coverage
- Paid time off, holiday pay, parental leave, and other health and wellness supports
At Invitae, we value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.