Product Manager - Arbor Assays - Ann Arbor, MI
Do you have vision and drive in the life science market? Are you looking to join a stable and growing life science company? Today is your lucky day!
About the Company
Arbor Assays Inc. is an employee-owned life sciences kit developer and manufacturer located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded 15 years ago by 3 ex-Assay Designs scientists, the company carries out the basic research to develop kits that allow academic, pharmaceutical, and conservation scientists to quantitate important biological molecules in different samples.
The company culture is unique and special. It is an employee-owned company controlled by a trust. This structure dictates that the company not be sold or passed on to family members – it is designed to be perpetual. The Company has a stable, fun atmosphere and feels like a family. There is a seasoned and experienced board of directors. The profit sharing is the same for everyone. There is a high level of community and environmental consciousness, with a portion of sales donated to charity. At the end of the day, the company wants to be on the right side of good. (What else would you expect from an employee owned company based in Ann Arbor?)
About the Opportunity
The Product Manager position is a key role in the growth of the company. The individual will direct and own the product life cycles for the company’s products. The person will direct the direction of R&D, sales, marketing and operations to bring the most competitive, cost-effective solutions to market.
Key responsibilities include:
- Act as a leader within the company
- Identify new product opportunities and customers
- Develop the core Positioning and message statement for the company’s products
- Drive marketing activities to surpass sales goals
- Lead product management associated with design, development, pricing, market promotion, tools and training for employees to sell
- Messaging and promotion of products
- Be a product evangelist to build employee awareness and enthusiasm
- Monitor competition and develop protective strategies
- Proven ability to influence decision making without formal authority
The candidate should have vision and drive with an intimate knowledge of the life sciences market. An undergraduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, immunology or similar discipline is required and a Masters or Ph.D. would be a bonus. You have proven ability to lead and launch new products.