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Corning Incorporated

Since our earliest days, Corning Incorporated, the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, has worked closely with customers to understand their problems, explore possible solutions, and then bring those solutions to life through our world-class scientific and manufacturing capabilities.Our unique collaborative culture paired with more than 160 years of materials science and  process engineering continue to drive us forward -- as we look at the toughest problems, imagine the possibiliti... Read More

Address      One Riverfront Plaza Corning, NY 14831 USA
Website      www.corning.com/
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Product Manager

Scope of Position:

This role will primarily be responsible for Cell Culture Media Product Management

Generally this person will become the market expert and coordinate sales, marketing, logistics, and project-related efforts related to all cell culture media products.  They will support commercial aspects of applicable products, including:  product line plan development, marketing programs, promotions, product/quality improvements, product upgrades, product line extensions, new product introductions, and market and customer analysis.    


Support the implementation of the global Product Line strategy

    * Contribute to the 3 - 5 year overall strategy for cell culture media business
    * Participate in driving the sales and profitability (SGM, AGM, COM) of relevant product lines
    * Determine annual price adjustments; including list price, dealer cost, in-market pricing guidelines, and provide input for International price levels
    * Manage product line roadmaps and life cycles
    * Manage the product line quality and critical attribute process for applicable products under supervision
    * Work with manufacturing and quality to upgrade product performance criteria and manage updates to the validation and QC requirements.
    * Maintain a system for communicating product upgrades and changes to customers and distributors
    * Work with manufacturing and quality to plan and implement product line improvements
    * Proactively collect, analyze and evaluate opportunities relative  to marketing, customer, and competitive trends
    * Work with the CLS development group (and other collaborations as necessary) as the commercial representative to bring products to market

Manage new product set-ups and facilitate the commercial launch process

    * Responsible for all commercial documentation for new products, PLE’s, and product change requests
    * Work with manufacturing and development to facilitate new product and change requests
    * Work with customers to identify needs and requirements as they relate to the above projects
    * Develop new product launch and communication plans for internal CLS receivers and channel partners

Support the daily operations of the business

    * Assist in the development of sales tools and technical training programs for the CLS sales organization and channel partners
    * Develop, communicate, and maintain all relevant marketing content on the web site
    * Manage forecast information for products under supervision
    * Serve as the intermediary for key suppliers in dealing with day to day operations
    * Monitor out-of-stock situations and communicate corrective actions with manufacturing and the business team
    * Communicate regularly with sales organization on all pertinent information related to products,
    * Develop key customer and distributor relationships in order to facilitate voice of customer feedback regarding product changes/upgrades and new products
    * Maintain knowledge of competitive products, market perception, and market direction

Travel: Up to 30%

Job Title:  Product Manager

Reference Number:  171159


Education and Experience:

    * BS/BA in marketing, life science, or engineering with 6+ years of combined experience in laboratory/business/sales/marketing in life sciences industry
    * MS in any life science discipline with 3+ years of combined experience in business/sales/marketing in life sciences industry
    * Ph.D. in any life science discipline with 1+ years of business/sales/marketing in life sciences industry
    * MBA coupled with any of the experience combinations above a plus

Required Skills:

    * Ability to formulate business plans, marketing and products requirement documents and product launch plans.
    * Willing to spend a significant amount of his/her time in the field developing close relationships with customers and identifying market needs and trends.
    * High energy and self-motivated.
    * Ability to multitask and take initiative.
    * Product management experience with responsibilities spanning inbound product management and product marketing.
    * Solid understanding of product management processes.
    * Must be a very capable communicator and be comfortable working with a wide variety of corporate executives, sales, marketing, engineering, operations, customers and business partner.
    * Proven teamwork and people management skills; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
    * Able to work effectively in a collaborative environment in cross-functional teams, contribute solutions, and remain flexible in a fast-paced and changing environment.
    * Business focus with strong technical background; well developed analytical skills; excellent project management skills.
    * Ability to travel up to 30%

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