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Bioburden Product Manager (Microbiology)

Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions
Boulder, Colorado, US
Closing date
Jul 25, 2024

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Project Management, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Company Description

Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions (VWTS) is a worldwide leader in water recovery, treatment, and reuse. We design, supply, and service a range of water systems and monitoring equipment in industries ranging from pharmaceutical to food and beverage applications, and from microelectronics ultrapure water to municipal water and industrial wastewater treatment. We are one of the world's leading manufacturers of total organic carbon (TOC) analyzers and corresponding certified reference materials. Our ground-breaking endotoxin analyzer is the latest addition to our expanding analytical instruments portfolio. We strive to provide not only superior technology and design, but also outstanding quality, service, and application support.

Job Description

Job Summary

The Product Manager plays a pivotal role in driving the growth and success of our life sciences product portfolio. In this dynamic position, you will spearhead strategies to increase market share, revenue, and customer adoption within the bioburden testing domain. With a deep understanding of the industry and its customers, you will leverage your strong leadership skills, business acumen, and strategic thinking to identify opportunities and execute plans that propel our products forward.

As a highly-motivated product visionary and experienced strategic owner, you will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including our global sales force, to develop and implement local, regional, and product growth initiatives. Your exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, will enable effective collaboration and alignment across the organization.

Key Characteristics

  • The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, rapidly-growing company and possesses a strong customer-centric mindset.
  • A good knowledge of the life sciences markets, coupled with excellent interpersonal and problem-solving abilities, will be instrumental in driving success in this role.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement strategic plans to drive market share and revenue growth for the
  • bioburden product line.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (engineering, design, sales, marketing) on product development, launches, and targeted campaigns.
  • Build strong relationships with customers to understand their needs and drive loyalty.
  • Identify key market trends, drivers, competitor landscapes, and customer requirements,
  • including potentially disruptive technologies.
  • Monitor and report on key performance metrics, and identify areas for improvement.
  • Define the product vision and strategy based on market research and customer feedback.
  • Manage the product lifecycle from concept to end-of-life, including launch, maintenance, and retirement.
  • Conduct market research and analyze the competitive landscape for growth opportunities.
  • Create and maintain product documentation (user guides, specifications, release notes).
  • Make data-driven decisions based on product metrics, user feedback, and market trends.
  • Communicate the products value proposition to external stakeholders (customers, partners, investors).
  • Continuously evaluate and optimize the product to meet customer needs and business
  • objectives.
  • Partner with key customers to understand unmet technology needs and define future product
  • development.
  • Develop and deliver training to global teams and customers, and contribute to marketing
  • content and messaging.
  • Act as an industry leader by interfacing with regulatory and advisory boards, attending
  • conferences, and publishing technical content.
  • Collaborate with the sales team on industry strategy, customer materials, training, and
  • applications support.
  • Maintain expertise in applicable regulatory requirements and ensure product alignment.
  • Develop technical content, including application notes, papers, and marketing materials.
  • Support sales efforts through seminars, trade shows, and demos.
  • Comply with company policies on inclusion, quality, and environmental, health, and safety.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Expertise in analytical instrumentation, semiconductor ultrapure water systems, and
  • microbiology methodologies.
  • Strong analytical skills to assess market data, drive growth, and address customer challenges.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills for internal and external
  • stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinking and creative problem-solving abilities for developing innovative solutions.
  • Deep understanding of the industry, market trends, and customer needs.
  • Team player with enthusiasm, charisma, and drive for product development.
  • Ability to equate price to customer value and understand product applications across life
  • science, industrial, and municipal markets.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, time management, and project management skills.
  • Proven leadership skills to motivate and influence cross-functional teams.
  • Understanding of trends impacting product line commercial performance.
  • Travel up to 30%
  • Hybrid role - in the office, at a minimum, twice a week.


Education & Experience Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of proven experience in product management, product marketing, or a related role within the Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, or a related industry.

  • Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA), Marketing, or a related business discipline.
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and executing successful product strategies, from
  • concept to commercialization.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate complex data into
  • actionable insights.
  • Excellent communication and presentation abilities, with the capacity to effectively convey
  • information to diverse stakeholders.
  • Proven leadership skills, with the ability to collaborate cross-functionally and drive projects to completion.
  • Proficiency in relevant software and tools used in product management and marketing.

Additional Information

Why You'll Love Working Here!
  • In diversity lies strength - We strive to be a workplace that is inclusive and empowers people to contribute their best
  • Recognition and rewards for your hard work and achievements
  • Opportunity for new challenges - We are growing and love to promote from within
  • An excellent leadership team and a collaborative culture that values innovation
  • At all levels of the organization, we recognize talent and want to help you build your sustainable career!

At Veolia, we realize diverse teams make smarter decisions, deliver better results, and build stronger communities. We're an organization that champions diversity and inclusion at every rung of the ladder and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Because our people are our greatest assets, we also offer competitive compensation and benefits that include:
  • Compensation - The salary range is tied to the market for similarly benchmarked roles. The range is not an absolute, but a guide, and offers will be based on the individual candidate's knowledge, skills, experience, and market conditions, as well as internal peer equity. Depending upon all the preceding considerations for the final selected individual candidate, the offer may be lower or higher than the stated range: $107,000 - 130,000 annually
  • Annual Incentive Plan: 10%
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance Starting Day 1!
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Spending & Health Saving Accounts
  • AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

****Applicants are required to be eligible to lawfully work in the U.S. immediately; employer will not sponsor applicants for U.S. work authorization (e.g. H-1B visa) for this opportunity****

VWTS does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting firms. All vendors must have a current and fully executed MSA on file before submitting candidates. Any unsolicited resumes and candidate profiles will be deemed the property of VWTS, and no fee will be due.

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.

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As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.

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