Product Manager, Imaging Solutions in Vista, California at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 10/14/2019

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Job ID: PAT000533

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.

Leica Biosystems Imaging, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check. 

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Position Summary and Overview State the reason position exists and the objective of the position.
The Product Manager, Image Management Software, will be a key team member that will actively manage the product life cycle of new and existing Aperio ePathology products, including image management and viewer software products across the Healthcare and Life Science markets. The role includes close interaction with sales team members to respond to daily needs related to product configurations and pricing scenarios as well as assisting with regulatory clearances for the image management and viewer portfolio. This position reports to the Sr. Manager, Product Management, Digital Pathology Software,  Imaging Solutions . This role is ideal for an individual to develop key experience in product management in a large organization, including product life cycle management, pricing strategy, sales effectiveness, business strategy, marketing and new product development/VOC skills. 

As a Product Manager, you will also assist with executing product development activities. This extends from expanding in the existing product areas and markets to assisting with the development of new products to better serve the entire Pathology Imaging customer base. This position will help develop a unique blend of hands on market, business and technical savvy with the ability to develop big-picture visions, and the drive to make those visions reality. You must enjoy spending time in the market to understand the customer needs, and working with the development team to find innovative solutions to address the broad markets. 

You must be able to communicate across multiple departments. You will work with sales and sales operations to help finalize quotes and RFPs as well as assist Sr. Product Managers and engineering to define product requirements and commercialization plans. You will work with marketing communications to assist with the execution of go-to-market strategies, understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer. You will be an internal and external evangelist for ePathology product offerings, working with the sales channels and customers.  You will be a key member of the Product Management Team to integrate Leica Image Management and viewer software solutions with the Aperio Image Capture and Analysis Tools.

Major Responsibilities List of Responsibilities/Activities/Duties/Tasks
  • Assist with managing the Leica Biosystems Image Management and viewer product lines through the complete product life cycle from strategic planning to production and launch, including regulatory clearances. 
  • You will work to become a PI Image Management and viewer expert.
  • You will help to identify market opportunities, assess competition, write business cases and help establish the product strategies and roadmaps.
  • You will execute product pricing strategies.
  • You will assist with specifying market and customer requirements in healthcare and life sciences for current and future products by conducting market and customer research supported by on-going visits to customers and  potential customers – define marketing and product requirement documents with prioritized features and corresponding market need and financial justifications.
  • Develop and execute plans for beta and pilot programs to support product release. 
  • Work closely with Marketing to develop and implement the company-wide go-to-market plans, working with all departments to execute and launch. 
  • Know your business, assist with developing and executing visions and communicate your business analysis to upper management.
  • Represent the company at conferences, trade shows and other customer focus events.

Job Requirements


Required Skills/Experience List of required skills and qualifications to perform the job.
  • BS/BA in marketing, life science or engineering, or equivalent 
  • Healthcare or Life Science experience desirable
  • IT and medical device hardware background highly desirable

Desired Skills/Experience List of valued, but not required skills and qualifications
  • MBA preferred 
  • Lab experience preferred but not required
  • 4+ years product management or marketing experience, preferable for imaging products and/or medical devices in the health care or life science industry.
  • software experience
  • SAP ERP software experience
  • Six Sigma experience preferred 

Education List of Education, Certifications, Training
  • BS/BA

Language List language requirements for this role
  • English

Travel  % of Travel, include approximate overnight stays per week
  • 25-35%, including international travel, if needed.

Competencies/Behaviors List of competencies/behaviors needed for this job 
  • Soft influence skills
  • Data-driven
  • Good with customers/develops customer relationships easily
  • Logical application of data analysis to a problem
  • Finds a solution
  • Works well with others teams and departments
  • Motivated

Key Relationships
  • Sales
  • International Sales Units
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Corporate/global
  • Sales Ops

  • Customers
  • Partners
  • Suppliers

Physical Demands & Working Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, stand, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, bend, talk and hear.  
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.  
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  
  • This position will require flying in and out of airports with possible long wait times.
  • This position will, at times, require standing for long periods of time at trade show events.

Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, most work is in an office environment setting.  Lighting and temperature are adequate.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
  • May be required to work over the weekend for special program events, including tradeshows.
  • Must be able to travel internationally, if needed.

Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
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