Director, Product Management

South San Francisco, South CA, South United States
Dec 26, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Mammoth Biosciences is harnessing the diversity of nature to power the next-generation of CRISPR products. Through the discovery and development of novel CRISPR systems, the company is enabling the full potential of its platform to read and write the code of life. By leveraging its internal research and development and exclusive licensing to patents related to Cas12, Cas13, Cas14 and CasPhi, Mammoth Biosciences can provide enhanced diagnostics and genome editing for life science research, healthcare, agriculture, biodefense and more. Mammoth is democratizing disease detection with easy and affordable point-of-care tests that allow real-time and simultaneous detection of multiple conditions, along with high-throughput tests that allow for unprecedented testing volume. Further, the company is transforming disease treatment with its proprietary micro-sized CRISPR proteins that enable new editing and delivery options. Based in San Francisco, Mammoth Biosciences is co-founded by CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna and principal founders Trevor Martin, Janice Chen, and Lucas Harrington. The firm is backed by top institutional investors including Decheng, Mayfield, NFX, and 8VC, and leading individual investors including Brook Byers, Tim Cook, Bob Nelsen, and Jeff Huber.


The Director of Product Management is responsible for Product Management activities for Mammoth's molecular diagnostic products. Key activities for the position include product strategy, product life cycle management, product launches, and supporting the commercial organization.

    • Experience working within the molecular in vitro diagnostics (IVD) market with strong knowledge of current marketed products and competition.
    • Experience across testing formats including reagent kits, laboratory instrumentation, point of care devices, and OTC diagnostic products. Knowledge and understanding of CLIA laboratories and laboratory testing services a plus. Identify unmet customer needs and new product/market opportunities in molecular diagnostics by utilizing structured VOC processes
    • Drive the development of new product concepts in close cooperation with R&D, business development and other internal stakeholders
    • Think critically about product solutions and participate in tough conversations about prioritization and tradeoffs
    • Manage through challenges that arise in product development – timelines, technical risks, vendors, and shifting regulatory requirements
    • Provide input to the strategic roadmap through gaining market insights via customer interaction and competitive analysis
    • Build consensus for the product strategy and roadmap across a range of stakeholders and functional teams within the organization
    • Foster relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) within a variety of clinical environments
    • Contribute to business model formation by taking into account market dynamics and reimbursement strategies
    • Represent Marketing in new product development teams and act as a resource to Mammoth's co-development partners
    • Participate and present in key conferences and internal and external meetings

    • Bachelor's degree with 10+ years of experience in marketing-related or customer-facing roles in the medical device or diagnostic industries
    • Experience working within the molecular IVD market and point of care testing, with strong knowledge of current marketed products and competition
    • Basic familiarity with regulatory processes including FDA 510(k) and CE mark
    • Prior product launch experience with added value on taking a new product concept to the market
    • Must be willing and able to travel up to 25-30%, both domestic and/or internationally, as required and permissible

    • Proven experience working in cross-functional product development teams
    • Experience with OTC diagnostic products
    • Excellent and presentation skills
    • Communicates effectively and strong team player/collaborator with various internal constituents, customers and other stakeholders
    • Analytical thinking and in-depth understanding of the current market environment is a requirement

    • Competitive salary with equity
    • Company-paid health/vision/dental benefits
    • Unlimited vacation and generous sick time
    • Free breakfast/lunch/dinner/barista
    • Free gym
    • Public transportation commuter subsidy
    • 401(k) matching