Senior Product Manager, Whole Genome Sequencing

Working from Home
Sep 28, 2021
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Senior Product Manager, Whole Genome Sequencing

The Senior Product Manager will be responsible for all aspects of product marketing for whole genome sequencing solutions, supporting development programs as well as on-market products. This includes collecting, assessing and prioritizing customer and market requirements; working closely with development to deliver market-leading products; working with sales to ensure successful product launches; collaborating with external consortia to develop standards that support the widespread adoption of long-read sequencing; and collaborating with key opinion leaders to inform product strategy.


  • Be a champion for Pacific Biosciences' customers representing their needs for long-read whole genome sequencing of human, plant & animal, and microbial genomes
  • Serve as an internal expert on all aspects of whole genome sequencing from sample processing through data analysis and interpretation
  • Work with early-adopter key opinion leaders to drive peer-to-peer education and inform product strategy
  • Assess partnership opportunities relevant to our sequencing workflow
  • Perform competitive and market analysis
  • Collaborate with scientific consortia to develop standards that support the widespread adoption of long-read sequencing
  • Deliver presentations to explain product value in webinars, seminars, and customer interactions
  • Work cross functionally with a core team to creatively develop and test product concepts and ideas
  • Build business plans for the product line that include opportunity assessment, positioning strategy, financial analysis, and required tactical plans to support successful adoption
  • Work closely with multi-disciplinary teams including but not limited to R&D, Sales, Program Management, Finance and Manufacturing to ensure successful implementation of product requirements
  • Plan, lead and execute successful product launches
  • Train field teams and support selling activities, including development of sales tools and collateral
  • Collaborate with Applications Lab Scientists, Field Applications Specialists and Engineering, to help developing training programs and documentation
  • Partner with customer support to obtain customer feedback

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.

Position Requirements

  • Track record of success defining and launching excellent products
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in life science company or related field, ideally with >3 years in product management/marketing positions
  • 5+ years experience with DNA sequencing in applications, library prep, instrument, software, and/or consumables with associated technical depth strongly preferred
  • Degree in molecular biology, bioinformatics, engineering or associated scientific field required. Ph.D., MBA or other advanced degree desirable, but not required
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority, and to work effectively with customers, development, and field teams
  • Outstanding leadership, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Must have an excellent work ethic, exceptional judgment, and unquestionable integrity
  • Hands on, high energy, and highly responsive
  • Ability to travel up to 30%

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation