Senior Product Manager, Cell Therapy

San Diego, CA
Jun 30, 2022
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Position Summary

As a Product Manager in Resilience’s R&D team you will drive and guide the development of a next-generation cell therapy manufacturing platform, serving to connect the technical teams with the business and our customers. On the business side you will endeavor to understand the market landscape, platform strategy, and customer and stakeholder needs. With the technical teams you will champion the product vision and direction, document requirements, foster focus and delivery, and prioritize development activities.

At Resilience we are taking an Agile approach to our platform development, which requires an especially intimate working relationship between the product and technical teams. As a Product Manager you are the principal representative of the product team in this framework and will be instrumental in maintaining and evolving the relationships and interfaces between the teams.

Ambiguity and uncertainty are constant companions in a fast-growing startup and the product team is essential to keep the team moving by balancing judicious decision making in the face of incomplete information with a drive for customer-focused development. Success in this role requires patience, compassion, curiosity, and a commitment to delivering value to our customers and stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities

  • Document and communicate the customer and stakeholder workflows, challenges, and needs, employing these to foster creative solution design in collaboration with other Resilience R&D teams.

  • Bring the voice of the customer to scrum team meetings and events, workshops, feedback sessions, team launches, ideations, story mapping, and other interactive sessions.

  • Negotiate tradeoffs in scope, time, and resources during development to maximize value for our customers and business

  • Remove impediments and roadblocks to team progress via analytical thinking and by leaning on a strong network of relationships with others in the organization, and act as a point person for adaptation, improvisation, and finding creative solutions to such roadblocks.

  • Support teams in writing effective user stories including acceptance criteria, prioritizing backlogs based on business value, and estimating work.

  • Use strong project and organizational knowledge, leadership, and active facilitation to enable effective team meetings and high performance.

  • Understand development dependencies that span multiple teams and radiate/visualize progress on shared Jira Projects. Identify, address, and communicate deviations from planned work.

Preferred Experience, Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, graduate degree preferred and 5+ years of product management, technical product marketing in a life science or drug discovery company

  • Experience discovering and documenting customer and stakeholder needs via interviews, site visits, and surveys

  • Experience of, or exposure to, life science product development from early stages

  • Knowledge of cell and gene therapy markets, products, and manufacturing approaches

  • Experience in managing products sold to pharma, biotech, and academic institutions

  • Experience working in a Scrum or Agile environment is nice-to-have

Other Ideal Personal Characteristics:

  • Ability to adapt to changing procedures and work environment with an open, positive, and constructive mindset, and to help foster this mindset across teams

  • Proven ability to develop strong working relationships and align teams with diverse perspectives

  • Motivation and interest in advancing and exploring Agile practices as applied to the scientific space

  • Strong motivation to make an impact and the curiosity to discover how best to do so