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Associate Product Manager
Company: Molecular Devices
Location: San Jose, CA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 09/22/2022
Expire Date: 10/22/2022
Job Categories: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Computers, Software, Customer Service and Call Center, Finance/Economics, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Production, Sales, Executive Management, Broadcasting/Communications, Research & Development
Job Description
Associate Product Manager

Position Summary

Molecular Devices is searching for an Associate Product Manager to join our Strategic Portfolio Management team in a long-term, temporary role (approximately 1 to 3 years in duration.) Candidate will be responsible for defining and executing on the plate reader road map for our bioresearch product lines. To accomplish this, the candidate will need to work across functional boundaries with engineering, sales, manufacturing, and marketing counterparts. Position reports to the Director of Portfolio management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand markets, competition, and user requirements
  • Work closely with R&D and engineering teams to ensure timely launch of new products
  • Collaborate on product launch plans to ensure product acceptance and revenue goals.
  • Set financial expectations for new products and work with commercial team to verify assumptions.
  • Manage part numbers and pricing for existing product lines to ensure maximum commercial impact. Maintain pricelist with changes driven through product improvement activities
  • Coordinate delivery of sales tools and training as needed to support initiatives, commercial growth and onboarding of new sales associates
  • Gather and structure customer feedback on existing products. Build and prioritize pipeline of product improvements, software updates, and cost reduction initiatives
  • Assist with existing product escalations and EOL activities
  • Monitor product portfolio performance and devise commercial countermeasures as needed to address gaps


  • BS degree in life science or equivalent knowledge gained through work experience
  • 3+ years of product management experience in a life sciences company
  • Knowledge of microplate reader and detection market is a plus
  • Proven ability to accomplish tasks in a team environment (e.g.: engineering, marketing, manufacturing, technical support), providing day-to-day input where needed to achieve goals.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to articulate and present complex concepts.
  • Travel of up to 15% both domestically and internationally is expected to meet with global development teams and customers.

CULTURE: The right candidate for this role will embody both the Molecular Devices and Danaher culture. Below are key attributes this candidate will possess.

  • Analytical. This leader seeks out facts and evaluates relationships and dependencies.
  • Results-driven. Demonstrating initiative and personal accountability to meet work demands according to highest standards, while being able to prioritize and balance competing needs, will be key to success.
  • Both a competitive and team player. This individual speaks to results yet gives credit to the team.
  • Humble and self-aware. Helping drive a culture of respect across all associates, functions and levels while championing D&I and focusing on results is a must. This candidate understands their personal areas of development and actively works on weaknesses.
  • Clear communicator. Strong experience in developing effective internal communications and a clear, succinct style is desired.

When you join us, youll also be joining Danahers global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, youll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerfulDanaher Business Systemtools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why well empower you to push the boundaries of whats possible.


When you join us, youll also be joining Danahers global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, youll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Given the essential job duties of this position, the employee is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and applicable law.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

The EEO posters are available here.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.

If youve ever wondered whats within you, theres no better time to find out.

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