Program / Product Manager

Personalized, cell-based therapy is emerging as a paradigm-shifting strategy in healthcare. To harness the potential of cutting-edge cellular engineering, stringent process controls must be put into place that monitor and measure critical parameters of the cell product at every step, from patient sample acquisition to drug product release. In essence, the process is the product.

 

Accellix offers a streamlined flow cytometry workflow solution that couples dried ambient-stable reagents, automated cell sample preparation and data acquisition within a single-use microfluidic cartridge, and customized auto analysis. The combination results in robust multiparametric analysis with ‘mix and read’ simplicity, enabling standardized process controls for our cell and gene therapy customers. See more information about the company here: https://www.accellix.com/

 

The Accellix team is looking to recruit a Program Manager to guide development of custom flow cytometry assays in partnership with many leading pharmaceutical companies, as well as to expand our catalog of off-the-shelf assay kits. The candidate should bring to the table relevant experience, enthusiasm for having a tangible impact on cell therapy, and a collaborative and down-to-earth attitude.

 

Summary of Role:

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, driven, and highly organized Program Manager, with strong communication, project management and leadership skills, to drive the development, integration and commercialization of Accellix’s cellular phenotyping products. The selected individual must be capable of working collaboratively with project teams from various functions to successfully drive the new product to market, under aggressive timelines. This candidate must have a strong product development background in biotechnology, a track record of working under a product development process phase gate environment, and experience in developing and commercializing products.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as program leader to drive large project teams in developing program scope, dependencies, timelines and resource plans from feasibility through commercialization, partner with support teams/individuals capturing detailed input from customers to deliver a successful downstream project execution
  • Builds collaborative relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Act as conduit for VOC feedback to the internal teams
  • Thrive in a start-up, rapidly growing company environment
  • Work closely with functional line managers and project teams to resolve issues, facilitate trade-off decisions, and escalating resource conflicts/gaps
  • Report status to management, including ownership of phase gate reviews
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • 3 + years of relevant work experience in the life sciences or related field
  • Project management certifications desirable
  • Experience with custom programs
  • Practical product management experience highly desired
  • Outstanding leadership, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams, to work effectively with customers, internal operations, and sales teams to influence results outcome
  • Experience in biotechnology or medical device industries is a plus
  • Experience with flow cytometry is highly encouraged

 

Education Requirements: 

  • Requires bachelor’s or higher in a scientific discipline and/or engineering discipline. Advanced degree preferred.
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