Job Title: Senior Program and Product Manager - Medical Device

Job Location: CA - SanDiego
Job Description:

The Senior Program and Product Manager is accountable for leveraging new and diverse approaches 
resulting in optimized solutions by leading the team through commercial, regulatory, manufacturing, and 
technical problem solving and decision making, ensuring that the functional experts are held accountable. 
This leader also leads and facilitates the decisions related to talent and resource allocations, negotiations 
and changes working with functional managers and other business leaders.

The Senior Program and Product Manager has a deep understanding of the global markets served by BD 
Biosciences and influences the business to first consider the product’s impact to the customer. He or she will 
have demonstrated experience in successful execution of business strategy, challenging assumptions about 
the fit of the program within that strategy, and aligning program plans to strategic objectives. He or she will 
work with the Cell Therapy Platform team to both define the product strategy and to create the product 
development roadmap aligned with that strategy.

He or she will drive for continuous improvement and agility in the global product development process 
ensuring that program timelines are met or accelerated.

Programs are managed using a structured Phase Gate product development process which includes 
understanding an ISO, GMP and FDA compliant environment.

This Senior Program and Product Manager will be will responsible for the Cell Therapy program which 
includes devices and reagents used by customers to develop cell-based therapeutics.


Develop business cases for newly proposed products within the Cell Therapy portfolio·
Able to translate customer requirements into product requirements
Ensures alignment of product value proposition, program scope, and strategic business objectives
Represents the customer and market viewpoint when leading the team to make technical and program 
Profit and loss responsibility for assigned product lines
Product launch and commercial readiness activities including providing sales support and training to 
Global/Regional Sales & Marketing Teams
Responsible for competitive strategy/pricing strategy to achieve market share objectives within relevant 
profitability bounds
Works in collaboration with the Regional Marketing Team to bring new products to market
Lifecycle management of assigned product lines – including revenue and manufacturing forecasting
Demonstrates program management best practices and contributes to improving product development 
process effectiveness
Champions novel ideas for defining, implementing and bringing to market new products, technologies and 
Leads the team to prepare for Phase Gate and other Go/No-Go decisions by executive leadership, ensuring 
that decisions are informed by a balanced and clearly articulated representation of the relevant data
Leads program planning process ensuring requirements are clear and driven by customer need and 
Defines, delegates and evaluates the roles, responsibilities, goals and deliverables for the program and 
extended team members
Communicates program updates to functional management and executive leadership
Leads cross-functional teams through problem resolution including root cause analysis and corrective action
Creates and sustains an inclusive environment
Leads the program team to mitigate risks and resolve issues
Defines program resource needs, and negotiates program resourcing plans
Leads key technical and design reviews, and constructively challenges the team and the organization to 
rethink assumptions and approach challenges in new ways
Ensures compliance with the company's global development process
Manages program budget and business case
Brings regulatory compliance questions and issues to the attention of management

Minimum five years of experience in a project or program management role
Track record of success in launching programs and bringing products to commercialization. Including 
working knowledge of:
Brand Marketing
Product Development Marketing
Go-to-market strategy
Product commercialization and launch
Channel / Sales Management
Minimum 3 years project or product management experience in medical device, diagnostic or life sciences 
Forecasting and financial modeling experience preferred·
Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills
Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines in an environment of 
competing priorities. Proven ability to routinely work on multiple tasks with multiple people while effectively 
Experience managing external suppliers
Bachelor’s Degree is required and MBA is preferred
Black Belt and PMP are also preferred
Ability to travel up to 35%

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