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Product Manager, Engineered Cells at Synthego
Redwood City, CA, US
Synthego is looking for a Product Manager to support product development, technical content development, messaging and sales enablement. The ideal candidate is an analytical person who has great attention to detail and can juggle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  
The role will manage our Engineered Cells products and will report to the Director of Product Growth. S/he will be responsible for leading the execution of new products, ensuring that they are priced, positioned, placed and promoted appropriately, and arrive at the data by considering numerous factors such as intended customers, their workflow, their problems, how our products service their needs, competitive products, and how well the product fits with the company's business model. The product manager also ensures an atmosphere of cohesiveness and focused collaboration between all the members of the team, all in the interest of driving the product forward.

What You'll Do

    • Support the execution and monitoring of market and product strategies for emerging technologies by engaging market and customer research;  work with technology teams to bring products through development to market. 
    • Lead the commercialization of Engineered Cells products, including launch plans, work closely with outbound marketing on public roll-out, sales and channel training
    • Ensures that they understand customer workflow, including current challenges, competition, and needed solutions for current and future customers
    • Assemble scientific data and write technical case studies, white papers, scientific posters, and technical presentations for industry conferences, in partnership with R&D and content manager
    • Partners with Marketing to develop key sales collateral and awareness vehicles to drive demand for products. Develops comprehensive marketing collateral based on emerging market trends, including design and execution of messaging, promotional materials, sales tools, and proof sources
    • Implements and maintains "best practices" in brand marketing and product development marketing
    • Be insanely passionate about data and metrics.  Analyze market dynamics and product demand to inform next-step decision making.

About You

    • MS or equivalent degree in Life Sciences with focus on cell biology
    • 3+ years product management or technical product marketing experience in a life science or drug discovery company
    • Detail oriented and able to multi-task in a dynamic environment with strong organizational skills
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills and experience presenting to large high level audiences
    • Self-driven problem-solver, with ability to work in a fast paced environment
    • Work well as part of team including work to build consensus with peers and management

Nice to Haves

    • Ph. D. in the Biological sciences or MBA with an emphasis on marketing is a plus.
    • Hands on experience with CRISPR or genome engineering products

Company Benefits & Perks

    • Competitive salary
    • Generous equity at an early stage company
    • Robust medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401k Plan
    • 4x daily Shuttle bus to & from San Francisco (more locations to come)
    • Fully stocked kitchen and snacks
    • Free catered lunches and dinners
Synthego’s vision is to turn biology into an information science, with the ultimate goal of dramatically extending the healthy human lifespan.
Synthego builds advanced bioinformatics and automated hardware platforms to create next-generation molecular biology tools, starting with full-stack genome engineering.
These world-class tools accelerate basic scientific discovery, critical disease cures and novel synthetic biology applications to improve and prolong life.