Product Manager-Automation

Pleasanton, California
Feb 20, 2018
Apr 21, 2018
Job Type
Full time

The Top Line

Here’s the deal. We’re all about helping biologics researchers break free from tools that just don’t cut it. Unleashing problem tackling products that make a huge difference in the real science they do every day. That’s our mantra, our promise and we own it.

The Job

This is a one of a kind opportunity for a highly motivated individual who wants to join a fast-paced and growing marketing team.  The ideal candidate has product management experience and a working knowledge of drug synthesis, and interested in helping scientists leverage automation to make drug compounds better/faster/cheaper.


  • Collaborate with management to create and deliver an annual marketing plan for the Freeslate product portfolio
  • Make recommendations for new products through market research like analyzing market trends, customer requirements, market and competitive intelligence
  • Participate in new product development from concept through commercialization, bringing the voice of the customer, customer requirements and value propositions to the table
  • Maintain effective relationships with R&D, facilitate product roadmap decisions, and make sure that commercial objectives are met
  • Become the “go to” person for Freeslate products, the main advocate who can clearly communicate what customers need and translate and communicate to the field or internally
  • Own and execute on product training for the sales team
  • Build and implement customer facing sales tools, partnering with internal/external partners to get it all done
  • Take a front and center role in company presence at target exhibitions and conferences


  • PhD or MS in chemistry or biochemistry; will consider BS with pharma experience.
  • 2+ years of life science tools product management experience, preferably in automation equipment sold to Pharma and Biotech.  Experience in supporting automation applications in drug synthesis is highly desirable.
  • Inbound marketing experience with a focus on ushering customer technical requirements into product development.
  • Outbound marketing experience, and can work with Marketing Communications to communicate technical capabilities to a product market.
  • Experience with automation and/or enterprise software platforms is highly desirable.
  • Willing to travel (up to 30%)