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Senior Product Manager (Waltham, MA or King of Prussia, PA)

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Date: Mar 15, 2019

Location: Waltham, MA, US

Company: Cytel Inc

As a leader in next generation, data-driven pharmaceutical services, Cytel is shaping the future of drug development. We deliver to the market innovative analytical software for statistical analysis and simulation, best-in-class data science analytics services and high-end impact consulting. Our culture is inclusive, collaborative and results-driven with a shared commitment to quality. With operations across North America, Europe, and India, Cytel hires passionate and talented people who share its mission of ensuring the clinical development of safe and effective medicines


We are looking for a driven and experienced Senior Product Manager to lead our innovative and market-leading clinical development product suite that helps our customer to design, model and simulate complex innovative clinical trials that have the potential to create significant value for sponsors and patient by increasing probability of success and accelerating time to market.


As a Senior Product Manager, you will be responsible for all product lifecycle activities including gathering customer requirements, formulating a product strategy, defining a roadmap, and coordinating with engineering, marketing, business development, and pre-and post-sales to execute on that strategy. The ideal candidate has excellent written and oral communication skills, enjoys working closely with customers, and is able to clearly articulate user requirements and personas to engineering.


Option to work from our office locations in Waltham, MA or King of  Prussia, PA.


Your contributions include:

  • Product strategy – develop a business plan and go-to-market strategy, including product positioning and messaging, that differentiate Cytel products in the market

  • Product design –perform functional analysis to identify the best options for compelling, easy to use software

  • Engagement with engineering – build a close partnership with development teams to understand technical trade-offs and architecture in order to successfully influence product design

  • Prioritization - relentlessly prioritize across several competing objectives to make optimal use of time and resources

  • Customer development – conduct in person and virtual conversations to understand users, priorities, and design considerations

  • Product launch – plan the launch of new products and releases and manage the cross-functional implementation of the plan

  • Sales support – communicate the value proposition of the products to the sales team, develop the sales tools that support the selling, and directly support key opportunities

  • Market intelligence – be the expert on Cytel’s buyers, how they buy and their buying criteria; be the expert on Cytel’s competition and how to win over them

  • Demand generation – develop the strategy and manage the marketing programs that drive demand for Cytel’s products

  • Organizational leadership – work with customers, support, and development teams to handle and resolve any critical customers issues that arise with our products

  • Do whatever else is needed to improve Cytel products, delight our customers, strengthen our organization, and help the company grow


What we need from you:

  • 5+ years of prior product management experience, or other business oriented / customer facing technical role
  • Masters in statistics, scientific, business, or marketing field
  • Experience building enterprise software that is consumed by technical users & buyers
  • Experience with agile development methodologies and tools
  • Experience with life sciences industry and/or health technology products
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Excellent people and management skills to interact with staff, colleagues and cross-functional teams, and third parties


Why Cytel?

  • Our collaborative working environment encourages innovation and rewards results, and we are proud to have one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry.
  • In addition to a competitive compensation, we offer an excellent benefit’s package, annual bonus incentive, promote work-life balance, and the opportunity to grow with us!

  • Work with respected experts and thought leaders in the fields of biostatistics and statistical programming.




Cytel Inc. is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Cytel does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact Cytel’s human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to Cytel. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and Cytel. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of Cytel. Cytel shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies.

Nearest Major Market: Waltham
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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