Director Product Management Life Sciences

Ref#: 15319

Function: Engineering

Location: US, MD, Gaithersburg

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As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

The Opportunity:

This Director Product Management role is responsible for the OpenText Life Sciences product suite and works to ensure achievement of strategic goals related to the this portfolio. This individual is an authority in the strategy and development of complex enterprise applications and successfully bringing them to market. This includes roadmap development and delivery, investment strategy, product and pricing strategy, competitive positioning/differentiation and competitive tracking of the products in the marketplace globally.

The Director Product Management is the owner for the Life Sciences suite, ensuring that the products meet target revenue, target margin and market share worldwide.

He/she works closely with R&D, Product Marketing, worldwide Sales and partners to ensure all key aspects of the business are addressed and roll-in as well as roll-out functions are performed successfully. Maintaining key relationships with strategic customers and partners is a key function of the role.

The Director Product Management leads a team of product managers who individually are responsible for their products. As this is an Industry segment, strong emphasis is put on industry knowledge and networking. 

This position is accountable for, but not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Develops Solution Strategy and Roadmap for the Life Sciences Suite in line with the corporate strategy

  • Oversees development, responsible for product delivery according to definition and roadmaps

  • Responsible for suite / product revenue targets, constantly monitors revenues achievement and investments

  • Defines, reviews, and differentiates the feature sets of the entire product suite and individual products

  • Teams up with Product Marketing and Sales, defines pricing and channel strategy worldwide

  • Works with analysts, subject matter experts and influencers to position product business benefits and value add within the industry

  • Conducts regular market analysis and demonstrates thorough understanding of technology trends, competitive updates, pricing and user requirements.

  • Represents OpenText as key stakeholder in strategy and technology conversations

  • Consults the preparation of all collateral - Product Sheets, Datasheets, Positioning Statements, PR, Customer Presentations, etc.

  • Takes the role as internal expert as well as external spokesperson and evangelist for the Life Sciences suite and technology

  • Drives Business Development, Product Roll-Out and Training

  • Demonstrate a strong customer service orientation, regularly visits customers and customer events worldwide

  • Responsible for managing the product management team, goal setting, mentoring, coaching and continuous review of team performance. Motivate and inspire team to achieve outstanding results

  • Up to 30% travel may be required

You are great at:

  • Strong Life Sciences domain knowledge, industry experience is desired

  • Technology savvy and able to apply relevant trends to product strategy. Understanding content management space is a plus

  • Understanding Life Sciences industry requirements and needs

  • Entrepreneurial, self-motivated, and business oriented

  • Ability to be an aspiring leader for the group with both strong management and technical leadership

  • Ability to analyze market and technology trends and assess the optimal course of action

  • Enthusiastic, sees problems as opportunities, and proactively develops knowledge and skills needed.

  • Understand and articulate customers’ viewpoints and perspectives, the problems, challenges and opportunities customers face in their businesses and how customers use, or could use, the product(s) to address them.

  • Effective at influencing and convincing others into action yet able to also be a good team member/player

  • Takes the role as internal expert as well as external spokesperson and evangelist for the Enterprise Applications product suite and technology

  • Goal driven; plans and manages toward achieving goals, anticipates problems and issues and proactively drives their resolution.

  • Proactively interacts and establishes rapport with people of diverse styles, backgrounds and job positions/levels.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across all levels in English

  • Comfortable in sales situations, excellent communication Skills

What it takes:

  • 5-10 years relevant experience in the Life Sciences Industry

  • Demonstrated leadership in Product Management, Professional Services or Product Marketing

  • Skilled in presentations and discussions with business and technical staff

  • Accustomed to work in a global environment

  • Strong communication and presentation skills in English

  • Masters (Desired), Bachelor (Required)

  • Willingness to travel globally

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require accommdation at any time during the recruitment process please email

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