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Job Posting - Product Manager GQ Life Sciences

  • 19 Nov 2019 7:49 PM
    Message # 8130088
    Kenneth Koubek (Administrator)

    Job Description

    Would you like to be a part of the organization where high energy meets intellect? If you get excited by solving puzzles and working in a collaborative environment, then Aptean wants to work with you!!

    About Aptean

    Aptean provides very specific industries with very specific ERP, supply chain management, and customer experience solutions. In today’s fast-paced, highly competitive economy, organizations don’t have time to waste forcing homegrown software, spreadsheets, and one-size-fits-all solutions to do things they were never designed to do. Aptean is on a mission to end those workarounds – with industry-specific solutions instead of generic software, expert support instead of making you go it alone, and a steady influx of new ideas instead of the status quo. That is why over 2,500 highly specialized organizations in more than 20 industries and 54 countries rely on Aptean to streamline their everyday operations.

    Aptean is focused on providing products and solutions to customers in specific verticals. Our products are rich in feature and functionality and delivered on premise, SaaS and Hybrid delivery models. Aptean’s products deliver value at lowest total cost of ownership and scale with needs of our customers. Most of our products and solutions are leaders in the vertical market segments they serve.

    Aptean uses its core values of Drive For Results, Win Together, Foster Innovation, and Be Courageous to guide its employee community to serve every customer in every geography and market.

    Job Description:

    As a product manager at Aptean GQ Life Sciences, you will have responsibility for GenomeQuest. This product is considered by its large customer base to be the industry standard in IP biological sequence search. Among your tasks will be the identification of product improvements, gathering customer feedback and requirements, maintaining the product roadmap, writing functional specifications, putting together pricing and marketing strategies, doing market research and product introductions.

    You will work closely with our customers, the business leader, sales, customer support, and the development team. The position is based in the US and may require up to 20% travel, including international travel.

    You will work with an outstanding team of dedicated people who bring a wealth of experience and skills to the table. You will lead, not as a supervisor, but as the point at which ideas and specifications converge.

    You will communicate with the team, and share the voice of the customer with them, along with your own vision. You will develop that vision and share it in a collaborative setting, working with everyone to get it implemented.

    Principal Duties & Responsibilities

    • Determines customer needs and desires through market research.
    • Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines.
    • Produces product specifications and requirements.
    • Assesses the competition by comparing our products and pricing with others.
    • Helps define product marketing objectives and product sales strategies, creates related content.
    • Brings products and features to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with development.
    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.



    Bachelor's degree in related field required. Ph.D. preferred.

    Work Experience

    IP searching; ideally experience as a professional searcher with substantial skill and experience in sequence searching

    10+ years of business experience, including experience with enterprise software solutions.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Must be motivated, goal oriented with the proven ability to work with minimal direction and maintain a high level of collaboration across geographically diverse teams
    • Ability to organize and prioritize activities to meet given deadlines
    • Possesses a high degree of honesty, integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to credibly present recommendations
    • Clear and concise decision making and issue prioritization
    • The ability to juggle conflicting priorities and needs
    • Advanced Microsoft skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
    • Professional image and interpersonal skills
    • Organizational and follow up skills, problem solving and analytical skills
    • Willingness to learn

    Highly preferred

    • A life sciences background with experience in product management for scientific software.
    • An understanding of the patent system in the US and other authorities and the role IP plays in life sciences companies.

    If you are determined to give your best every day and you are seeking an opportunity to work with an amazing group of people, then apply online today!

    Link to apply

    Aptean, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. In accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws we do not tolerate discrimination or harassment against any applicant for employment or employee with Aptean because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other group status protected by applicable law.

    Last modified: 19 Nov 2019 8:59 PM | Kenneth Koubek (Administrator)

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