Antech Diagnostics

Technical Product Manager

ID 2021-5097

Overview

 

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For more than 30 years, Antech Diagnostics has been the hallmark of the veterinary industry.  At the heart of Antech is our love for pets. Today Antech is driving the future of pet health as part of Mars Veterinary Health, a family-owned company focused on veterinary care.

 

Antech is comprised of a diverse team of individuals who are committed to each other’s growth and development. Our culture is centered on our guiding philosophy, The Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom.

 

We understand that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today, and that’s why we’re inspired to make A Better World for Pets.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential function. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The Associate Technical Product Manager – Product Master Data Management will focus on executing the short- and long-term vision for Antech’s product master data management systems. The Associate Technical Product Manager plays a vital role in enhancing newly implemented product master data management systems, capturing requirements, and aligning them with product delivery plans. This position will play a part in evangelizing products to both internal and external audiences (customers, prospects, partners etc.). The Associate Technical Product Manager role will be accountable for maintaining precise, detailed, and timely project plans to ensure on-time, on-budget, on-target delivery of new products, features, and enhancements.

 

The Associate Technical Product Manager will be a core role within the Product Commercialization team and report to Product Manager III. The Associate Technical Product Manager will be on the front line of driving tactical execution for a range of products and services related to Antech’s data structure. The Associate Technical Product Manager will manage their portfolio across the entire product lifecycle, including concept, design, production, testing, launch, product evolution, feature expansion, and decommissioning.

 

This is a remote position, with options to work at an Antech office in the Los Angeles region of California.

 

  • Maintain and enhance product master data by:
    • engaging with subject matter experts across the Antech organization
    • developing a deep knowledge of the Antech product portfolio
    • cultivating expertise with Stibo Systems product master data software
  • Create and maintain detailed product and project plans that drive the on-time, on-target, and on-budget delivery of products, services, and enhancements to Antech’s customers.
  • Serve as center point of all communication, planning, and execution around products in the portfolio, including ensuring adherence to Antech New Product Development (NPD) process.
  • Collect and interpret customer requirements through research and available market data and use it to shape products and develop long-term product roadmaps
  • Assess new product ideas, their market viability, and perform market sizing
  • Perform detailed competitive analysis and ensure that data is understood and leveraged across the organization
  • Define product marketing strategies and objectives and work with Marketing Team to bring them to life.
  • Interface with sales enablement leadership and field sales and provide them with product understanding to fuel sales; work with sales to collect insights from the field to shape product strategy.
  • Work with finance team to bring new products to market with a solid return-on-investment as well as revenue and profit forecasts
  • Continue professional and technical education, attending workshops, seminars, etc.
  • Participate in enterprise initiatives, special projects, and other duties as assigned       
  • Travel up to 15% both nationally and internationally
  • Dive into technical details, but also hold the ability to drive conversation from a high or managerial level

Qualifications

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM, marketing, business, communications, analytical fields, or similar experience
  • DVM, VMD, CVPM, LVT or CVT credentialing or similar veterinary industry experience is preferred but not required
  • International experience or exposure preferred but not required
  • 1+ years working in a product management, or similar marketing/commercialization role, ideally in the veterinary industry/animal health industry (vendors, manufacturers, diagnostics, large clinics) or other area of biotechnology.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  

  • Analytical capacity including a working knowledge of data systems, internal data structures and associated data flow.
  • A personal passion for helping veterinarians and the pets in their care.
  • An understanding of the animal health industry (either existing or quickly acquired) with a focus on diagnostics (both in-house and reference laboratory); strong understanding of customer experience focusing on practice roles (veterinarian, technician, and practice manager); the pet owner experience; and the relevant competitive landscape.
  • Excellent project management skills ensuring on-time, on-target, on-budget delivery of solutions to internal and external customers (veterinary clinics, partners).
  • Strong communication, presentation, and relationship building abilities to influence and direct peers, subordinates, and superiors across a matrixed organization (i.e., the people you need to motivate often won’t work for you directly and may be senior to you).
  • Strong analytical abilities enabling the use of industry, customer, market, and financial data to drive decision making
  • Excellent verbal communications, written, and presentation skills – comfort presenting to groups of any size and comprised of a broad range of participants from entry level to the CEO.
  • Self-motivated, confident, assertive personality
  • Attention to detail and keeping multiple projects on time
  • Problem solver—able to anticipate roadblocks and execute solutions
  • Strong MS Office skills required – including mastery in Excel and strong proficiency in PowerPoint.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The associate is regularly required to apply manual dexterity, including hand/wrist flexibility, for computer keyboarding.  The associate frequently is required to sit for extended periods of time, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The associate is frequently required to hear and speak in order to use the telephone, make presentations and communicate with people in an office environment.  The associate is occasionally required to sit and stoop, bend, kneel, or crouch.  The associate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds. Travel (15%), including two national trade shows (Q1), National Sales Meeting (Q1), regional trade shows, customer sites, partner sites, and others. 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

The associate will primarily work in a typical office environment including use of cubicles, computers and overhead lighting. Temperature extremes will be minimal to nonexistent. 

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The associate will be required to use a computer, spreadsheets, data base management, email, and the Internet.  The associate is frequently required to use a calculator; fax, copy machine, and phone system.  The associate must occasionally use media equipment such as an overhead projector, PowerPoint, WebEx, and DVD/VCR. 

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