Product Segment Head

Posted 06 Jan 2022

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - United States

Req Id 237789



A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.



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Your Role:

The Product Segment Head leads the Core Biochemicals team and product portfolio. The position sits within Research Solutions - Life Science Chemistry within the Biochemicals franchise. The purpose of this position is to lead a team of highly qualified scientists and businesspeople to deliver superior product portfolios for Biochemicals.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Lead and shape a global product management team.
  • Partner cross-functionally with R&D, Business Development, other Product Management teams, Operations, Procurement, Pricing, Segment Marketing, and Commercial.
  • Analyze and assess markets with respect to industries, accounts, personas, customer needs, workflow gaps, competitors, and technologies.
  • Define direction and priority for new product development and launch plans.
  • Create and manage product ranges over the whole life cycle, including the delivery of on-time product launches of technology/innovation products and extension of product lines.
  • Assure optimal positioning in key markets. Develop and execute an effective go-to-market mix.
  • Act as a point of contact for product related questions from commercial, supply chain, legal and others and provides appropriate answers and solutions, in collaboration with all other internal functions.
  • Conduct regular analysis of portfolio pricing. Design and implement pricing strategies.


Location(s): St. Louis, MO, or Milwaukee, WI, or Burlington, MA (USA)


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, or related scientific discipline
  • 4+ years of demonstrated expertise and knowledge in the Laboratory & Life Science market
  • Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally, up to 20% of time


Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.Sc., MBA, or PhD
  • 4+ years in product management, sales, marketing, and/or supply chain role within the Laboratory & Life Science market
  • 1+ years managing or leading a team
  • Demonstrated capability reading technology and market trends, and strategically planning future product opportunities
  • Experience working across organizational lines to translate opportunities into financial business plans
  • Ability to work with and engage across management team and various functions within the organization; willing to constructively contribute to and debate key issues affecting the organization across multiple areas
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to move others to a conclusion
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel
  • Proficiency in English


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