Segment Strategy Manager: Emerging Modalities

Posted 12 Jan 2022

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 238491



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 Segment Strategy Manager: Emerging Modalities will have primary responsibility for the emerging modalities customer segment, which includes oligonucleotides and mRNA, gene-editing, and other novel therapeutics within the services business. You will act as the internal advocate for these customers, with responsibility for defining the complete go-to-market strategy for this segment. This will include sub-segmentation of the market and development of a commercial excellence program that includes strategy, tactics, and sales enablement tools, facilitating MilliporeSigma’s position as a leader in testing services for emerging modalities. You will collaborate with sales, field marketing, product management, marketing communications, R&D, and other functions to develop and execute the strategy. You will define and drive marketing campaigns targeted to this segment. With a deep understanding of customer needs and an assessment of complex market & competitive dynamics through voice-of-customer engagement and data analytics-driven insights, you will identify portfolio gaps and make recommendations to scientific and business leadership to increase profitable growth. You will also assist in defining the opportunity for new services/technologies by developing and implementing a process for modeling service adoption. You will report into the head of strategy for the Services business.


Location: Remote


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors and/or Masters degree in Life Sciences or Business/marketing required

  • 3+ years of business strategy, strategic marketing, sales, and/or consulting experience in Life Sciences, Pharma, or Biotech industry


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong analytics skills including experience working with and manipulating large amounts of financial/other data in Excel. Strong experience with financial forecasting and modeling adoption of new technologies

  • Knowledge of biopharmaceutical manufacturing (oligonucleotide therapies preferred); credibility in discussing current and future trends in the industry in front of customers and internal stakeholders; able to contribute content to thought leadership assets

  • Ability to think creatively, approach work with an entrepreneurial mindset, and take the initiative despite minimal day-to-day oversight; ownership mindset to solve problems and drive the business

  • Ability to work with and engage across management team and various functions within the organization. Ability to lead through influence.

  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, energetic environment. Willing to constructively contribute to and debate key issues affecting the organization across multiple areas

  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to internal and external audiences, including to the leadership team, to foster collaboration, drive alignment, and achieve results

  • Travel (including international travel) up to 35% of time will be required



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