908 Devices is developing extraordinary handheld devices for chemical analysis. Founded by a seasoned team with demonstrated successes, and backed by top tier venture capital and government collaborators, we are looking to welcome more high-talent contributors to our team. You’ll have the opportunity for spirited collaboration and rapid growth with a company at the forefront of the field.

Position Summary:

We are looking for an experienced Director of Product Management to manage 908’s line of handheld chemical identification products within our Safety & Security vertical.

The successful candidate will have the responsibility for global product planning and execution throughout the product(s) lifecycle for the safety and security portfolio.  A Director of Product Management will play a fundamental role in achieving our ambitious customer acquisition and revenue growth objectives by working very closely with various departments within 908 Devices, including sales, marketing, engineering and service/support.  The position is accountable for ensuring the product(s) and related marketing efforts of the Safety & Security products support the company’s overall strategy and goals. The candidate should be able to thrive in a fast paced, start-up environment.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • BSc in Chemistry; advanced degree preferred
  • 10+ years of practical work experience; preferred defense/security industry
  • Experience developing and managing field-operated chemical detection/identification products
  • Advanced understanding CBRNE instrumentation and their related applications
  • Background and experience in chromatography-based technologies
  • Strong communication written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid track record of working with and fostering relations with related intercompany departments; including sales, engineering, marketing and service/support.
  • Experience overseeing a diverse product portfolio with a global sales channel
  • Competent understanding of corporate productivity tools
  • Minimum of 25% travel expected
  • The position will be based in the United States; preference is in Boston, MA

Position Responsibilities

  • Fostering a positive image of 908 Devices among customers and partners
  • Manage products for the Safety & Security vertical market, including but not limited to Defense, CBRNE, Hazmat and Law Enforcement.
  • Defining product vision for each market segment
  • Increasing profitability of existing product lines to meet company financial goals
  • Developing new products to meet emerging global market requirements
  • Meeting global customer satisfaction goals by working in partnership with sales, marketing, engineering and service/support
  • Developing market requirements and strategies for the global business
  • Developing product requirements for each product line within the Safety & Security portfolio
  • Managing entire product lifecycle from strategic planning to tactical activities, ensuring the features and functionality of the portfolio meet customer/market needs
  • Conducting market research, surveys, and customer/prospect visits to understand and specifying business requirements for target market segments and applications
  • Driving an integrated roadmap across various sales groups and distribution channels; working with engineering and other internal departments
  • Analyzing competitive offerings to identify differentiators and set pricing
  • Collaborating with marketing to create, launch and support messaging, materials and campaigns that drive sales and enhance the products positions in the market
  • Supporting the sales team and channel partners by conducting and/or supporting sales calls, product demonstrations and attending tradeshow events
  • Writing proposals and responding to technical requests for information
  • Maintaining and developing product price lists

Company Description

908 Devices is bringing the powerful capabilities of Mass Spectrometry out of the confines of centralized facilities and mobile laboratories. We make battery-operated, handheld, chemical detection tools, rugged enough to exceed military standards and trusted enough for immediate action in the field. For biologists and chemists in need of answers, we make personal analyzers, small and simple enough for every workspace.

Additional Information

Posted: 12.08.17
Type: Full-Time
Experience: 10+ Years
Functions: Product Management

Veteran Commitment: 908 Devices commits to hiring returning veterans.

908 Devices is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

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