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Danaher Corporation Associate Global Product Manager, Respiratory Diseases in Sunnyvale, California


The Associate Global Product Manager, Respiratory Diseases, is responsible for supporting product management activities for Cepheid’s respiratory diseases molecular diagnostic products. Key activities for the position include product life cycle management, product launches, and supporting commercial organizations with key marketing and commercialization activities.


  • Identify unmet customer needs and product improvement opportunities by utilizing structured VOC processes

  • Support the development of new respiratory disease products in close cooperation with new product development (NPD) core teams and other internal stakeholders

  • Take a user-centric and data-driven approach to solving customer problems

  • Manage through challenges that arise in product development – timelines, technical risks, vendors, and shifting regulatory requirements – with professionalism and a positive attitude

  • Provide input to the strategic roadmap through gaining market insights via customer interaction and competitive analysis

  • Represent Marketing in NPD core teams and product lifecycle management (PLM) core teams

  • Coordinate PLM activities post-launch (eg, cost reduction, sustaining efforts, EOL programs)

  • Support regional and local marketing organizations with growth initiatives, product launches, training, and commercial excellence initiatives

  • Participate in key conferences and meetings


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


Education or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of related work experience OR

  • Master’s degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of molecular IVD products and markets

  • Communicates complex ideas, anticipates objections and persuades others

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Ability to multi-task across multiple products and disease states

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as the proven ability to work successfully within an international (virtual) team and matrix environment

  • Hands-on in style, willing to ‘pitch in’ to get things done


  • Mastery in spoken and written English

  • Fluency in other languages is an advantage

  • 25% travel, including international travel (China, South East Asia, India, Africa, LATAM, EU)

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

Operating Company: Cepheid