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Danaher Corporation Global Product Manager, Respiratory Diseases - REMOTE in Washington DC, District Of Columbia


  • Identify unmet customer needs and new product/market opportunities in molecular diagnostics by utilizing structured VOC/VOS processes

  • Conduct business analysis and develop recommendations for entry into potential new market segments

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

  • Teams with the respiratory team to manage the product lifecycle process and product roadmap within the Respiratory disease franchise

  • Lead DBS Launch Excellence process for global new product introductions

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

  • Think critically about product and service solutions and engage the development team in tough conversations about prioritization and tradeoffs

  • 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

  • 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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Education or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in field with 5+ years of related work experience OR Master’s degree in field with 3+ years of related work experience OR Doctoral degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Product Management, Marketing, and/or Oncology, Medical or Diagnostic industries

  • Experience working within the molecular IVD market and strong knowledge of current market products and competition is preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Product launch experience and prior product development experience is essential

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with various internal constituents, customers and other stakeholders

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Technical knowledge and versatility to multi-task across a broad number of products and disease states

  • Demonstrated experience working with financial models and building NPV-based cost justifications

  • Experience working directly with key opinion leaders and conducting voice-of-customer research

  • Communicates complex ideas, anticipates objections and persuades others

  • 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)

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.As part of the Danaher family of companies, our work at Cepheid is supported by a global science and technology innovator. In addition to Danaher’s unrivaled leadership training and professional development programs, this relationship also provides expanded career opportunities across industries and brands. Together, we are united by a shared purpose: Helping Realize Life’s Potential.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

Operating Company: Cepheid