Product Manager - Microscopy

Pleasanton, CA

Posted: 07/30/2019 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Marketing & Sales Job Number: 13765
Blackstone Technology Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Product Marketing Manager to join our team at our client s site in Pleasanton, California.

Position Summary:

The Product Marketing Manager (PMM) is responsible to define and drive the 3D X-ray microscope product portfolio strategy and the roadmap of solutions, modules and features to serve the multiple market sectors and the wide breath of applications of each. The PMM understands the customer needs and voice, the competition SWOT, product marketing fundamentals, and how best to weight the many factors pro and con in product decisions. S/he uses these skills, along with her/his judgment, to successfully define, position, evangelize, support, improve, and grow the business of our products. Finally, the PMM will have strong experience and skills in product life cycle management, and project management, to implement projects across the organization.

The Product Marketing Manager will lead in the following activities:


Driving product business success while understanding and mitigating program risks

Partnering closely with Sector Marketing group to validate new concepts with market experts

Owning the product life cycle execution while influencing involvement of diverse functional groups

Defining and documenting product requirements, including upgradeability, reliability and regulatory

Developing the roadmap, business-case, and feasibility to serve the needs of multiple market segments and to position for success against the competition

Defining and driving timely product launch plans involving multiple functional groups, with an eye to positioning, branding, and pricing. Evangelizing new products within the company.

Working with 3rd party vendors to develop relationships, define requirements, drive development programs, and productize new capabilities to enhance our solutions

Owning the product sustaining cross-functional effort to provide timely support to customers, sales, and other stake holders in the business of our products

Working strategically with key account managers to address evolving needs and to support strategic business development opportunities


Experience, Skills and Education Requirements:


Strong technical background (Master s degree in technical field, minimum)

Previous experience in PMM role preferred

Experience with microscopy research industry (5+ years) and/or capital equipment. Experience with computed tomography and/or X-ray imaging and/or 3D visualization techniques in microscopy, preferred.

Excellent project management skills and experience. Agile development experience preferred.

Superior written and oral communication skills and the ability to comprehend and translate complex concepts and technologies into business-oriented value propositions

Ability to influence collaboratively with cross-functional business partners

Strong initiative and follow-through skills with high attention to detail

Ability to work on multiple concurrent projects, establish and align priorities, and make good decisions even in the absence of some desired information

Demonstrated ability to work in rapidly changing and less-than-well-defined environments with strong team alignment skills

Enthusiastic, diligent, and highly productive; high integrity and trust

Results oriented

Willingness to travel up to 25%



Blackstone is a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone was founded in 1998, and has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

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