Senior Global Product Manager

Marketing San Jose, California


Description

We are seeking talented a Senior Product Manager to join Align Technology’s global team at the Silicon Valley headquarter location in San Jose, CA.  Align is a rapidly growing medical device company that is transforming the orthodontic industry for patients, orthodontists, and dentists around the world.  Maker of Invisalign® clear aligner system and iTero® intraoral scanners, Align Technology is leading the way in defining the future of digital orthodontics and dentistry.  We are looking for forward-thinking, passionate, and driven marketing professionals to join our team—and help us move the industry forward.

The Senior Product Manager - Product Portfolio is responsible for improving the appeal, value, ease of use, and overall competitiveness of the Invisalign Product Portfolio.  The product manager will recommend and deliver a product lineup that meets customer needs and ensures market leadership in the orthodontic and dental markets. The product manager will evaluate and introduce, as appropriate, product line extensions and value-added product features.

The ideal candidate has experience in medical device marketing and a proven track record in a matrixed, cross-functional environment.   The product manager must be able to align and influence diverse perspectives without direct authority. A passion for product, strong customer orientation, and a data-driven approach to problem-solving are also highly desired for the role. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Translate customer/market needs into a compelling product vision and market-leading product solutions/lineup
  • Create and prioritize product features/requirements based on customer input, internal capability, competitive considerations, etc.
  • Partner closely with channel marketing to ensure channel/regional needs are met  
  • Ensure optimal customer/KOL interaction in the development process.  Apply learnings to current and future product releases
  • Assess/ validate the impact of new product concepts– including investment needed and expected volume impact.
  • Partner closely with R&D, IT and Clinical teams to ensure alignment and realization of business requirements during the development process
  • Assess post-market performance through product analytics and user feedback; make recommendations for enhancements
  • Work collaboratively with peer product managers to ensure connectedness across product lines
  • Cultivate strong relationships across Align business groups to understand and connect capabilities—in order to extend solutions and enhance value delivered
  • Serve as champion and subject matter expert on the product - lead/support communication and training for products across the organization
  • Create and execute annual operating plan for product, aligning with global channel marketing and R&D/IT.

  

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • 6+ years of relevant experience; successful performance of essential duties and responsibilities listed above in a previous position
  • BS or BA or equivalent experience required; graduate degree such as MBA highly desired.
  • Experience in a global product role is desired.
  • Experience in leading cross-functional team(s) is desired.
  • Mix of experience in large multi-national companies and small companies is desired.
  • Medical device experience is desired.
  • Experience in academy-type marketing development programs preferred (Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Clorox, 3M, etc.).
  • Proven success with matrix organizations—results delivered consistently with a working style that is effective with cross-functional peers.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Customer-focused.
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
  • Strategic thinker with ability to link strategy to tactics
  • Excellence in execution
  • Strong analytical skills for business analysis.
  • Strong project management.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and change.
  • Strong cross-functional teamwork.
  • Self-starter who needs minimal supervision and able to effectively manage through ambiguity
  • Leadership ability to influence others, without authority, to drive change

WORK SCHEDULE / HOURS

  • Regular business hours
  • Travel estimated at 25%

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