Director, Product Management
Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences with the world's most-used platform for clinical development, commercial and real-world data. Powered by artificial intelligence and delivered by #1 ranked industry experts, the Intelligent Platform for Life Sciences helps pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device companies and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk and optimize outcomes. Medidata serves more than 1,000 customers and partners worldwide and empowers more than 100,000 certified users every day to create hope for millions of patients. Discover the future of life sciences: www.mdsol.com
We know that diverse teams win and are fully committed to selecting leaders and employees that represent the markets in which we operate. We are still led by our Co-founders, Tarek Sherif and Glen de Vries, and have global operations in US, Europe and Asia with over 2000 employees.
The Director, Product Management directs a comprehensive product strategy from product conception and definition through end of life. He/she functions as a central resource with design, manufacturing, quality, test, marketing and distribution as the product(s) move through their lifecycle.
Direct the activities of Product Managers, Product Owners and Business Analysts, as well as the Technical Documentation Group
Define the scope and content of product releases, set timelines for those releases, and manage the development and validation efforts to those timelines
Provide guidance to product managers and Product Owners in the specification and management of product development efforts
Manage and participate in the creation of all Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) documents such as Functional Specifications, Trace Matrix, Release Notes
Manage the General Availability process for new releases by coordinating with other groups within Medidata, such as IT, Training, Customer Success and Professional Services
Act as a focal point for enhancement requests and product guidance, both for customer focus groups and internal focus groups
Directs those involved in the design, modification and evaluation of all phases of a specific product or group of products
Formulates and executes long-term plans for cost/profit control. Promotes use of new technologies and industry-leading trends
Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function
Participates with other senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives
Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures operations effective achievement of objectives
Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the company
Participates in corporate development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people
Ensures budgets and schedules meet corporate requirements
Erroneous decisions will have a serious impact on the overall success of functional, division, or company operations
Regularly interacts with executives and/or major customers
Interactions frequently involve special skills, such as negotiating with customers or management or attempting to influence senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization
Directs and controls the activities of a broad functional area through several department managers within the company
Has overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending and implementing changes to methods
Strong experience with cross-functional teams including software development and software quality teams
Attention to detail and managing multiple timelines in parallel
Solid experience with web based software products
Solid project management experience, including MS Project
Experience with Requirements Gathering, Use Case development
Experience with creating product documentation
Familiar with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies
Your Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree required
Requires a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the B2B Product software field (some of which gained in a Product management or adjacent role capacity)
Requires experience with healthcare/clinical field
Experience with statistical and analytics Saas Products is highly desired
Requires a minimum of 2 years people management experience
20% of travel within the US
Medidata is making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device development, enabling life-saving drugs and medical devices to get to market faster. Our products sit at the convergence of the Technology and Life Sciences industries, one of most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform.
Medidata’s solutions have powered over 14,000 clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. With this asset, we pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials enabling treatments to reach waiting patients sooner.
Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.