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Director, Product Management



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Join as a Director of Product Management and revolutionize the future of medicine with cutting-edge cell reprogramming technology.


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Cambridge, UK

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Organisation summary is a distinguished University of Cambridge spinout transforming the field of synthetic and stem cell biology. With our groundbreaking technology, we're redefining human cell reprogramming for research, drug discovery, and cell therapy. We're driven by our mission to craft cells that pave the way for tomorrow's medicine and are searching for innovative minds eager to contribute to science and therapeutic advancements. Embrace a culture rooted in science, collaboration, openness, curiosity, and creativity within a trusted and respectful team environment.

Role Summary

  • Implement and execute the product vision and strategy in alignment with the VP of Research Products.
  • Drive New Product Introduction and manage product life cycles, including long-term planning.
  • Lead cross-functional collaborations to ensure commercial success.
  • Manage a team responsible for full life cycle management of products from conceptualization to commercialization.
  • Forecast product revenue and growth, managing the P&L for the ioCells Research Products portfolio.
  • Develop pricing strategies and identify potential portfolio gaps.
  • Ensure resources are allocated efficiently across development pipelines.
  • Represent customer perspectives in interdisciplinary project teams.
  • Travel up to 25% as needed.

Role Requirements

  • BSc in a relevant scientific field or equivalent experience.
  • Proven leadership in product management within the Life Sciences industry.
  • Strategic application of scientific knowledge for commercial success.
  • Exemplary analytical, problem-solving, and prioritization skills.
  • Experience with complex project delivery and business performance improvement.
  • Expertise in sales, marketing, and competitive strategy.
  • Desirable: Neuro/Immune/Toxicology clinical background and/or a PhD in Life Sciences. is an award-winning spinout from the University of Cambridge. Our breakthrough technology combines synthetic and stem cell biology for the precise, efficient and consistent reprogramming of human cells used in research, drug discovery, and cell therapy. At, we are passionate about engineering human cells that will enable the medicine of the future. To do this we need talented and curious people who want to make an impact on the future of science and therapeutics.

As a team of individuals, we value science, collaboration, openness, curiosity and creativity. We are united by trust and respect for each other.

Location: Babraham Campus, Cambridge, UK

Type: Full time, permanent 

Salary: Competitive / Hours: 40 p/w

Office Based Position - hybrid working available

Your role in our team: is looking for an experienced Director of Product Management to join our commercial team. Reporting to the VP of Research Products, the Director of Product Management is responsible for the development and delivery of’s ioCells research portfolio (including CNS, Immune, Tox models) ensuring product quality, commercial success and alignment with our overall product vision & strategy and by extension be a critical contributor to the Products strategy at

You will be excited by the idea of an agile, collaborative culture where ideas are explored and change can happen quickly. Above all, you need a great passion for product development, with the strategic thinking to define platform capabilities that meet and exceed customer expectations. 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with the VP of Research Products and with their associated team, to implement and execute agreed Product vision & strategy.¬†
  • Driving New Product Introduction (NPI) development, Product life-cycle management and responsibility for the development of a long-term product/NPI road map including project prioritisation.¬†
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams within to ensure alignment and commercial success.¬†
  • Management responsibility for a product management team that will deliver full life cycle management (conceptualisation to commercialisation), positioning, competitive intelligence and new product delivery, ensuring we maximise revenue and profit growth from our Research Products business. In addition, your team will work closely with marketing within to produce marketing and technical literature on time and that is impactful.¬†
  • Looking beyond where the market is today and creating strong business cases to select the best ideas/concepts before they become products/features.¬†
  • Own the P&L for the ioCells Research Products portfolio line including the ownership of product pricing, forecasting and ROI. Work with R&D, procurement, supply chain, logistics and sales to maintain attractive¬†economics.
  • Develop pricing strategies to successfully position products in the marketplace.¬†
  • Identify potential gaps in our portfolio, inspire senior stakeholders as a product management evangelist and shape the debate around product features.¬†
  • Work with R&D and manufacturing to ensure proper resource allocation across development pipelines in alignment¬†with short and long-term strategy.
  • Work in interdisciplinary project teams as the voice of customer throughout all project phases from requirements setting to the launch of new¬†cell types.
  • Define product online presence in line with product marketing objectives. Work with digital e-commerce marketing on product search engine and paid advertising optimization.
  • Work with supply chain on demand planning and process optimization to ensure fast delivery of goods.
  • Willingness to travel (up to 25%).


  • Have a BSc qualification in a relevant scientific subject or equivalent experience.
  • Have worked in a product management leadership role with a strong background in product management or strategic marketing roles, within the Life Sciences industry, preferably from the commercial products/services sectors.
  • Have a strong foundation in science, coupled with the ability to apply this knowledge strategically to drive commercial success.¬†
  • Have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to juggle and prioritise multiple work streams.¬†
  • Are independent, tenacious and driven to succeed with a good command of English written and verbal communication skills.

With essential experience in…

  • Track record of success in launching new, complex products and achieving excellent business results; developing and implementing marketing and go-to-market/commercialisation strategies that have consistently met or exceeded planned objectives.¬†
  • Product/New Product Introduction within an ISO setting.¬†
  • Strong strategic planning and analysis skills in sales, marketing, and business (competitive) strategy.¬†KOL development and management.
  • Working within cross functional teams and have experience of leading cross functional teams to deliver results.¬†
  • Ability to effectively communicate value proposition and technical information to a range of customer and internal audiences required. Experience developing and presenting marketing materials required.
  • Delivering complex projects to meet demanding feature, cost, quality and introduction date targets.
  • Track record of driving improvement in business performance.
  • Product Maintenance: ongoing care and support of product line, including monitoring customer satisfaction, competitor activity, new customer needs and sales support materials, product changes.¬†
  • Commercial awareness is vital, supported by a real enthusiasm for pushing the boundaries of innovation.

…and possibly…

  • Neuro/Immune/Toxicology clinical development background is desirable.¬†
  • A PhD in a Life Sciences subject is desirable (or equivalent experience).

More reasons to join us: provides a vibrant and dynamic work environment in an exciting, fast-moving time for biology. We work with cutting edge technologies and with our world-leading scientific advisory board. We conduct pioneering work with real-world impact.

We trust our people to make significant contributions early on with opportunities to be involved in projects that are key to the success and growth of our young company. We invest in people, creating opportunities for personal development in an inclusive multi-skilled team with ambitious goals that provide opportunities to learn on the job from each other.

Creativity and open minds are encouraged for everyone to contribute to the success of the company.

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