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Director of Product Development (Cell & Gene Therapy)

Company: BIO-TECHNE
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


Job Details
Level: Experienced
Job Location: Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis, MN
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range: Undisclosed
Travel Percentage: Up to 25%
Job Shift: Day

DescriptionBy joining Bio-Techne, you'll join a company with a powerful and positive purpose of enabling cutting-edge research in Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics. Bio-Techne, and all of its brands, provides tools for researchers to further treat and prevent disease worldwide.
Position Summary:
Director of Product Development for Cell & Gene Therapy is an opportunity for an innovative, results-focused leader to direct the development of workflow solutions that enable cell and gene therapies to reach more patients. In this role, the leader will be responsible for driving the overall strategy to develop research use only and GMP products from discovery to the clinic in the areas of immune cell therapy, regenerative medicine, gene editing and cell culture.
This leader will be empowered to unify development efforts within the business unit and across the company to develop cutting-edge solutions in a rapidly growing and evolving field. The ideal candidate will have significant expertise building highly engaged, high performing teams and driving business results.
Key Responsibilities:


  • Provides scientific leadership by challenging the status quo, connecting across boundaries, and driving technical innovation to execute the business strategy
  • Maintains personal and group awareness of competitive and technological state of the art
  • Evaluates both internal development and external partnership options for strategic, timing, capacity and capability. Works with BU leader to select most appropriate strategies
  • Coordinates and creatively challenges efforts to efficiently develop complementary product solutions that exceed the expectations of our customers
  • Effectively engages with customers to understand user requirements, needs, current pain points and inefficiencies
  • Drives alignment with groups across the company and joint venture partners to define C&GT customer workflow requirements and implement tailored development programs
  • Critically evaluates new product ideas generated from discussions with sales, business development, customers, internal scientists, and product management to maintain relevant and enticing pipeline
  • Collaborates and works cross-functionally with leaders in operations and QC/QA to transfer robust, high quality product manufacturing and quality processes, also engages in process improvement activities
  • Provides engaging leadership to the teams responsible for developing media, cell activation, cell selection, extracellular matrices, and genome engineering solutions
  • Directly manages the C&GT R&D leaders by modeling alignment to corporate values, providing direction and feedback, cultivating scientific talent, setting performance goals, monitoring job performance
  • Represents Bio-Techne and serves as technical expert with internal and external stakeholders, customers
  • Demonstrated track record of technical leadership as evidenced by pipeline contributions executed to scope, budget, timeline, and design goals

    QualificationsEducation and Experience:

    • PhD in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or related field.
    • Expertise and experience in the Cell and Gene Therapy market
    • 5+ years of progressive leadership experience
    • Based in Minneapolis, ability to travel up to 20% at times

      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      • Identifies and invites stakeholders to join project/process.Seeks to surface the best ideas and arrive at a path forward through dialog, exploratory questions, and collaboration with others.
      • Ability to bring multiple stakeholders to a common understanding and agreement on a best path forward.
      • Skills in problem solving and critical thinking, including the ability to identify and appropriately evaluate an alternative course of action.
      • Ability to make effective decisions and execute an appropriate course of action considering all relevant variables.
      • Skills in planning, prioritization, organization, time management and multi-tasking.
      • Successful candidates will be independent, creative, and innovative leaders.
      • Product development expertise within ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 quality management systems

        Why Join Bio-Techne:

        • We offer competitive salaries along with extensive medical, vision, and dental plans for you and your family starting on day one!
        • We invest in our employees' financial futures through 401k matching and an employee stock purchase plan.
        • We help our employees develop their careers through mentorship, promotional opportunities, training and development, internship programs, and more.
        • We offer employee resource groups, volunteer paid time off, employee events, and charity drives to build a culture of caring and belonging.
        • We foster a culture of empowerment and innovation, where employees feel valued and encouraged to bring their new ideas to the table.

          Where permitted by applicable law, candidate must have received or be willing to receive an FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for this position.
          Bio-Techne is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.

Keywords: BIO-TECHNE, Minneapolis , Director of Product Development (Cell & Gene Therapy), Healthcare , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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