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Product Manager Microbiology

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Marketing

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions which determine the source of disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety.

Our teams working across our digital transformation and information technology areas are literally changing healthcare through technology. Their various expertises are serving innovations for patients and business. Development of new solutions (hardware and software) as well as building qualitative data and insights contribute to the constant improvement of public health.

Come and join a family-owned global company with a long-term vision, and a human-centered culture.



We are looking for a Product Manager Microbiology for our subsidiary in South Africa. He/She will ensure, in alignment with the strategy, that all conditions are met to develop the business by reaching the objectives commitments, to the organization for the Microbiology range in South Africa. The ideal candidate will report to the General Manager South Africa.


What will your responsibilities be within bioMérieux?


  • Develop and formalize local market and customer understanding to feed the local marketing plan,
  • Develop, implement and track 3 year strat plan
  • Be responsible for overall sales and profit target achievement for franchise
  • Build a KOL network (Paths, ID clinicians)
  • Drive AMR plans in line with DOH guidelines
  • Build and executes the local marketing plan, involving all necessary internal functions in alignment with the global marketing strategy,
  • Supports product life cycle including feed-backs and adjustments to local requirements.
  • Lead all activities to maintain, launch (go to market), and withdraw (go out of market)  bioMérieux products and services of his/her perimeter: solution, value promotion and extraction, message and communication channels for each key stakeholder.
  • Align and embarks all internal and external business partners needed to execute the plan through: a clear communication of the strategy, ensure people are trained and make sure that their incentive plan is aligned with the strategy execution, ensure metrics are consistent and actionable. 
  • Develop a measurement plan to assess the efficiency of their marketing activities and its customers and business impact.
  • Contribute to budget, Strategic Plan and Commercial kick-off.
  • Ensure alignment and communication between global, regional and local marketing organizations.


Who are you?


Knowledge and skills

  • Bachelors required; Post Graduate degree in Microbiology and Business/Marketing highly preferred
  • 5 years’ experience minimum in Marketing or as a Product Specialist with experience in Clinical Laboratories


Talents and qualities

  • Good knowledge of diagnostic environment
  • Strong analytical, communication and motivation skills
  • Strong business acumen along with demonstrated work ethic, integrity and professional conduct
  • International mindset and ability to adjust in multicultural environment
  • Ability to prioritize, decide and execute
  • Ability to connect, facilitate and lead multifunctional team work
  • Fluent in English



bioMérieux welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.

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