Location: Tokyo, Japan
Position Type: Unfixed Term
This position is responsible for all aspects of product marketing and product management related to the BioFire Respiratory Solutions product line. This includes assisting and supporting the ASPAC countries, regional management, planning and implementing the marketing and business strategies for the BioFire Respiratory, Pneumonia Panel and any future respiratory panels.
(the candidate that is offered the role will continue to be based in the country he/she is currently based in)
Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Training and Education:
This position requires the knowledge and skills normally acquired through completion of a Master of Science or Doctorate degree (MD or PhD) in Medicine, Molecular biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology or any Life Sciences. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a strong understanding of marketing and business. An MBA with marketing as major is a plus.
Typically requires 2-3 years of successful commercial sales and/or marketing experience (IVD, medical device, or pharmaceutical highly preferred).
Knowledge of infectious diseases and their causative pathogens and molecular/microbiology laboratory techniques such as PCR, is highly desired. Proactive attitude, ambition and the confidence necessary to achieve aggressive goals is necessary for success in this position.
Must be familiar with Microsoft office; PowerPoint, Work and Excel, and contact management databases.
Should be comfortable and have experience presenting medical/technical information to audiences with various levels of scientific experience.
Experience with regulated products and understanding of clinical or point of care market.
Language skills: degree of fluency in English (required) and a major Asian language (Mandarin, Japanese, Korean) (helpful) to communicate with key stakeholders in the region
Effective presentation skills are essential
Problem solving and critical thinking
Organization and work efficiency/prioritization
Ability to interact, coordinate and cooperate with a wide variety of internal and external colleagues and customers