Director of Product Management

About us

ZAGENO was founded in 2015, ZAGENO is eliminating bottlenecks to breakthrough science and research through curated connections linking scientists and their institutions’ procurement offices with leading life science vendors. World-renowned academic and government research facilities, global pharmaceutical companies, and biotechs large and small are already users of our unique online biotech marketplace, currently comprising more than three million products.

What do we do?

  1. We help scientists choose the optimal laboratory kits and materials for each unique experiment setup.
  2. We make purchasing transactions more efficient for both buyers and sellers.
  3. For our vendor partners, we provide a valuable, expanded sales channel.
Our growing ZAGENO team of 60 in Cambridge, USA, and Berlin, Germany, includes experts in science, e-commerce, systems integration, and customer support to enable smarter, faster processes — allowing more time and resources for value-added science and better research results. Find out more on

About the Role

ZAGENO’s Product team is hiring for a self-motivated Director of Product Management who will focus on our life science marketplace platform, driving product strategy, needs, and requirements for Scientist and Research Teams at Life Science and Pharmaceutical customers. You will own and be responsible for the Scientific Experience of our core Customer.

The ideal candidate will have experience leading product initiatives in B2B or B2C Saas from conception through execution. S/he must be a creative thinker who can handle multiple tasks simultaneously with efficiency and effectiveness. S/he must have leadership capabilities to help manage multiple projects across shared teams & resources while delivering on deadlines and maintaining a high bar for solution design, quality, and value. S/he marries a strong understanding of customer needs, technical complexity, and commercial business impact in order to drive alignment. You embody the journey of building products in a high growth evolving company and are ready to embrace the evolving needs of the business.
If you enjoy working with other mission-driven individuals and are looking to make an impact on the life sciences industry, we encourage you to apply.

In this role you will:
  • Own your product area and persona and drive vision, strategy, prioritization, and roadmap by gathering data from customers, partners, suppliers, and internal stakeholders
  • Ability and experience to work with globally dispute team  
  • Drive and embody your user needs and experience and work closely with design to drive the right experience for your persona based on needs and values
  • Drive product prioritization and focus based on bringing customers needs, competitive edge, and value to customers
  • Pitch and communicate the benefits and values of your product to customers, sales team, and other stakeholders effectively 
  • Communicate your roadmap to customers, partners, and internal stakeholders 
  • Own responsibility of writing requirements, epics and managing your product backlog 
  • Define release readiness for your product including enablement 
  • Facilitate and communicate product vision and alignment across the organization
  • Align your product decisions based on product performance metrics to help drive customer engagement and retention
  • Manage 2-3 people minimum, which would likely grow over time
  • Mentor and train direct and indirect team members

About You

  • 5-7 years experience in product management
  • Hands-on and passionate about building products and bringing products to market
  • Customer centricity and market value orientation in strategic thinking 
  • Rationalize product investment based on data, value, and customer KPIs 
  • Ability to build an end to end product roadmap with input from internal collaborators, customers and partners 
  • Ability to do build/buy analysis successfully
  • eCommerce/B to B or B2C and Saas background is required
  • Ability to work strategically and also tactical on a day-to-day basis on the execution side
  • Prior startup experience preferred. Alternatively, recent experience in a high-growth, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to engage with teams in technical conversations and impact and added benefit with someone with somewhat technical educational background or experiences

Our Benefits

  • Working for a mission-driven business with a meaningful challenge making a positive impact on the scientific community
  •  A clear growth perspective
  • A professional and dynamic team with a global vision and mindset
  • An exciting, international working environment (we have 45 nationalities!)
  • Competitive compensation
  • A learning and development budget to enable your ambitions to grow 
  • Health benefits - medical, dental, and vision
  • 401K with company match
  • 4 weeks of vacation annually 
  • Commuting and Fitness Benefits
  • A budget to improve your home office environment