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Product Line Manager, Media

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Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: Manassas, VA, US, 20109 Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45585


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


Scope of Position:

In this role, you will be reporting to the Senior Product Line Manager, Media, the Product Line Manager, Media has global commercial responsibility for Corning’s Catalog Media product portfolio. The position requires interaction with individuals in all areas of Corning including Sales, Technical Support, Order Service, Forecasting, Inventory Control, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Quality, Regulatory Affairs and R&D to assure that customers’ needs are met. The successful candidate will have an understanding of the sales process from initial customer contact through successful use of Corning products in the different workflows that require Media & Serum. The Product Line Manager in collaboration with the Senior Product Line Manager will be the champion of new product development working with customers, technical service, the sales team, R&D and Applications Development to identify new applications and product ideas and then working through Corning’s Innovation Process to commercialize these new product opportunities.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Cross-functional communication with internal manufacturing, quality, customer service and supply chain teams to facilitate rapid support of customer issues
  • Maintain effective, regular communications with global sales and marketing groups
  • Responsible for forecasting, financial performance tracking and business modeling.
  • Monitor out-of-stock situations and communicate corrective actions with manufacturing and the business team
  • Pricing management and approvals
  • Analyze sales and customer data to enable the sales team to protect current business and drive growth.
  • Develop marketing content/collateral and sales tools and training programs for the CLS sales organization and channel partners
  • Develop and maintain key customer relationships
  • Work with key dealers to develop marketing programs and gain support for growing sales
  • Maintain knowledge of competitive products, market perception, and market direction
  • Identify new opportunities to gain a more favorable position in the market, improve profitability, or increase market share of existing products and technology through new applications
  • In conjunction with the Business Director and Senior Product Line Manager, develop appropriate business plans and overall business strategy – supported by financial, manufacturing, channel, etc. data and analysis


Travel Requirements:

  • 10-20% domestic travel.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Monday- Friday, standard business hours.


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Science or Engineering discipline is required.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum of 4+ years’ experience including product management, marketing, and/or sales in Life Science Industry


Required Skills:

  • Ability to lead cross functionally in a matrix organization.
  • Strong knowledge of marketing tools and techniques.
  • Strong business opportunity assessment and financial analysis skills.
  • Understanding of product development process.
  • Strong software skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI and


Desired Skills:

  • Masters level degree in Life Sciences or Business is desired.
  • Life Sciences / cell biology sales and marketing experience.
  • Hands on cell culture/cell biology experience desired
  • Product development experience with launching new products


Soft Skills:

  • You will need strong negotiation skills and creativity.
  • Good team skills, able to work in dynamic environment and get along with others.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, and shown ability to present to customers in the field.
  • Ability to champion products in the organization, building mind share and enthusiasm.
  • Improving process efficiencies, aligning stockholders both internal and external.
  • Ability to prioritize different projects.
  • Results-oriented with a strong customer focus.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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