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Assistant Product Line Manager, Cell Solutions

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Date: Nov 16, 2020

Location: Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 42587


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:

We are looking for a driven, creative, and resourceful professional to join the Cell Solutions Business Operations team. As an Assistant Product Line Manager (APLM), you will help support products across 3 business segments: (1) Drug Discovery includes Assay plates, Storage solutions, Genomics, ADME/TOX reagents and (2) Advanced cell culture includes Extracellular matrices (ECMs), Surface coated cell-ware, 3D cell culture, Permeable supports, Immunotherapy platform and (3) Core Cell culture consumables. The position will support several PLMs in a matrix-setting and requires interactions with Sales, Technical Support, Marcom, Customer Service, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Quality & Regulatory Affairs to ensure internal and external stakeholder needs are met. We are looking for a self-motivated individual who has a basic understanding of business operation processes required to support sales with quick response times.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, maintain, and release ECM reserves to ensure customer is able to procure requested lots.
  • Follow up with sales representatives to ensure that reserves are released, or a PO is placed.
  • Sales facilitation and enablement.
  • Support Product Line Manager with financial analysis and business modeling.
  • Maintain effective, regular communications with global sales and marketing groups.
  • Facilitate the development and deployment of marketing communication plans to include scientific conferences and exhibitions, e-marketing, promotions, application notes and sales literature.
  • Work with key dealers and PLM to develop marketing programs and gain support on growing sales.
  • Work with PLM and marketing communications to review and update product literature /brochures.
  • New product request process execution.
  • Multi-functional communication with internal manufacturing, quality, customer service and supply chain teams to facilitate rapid support of customer issues.
  • Responsible for documentation related to product life-cycle management, customer notifications, field actions etc.
  • Support PLM with forecast and inventory information for products using ERP-software program.
  • Assist PLM with pricing management for contract-based purchasing.
  • Regular tracking of product line performance according to key metrics.
  • Maintain knowledge of competitive products and market perception.


Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 25% domestic and international.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Monday – Friday, standard business hours.


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering or Business discipline is required.
  • Prefer Masters level degree in Life Sciences or Business.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum of 1+ years post degree lab, product management or engineering experience.
  • Prefer experience within the life science or pharmaceutical industry.


Required Skills:

  • Science or Engineering technical background.
  • Knowledge of marketing tools and techniques.
  • Exposure in conducting financial analysis.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Experience in cell culture technology.
  • Knowledge or experience with the 3D cell culture and Drug Discovery markets.
  • Familiarity with product documentation systems.
  • Strong software skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and


Soft Skills:

  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, and tried presentation abilities.
  • Strong customer focus.
  • You should be organized and have an ability to handle and prioritize different projects.
  • Good team skills and able to work in a dynamic multi-functional environment.
  • Ability to translate information between departments to the customer.
  • Ability to work in an ambiguous environment and make decisions with minimal information.


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, or 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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