Head of Product Management for Life Sciences – Andor Oxford Instruments – Belfast, GB

Posted by , on 26 January 2021

Date:  31-Dec-2020 Location: 

Belfast, GB Job Function:  Commercial Business Unit:  Andor Technology

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. With high-performance scientific digital cameras, spectroscopy and microscopy systems from Andor Technology, our customers in industry and academia can explore everything from photons to galaxies as they develop new treatments for diseases, and search for Earth-like exoplanets orbiting distant stars.

Role: Head of Product Management for Life Sciences

Location: European location with easy, frequent access to Belfast preferred. Location in Belfast ideal.

Reports to: Director of Product Management

Reporting to the Director of Product Management, The Head of Product Management for Life Sciences is responsible for determining and driving an aggressive & profitable growth strategy in Life Science business area of Andor and by extension be a critical contributor to life science strategy at Oxford Instruments.  This will be achieved through Job-To-Be-Done style market research and close working with Engineering, Marketing Communications and the Sales organisation. This will be executed though a team consisting of Product and Business Managers.

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will have pronounced strategic analysis aptitude and proven track record. They will take overall responsibility for the life science strategy including development of a long-term product/NPI road map including project prioritisation. They will have responsibility for determining and driving the strategy across a broad range of Life Science markets where Andor operate today, to identify appropriate prime markets for specific focus and to identify new markets for expansion either through organic growth or acquisition.

Leveraging their technical /application fluency, the successful candidate will have management responsibility for a team who will deliver full life cycle management, positioning, competitive intelligence and new product delivery, ensuring we maximise revenue and profit growth from our Life Science business.

Working closely with the Service Product Manager, they will drive a step change in adoption of service products, e-Commerce and growing profit through driving increased focus and execution relating to recurring revenue based products.

They will oversee and develop the marketing communications plan to generate the required sales leads, including proposition/message development, media relations, e-marketing and events.
Reporting relationship is to Product Management Director. Can be expected to interface very frequently with Andor board and other senior team members within Oxford instruments.

  • Technically fluent, so whilst not expert in multitude of techniques will be able to absorb key aspects, success criteria, risks and opportunities rapidly and effectively
  • Established leadership credentials- role will involve oversight of technical and tactical aspects of product management in Life Science Business area. 
  • Direct line management of the existing Life Science (Imaris, Dragonfly, Cameras & Components) product management teams 
  • Assist with the identification and evaluation of acquisition opportunities 
  • Establish clear and effective working relationships and communications with Sales and Engineering teams as well as all other business functions to improve overall performance.
  • Maintaining communication with their peers across Andor and Oxford Instruments especially in markets which utilise the same or similar products/technologies.

Person Specification (essential requirements unless stated):


  • Degree or Equivalent in a Science or Engineering discipline    
  • Minimum 5 years Market Experience which can include relevant university research experience


  • The successful candidate is likely to have worked in senior role for major equipment/solution provider in Life Science space and have significant business to business experience.
  • Pronounced strategic analysis aptitude and track record
  • Technically fluent, so whilst not expert in multitude of techniques will be able to absorb key aspects, success criteria, risks and opportunities rapidly and effectively
  • Established leadership credentials- role will involve oversight of technical and tactical aspects of product management in Life Science Business area.
  • Effective communicator able to project influence and drive engagement
  • Team Player
  • Persuading & Influencing Commercial thinker
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Customer Focused
  • Networking Skills
  • Excellent Communication & Presentation Skills 
  • Willing to travel Worldwide

Why Andor?

Andor Technology is the global leader in the pioneering and manufacturing of high performance light measuring solutions, bringing together the latest developments in sensors, electronics, optics and software. Our ground-breaking low light imaging cameras, spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems are being used to develop cures for cancer, explore deeper into space and examine clean energy sources. We are among the world’s most innovative companies in the Photonics industry, measuring light down to a single photon and capturing events occurring within 1 billionth of a second. With over 70 unique product solutions, 10,000 customers in 55 countries and 15 offices worldwide including China, Japan and the USA, Andor is devoted to supporting the greatest scientific advancements of our age. #LI-LM1

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.

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