ABOUT THE COMPANY
Manhattan-based TMRW is a mission-driven company on track to become the first mover in automating the IVF lab by creating the first fertility cryostorage center of excellence in the world. TMRW features fully robotic freezers, 100 percent physical and digital chain of custody, continuous monitoring of egg and embryo samples and electronically integrated processes—all overseen at the TMRW control center. The firm is structured in anticipation of an IPO with leading assisted reproductive technology (ART) physicians as customers, clinical partners and significant equity holders.
TMRW is looking for a Product Development Manager with strong product management skills, technical aptitude, business insight and excellent communication skills. This role requires ongoing development and delivery of product/service roadmaps and working with a cross-functional team to deliver highly competitive and differentiated offerings in a timely manner.
As our Product Development Manager, you will be tasked with the execution of design and development of new innovative ideas into reality. You will take proofs of concept and bring them to commercial life. As part of this role, you will need to understand existing intellectual property landscapes.
The Product Development Manager will be responsible for the end-to-end product lifecycle management of all labware products and the TMRW software platform from value proposition development to product development to launch. You will work closely with key stakeholders, analyze the market, competition, clinical and customer needs, and technology developments to identify product opportunities that meet real customer needs and deliver on business objectives.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage, lead, and execute new product development from proof of concept to commercial launch.
Manage the project vision, feature prioritization, product requirements and ongoing product roadmap.
Define and author product specification documents and use cases, to be used by product operations and software engineering teams, in the implementation and delivery of product initiatives that clearly articulate the functionality of the product that will be developed.
Produce deliverables that facilitate better understanding for feedback such as flow diagrams, pros/cons, prototypes, wireframes and other illustrations.
Collaborate with multiple teams to guide projects through development and bring high quality products to life.
Manage the development of working prototypes to be used for design evaluations during all new product development processes.
Deeply understand customers, technology and competition, and synthesize into product strategy.
Maximize efficiency in a constantly evolving environment where the process is fluid and creative solutions are the norm.
Work closely with all internal teams on creating training documents and provide appropriate content to Marketing for collateral material.
Understand strategic and competitive position in the market and deliver products that are recognized as best in the industry
Preform other ancillary duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of product development experience or a Masters with at least 3 years of related experience, preferably with software development and/or medical device technology or other manufactured products.
Well-versed with the product management lifecycle from concept to launch and beyond
Self-motivated, self-directed, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Ability to translate and articulate complicated business problems into easily understood solutions and functional requirements
Ability to work cross-functionally with a distributed team across Engineering, Product Operations, Clinic Success, Marketing and the Scientific team
Ownership and “can do” attitude with a proven track record of launching great products
Excellent time management skills, ensuring that work is produced to agreed deadlines and high standards
Thrives under pressure with tight deadlines on several initiatives simultaneously
Ability to balance business and technical risks while being compliant with internal and external regulatory/quality requirements
Excellent communication skills and ability to synthesize and articulate complex concepts.
ABOUT ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY (ART)
It’s becoming increasingly apparent that fertility medicine represents one of the triumphs of the last 50-years of medical history. Today, one in 20 children born in Japan is the result of ART. In Norway, the number is one in 10. Powerful, irreversible scientific and demographic forces are driving this development. Today the advantages of involving a fertility doctor in the process of conceiving a child are numerous—and growing rapidly. For women, it allows them to better safeguard their fertility over a longer period of time. For all would-be parents, a growing list of devastating, often fatal genetic conditions (Tay Sachs, Sickle Cell Anemia, Cystic Fibrosis) can be screened against and easily avoided, affording the opportunity to end certain disease states within a generation. All of these advances are linked to the newly perfected technology of vitrification, the fast freezing of human embryos and oocytes (eggs). As the advantages of vitrification mount, ART is quickly becoming a “freeze all” clinical practice requiring both long-term and short term cryostorage in the next decade for millions of patients, up from only 5,000 just a few years ago. The existing cryostorage infrastructure in medical clinics can no longer accommodate this growing demand.