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Job Vacancies

APRIL 2016
Reporting to Finance & Operations Director


We seek an experienced and talented product manager to oversee the commercial launch and support of our first product in Q3 2016 – the Mcm5 ELISA test for bladder cancer diagnosis.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the preparation of marketing collateral and technical support material across all communication media.  In addition, this role will involve the management, training and support of our commercial distribution partners to ensure that the product is marketed according to different territorial needs and cultural requirements.

The successful candidate should be familiar with ELISA and immunoassay technology and will have a proven track record of successfully launching products in the in-vitro diagnostic market.  Ideally this candidate will have knowledge of, or will have worked in, international markets, especially within Europe, and will have managed products across a distribution network.

A strong scientific background, independent self-starter, enthusiastic customer focus, commercial drive, a working knowledge of the IVD regulations, and a willingness to travel both nationally and internationally are all prerequisites for the position.


 ·         Initially manage the Mcm5 ELISA product
·         Take responsibility for the commercial launch
·         Generate and implement the commercial launch plan and product marketing
·         Create distributor training and product support packages
·         Manage the language translation of all product support material
·         Manage the distributor selection process including early product evaluations
·         Prepare and implement short, medium and long term marketing plans
·         Co-ordinate supply chain management
·         Liaise with contract manufacturers to ensure timely order fulfillment
·         Establish procedures for product support including technical support
·         Work with Finance and Operations Director on distributor sales forecasts
·         Establish an exhibition and conference schedule for marketing purposes
·         Build an established network of KOLs in the urological oncology field
·         Periodic review of distributor performance
·         Establish and maintain a CRM system
·         Build market intelligence to support the generation of new products
·         Any other ad-hoc duties as required


·         A minimum BSc in Life Sciences (or equivalent experience) with >3 years’ experience of product management in a similar field with a strong working knowledge of diagnostic regulatory requirements
·         Experience of launching ELISA products (or similar) both nationally and internationally ideally through a network of distributors
·         Previous experience of working with a dedicated and highly focused team of scientists
·         The candidate must be an independent worker and have attention to detail and the ability to solve technical challenges
·         The ideal candidate must have strong expertise in product management and regulatory compliance
·         Superior ICT and report writing skills
·         Strong track record in presenting scientific findings
·         Excellent presentation, communication and analytical skills with the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse range of people and job functions

Based out of our Sunderland office
Regular travel (up to 60%)
Mainly office hours but must be able to work flexible schedule as needed

Please send a current CV and covering letter to:
or by post:
Arquer Diagnostics Ltd
North east Business and Innovation Centre
Wearfield Enterprise Park East


Date Posted: 06/04/2016


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