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Director Chemistry Product Marketing

Company Name:
IDEXX
## Description
_Are you a product marketing leader and an engaging people leader who has experience with clinical chemistry or related medical diagnostic products? If so, this might be the perfect opportunity for you!_ __
Outstanding opportunity to work in a highly innovative line of business with a robust future product pipeline while joining the Senior management team of very stable, innovative public pet healthcare company that is well positioned for future growth, with a market cap of over $5 billion and a stock that has outperformed the market by more than 500% in the past 10 years.
Job Summary:
Worldwide strategic, financial (contribution margin) and management responsibility for the IDEXX Chemistry Line of Business (LOB). This position is responsible for long-term strategy, annual revenue and contribution margin performance, customer loyalty, and development of the LOB organization. Lead LOB product development, commercial and operations activities working with the respective functions, CAG (Companion Animal Group) commercial marketing group, and international regions. This position is responsible for alignment of strategy and resources to achieve operating plans for the Chemistry product lines as part of the broader VetLab and CAG portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop strategic business direction for worldwide chemistry products lines consistent with overall CAG and IDEXX mission and direction.
Direct implementation and achievement of commitments for planning, goals and financial performance, including revenue, expenses, gross margins, contribution margins for chemistry product lines.
Direct management of product marketing, matrix management responsibility for research and development, operations, sales, and finance, and integration of all activities to achieve goals.
Manage a team of product managers responsible for leading cross-functional product management teams and ensuring excellent customer experience.
Responsible for the product roadmap and product positioning/messaging which includes identifying and selecting marketing opportunities, and developing communication strategies.
Work with commercial marketing and the customer facing organization to determine optimal approach to IDEXX markets, strategy and annual budget.
Recruit and hire highly talented and motivated individuals with required current and future skills & abilities with an emphasis, insuring diversity necessary to establish an effective team.
Communicate, support and lead execution of IDEXX mission, values and principles.
Represent IDEXX worldwide to employees, customers and suppliers.
Leadership for cross organization and cross-functional communication, processes and system improvements (including ISO, NPD process, etc.)
## Qualifications
Education:
Bachelor's degree in marketing, business or relevant technical discipline or equivalent experience.
MBA preferred.
Experience:
10+ years of progressive leadership and management experience.
5 + yrs of Product Marketing preferable in clinical chemistry or related healthcare, biotech or diagnostics
Finance and/or Profit and loss responsibility is preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
Proven management & leadership abilities.
Strategic thinking and planning in order to insure continued growth.
Strong negotiation skills (internal and with external suppliers/customers.
Effective communications (presentations, correspondence, and 1-on-1 across whole company at all levels).
Create/communicate vision among many regions/lines of business/functional groups.
Strong leadership/developmental/motivations skills with diverse groups of people.
Organizational and people development, performance management, and change management.
Ability to hire and develop people who will challenge the status quo and consistently add value to the organization.
Proven product marketing and product management abilities.
Ability to work cross-functionally in a highly matrixed organization.
IDEXX is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and to build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing diagnostic tests and information for the production animal industry and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs 5,700 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries.
IDEXX attracts, rewards and inspires exceptionally talented and motivated people who are eager to participate in two of the most important technological revolutions of our time--biotechnology and information technology.
We offer outstanding opportunities for personal growth and success, and support excellence, world-class standards, and continuous improvement.
If you are looking for a challenging work environment that unleashes creativity and energy, is refreshingly honest and comfortably casual, and offers opportunities for unmatched personal growth, we want to hear from you!
ABOUT THE AREA: Portland, Maine recently ranked number 6 on Forbes magazine's list of America's Best Cities for Young Professionals, was ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the best places to raise kids, was listed by as one of America's Best Hipster Neighborhoods, was named the Foodiest city in the US by Bonapppetit magazine, was ranked by as having one of the healthiest and most affordable housing markets, made the top 10 list of healthiest cities for women by Women's Health Magazine, and has recently been nominated for "Best Town Ever" by Outside Magazine; the magazine chooses its top 10 places to live based on a balance of great culture, breathtaking scenery, reasonable home prices, low-stress living, and, of course, easy access to the outdoors.
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Job: Marketing
Primary Location: Americas-United States-Maine-Westbrook ME
Organization: Marketing Chemistry - 30000550
Schedule: Full-time
Overtime Status: Exempt
Job Posting: Jun 11, 2014, 2:19:05 PM
Req ID: 10123142-20140606

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