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Global Upstream Product Manager

Company: Topcon Positioning Systems (Topcon)
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Based in Oakland, NJ, Topcon is a comprehensive diagnostic device manufacturer within the worldwide eye care community. It introduced the world's first commercial back-of-the-eye Spectral Domain (SD) and Swept Source (SS) optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems, which have driven innovation in eye care. More recently, to develop the most efficient, pragmatic and state-of-the-art solutions, Topcon formed a new strategic division, Topcon Healthcare Solutions, whose primary objective is to create world-class software solutions for the eye care industry and beyond. The company's products enable the collection and visualization of a wide range of imaging and clinical data while providing quantitative and clinical analysis capabilities. Topcon's software gives clinicians access to patient exam data captured from OCTs, Visual Fields, Fundus Cameras, and other Topcon and third-party devices. Topcon leverages its new data management system called Topcon Harmony, where practitioners gain access to both DICOM and non-DICOM information stored in a central, cloud-based environment. Additionally, Topcon now provides an integrated service that connects practitioners to an extensive network of reading services to assist in the management of sight-threatening eye diseases. Description:

  • Create and implement the long-term product strategy to achieve business goals.
  • Provide annual strategy update for assigned products
  • Work closely with Product Planning, R&D and Regulatory Affairs to shepherd the product enhancement/new product development process
  • Provide marketing deliverables to product development process
  • Manage global launch for new products, next generation products, and product enhancements
  • Provide product, pricing, distribution and positioning strategy for assigned products
  • Work closely with Downstream Product Manager to provide content for launch messaging, sales training materials, promotional campaign and point of sale collateral materials.
  • Work closely with Medical Affairs team and KOLs to gain clinical literature and validation support for applications of assigned products
  • Monitor performance trends: Gather market data from all sales organizations and customers world-wide, propose sales targets
  • Competitive intelligence: Collect, maintain and disseminate competitive intelligence, about e.g. positioning, selling arguments, clinical research etc. Requirements:
    • Undergraduate degree in engineering or technical degree is required.
    • 5+ years in related technical field accepted as a substitute for technical degree.
    • MBA or advanced degree is preferred.
    • Clinical experience is preferred.
    • Previous product development and launch experience in complex products and/or product families is required. Direct experience with ophthalmic product development, and launch is strongly preferred.
    • Previous experience with OCT is preferred.
    • Excellent oral presentation and written communications skills.
    • Experienced knowledge of spreadsheet financial analysis, word processing and presentation software.
    • Good analytical skills and ability to manage and work cross-functionally in a multi-cultural environment.
    • Experienced working in a highly regulated product space required. Experience working with FDA 510(k) process preferred. Topcon Healthcare sees eye health differently. Our vision is to empower providers with smart and efficient technologies for enhanced patient care. Keeping pace with the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare industry, we offer the latest integrated solutions including advanced multimodal imaging, vendor-neutral data management and groundbreaking remote diagnostic technology. A globally-oriented business, Topcon is focused on developing solutions towards solving societal challenges in the mega-domains of healthcare, agriculture, and infrastructure. In healthcare, these challenges include increasing eye disease, rising medical costs, access to healthcare and physician shortages. By investing in value-driven innovations, Topcon works to enable people to enjoy good health and a high quality of life.

Keywords: Topcon Positioning Systems (Topcon), Oakland , Global Upstream Product Manager, Executive , Oakland, California

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