Product Manager, Digital Pathology (Innovation)

by Alimentiv

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jun 12, 2024
Alimentiv

Job Description

Product Manager, Digital Pathology (Innovation)


The Product Manager, Digital Pathology (Innovation), is primarily responsible for driving the development and enhancement of Alimentiv’s cutting-edge hardware and software Medical Imaging solutions. This pivotal role will engage and align stakeholders from both business operations and technology, ensuring our products meet evolving corporate, industry, customer, and regulatory requirements. The Product Manager, Digital Pathology (Innovation) will define and execute the product strategy for one or more imaging products, managing the product lifecycle, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to deliver innovative solutions (e.g. software, business procedures, partnership strategies) that set new standards in medical imaging.

Product Operations (System Ownership) and Cross-Functional Collaboration (55%)

    • Provide leadership to the cross-functional product teams comprised of representatives from Quality Assurance, IT Project Management, CIMS, contract developers and/or designers, technical system experts, Computer System Validation and/or vendors, where applicable.
    • Apply tools like design thinking, free thinking exercises or prototyping to foster a culture of innovation and collaboration.
    • Collaborate closely with Enterprise Analyses, Imaging Operations, Imaging Research and Development, external design and development contractors, and other cross-functional teams to define product requirements and guide successful product development.
    • Work alongside Sales and Marketing teams to develop effective go-to-market strategies, positioning, and marketing collateral.
    • Ensure that all products adhere to relevant regulatory standards and certifications, collaborating with Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs teams to navigate compliance requirements.
    • Act as System Owner for imaging product(s) (e.g. CIMS-Endoscopy, Lucidity, Noto), leading the product lifecycle, from ideation and concept development through to launch, change management, maintenance, and eventual phase-out.
    • Regularly assess product performance and customer feedback, driving continuous improvement and innovation.
    • Work with Director, Imaging Innovation to develop product budgets and manage product development activities within approved budgets.

Stakeholder Engagement and Vendor Management (30%)

    • Cultivate strong relationships with key external stakeholders, including healthcare professionals, medical and scientific collaborators, customers, and internal teams.
    • Act as the primary liaison  between internal and external stakeholders, including customers, throughout the product or service development life cycle ensuring all stakeholder expectations are appropriately managed and customer needs and issues are addressed to the customer’s satisfaction
    • Perform Vendor Lead responsibilities when external vendors/partners are engaged in product development and/or associated service delivery. May include support of legal agreement and financial tracking of assigned Product(s)

Product Strategy and Market Analysis (15%)

    • Develop and communicate a comprehensive product strategy aligned with the company's vision and business goals to the Executive Committee, Senior Management Team (SMT), Expanded Leadership Team, and/or Change Committees within Alimentiv.
    • Create and maintain a dynamic product roadmap, incorporating market trends, customer needs, regulatory requirements, and technological advancements.
    • Conduct thorough market analyses to identify opportunities and threats, staying abreast of industry trends and competitive landscapes.
    • Develop and present proposals for strategic innovations and enhancements to various internal stakeholders and/or committees (e.g. Executives, Senior Management Team (SMT), Information Systems Steering Committee, Innovation Committee, AcelaBio/Precision Medicine (PMed), Clinical Research, Medical R&D, Sales/Marketing teams).

Key Qualifications

    • The ideal candidate for the Product Manager of Digital Pathology role should have a strong background in both the technical and operational aspects of digital pathology. They should possess a deep understanding of laboratory operations, laboratory information systems, digital pathology image management software, and computational pathology tools. Key qualifications and experience for this role include:
    • Demonstrated understanding of digital pathology workflows, including whole slide imaging image management, and computational pathology
    • Familiarity with key industry standards and regulations for digital pathology IVD (in vitro diagnostic)
    • Strong technical aptitude and the ability to translate complex medical and scientific concepts into user-friendly product features

Additional Qualifications

    • Demonstrated strategic thinking ability
    • Strong change management skills and critical thinking skills
    • Experience working and collaborating in cross-functional global team environment
    • Ability to influence and build consensus without authority
    • Ability to work independently and self-motivate
    • Strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills
    • Knowledgeable of medical imaging and clinical research industry regulations and standards
    • Knowledge of artificial intelligence, machine learning, software as medical device (SaMD) regulations and standards

$84,000 - $140,500 a year
+ Bonus
Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request in respect of all aspects of the recruitment and selection lifecycle. Requests can be directed to recruitment@alimentiv.com

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