Scientific Product Manager, Research Models & Services 1

Req ID #:  109166

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 US

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Scientific Product Manager, for our RMS Strategic Business Innovation Department located in Wilmington, MA.  (This position can be remote or at our Wilmington site.)


  • Responsible for the development and execution of go-to-market strategies and plans for the Scientific Portfolio of Research Models & Services businesses
  • Ensures financial return and outcomes resulting from R&D in close collaboration with operations, marketing and sales.
  • Partners with Product Management/Marketing teams to assure consistency in the branding, positioning and messaging.
  • Develops content strategies reflecting the intrinsic scientific utility and value while supporting the creation of assets that resonate with the target audience.
  • Monitors and reports scientific/technical knowledge of scientific fields and their potential impact to products in the market.
  • Develops competitive monitoring strategies to acquire and utilize data from to define products, messaging and positioning within the portfolio and the overall impact of the portfolio in the market.
  • Manages product Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and reports to senior management product portfolio performance.
  • Partners with Product Management/Marketing teams to assure consistency in the branding, positioning and messaging.



  • Creates and develops and executes product/portfolio strategies.
  • Actively manages portfolio composition and market performance.
  • Develops and delivers sound market and product plans for product lines and overall portfolio, working cross functionally to ensure consistent application of corporate level guidelines and scientific engagement.
  • Works collaboratively with business unit product managers and stakeholders around the world and where appropriate cross selling/marketing plans with other CR divisions.
  • Conducts regular assessment of scientific and market opportunities, identifies portfolio gaps and delivers solutions.
  • Works with commercial development team to assess market potential and support senior management go to market decision process and implementation.
  • Compiles and reports portfolio performance to senior management. Contributes to sales forecasting and budget planning.
  • Identifies regulatory, financial, distribution, and competitive limitations; develop appropriate data and implements plans to work with any obstacle to successfully meet the established goals.
  • Leads cross-functional teams to develop and execute plans, for the most effective and profitable marketing of new products
  • Develops comprehensive procedures to implement product planning policies; develops adequate controls and evaluates performance/results.
  • Provides training on products internally.
  • Formulates short-and long-range planning to market the product through all stages of the product’s life cycle.
  • Identifies regulatory, financial, distribution, and competitive limitations; develops appropriate data and implement plans to work with any obstacle to successfully meet the established goals.
  • Supports the development and maintenance of product literature, website, etc.
  • Attends scientific meetings to assess current market and support business objectives.
  • Supports selling situations by serving as the technical resource for customers and the sales group.
  • Prioritize and execute on strategic sales opportunities by leveraging scientific experience and subject matter expertise


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in life sciences or related discipline. 
  • Minimum 1-3 years related practical experience in in vivo pharmacology research and recent life science product development and management.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Exceptional presentation skills.
  • Must be able to influence and manage resources/staff without direct reporting relationships.
  • Ability to multi-task and have great organizational skills.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Pays attention to detail.
  • Must possess analytical thinking and problem-solving skills and be able to prioritize and re-evaluate priorities as situations change.
  • Proficient in Computers (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, CRM).
  • Domestic Travel up to 20-30%.



  • MBA and/or PhD.
  • PMP Certification.
  • Experience with Salesforce.

About Research Models & Services
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond.

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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