Product Specialist - Front End Innovation

WL Gore Medical Products Division   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


5 - 7 years

Posted 81 days ago

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Job DescriptionGore Medical Products has provided creative therapeutic solutions to complex medical problems for 40 years, saving and improving the quality of lives worldwide. As a leading manufacturer of vascular grafts, endovascular and interventional devices, surgical meshes for hernia repair, and sutures, we are looking for a Product Specialist to join the Front End Innovation team in either Phoenix or Flagstaff, AZ. (Flagstaff, AZ location preferred.)
If you are searching for a company where you can make a difference, we’re looking for you. In this role, the Product Specialist will help champion the exploration of early-stage product opportunities as part of a small, cross-functional team.

The “Lean Startup” approach will be used by the team to reach data-driven decisions about whether the opportunities merit continued investment. Partnering with other innovators, the Product Specialist will contribute to the success of the small innovation team by rapidly identifying and understanding clinical and market needs, by developing and validating new business models, and by integrating knowledge obtained through self-education and extensive interactions with outside experts.
The ideal candidatewill:

  • Be an effective and passionate team leader
  • Be energized by working for a world-class manufacturer and collaborating on cross-functional teams
  • Recognize the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships
  • Be passionate about making products highly successful throughout the entire product lifecycle

Responsibilities include:

  • Rapidly assessing identified opportunities in new business areas for Gore
  • Identifying unmet clinical needs to generate new product concepts and the business models that support them
  • Interacting with colleagues in a variety of disciplines, including engineering, manufacturing, biological sciences, clinical medicine, regulatory, legal, business, marketing, and sales
  • Serving as the primary interface between customers, sales and marketing associates, and leadership associates for the products you support
  • Developing and validating product and portfolio value propositions for products in the development pipeline
  • Focusing on device fitness for use – ensuring device safety and efficacy
  • Developing a business case for investment in new opportunities


Required Job Qualifications:

  • One of the following:
    • A Doctoral degree (PhD) in engineering or science including at least 2 years of product development or industry collaboration/ employment experience OR
    • A BS in engineering or science plus an advanced degree in engineering, science or business PLUS at least 5 years of Product Management or new product development experience in medical device or life science industry
  • Proven experience to prioritize, plan, and drive projects to completion within target timelines
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and successfully interact with and influence multiple internal functions (including engineers, manufacturing, sales and marketing) as well as external partners and customers
  • Successful experience working independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated experience working in complex and ambiguous situations
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 50%

Desired Job Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skills and capabilities with innovation in the medical space
  • Cardiovascular device experience
  • Experience working through the entire new product development cycle
  • Experience using the lean start up approach in opportunity assessment
  • Product Management experience in medical device industry