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Senior Director, Product Management

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Start date
25 May 2024
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Sales / Commercial, Product Management
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Job Details

As a leading global contract research organization (CRO) with a passion for scientific rigor and decades of clinical development experience, Fortrea provides pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device customers a wide range of clinical development, patient access and technology solutions across more than 20 therapeutic areas. With over 19,000 staff conducting operations in more than 90 countries, Fortrea is transforming drug and device development for partners and patients across the globe.

We are seeking a dynamic Senior Director of Product Management to lead the strategy and development of our life sciences software focusing Clinical Platform. This role is pivotal in shaping innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of our clients in the life science sector. The successful candidate will bridge the gap between technology and business, ensuring our products not only excel in functionality but also in market relevance and user satisfaction. Success in this role means delivering products that are at the forefront of industry standards, driving user engagement, and achieving strategic business goals.

Fortrea is a company dedicated to the idea that people at all levels of our organization should reflect the communities we serve. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are more than just concepts; they are woven into our DNA. We believe in cultivating a workspace where all employees can thrive.

Our mission is to help our clients bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner -- join us for your next career move.

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Lead the product life cycle from conception to launch, aligning product vision with customer needs and business goals.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify trends, opportunities, and competitive threats in the life sciences sector.
  • Define and prioritize product requirements, features, and functionalities in collaboration with engineering, sales, and customer support teams.
  • Develop and maintain product roadmaps, ensuring clear communication and alignment across all stakeholders.
  • Monitor and evaluate product performance metrics, adjusting strategies as necessary to achieve success.
  • Foster strong relationships with key clients and industry experts to gather insights and feedback for continuous product improvement.
  • Collaborate with marketing teams to develop effective go-to-market strategies and support materials.
  • Ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards related to RBQM and clinical trial oversight.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to cross-functional teams, promoting a culture of excellence and innovation.
  • Manage all other duties as needed or assigned, ensuring flexibility and adaptability to changing business needs.

Qualifications (Minimum Required):
  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Health Care, or a related field. Fortrea may consider relevant and equivalent experience in lieu of educational requirements.
  • Strong understanding of the life sciences industry, particularly in clinical trials, RBQM, and regulatory requirements.
  • Proficiency in product management tools and methodologies.
  • Exceptional analytical, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of working effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Leadership qualities that inspire team confidence and respect while motivating team members in a creative and effective manner.

Experience (Minimum Required):
  • Extensive experience in product management within the life sciences industry.
  • Experience in developing and launching software products, ideally with exposure to RBQM, central monitoring, and oversight solutions.
  • Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle.

Preferred Qualifications Include:
  • Advanced degree (MBA or equivalent) in Business, Life Sciences, or related field.
  • Prior experience in a startup or fast-paced environment within the life sciences sector.
  • Certification in Product Management or Agile methodologies.
  • Strong technical background with understanding of software development processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and strategically when solving problems and making decisions.
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills, with a focus on empathy and building collaborative relationships.



Fortrea is actively seeking motivated problem-solvers and creative thinkers who share our passion for overcoming barriers in clinical trials. Our unwavering commitment is to revolutionize the development process, ensuring the swift delivery of life-changing ideas and therapies to patients in need. Join our exceptional team and embrace a collaborative workspace where personal growth is nurtured, enabling you to make a meaningful global impact. For more information about Fortrea, visit

Fortrea is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:

As an EOE/AA employer, Fortrea strives for diversity and inclusion in the workforce and does not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We make employment decisions based on the needs of our business and the qualifications of the individual and do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy or other medical conditions/needs), family or parental status, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, personal appearance, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. We encourage all to apply.

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