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Senior Director Marketing and Product Management - United States  

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Posted on : 04 September 2017

Project Description

Company Statement

For nearly 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.


We are seeking an experienced Senior Director Marketing & Product Management, Microbial Services for our Marketing Group located in Charleston, SC.

This position will provide an exciting opportunity to lead, develop and execute the product portfolio marketing strategy for three high-growth, high-visibility brands. Work closely with sales, engineering and product development teams to define specifications for new product development. Develop and drive the go-to-market plans for new products and evolve the marketing strategy for existing products including the approach for market research, branding, positioning and promotion through an integrated global marketing plan. Manage a dynamic team of Product Managers and Marketing Managers to help drive the successful commercialization of products.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Senior Director Marketing & Product Management, Microbial Services position.

  • Education:  Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) or equivalent in Marketing or related discipline.  MBA required.
  • Experience:  Ten plus years related experience in a combination of marketing, product management, communications and business management positions within a technical environment (e.g., biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device company, hospital, or laboratory).
  • Certification/Licensure:  None.
  • Other: 
  • Demonstrated ability to create and implement marketing strategies and tactics to deliver business results.
  • Proven ability to creatively develop and execute business to business product (service) marketing programs with global utility.
  • Expert knowledge of marketing concepts and techniques.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in cross-functional teams to achieve established goals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement. 

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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015. 

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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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