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Upstream Product Manager III, WATCHMAN

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Additional Location(s):  N/A

Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.                


About the role:

The WATCHMAN Upstream Product Manager will be tasked with leading New Product Development for the WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) therapy. The manager will need to develop an understanding of the current and future market dynamics and the competitive landscape. The role involves gathering Key Opinion Leader (KOL) feedback, drafting Market Specifications, providing Business inputs, identifying clinical needs, and steering overall product development. The manager will work closely with a cross-functional team, including R&D, Project Management, Regulatory, Clinical, Global Marketing team, and others. The manager must manage multiple development projects simultaneously and operate independently with minimal supervision. Additionally, the manager will identify any significant gaps in the portfolio and recommend internal development pathways or external partnerships to address those gaps.


The Upstream Product Manager will act as the representative of the broader development team during interactions with physicians at Advisory Boards, Innovation Center visits, animal labs, tradeshows, and other KOL meetings. The manager will identify and prioritize topics for physician feedback and use those meetings to gather essential feedback to inform the Franchise on development activities. The manager will be responsible for content creation, content delivery, and translating feedback into actionable plans.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing marketing and strategy input to for WATCHMAN product cadence over next five+ years.
  • Leading Access Solutions market research efforts, including the creation, execution, readout, and recommended next steps from key customer insights. This includes qualitative and quantitative studies; Attitude, trends, and usage reports; and synthesizing data.
  • Creation and implementation of global product and clinical strategies designed to support LAAC market growth and WATCHMAN’s competitive advantage within that market
  • Identification of non-product strategies (e.g. clinical studies, digital solutions) to support product pipeline
  • Defining and executing market research efforts to gather and synthesize both internal and external VOC
  • Collaborating with marketing team and cross-functional team members to ensure future development plans will deliver overall revenue and profit objectives
  • Building business case for future product portfolio and new market opportunities
  • Creating collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including focus on KOLs, clinicians
  • Anticipating competitive activities, monitor competitive pipelines, and be strategically respond to competitive initiatives via product iterations and/or marketing campaigns


Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or healthcare-related field
  • 3+ years of successful related business experience
  • 2+ years prior Product Management experience, including strategic commercialization
  • Willing to travel 20% - 30%, including domestic and international

Preferred qualifications:

  • Advanced degree, such as MBA
  • Ability to engage and influence cross-functional colleagues
  • Experience within the medical device industry
  • KOL engagement experience
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-based environment and partner with internal/external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to mobilize key stakeholders and engage leadership

Requisition ID: 585344

As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a prohibited substance free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

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