CY Partners Scientific Recruitment - Head of Product Development – Diagnostics

Job Title:
Head of Product Development – Diagnostics
Technical roles
Closing Date:

Permanent Position

Hybrid (Offices in London)

£ Highly competitive salary + Excellent Benefits

Are you an experienced industry leader, who has a broad spectrum of knowledge within product development and launch of diagnostics and/or regulated products?

Would you like to lead the technical and product development function of a ground-breaking medical diagnostics company entering the next stage of company growth, product development and commercialisation within the UK and US?

My client are a well-funded and trail-blazing MedTech company with a disrupting diagnostic platform, providing fast and insightful near-patient analysis for a range of unmet clinical needs. With an international presence, my client has already enjoyed commercial success from it’s technology and has a strong product development pipeline, so are looking to bring onboard a Head of Product Development – Diagnostics, to lead the company through their next phase of commercialisation and beyond.

As the Head of Product Development – Diagnostics, you'll lead the organisations team of technical experts, driving the translation of cutting-edge science into marketable, impactful diagnostic platforms. From shaping product strategy to overseeing R&D execution, you'll be the driving force behind every element of the technical journey.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to lead the development of cutting-edge diagnostics and help shape the future of healthcare across the globe.

Key Responsibilities of the Head of Product Development – Diagnostics will include;

  • Provide strategic direction and technical leadership to drive the development of novel sequencing-based diagnostics.
  • Lead the technical leadership team and technical function, representing the team in company-wide decisions, strategies and SLT meetings.
  • Develop research and product development plans in collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide technical insight to inform company product strategy decisions.
  • Own the project plan, driving timely delivery of key milestones and products.
  • Ensure efficient and timely project delivery by implementing effective processes and tools.
  • Work closely with commercial and market functions to define product requirements and ensure successful delivery from the technical function.
  • Foster the companies delivery-focused and highly engaged team culture, in line with company values.

To be considered for the Head of Product Development – Diagnostics vacancy, you’ll need the following skills and experience;

  • Demonstrable experience in leading the development of regulated diagnostic or medical products.
  • A successful track record of bringing new diagnostic products and/or technologies to market, from development through to commercial launch.
  • Excellent skills and experience in line management and leadership of technical teams, across scientific and/or engineering disciplines.
  • A passion for building high-performing, results-oriented teams and company culture.
  • Experience in program management and developing robust processes
  • Hands-on and entrepreneurial in style, comfortable interacting with all business areas and stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented with a natural curiosity, able to dive deeply into diverse areas of expertise.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with global, cross-functional teams, setting strategic direction and influencing stakeholders.
  • MSc/PhD in an engineering or scientific discipline, e.g. molecular biology, infectious diseases, genomics, biomedical engineering, or a related field.

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a real impact in diagnostics and healthcare. If you are a passionate scientific leader with the vision and skills to drive the development of life-changing diagnostics, please apply or reach out for more information.


For further information, please apply online or contact Katie-May Kress at CY Partners for further information.

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