Principal Product Manager

Waters Corporation


Milford, MA

Why you should apply for a job to Waters Corporation:

  • 4.5/5 in supportive management

  • 60% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.


    Position summary


    The Product Manager, within the QA/QC Business Segment, will be responsible for developing and implementing business strategy, defining the product roadmap, new product ideation, commercialization, life-cycle management, and sustaining activities for assigned LC product .

    This is a highly visible, global role working on Waters industry leading and bestselling LC systems. This position will oversee all product management responsibilities for Waters Performance, Flexibility, and Specialty LC Solutions serving the biologics market. As such we’re looking for a talented product manager who shows attention to detail, the ability to comprehend and translate technical capabilities into benefits, and the ability to lead cross-functional teams across the QA/QC Business Segment. Also, as part of this role, we’re also looking for someone who wants to help further our commitment to making the world a better place by ensuring the sustainability of our products and to help protect the environment over their life cycle.

    A highly motivated individual with strong business acumen as well as technical and market knowledge would be ideal for this position.


    • Working closely with the product marketing, the new product development team, and field marketing, develop comprehensive user requirements (URDs) based on voice of customer (VoC) to address unmet customer needs, craft beta testing implementation and logistics plans, and translate business case forecasts into product forecasts (for operations)
    • Own end-to-end product lifecycle and roadmap(s) including, product enhancements/extensions, competitive intelligence, and sunsetting (where applicable)
    • Provide the vision and strategic direction for assigned LC system product lines, driving the development of new capabilities to extend the flexibility and performance of our instruments.
    • Develop and maintain a product roadmap for our LC system portfolio in collaboration with the other product line teams, to deliver differentiated solutions to meet Waters growth objectives
    • Provide clear direction on how to maintain our competitive leadership for our LC system product offerings, gathering and acting on insights. Work with sales enablement colleagues to develop tools and training to combat these competitors
    • Meet regularly with key customers and industry stakeholders to maintain strong market knowledge and develop a deep understanding of the competitive landscape


    • Good understanding of Waters products, specifically LC systems and

    • Exceptional communication, organization, and problem-solving skills

    • Effective collaboration & networking skills with an ability to influence cross-functional teams

    • Minimum BS degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, technology or related scientific or business discipline. Advanced degree is highly preferred

    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a product management role with a proven ability to manage multiple projects with tight timelines

    • Familiarity with a phase-gate product development process and a basic financial analysis and opportunity assessment background

    • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 30%

    Company Description

    Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.   

    Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow. 

    Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status. 

    Key Words

    Product management, LC, LC/MS technology, bioseparations, separation science

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    About the company

    Industry: Technology: Research

    Waters Corporation, a global leader in analytical instruments, consumables, and software, has pioneered innovations in chromatography, mass spectrometry, and thermal analysis serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. We ensure the safety of medicines, the purity of food and water, and the quality and durability of products used every day by ...

    Why you should apply for a job to Waters Corporation:

  • 4.5/5 in supportive management

  • 60% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.