Senior Product Manager



Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023

Company Level: 5

Salary band £75,000 - £105,000

10% bonus (annual & discretionary & performance based)

Hybrid working available - 2-3 days in office per week


Automata is building a world-class product portfolio to disrupt the life science industry and empower scientists by making automation a reality for every lab.

We are the trusted partner of leading life science labs across the world in diagnostics, drug discovery and synthetic biology. These include the Royal Marsden, the Francis Crick, & BitBio.

We develop personalised solutions that range from diagnostic, and drug discovery to synthetic biology based on understanding each lab's specific needs and workflows.

Being a Product Manager at Automata enables you to be at the cutting edge of Automation, building a highly user-centric experience that speeds up the world's ability to live longer, and healthier, and reduces the effects of global warming.

We meet labs where they are on their automation journey and are the trusted partner to customers including trusts within the NHS, and The Francis Crick Institute. We are also supporting advancements across Core Testing Labs, Academic Institutes, CDMOs, Pharma’s and Biotech’s.

We are looking for a senior digital product manager to build a world-class user experience for the setup and operation of an automated laboratory workflow on the LINQ platform.

Why is this role important at Automata?

RunXP is the highest touch element of our digital product user experience that is essential to build trust with and deliver value to our users. As such the RunXP product forms a key pillar in our platform. We’re looking for a dedicated individual with deep experience in digital product management to Set the vision, build the roadmap and then lead the team to deliver and roadmap for delivery of a best-in-class user experience instilling trust, and usability throughout the RunXP domain.

You will be responsible for:

  • 60% - Epic / Story development

  • 20% - User / Market Research

  • 10% - Acceptance testing

  • 10% - Internal + External Comms / Roadmapping

What it takes:

  • Significant and proven experience as a Product Manager

  • Digital product background

  • Roadmapping

  • User research

  • Collaborate with the Design team

  • Acceptance Testing

  • Product definition and positioning

  • Data analysis

Attributes we’re looking for:

  • Strong Communication

  • Data-driven

  • Intelligent risk-taking

  • Takes initiative

  • Customer focus

Nice to haves:

  • Experience in B2B medical or biotech products

  • Technical experience such as a computer science degree or developer/engineering experience.

What gets us excited?

Automata is transforming the way labs work with open, integrated automation. Our mission is to unlock the potential of labs and the potential of the people who work in them.

We are looking for a Senior Digital Product Manager who is excited to set a compelling vision, build a meaningful roadmap and lead the team to deliver a product that accelerates the rate of discovery and progress within the life sciences.