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Careers at Novus

Novus Biologicals is a rapidly growing, privately-held company headquartered in Littleton, CO, with an international distribution office in Cambridge, United Kingdom and Oakville, Ontario, Canada. The mission of Novus Biologicals is to accelerate scientific discovery by developing and marketing unique products in the forefront of science. Novus Biologicals seeks driven individuals who are willing to fully contribute their skills and experiences.

In addition to competitive salaries, Novus offers competitive benefits for all full-time employees, including:

  • Employer paid medical and dental insurance premium for employee, with reduced premiums for families
  • Paid time off for all recognized major holidays
  • 401K plan, long-term disability and life insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Open Position(s):

 Product Manager - Cancer (Littleton, CO)

  • Reports To: CEO
  • No. of Direct Reports: TBD

Position Summary:

This critical management position will hold responsibility for developing and executing strategic plans for those Novus’ products and application areas most commonly associated with Cancer Research. Through the analysis of market trends and competitors, new product development plans, development and execution of marketing plans, training & support, management of pricing and other related support activities, the candidate will lead and manage key aspects of the company’s strategic growth and profitability plans while increasing market share, brand equity and customer loyalty.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Market and competitor analysis
    Obtain market information from all relevant sources: market research reports, primary market research, sales feedback, R&D, Technical Support, external publications, scientific interactions, conferences, outside vendors, analysis of competitive strategic and tactical activities, etc. Consolidate information and draw appropriate conclusions about market trends. Communicate and use information to drive strategic product line and research area decisions.
     
  2. Product line analysis
    Routinely monitor sales reports, sales trends, pricing trends, margins/margin trends, price volume analysis, etc., for the products included in his/her research area.  Develop appropriate conclusions and actions plans to address negative trends and build on positive trends.  Based on these trends, contribute to revenue and volume forecasting and analysis.

  3. Product Line Maintenance
    Perform or provide necessary support to other functional areas where product line maintenance is required. Product line maintenance may include but is not limited to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), product line rationalization, product sourcing, product changes, participation in product corrective actions, product specification changes, hierarchy adjustment, etc.

  4. Training and sales support
    Provide training and support requirements for new and existing products to Technical Services, Customer Service, Marketing Communications staff, Strategic relationship management staff and others as required.

  5. Pricing
    Based on Market and product line analysis, actively look for price optimization opportunities. Participate on Novus’ pricing committee providing information on overall pricing trends and strategies to permit market-based pricing and continual revenue and margin expansion. Collect and consolidate competitor price lists and market pricing information. Review, recommend and implement product pricing updates as necessary to the pricing committee. 
  6. Marketing plan
    Develop and implement (with MarCom and other internal staff) appropriate marketing and promotional plans for all products included in your research area. Adjust marketing mix based on product type and strategic importance. Make recommendations re the Marketing mix including suggestions regarding advertising, brochures, flyers, direct mail, email promotions, trade show promotion, product inserts, web content etc.

  7. Product Line Development
    Based on market analysis and collaboration with internal NPD counterparts and senior managers, direct new product development process and prioritization.  Consult with internal and external technical experts to develop new product ideas. Recommend product or product line additions, deletions, and modifications based upon research trends as well as market and sales data. 

    Work with Operations and other internal staff to define and address operational requirements such as product number/class assignment, product pkg and format decisions, inventory quantities, required lead times etc.

    Where new product development involves collaboration with external parties, work with SRM and product licensing counterparts to develop and negotiate contractual agreements, and coordinate activities between parties for successful interaction and execution.  

  8. New Product Launch
    With Technical staff,  Marcom, SEO Team, and operations, develop product launch support plans and materials including technical support training and distributor support materials. Working with Marketing Communication team, communicate new product launch schedules to internal staff, distributor managers, and remote offices and ensure support materials are delivered per schedule.

  9. Field Travel/Customer Interaction
    As necessary, travel with technical and marketing staff to trade shows and conferences to assist with selling activities, gather customer feedback, test selling approaches, gather potential product development ideas and promotional approaches.  Attend scientific meetings as necessary, to build relationships in your research area, introduce and promote products and assess market trends, scientific trends, and competitive activity.

  10. Business Development Support
    As the need arises, work with senior management to identify and value potential acquisition targets. Assist in target due diligence activities and (once acquired) assimilation activities.

  11. Other duties as assigned over time.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

Education/experience: B.S./B.A. in Biology or closely related field, M.S., Ph.D. or M.B.A. a plus. University coursework and laboratory experience substantially equivalent to a four year university degree may be considered in lieu of a completed degree. 

  • Professional experience: 5 or more years product management, marketing and/or sales management in the Life Science field with particular experience in Cancer Research
  • Requires ability to travel to attend trade shows, seminars, customer locations etc
  • Requires ability to operate a personal computer and typical telecommunications devices.
  • Position requires up to 10% overnight travel with periods which may be significantly higher at certain times of the year and may span weekend days and/or holidays. Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid passport which allows occasional travel internationally.
  • Customer or internal interactions may require brief exposure to research laboratory, biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical laboratory environment.
  • Requires ability to transport and use common computer and communications equipment while traveling.

Skills required/desired:

  • Excellent attention to detail, time management, process management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including ability to present oral presentation to small or large audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal interaction skills
  • Capability to effectively coordinate efforts and input from various internal functional groups. 
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of tasks and multi-task efficiently
  • Professional demeanor
  • Self-directed and creative
  • Desired: 1-2 year hands-on laboratory experience.
  • Desired: commercial experience in life science market

 Software Developer (Littleton, CO)

Novus Biologicals based in Littleton, CO is a rapidly growing biotech company in need of a Software Developer to assist the growing software development team business systems development. The ideal candidate will be skilled in modern software development practices in C# and SQL.
Succeeding in this role requires a combination of technical skills, time management and communication skills. This position will report to the IT Manager and work with the rest of the development team.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop new internal tools and maintain existing business critical tools in a team environment.
  • Participate in Development sprints where applicable for projects involving the web and our current business infrastructure.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • On-site position based in Littleton, CO
  • 3-5 years' experience in software development using C#
  • Solid technical skills with an understanding of OOP, C#, WPF, XAML, SQL & MySQL, and familiar with MVVM, WCF, Entity Framework
  • Strong written and verbal communication and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated track record of creative problem solving
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organization skills, and ability to manage multiple projects/responsibilities
  • Self-starter approach, with ability to consistently meet and exceed objectives and take on more responsibility as time permits
  • Experience in Front end Design a plus
  • Sense of humor

 Web/PHP Developer (Littleton, CO)

Novus Biologicals based in Littleton, CO is a rapidly growing biotech company in need of a Web Developer to assist the growing web development team with back end development and implementation. The ideal candidate will be skilled in web application design and implementation using PHP & Javascript, good coding practices, and modern web development technologies.

This person should be well versed in all aspects of LAMP Development and Database Architecture.

Succeeding in this role requires a combination of technical skills, time management and communication skills. This position will report to the IT Manager and work with the rest of the development team.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop web page applications using PHP/MySQL and Javascript.
  • Troubleshoot existing web applications.
  • Participate in Development sprints.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • On-site position based in Littleton, CO
  • 3-5 years' experience in website development in a LAMP Stack.
  • Solid technical skills with an understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, PHP and MySQL, jQuery
  • Strong written and verbal communication and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated track record of creative problem solving
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organization skills, and ability to manage multiple projects/responsibilities
  • Self-starter approach, with ability to consistently meet and exceed objectives and take on more responsibility as time permits
  • Experience with Drupal, SASS, Git and Vagrant is a plus
  • Sense of humor

If you are interested in one of our open positions, and feel you are a qualified candidate, please complete the Novus Biologicals Employment Application and return it to us along with your resume.  We welcome all inquiries.  Please mail or e-mail your documents to: 

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Novus Biologicals, LLC (USA)
PO Box 802
Littleton, CO 80120
United States
jobs@novusbio.com
   
Novus Biologicals, LTD (Europe)
12 Cambridge Science Park
Cambridge
CB4 0FQ
europe@novusbio.com
        
Novus Biologicals Canada
461 North Service Road West
Unit B37
Oakville, ON
L6M 2V5 Canada
canada@novusbio.com