Senior Product Manager, Cell Therapy Manufacturing

South San Francisco, CA
Product Management – Product Management /
Full Time /
Position Summary

We are seeking an innovative and highly motivated Senior Product Manager who will contribute to the development and expansion of our Integrated Development and Manufacturing Organization (IDMO) for Cell Therapy Manufacturing. 

The primary focus of this position will be to understand user needs with respect to cell therapy manufacturing. The Senior Product Manager will complete market research on competitor products, services, and customer needs. This person will participate in activities involving the technical teams and continuously improve the current Cellares methodology for gathering and systemizing customer feedback, coordinating with internal teams regarding product issues and/or customer suggestions. This individual will also help oversee the manufacturing planning of various programs, work closely with Marketing on marketing collateral needs, and help provide analyses, reports, and request responses from management. The candidate will support all pre-sale activities including but not limited to client engagement, quoting, and generation of statements of work and other contracts. 

Candidates should enjoy working in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment, and be prepared to tackle a broad selection of challenges as the company grows.


    • Conduct VoC activities to support technical teams from early prototype development  through launch and sustaining engineering
    • Synthesize a coherent product roadmap based on customer input, business goals, and engineering competencies
    • Work with our partners to capture their critical needs and translate them into requirements for the build teams
    • Define product requirements, offering, price, promotions, and discounting guidelines for products and services within the Cellares Cell Therapy Manufacturing Portfolio
    • Drive differentiated solutions to the market through customer focus, data-driven decision making, and clear, frequent, and open cross-functional communication
    • Oversee the product development lifecycle from ideation to commercialization
    • Develop detailed project plans, timelines, and resource requirements
    • Author and/or review statements of work, master service agreements, and other contract


    • Bachelor degree or higher in Biological Sciences or related field
    • 5+ years of hands-on Product Management experience in the biotechnology or medical device industries
    • Experience with large scale automation and benchtop instrumentation in pharma/biotech is highly desirable
    • Domain expertise in cell therapies is required
    • Expertise in CDMO is highly desirable
    • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Proactive, creative, self-motivated, flexible to work in a small company environment and assume a wide variety of tasks
    • Self-awareness, integrity, authenticity, and a growth mindset

$90,000 - $210,000 a year
Cellares total compensation package contains competitive base salaries, highly subsidized Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans, 401(k) Matching, Free EV Charging, Onsite lunches, and Stock options. All displayed pay ranges are approximate, negotiable, and location dependent.
This is Cellares

Cellares is the first Integrated Development and Manufacturing Organization (IDMO) and takes an Industry 4.0 approach to mass manufacturing the living drugs of the 21st century. The company is both developing and operating integrated technologies for cell therapy manufacturing to accelerate access to life-saving cell therapies. The company’s Cell Shuttle integrates all the technologies required for the entire manufacturing process in a flexible and high-throughput platform that delivers true walk-away, end-to-end automation. Cell Shuttles will be deployed in Cellares’ Smart Factories around the world to meet total patient demand for cell therapies at global scale. Partnering with Cellares enables academics, biotechs, and pharma companies to accelerate drug development and scale out manufacturing, lower process failure rates, lower manufacturing costs, and meet global patient demand.
The company is headquartered in South San Francisco, California with its commercial-scale IDMO Smart Factory in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The company is backed by world-class investors and has raised over $355 million in financing.

Leveling will be based on overall experience, education, and demonstration of knowledge throughout the interview process.