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Rapid Micro Biosystems Strategy Manager in Lowell, Massachusetts

As part of the Strategy Team, and reporting to the Commercial Chief of Staff, you will help Rapid Micro Biosystems (?RMB?) become the leader in biopharma quality control automation through the development and execution of strategies that accelerate our growth and value creation. You will be trusted to analyze the needs of internal and external customers, identify business problems, and propose appropriate solutions. In this role, you will interact with RMB?s leadership team, including the CEO, CFO, SVP of Strategy and others to address important strategic issues facing our company. You will report to the Director of Strategy and Business Development as part of a high-visibility team with a cross-functional strategic remit.


Commercial / Growth:

  • Help develop strategies to drive growth in our existing markets by performing market and environment analysis, conducting customer research, and delivering insights to the sales and marketing teams

  • Help identify and characterize new growth opportunities, including novel market segments, new product opportunities, and new business models

  • Monitor competitors and assess competitive position

    Strategic Planning:

  • Assist in annual strategic planning process, including helping peer functions develop and articulate crisp and coherent goals and strategies

  • Communicate key industry trends to inform company and functional goals and strategies

    Internal Process Analysis & Business Intelligence

  • Analyze internal business processes to help peers optimize their functions, drive efficiencies, and continuously improve performance

  • Provide business intelligence insights as an internal consultant to peers in other functions


  • Education: Bachelor?s degree in business, science or engineering from a leading institution

  • 2+ years of experience in top-tier consulting or private equity firm. Healthcare / biopharma industry and/or startup experience is required.

  • Strong strategic thinker ? ability to understand business problems from a strategic perspective and elevate the important points of leverage; able to provide thought leadership on complex subjects

  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial / problem-solving ethic ? resourceful, solutions-oriented, and inclined to attack problems with a can-do attitude

  • Excellent critical thinking skills ? highly skilled at thinking through complex problems and developing creative analytical approaches that deliver novel insights

  • Strong teamwork skills ? ability to work in a cross-functional, non-hierarchical position and interact with individuals at all organization levels

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills ? ability to convey messages concisely in both written and presentation formats, to internal and external audiences

  • Good organizational skills ? proficient at structuring and driving projects from start to finish, from scoping to execution; capable of multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines

  • Highly proficient in Excel and PowerPoint. Additional expertise with data analysis a plus.

    SPECIAL NOTICE: How do we protect our employees from COVID-19?

    Our Lowell facility is fully CDC compliant and as well we follow the State of Massachusetts and local guidelines. At Rapid Micro Biosystems employee health & safety is our top priority. We have implemented and maintain precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at our facility. We provide masks, appropriate PPE gear, and hand sanitizer to all essential employees who must report to work. Before entering the facility, employees have their temperatures checked. In addition, we take great care that all frequently touched surface areas are sanitized throughout the day, as well our facility is fully cleaned daily.


    Rapid Micro Biosystems creates, sells, validates, and services innovative products for fast, accurate, and efficient detection of microbial contamination in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, biologics, biotechnology products, medical devices, and personal care products.

    The company?s Growth Directthe first and only growth-based system to automate rapid compendial QC Micro testing?ensures data integrity, compliance, and operational efficiencies driven by rapid methods and automation.

    Rapid Micro Biosystems is dedicated to providing groundbreaking technology and products to support companies in their journey to achieve greater reliability, efficiency, and better predictability, ultimately providing higher quality products for improved patient outcomes.

    Rapid Micro Biosystems is headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, with operations in Lowell and Freising, Germany.

    Equal Opportunity:

    Rapid Micro Biosystems is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will Rapid Micro Biosystems discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

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