Optometrist refracting a patient with QuickSee


Product Manager

PlenOptika brings cutting-edge optical technology to front-line vision care professionals worldwide. Our core platform technology, the patented QuickSee Wavefront Autorefractor, offers eye care professionals and healthcare providers an unprecedented combination of clinical power and usability suited equally for the modern clinic, optical retail store, home visit, and global health mission. Through vision driven innovation, PlenOptika is working towards improving the lives of over 1 billion people who lack access to the vision correction they need.

PlenOptika is recruiting a Product Manager to design and develop an exciting future medical device / digital health products that will dramatically transform the way health disparity populations can access vision exams and eyeglasses. The position will require working with an international engineering and management team. You will be responsible for managing the product’s lifecycle from mid-stage development to product launch, which will involve understanding and responding to customer needs and wants in addition to being able to convert those into product / project requirements. Ideally, this new team member will spend most of their time in our Boston office, with some work-from-home as appropriate. The Product Manager will be responsible for assisting with bringing our company’s vision and strategy to life.

Objectives of this Role

  • Drive the product and business-planning process across functional teams of the company
  • Analyze customer and patient needs, current market trends, and potential partnerships from an ROI and build vs. buy perspective
  • Assess current competitor offerings, seeking opportunities for differentiation, and communicate opportunities to engineering and commercial teams
  • Analyze product requirements and develop appropriate programs to ensure they’re successful achieved
  • Develop, implement, and maintain production timelines across multiple departments

Product Manager Responsibilities

  • Drive the execution of all product lifecycle processes for products, including product research, market research, competitive analysis, planning, positioning, roadmap development, requirements development, and product launch
  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements for prototype construction and final product development by engineering teams
  • Create and manage, in collaboration with Commercial and Engineering teams, product strategy documents that describe business cases, high-level use cases, technical requirements, revenue, and ROI
  • Analyze market data to develop sales strategies, and define product objectives for effective marketing communications plans
  • Collaborate closely with engineering, production, marketing, and sales teams on the development, QA, and release of products and balance of resources to ensure success for the entire organization
  • Contribute to and manage, in collaboration with Commercial and Engineering teams, product positioning and messaging that differentiates PlenOptika’s products and their features across primary market segments
  • Gather and analyze customer feedback, and respond to product suggestions
  • Contribute to product pricing strategies
  • Work with a cross-functional team to determine the product’s business model
  • Contribute to and manage, in collaboration with Commercial and Engineering teams, the marketing and PR strategies for the product
  • Remain abreast of the latest industry trends and technology
  • Meet with customers, distributors, and other key stakeholders
  • Support the sales team by providing product information and demos

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in product design or engineering
  • Proven experience overseeing all elements of the product development lifecycle
  • Highly effective cross-functional team management
  • Previous experience delivering finely-tuned product marketing strategies
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills combined with strong presentation and public speaking skills
  • Proven experience working as a product developer in a non-managerial role
  • Demonstrable knowledge in SEM and online advertising
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in product management or a related field in industry
  • Exceptional analytical and conceptual thinking skills
  • Ability to influence stakeholders and work closely with them to determine acceptable solutions
  • High level of comfort with technology and its development
  • Excellent planning, organizational, problem-solving, time management, and communication skills
  • Excellent documentation skills along with in-depth knowledge of product strategy 
  • Experience creating detailed reports and presentations to senior executives and key stakeholders
  • Competency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • A track record of successfully making and keeping commitments
  • Familiarity / comfort with startup business culture and environment

Equal Opportunity Employer

PlenOptika is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are a diverse, multi-cultural team and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. PlenOptika participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law.

Interested? Contact us

Email careers@plenoptika.com with your resume and cover letter.