Sr Director, Product- Evidence Generation

United States, MA, Boston



Medidata: Powering Smarter Treatments and Healthier People


Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of people. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 2,000+ customers and partners access the world's most trusted platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Known for its ground-breaking technological innovations, Medidata has supported more than 30,000 clinical trials and 9 million study participants. And Medidata’s ongoing commitment to infusing the patient voice into trial designs and solutions is helping to create a better and more inclusive experience for all participants in clinical studies. Medidata is involved in nearly 40% of company-initiated trial starts globally, with studies conducted in more than 140 countries. More than 70% of novel drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2022 were developed with Medidata software. Medidata is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at and follow us @medidata.


Your Mission: 

The Senior Director of Product Management directs a comprehensive evidence generation product strategy from product and initiative conception and definition through end of life. 

Your Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure the product teams work within our cross-functional product management lifecycle framework to deliver against milestones and key artifacts (such as product plans and business cases) through collaboration with key internal stakeholder functional organizations.
  • Collaborate across functions and business units on effective market segmentation and market strategy, product adoption and go-to-market plans, including pricing, positioning and packaging for a cohesive strategy.
  • Develop communication tools and channels to provide transparency on product strategy, roadmaps, and delivery plans and schedules and ensure they are continually maintained
  • Support product team – may be partnering with product solution leads in developing business cases, collecting feedback from customers or prospects, working through longer-term product strategy, and strengthening relationships with other functional areas.
  • Champion ongoing competitive, market, and user research to ensure decisions are based on sound use of both qualitative and quantitative data
  • Ensure product definitions meet and exceed immediate and long-term business, customer, and market expectations
  • Evangelize the company’s products and solutions at industry conferences, at symposiums and with key clients
  • Support sales and other customer-facing teams in high-value meetings with prospects and customers
  • Direct the activities of Product Directors, Managers, and Managers of Product Management, as well as the Technical Documentation Group
  • Define the scope and content of product releases, set timelines for those releases, and manage the development and validation efforts to those timelines
  • Provide guidance to product managers in the specification and management of product development efforts
  • Manage and participate in the creation of all Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) documents such as Functional Specifications, Trace Matrix, Release Notes
  • Manage the General Availability process for new releases by coordinating with other groups within Medidata, such as IT, Training and Professional Services
  • Act as a focal point for enhancement requests and product guidance, both for customer focus groups and internal focus groups
  • Directs those involved in the design, modification and evaluation of all phases of a specific product or group of products
  • Formulate and execute long-term plans for cost/profit control. Promotes use of new technologies and industry-leading trends


Your Competencies:

  • Deep understanding of a Platform based approach of role & privilege management, product development, regulatory requirements, service-oriented architecture principles, and technological landscape
  • Extensive experience providing product direction to meet business, market and user needs
  • Proven leadership of product management, user experience teams and business analysis for an enterprise SaaS platform; led teams 2 to 8 people in size
  • Strong single instance multi-tenant (SIMT) platform-based product development expertise
  • Strong commitment to customer advocacy, success, and customer engagement
  • Experience with delivery of an enterprise product line using Agile-Scrum development methodologies
  • Passionate about the role and contribution of product managers, business analyst, and UX designers in an Agile development environment
  • Drive and passion for industry-leading platform principles, best in class UX and UI
  • Extensive experience conducting focus groups and user research, using best practices
  • Successful track record in collaborating across organizational functions and driving cross-functional initiatives
  • Experience prioritizing customer requirements, working with stakeholders and internal teams to define market opportunities and business plans in support of company goals
  • Strong operational mindset, decisive, “get it done” mentality
  • Excellent product evangelism and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • High integrity person who can build productive, long-lasting relationships at all levels
  • Strong experience with cross-functional teams including software development and software quality teams
  • Attention to detail and managing multiple timelines in parallel
  • Solid experience with web based software products
  • Experience with Requirements Gathering, Use Case development
  • Experience with creating product documentation
  • Familiar with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies

Your Education & Experience:

  • Experience in the life sciences industry and in the clinical trials space is desirable
  • Bachelor's degree required; or equivalent years of experience
  • Requires a minimum of 15 years’ experience in the healthcare/clinical field
  • Requires a minimum of 8 years’ management experience
  • Required health technology background

Diversity statement

As a game-changer in sustainable technology and innovation, Dassault Systèmes is striving to build more inclusive and diverse teams across the globe. We believe that our people are our number one asset and we want all employees to feel empowered to bring their whole selves to work every day. It is our goal that our people feel a sense of pride and a passion for belonging. As a company leading change, it’s our responsibility to foster opportunities for all people to participate in a harmonized Workforce of the Future.

Equal opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at 3DS are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. 3DS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and above), disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. 3DS will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
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MEDIDATA generates the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes.