Senior Director of Product

Location:United Kingdom

About the role




Abcam is searching for a stellar leader to drive its digital product strategy and help guide the business through an exciting Digital transformation. Your mission is to delight customers and grow Abcam’s business by understanding and solving our customers’ problems and delivering world-class experiences.


  • Define the product vision and strategy for Abcam’s digital customer experiences
  • Build and manage an ambitious product roadmap balancing short and long term goals and investments to delight customers and grow the business

  • Lead a significant digital transformation and investment in new technology and platforms to enable a step change in customer experience

  • Develop a deep understanding of our customers and work with the business, designers and our developers to meet their needs

  • Deploy a customer-first approach, utilising data and feedback from across the business to optimise the customer experience; as part of this set and measure the right KPIs

  • Build and grow a team of Product Managers and UX designers and help evolve and refine Abcam’s approach to product design

  • Partner closely with the business, IT, marketing and other internal teams to create and deliver innovative, compelling, global product experiences

  • Champion digital innovation, best practices and ways of working at Abcam, ensuring we continue to have a reputation for digital leadership


About you

  • 8+ years of experience in product management leading end-to-end product development
  • You set and drive the big picture strategy while also rolling up your sleeves and providing detailed guidance on individual projects

  • You have a proven track record of being able to deliver highly ambitious products and projects. You’ll be ready to show what these are, and how you made it happen

  • You bring relevant eCommerce and digital experience and best practices

  • You work in a highly collaborative way with a heavy emphasis on teamwork and leading through influence; you can partner with other teams at senior levels to drive change

  • You can hire and grow high performing teams

  • You are curious and you’re not afraid to learn the skills you need

  • You’re a great communicator. You can articulate a clear and compelling vision. You can summarise the complex and can adapt your communication style to different audiences

  • You’re able to zoom in and obsess about small details that benefit customers

  • You are data-driven. You can show the value you add to customers and get the entire company behind you. You are results-oriented and very rigorous about measuring impact

  • You have good technical know-how. You need to be able to communicate effectively with IT teams and partners


About Us

Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.

It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.


Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (which includes shares for eligible employees), a culture focussed on wellbeing and opportunities for growth and development.