Waters Corporation

  • Principal Empower Product Owner

    Localisation(s) du poste RO-Brasov | US-MA-Milford | UK-Cheshire-Wilmslow | Other
    Numéro de position
    Waters Division
    Product Management and Applications
  • Description

    For over 50 years, Waters Corporation has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance. Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products primarily in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. Our innovations enable significant advancements within the pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, food safety, environmental, academic and government industries. Waters is a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:WAT) with more than 6,500 employees and is represented in over 100 countries around the world.



    Waters Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 


    The Principal Product Owner for Empower will leverage their understanding of the needs of our end user community and translate them into a purpose driven development roadmap. As an influential member of our Informatics organization, the Principal Product Owner will work cross functionally to plan, prioritize and drive features development based on internal and market priorities. 


    Empower is Waters Corporation's flagship software product that has been recognized as an industry standard worldwide for the life sciences. Empower delivers benefit to our customers by providing the most comprehensive and easy to use workflow solutions that enable scientists to produce better outcomes for the life sciences.


    Location Flexibility: We are seeking the right candidate with the appropriate level of Empower and industry experience to work with development teams in Brasov, Romania.  The role may be based in Brasov, Romania or work as a remote Product Owner from the EU or Milford, MA.


    • Responsible for articulating the vision for specific applications or product components within Empower across both the Waters Informatics business and the wider corporation.
    • Define the product backlog working closely with multiple agile teams to develop and harmonize requirements
    • Accountable for the definition and prioritization of the product backlog that will deliver the business value 
    • Build a network of channels and contributors to harvest “Voice of the Customer” requirements into comprehensive and justifiable product requirements
    • Ensure that clear Milestone Goals and objectives are set and communicated effectively so that Project Manager can maximize visibility and transparency across the Program.                                                                                                            

    • Act as technical advisor and conduit between other departments/vertical markets

    • Monitor end-to-end product lifecycle and positioning in the market place

    • Ensure prioritization of all product related issues within other departments to maximize commercial opportunity; this includes Sales, Marketing, Research & Development, Service, Technical Support and Production
    • Align product lifecycle decisions with other Waters products and services in order to harmonize product offerings and maximize market potential


    • Bachelor's Degree in Life Science, Chemistry or appropriate scientific field
    • Minimum 5 years experience with relevant laboratory software
    • Agile experience preferred
    • Strong knowledge Chromatography instruments and related software is strongly preferred.
    • Experience working as a product owner within an agile environment is strongly desired.
    • Travel both domestically and internationally is required (estimated maximum 20% of time).


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