Development Manager Job Profile and Description

pharmafile | June 30, 2017 | Appointment | Business Services, Manufacturing and Production, Medical Communications, Research and Development, Sales and Marketing GPI 

Development Manager Job Profile and Description

GPI is a global pricing consultancy launching products, services and offerings that make a measurable difference to our clients in the life sciences space. We are a people centred company committed to promoting the ambitions of inspiring and talented individuals so that together we can make a difference to the life sciences industry. We cultivate an open, transparent and innovative culture with a focus on quality.

We have a fantastic opportunity to join the GPI team as a Development Manager where you will have overall responsibility of GPI pulse platform development. As the Development Manager, you will be responsible for the development quality and performance of our platform.

This is an instrumental and senior role with broad scope, however you must be equally willing to continue to play a hands-on role in managing your department. You will need to work collaboratively with marketing, sales, client support and operations to develop our product. As Development Manager, you will be responsible for leading and growing a team of developers, designers and testers.

General Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Overall responsibility for the GPI pulse platform in terms of development and sprint release
  • Ensure all client deliveries are on time and of the required quality
  • Follow the Agile methodologies and have responsibility for managing and leading development team
  • Help to design and build solid, efficient, stable APIs
  • Responsibility for maintaining a high standard of code
  • Keep up to date with the latest technologies and methodologies to ensure they stays ahead of the game
  • Ensure a globally robust and highly scalable approach to development to support our growing number of global users and services.
  • Support Innovation lead with product positioning and messaging
  • Work closely with the sales and client services team to drive product awareness and lead generation to communicate new features and functionality
  • Plan the launch of new modules and releases and manage the cross-functional implementation of the plan

Skills and Specifications

  • Passionate about delivering quality, innovative products
  • Is able to enthuse others aligning them to adopt and embrace the same characteristics
  • Experience with software design concepts, practices, modern development methodologies, particularly agile and common architectures
  • Demonstrable experience in fast-paced development delivery – that balances frequency and very high quality product
  • Good understanding of databases
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) to both a technical and non-technical and international audience
  • Knowledge/experience of life sciences (not essential)
  • Background in designing and managing systems is desirable
  • Experience of big data, analytics and/or artificial intelligence


  • Bachelors/Masters degree in Engineering, product management or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in a product management capacity
  • Technical aptitude and background, with the ability to understand, explain and coach internal and external customers
  • Extensive experience in Product Management for highly technical software products and deep understanding of relevant technologies and trends
  • Proven track record of developing new innovative product verticals from original concepts to launch
  • Proven record collaborating with and influencing functional peers to deliver novel product solutions
  • Demonstrated success hiring and leading high performing delivery teams
  • Ability to manage a team, multiple product lines and operate as a team player
  • Strong execution skills
  • Solid presentation skills and fluency in English, both written and spoken
  • Availability to travel internationally as required
  • Experience in Life Sciences preferred

For further information, please contact Preeti Patel at

Global Pricing Innovations

Euston House

24 Eversholt Street



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