Tanya Gamble is a Product Manager for the Nominal Mass High-End Platforms here at SCIEX. She is responsible for working with customers, market managers, and the research and development teams to define, develop, and release exciting new products to address the needs of our customers. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her two children and cheering them on in their competitive sports, watching a family movie, trying new restaurants in the area, and curling up with a good book.
How would you describe what you do at SCIEX to your family and friends?
"Every day is a new adventure. Product managers are often referred to as the CEO of their products. We work with customers, market managers, sales, and the research and development teams to define, develop and release exciting new products to address the needs of our customers. Once a product is released in the market, product managers are responsible for ensuring that it is successful. The associated externally-facing activities include working with sales and speaking with customers to understand how our solutions are addressing their needs. Internally, it includes working with applications teams to understand new applications where the product helps the researcher be successful, and working with our service and support teams when issues arise. It is also the product manager's responsibility to drive a decision to discontinue a product when the time has come. Thankfully there are always great new products coming down the pipeline to fill the portfolio and address our customer's needs! Outside of the daily work related to managing my products, I dedicate a portion of my time to improving and formalizing standard work for product management."
What are some of the biggest game changers you see in the advancement of your job?
"When I first started in product management, it was a very small team. Over the past couple of years, there has been significant investment in the team, which allows us to be much more effective in collaborating with external and internal teams to support our current and future products and grow the business."