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Product Manager

Company Name:
Inficon
Our emphasis on innovation and its source - dedicated employees - keeps us looking for talented individuals who are ready to meet aggressive goals in a high-technology company constantly developing new marketing-leading products. Good people are critical to our success and, in return, we offer opportunities for personal and professional growth, competitive compensation, and excellent benefits for our diverse, global workforce.
Broad Function:
Responsible for providing product management activities for the STC Marketing Department of the SSC business line in the areas of sales channel guidance, customer technical support, product manufacturing support, new product development and product marketing.
Major Responsibilities:
Direct all aspects of product management; including product changes/improvements (following the appropriate INFICON procedures), assisting in new product development (utilizing the appropriate IPMM procedures).
Develop and implement general marketing and promotional strategies for products and promote product lines as a whole through appropriate product literature, publications, presentations at professional meetings and active membership in professional societies.
Manage and communicate relevant product changes, warranty information, product accessory information and software updates by developing relevant materials including Marketing News bulletins for both internal and external customers.
Direct pricing strategy and create price sheets as appropriate. Maintain current knowledge of all pricing and sales procedures and understand order priority and lead-time. Provide product forecasts and work with operations as necessary to coordinate deliveries. Recommend approaches to improve market position and reduce costs.
Support worldwide sales personnel through communication of appropriate product and marketing information, assistance with sales quotes and contracts, and by accompanying on customer visits as necessary. Develop support materials such as competitive analyses and cost of ownership.
Direct the development strategy for service philosophy, manuals (operating, service, training), software features, application notes, and any other technical support documentation.
Support communication and advertising efforts to include marketing materials (brochures, supplemental sales materials, etc.), web-based promotional material, trade show support, and other related endeavors.
Assist the Marketing Manager with various assignments as required.
Required travel 20 - 25%
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor of Science in Marketing or a technical discipline.
Minimum of 3 - 4 years experience in product management within the semiconductor or similar industry.Experience in customer support with ability to adapt to various field situations and personnel.
Must be able to interact inter-departmentally in a professional manner.
Proficient in Office applications, as well as familiarity with applicable software.
Excellent communication and problem solving skills, including written, oral, and presentation.
Ability to learn and understand technical terminology and concepts.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree in Engineering Management, Marketing and Technological Innovation, or MBA.
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Experienced in quality function deployment voice of the customer methodology.
SAP Experience.
Experience in supporting business to business transactions including managing the needs of private label and OEM customers.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
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