Location / Division Specific Information
As a Product Lifecycle Manager you will be responsible to manage released high end SDB products from Operations & Service perspective for all Electron Microscopy (EM) product lines in the Materials and Structural Analysis Division (MSD).
The position is based in Brno (Czech Republic) and is part of the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) team within global Engineering.
How will you make an impact?
Your goal will be to drive sustainable and profitable products and provide insights for operational, tactical and strategical business decisions.
Your challenge will be to determine the optimal product life cycle strategy and set the right priorities for a rapidly growing product portfolio.
Can you bring together the right balance of influencing, analytical and leadership skills to turn your thinking into decisions and actions?
What will you do?
Manage the complete Product Life Cycle of High End SDB products specific focus from product release through its end-of-service.
Determine and drive the right priorities based on holistic analysis of the producibility / serviceability / reliability / sustainability and profitability of the products during the entire product life cycle;
insights and guidance based on facts.
Initiate, define and negotiate improvement projects within Operations, R&D, Service and Supply Chain. Improvement projects may relate to customer satisfaction, manufacturability, serviceability, sustainability (obsolescence), value engineering, quality and reliability.
Chairs the Product Improvement Board to objectively direct, approve and prioritize Engineering Change Requests in order to ensure successful implementation of product changes.
Initiate, define, negotiate and direct End of Production or End of Service projects within the product portfolio.
Develop and cultivate close relationships with multiple stakeholders and departments (BUs, R&D, Engineering, Service, Logistics, Sourcing, Quality etc).
If required, lead activities / projects related to your portfolio.
How will you get here?
University degree in a technical field (Physics, Engineering, Electronics, Mechatronics, Material Science, etc) or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the required skills.
Typically requires 5-10 years of experience working in a high-tech industry environment (in Product Management, Engineering, R&D, Technical Support etc)
Technical understanding of complex high-tech products, preferably electron microscopy equipment. In addition, general supply chain, manufacturing and service process exposure.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Basic business process, project management and strategic decision making knowledge / experience in a high tech industry environment.
Proven analytical abilities : Decision making based on broad band of information and data.
Cross-functional influencing, communication and negotiation skills.
Excellent communication and presentation abilities, including communication with multiple levels of management in English.
Self-directed and goal-oriented teammate
Hands-on mentality : you love complex problems and strive to get things done.
Ability to travel (less than 15%).
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