Director Industrial Workflow & Applications m/f in Wetzlar, Germany at Leica Microsystems

Date Posted: 4/15/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: IND000267

About Us

Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments. Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company’s history was marked by unparalleled innovation on its way to becoming a global enterprise.

Its historically close cooperation with the scientific community is the key to Leica Microsystems’ tradition of innovation, which draws on users’ ideas and creates solutions tailored to their requirements. At the global level, Leica Microsystems is organized in three divisions, all of which are among the leaders in their respective fields: the Life Science Division, Industry Division, and Medical Division.

Leica Microsystems has six manufacturing facilities in five countries, with sales and service organizations in 20 countries. The company is headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany.


  • Identify market opportunities by systematic market and competitor analysis

  • Define portfolio strategy and focus applications

  • Conduct I2E meetings and communication with regional application teams

  • Define product positioning

  • Identify customer pain points in collaboration with Application teams and transfer into product ideas

  • Conduct competitor’s product analysis

  • Create Business plans for development projects that translate product ideas into saleable solutions

  • Support the verification and conduct validation of new products along the development process

  • Define competitive sales prices for new and existing products

  • Organize and execute product training modules, plan, realize product communication and product launches and support technical/application sales issues

  • Define technical content of product and application for promotion material and service documentation

  • Maintain application specific battlecard

  • Observe competitor product portfolio and their product strategies

Job Requirements


  • Bsc/Msc degree in Engineering or Material / Natural Science or equivalent

  • BBA or MBA (for Eng / Sc) desirable

  • 5-8 years’ experience in hightec B2B product management for capital equipments

  • Int. Experience in Imaging, Metrology Solutions or Quality Assurance Equipment

  • Sales or application engineer experience desirable

  • English (written & spoken), German desireable

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