Product Manager Software Platform (m/f/d) in Wetzlar, Germany at Leica Microsystems

Date Posted: 8/21/2019

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Job ID: MAR000320

About Us

Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes as well as scientific instruments and represented in over 100 countries, thereof more than 20 countries with sales and service organizations. The foundation of our success is constant innovation, focusing rigorously on pushing the boundaries of visualization. We serve the life sciences, industry, forensics, education and surgery, setting new standards in precision optics and bringing analytical capabilities to our users.

In industry and manufacturing, our microscopy systems play a central part in research, production and in quality control of key components. From the automotive and aeronautic world, through to microelectronics and medical device production, some of the top companies in the world count on us. The technology behind our microscopy systems enables fast, accurate and reproducible results. Do join us in our commitment for brilliant solutions and continuous improvement!

Do join us in our commitment for brilliant solutions and continuous improvement!

Leica - From Eye to Insight


Your Responsibilities:  

The Product Manager Software Platform Applied is responsible to drive the development process of the existing Leica core software products

  • Identify new disruptive technologies to cover the demand of future Applied workflows using artificial intelligence and other self-learning algorithms.
  • Responsible to ensure the integration of the utilized digital sensors and hardware into new and existing software platforms within the existing global R&D team and cooperation partners.
  • Define an attractive Software Road Map in alignment with the Applied Strategy incl. NPI business plan, portfolio structure for target market segmets
  • Coordinate new module requests and prioritize feature requests both PMs, R&D, Service & Q
  • Perform overall launch coordination and release management with special focus on Sales and regional application management as well as end customers
  • Create Business plans for development projects that translate product ideas into commercially effective solutions
  • Scouting for new/disruptive SW solutions by using an establish network to outside partners
  • Position Leica as a driver and new standard for connectivity, data management and usability
  • Identify and evaluate cooperation partners to develop dedicated product solutions
  • Drive quality of software beyond stability

Job Requirements


Our Expectations:
  • Masters Degree in informatics, bio-informatics, physics or engineering, PhD preferred
  • some years proven experience in Software Management or Development in the field of optics, ideally microscopy. Demonstrated success in leading innovation projects, launch and commercialization of products.
  • Proficient in English and German desirable (spoken & written), other languages (is a plus)
  • Willingness to travel (20%)
  • Ability to achieve result in matrix organization through optimal communication with all stakeholders
  • Strong management skills, strategic «big picture» and future-oriented thinking
  • Expert in building professional relationships and being a persuasive communicator, end-to-end accountability and results orientation, attention to details, «hands-on», tenacity, personal ambition to grow and continuously improve the Business

What We Offer:
  • With us, you can expect varied, challenging tasks that you can master with great colleagues at your side.
  • An attractive remuneration package
  • Exciting internal programs for further development, because our employees are very close to our hearts.

Are you interested to discover new opportunities in an innovative, team-oriented environment?
Do you feel that this could be your future position? Then do apply online.

We are looking forward to your application!

Danaher Corporation Overview

Leica Microsystems is part of Danaher - a global science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Danaher employees are part of a globally diverse network of associates, united by a common culture and striving for continuous improvement through the Danaher Business System. This is underpinned by a strong commitment to nurturing personal development and career progression within the organization.