Product Planning Manager in Nationwide China at Hach

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

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Job ID: HAC005594

About Us

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION: Ensure water quality for people around the world.

OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use products


Danaher`s Water Quality Business is a global leader in water quality analysis and treatment, providing instrumentation and disinfection systems to help analyze and manage the quality of ultra-pure water, portable water, wastewater, groundwater and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. Our water quality business provides products under a variety of brands, including HACH, ChemTreat, and Trojan Technologies.


Purpose of Position

  • The purpose of the Product Planning Manager is to identify, define, and quantify new business opportunities in order to drive product innovations and technical breakthroughs to our core markets and relevant adjacencies. This business focused position develops and/or redefines current businesses, products, and business models for Hach Company.


Essential Functions

  • Drives innovative business opportunities through the DDS process pre-TG0 to TG3, through the use of rigorous Voice of the Customer and business analysis tools.

  • Manages New Product Development (NPD) Projects to assure maximum return in investment taking into account risks, market size, investment, and margin.

  • Identifies customer-centric needs and desired outcomes through extensive customer research and provides this input to the R&D / ATG organization to identify compatible technologies

  • Leads the successful handoff to the Product Management team at TG3 and owns the Design Output Requirements through TG5.

  • Works closely with ATG globally to define new product innovations and technology success criteria for use in the ATG’s research and technology identification activities

  • Analyzes business potential of new technologies identified by ATG and is responsible for bringing them into the business unit.

  • Assists in the development of the business unit Policy Deployment and KPIs. 

  • Works with Product Managers in creating, executing and analyzing VOC plans; links prioritized customer needs in price/performance on product lines with focus on future product requirements including enhancements and break through.

  • Leads business partnership relationships with external providers of product innovations; secures contracts and licensing agreements for innovative products and technologies with 3rd Party/Open Innovation partners in order to assure high-margin business models


Other Non-Essential Functions

  • Supports the Ideation Process within the business unit.

  • Works as an Active participant in the development of the annual strategic plan

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • Education, Background and Skill Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree from reputable university in a technical or business field, MBA or equivalent highly desirable

    • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience in product development or business management (e.g. Marketing, Product Management, Business Development)

    • Water Quality industry, application, product and technology experience is preferred, but not required

    • Good understanding of Voice of Customer research methodologies and applications (e.g. observational techniques, focus groups)

    • Experience in financial tools related to valuation of project opportunities ( ie – discounted cash flow analysis, ROI)

    • Experience in product definition and stage gate development process

    • Ability to present highly complex, technical, or difficult messages clearly and persuasively

    • Capable of working cross-functionally through Leadership by Influence

    • High energy, proactive, people-oriented and results-oriented approach to work and learning

    • Languages: Chinese (fluent), Written English (fluent), Spoken English (good)

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint


Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.


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