Senior Product Manager Core Business Compound & Digital (m/w/d) in Wetzlar, Germany at Leica Microsystems

Date Posted: 10/6/2019

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Job ID: LEI004829

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!

Leica - From Eye to Insight


Your Responsibilities:

  • Development of a long-term strategy for the target markets/customer segments and support in the development of business cases as well as a business segment strategy with a focus on digital workflow solutions

  • Analysis of markets, competitive information, global sales performance etc. and generation of an effective marketing strategy; analysis of competitors' portfolio and sales tactics and development of defense plans

  • Development and adaptation of business plans for existing and new product lines and development projects, as well as an NPI business plan for the respective product portfolio

  • Conduct business reviews and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual forecasts and implement corrective actions

  • Increase operating margin through intelligent pricing and configurations

  • Definition of an innovation plan and the required portfolio structure for the proposed market segments and coordination of the market launch with the regions

  • Advancing and scouting technical innovation together with all relevant interest groups and accompanying the technical development process

  • Establishment of a network of external partners to support the hardware and software development and positioning of Leica as a driver and new standard for connectivity, data management and usability

  • Definition and creation of a marketing communication mix for the product portfolio and its analysis of the positioning and global pricing

  • Ensuring a target-oriented customer approach to evaluate customer satisfaction

  • Budget management in close collaboration with Global Marketing

  • Conduct customer visits and launch activities such as the launch of new products at major congresses, product training and/or boot camp activities.

Job Requirements


Our Expectations:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or business administration, specialisation in digital, SW, innovation processes advantageous
  • Many years of experience in the areas of product management, business development and/or sales and service function in a relevant high-tech sector
  • Experience in product planning, the definition and introduction of products, the standardization of product portfolios as well as the promotion of the marketing of products
  • Proficient in English (spoken and written), knowledge of German desirable and other languages helpful, willingness to travel (approx. 30%)
  • Ability to achieve results in a complex matrix organisation through efficient communication with all partners
  • You work focused, strategically and you have a strong business sense as well as attention to detail
  • You are tenacious and ambitious and willing to continuously improve the Company

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! 


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