Marketing & Product Development, Project Management & Quality Assurance, Sales & Business Development
Join the Kurt J. Lesker Company (KJLC) in Enabling Technology for a Better World. We are seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking individual to join our Product Management team located at our Global headquarters in Jefferson Hills, PA. KJLC is a growing global manufacturer and distributor of vacuum technology.
The Product Manager must have an expert level of product and market knowledge as well as understanding competitive pricing structures to develop appropriate marketing strategies. This person will provide training and technical support to various departments and develop inventory management strategies by working closely with the supply chain team. They will continually search for new products and markets, as well as, improve existing products.
Key Job Elements:
Understanding of the technical aspects of the product line, the principles of operation, the various applications for which the products are designed/used and the product’s strengths and weaknesses relative to competitors’ products.
Responsible for coordinating with Marketing to develop a marketing plan and must have a working knowledge of the market for their products
Responsible for product strategy and a product roadmap by directing product development through the innovation process.
Evaluate the market direction and needs, identify products to be developed or altered to meet these needs and opportunities.
Develop information about key suppliers and manage interpersonal relationships with these supplier’s key personnel.
Seek new supplier relationships when appropriate and develop additional sources for competitive products.
Provide timely support to the sales effort by providing tools, including technical support, training and direct customer interaction when needed.
Ensure the customer receives quality customer service & support
Responsible for participating in the business planning process
Prior experience in Product Management/Sales/Engineering
Bachelor of Science or equivalent working experience
Strong technical knowledge
Strong communication skills
Fluent in the English language
Overnight and international travel
Understanding of Vacuum Industry its Products and Practices
Kurt J. Lesker Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disability