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Product Line Manager - Tunable Lasers

Company: Leonardo DRS
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryDRS Daylight Solutions (Daylight) is a best-in-class photonics solutions provider, enabling its customers with cutting-edge products & services, and reliable supply chain solutions, that are leveraged to maximize customer satisfaction.Daylight has pioneered the development and commercialization of advanced semiconductor lasers and laser-based instrumentation that can be operated across the electromagnetic spectrum. Examples include world-leading Quantum Cascade Laser technologies in the mid-infrared and high-brightness diode lasers in the red and near-infrared.The Product Line Manager (PLM) is responsible for driving key financial performance, including profit & loss, bookings and revenue. The PLM for Scientific Tunable Lasers will connect strategic markets and customers with Daylight's core technologies, products and services in order to maximize customer satisfaction and enterprise value for Daylight. ThePLM will be a business and technology enthusiast, who leads effectively by building consensus and alignment through collaboration as part of a cross-functional team. The PLM will be proficient in conducting research on markets, products, technologies, and competitors, and will leverage such research to maximize market positioning and drive product roadmaps. The successful PLM candidate will demonstrate excellent capabilities in professional emotional intelligence, and how those skills can be applied to support Daylight's near and long term business goals.Job Responsibilities*Responsible for maintaining and monitoring product performance metrics to include bookings, revenue, P&L, and other operational Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
*Work closely with cross-functional team (e.g., sales, marketing, engineering, manufacturing, finance) to meet financial objectives
*Optimize customer satisfaction by working closely with and leading a cross-functional team to manage and determine priorities for product & service pricing, delivery, repairs and roadmaps
*Ability to work independently
* Support business development initiatives to grow the Scientific Instrumentation business
*Generate and deliver presentations, both internal and external, describing Daylight technologies, product capabilities and solutions for customer applications
*Participate with cross-functional team in the development of sales forecasts for use in production planning, manufacturing operations and for controlling inventories
*Identify opportunities to enhance existing products and develop new products related to tunable lasers that align with customer requirements in targeted markets
*Analyze market data including product specific sales, overall sales volume, and competitive product releases and pricing strategies for tunable lasers and recommend marketing objectives and strategies
*Participate with sales, cost accounting, marketing management, and other functional areas in the development of pricing and cost recommendations
*Participate in trade shows and industry events, customer and prospective customer presentations and visits, product demonstrations and other similar events as appropriate
*Respond to product-related informational requests from internal and external personnel and serve as a primary contact for customer service issues pertaining to tunable laser products
*May serve as the primary interface for customers on business and technical issues
*Keep current on technology and trends of product related knowledge
*Develop and oversee the generation of marketing reports as they pertain to the tunable laser product line
*May be responsible for managing others in this role
*Assist with special projects and perform other duties as assigned
*Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organizationThe ideal candidate will have had at least at least five years of related experience working with lasers (or an equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities).Qualifications* Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Optics or Physics preferred, with at least five years of related experience, and a minimum of 3 years of experience with direct product management responsibility.
* Direct product management responsibility preferred
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Competent technical expertise and application domain knowledge
* Understanding of product development and engineering processes
* Understanding of Marketing Communications and Product Marketing
* Strong customer relationship skills
* Strong computer and organizational skills
* Willingness to travel domestically and internationally (25-50% of time)The pay scale for this position is $123,292/year - $191,412/year. The pay scale information is a general guideline only. When extending an offer of employment, DRS Daylight Solutions considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position; any Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, the candidate's relevant work experience, education/training, certifications, and key skills; internal equity; and market and business considerations.Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.#LI-SF1

Keywords: Leonardo DRS, San Diego , Product Line Manager - Tunable Lasers, Executive , San Diego, California

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