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Product Line Manager - Optical Components, 100GB+ - Northamptonshire

Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + executive benefits package
Location: Northamptonshire
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Computer Aided Design (CAD), Systems
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Product Line Manager - Optical Components, 100GB+

+ World leader in OptoElectronic component development

+ Rapidly expaning product line through device perfomance

+ Can be located in Northampton or Devon

+ Excellent salary and executive benefits package/shares

+ £80,000 - 85,000 per annum

+ Role required to drive next generation of products at higher speeds - 100GB - 400GB

Senior Product Line Manager:

You will manage the lifecycle of a very high visibility product portfolio of 100G+ integrated optical components for communications applications from concept through design, development, delivery and end-of-life for existing and new products. He/she is responsible for driving overall product profitability and financial performance. You will deliver leadership for Customer-Focused Quality improvements, Design Assurance, Reliability, Product Safety, Quality Systems and business process improvement initiatives.

The Company:
You will join a global manufacturer of high tech electronic components who have a strong focus on research and development and have been at the forefront of their market for over three decades.
Your Skills and Experience:

+ Degree in optics, electronics, electrical engineering, semiconductors or equivalent technical discipline from an accredited college or university.
+ 7-10 years or more relevant working experience in a related position. At least one year working in a similar role and/or training, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
+ Advanced technical degree and/or commercial degree (i.e. MBA) an advantage.
+ Expert understanding of optical communication systems, optical networking and/or of optical components/devices and their design.

Management of product portfolio through all stages of product lifecycle (PLC) from business justification to end of life.
Ensuring the development of the right products on time at a cost that ensures profitability
Responsible for product and/or portfolio P&L drivers including revenue, costs, margin and capacity investment.
Driving increased market share through targeted and prioritized design win activity working closely with sales and applications engineering team.
Provides product definition required to meet customer and market requirements

+ Product Specifications
+ Product cost requirements and evolution
+ Market entry timing and opportunity
+ Overall product business case

Responsible for developing pricing strategy and direct pricing for current product(s) in line with business unit profitability targets including setting pricing guidelines/price lists for sales and driving commercial strategies and customer price negotiations
Ownership of the product forecast and volume / capacity requirements.
Driving design-related cost reduction plans in order to meet product(s) gross-margin targets,
Ownership of the broader technology and roadmap definition in line with the company strategy and technology investments. Communication and alignment on product strategy with customers.
Product launch strategy/Go-To-Market
+ educates salesforce on the product and its opportunity
+ establishes target/priority customers
+ provides sales force with sales ware (i.e. training, features/benefits - product positioning, pricing,presentation materials, marketing communication strategy/execution (press releases, demos, etc)
+ Competitive product analysis and understanding to enable focused differentiation of product and long term product direction.

Product Line Manager - Optical Components, 100GB+

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