Senior Product Line Manager

£80000 - £85000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
09 Jun 2017
07 Jul 2017
Jamie Kenward
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Senior Product Line Manager
Sector: Hi Tech Manufacturing
Location: Paignton, Devon
Salary: £80,000 to £85,000

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.


Private Healthcare, Holiday Purchase, Pension contributions matched + 3%, income protection, relocation package

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