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Aerotech, Inc. Product Manager - Laser Processing Products in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Aerotech, Inc is currently hiring a Product Manager - Laser Processing Products to work in our global headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. As the Product Manager - Laser Processing Products, you will be responsible for developing, marketing, and selling Aerotech?s laser processing and control products and driving competitive advantage, innovation, and value creation in many high-technology markets.

If you are a driven, decisive, and proactive individual that has an interest in working at the intersection of engineering and business, this is the perfect role for you. Our mission is to contribute to the success of leading edge technology companies with our laser processing product offering (includes scanners and other laser control products) and we need intelligent, driven, proactive individuals to help us on this mission.

Aerotech is a market-leading engineering and manufacturing firm that produces motion control and high-precision automation products to our clients all over the world. These world-class solutions push the boundaries of what is possible in the industrial, medical research and aerospace markets, to name a few. We have received numerous corporate awards for innovation and employee satisfaction (including being named a Top Workplace by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 2020).

Position Summary

The Product Manager - Laser Processing Products owns the complete product life cycle of Aerotech?s light manipulation and laser processing product lines including the creation of new products, maintenance of existing products, sunsetting of irrelevant products, and complete product line P&L.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for the complete product lifecycle (from inception to grave) of laser processing products including product revenue growth and profitability

  • Drafts product definitions and market requirements documents for new product and technology developments

  • Works with marketing communications to create a product marketing plan which includes product positioning, messaging, advertisements, campaigns, and other marketing collateral; in addition to creation and maintenance of product data sheets. In some cases, may completely own the product marketing plan.

  • Work with sales and business development teams to create sales growth and sustaining revenue plans including identifying new market opportunities and target customers with our markets

  • Train sales and applications staff on products

  • Create sales collateral such as playbooks and demos to help with the selling process

  • Makes recommendations to operations regarding product lead times and forecasted sales of units

  • Lead regular status meetings with engineering development teams to review development progress, monitor adherence to a development schedule and review changes in scope

  • Performs product testing including user interaction testing and product performance testing

  • Works to develop an understanding of competitive products and the automation and controls markets

  • Visit customers and trade shows on a global basis to understand market needs and help sales close strategic opportunities

  • Create and maintain the pricing strategy for assigned products

  • Author white papers and application notes; presents at tradeshows and webinars on products and capabilities

  • Analyze and keep up-to-date with market trends and competitive offerings and solutions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in a technical discipline (such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Science/Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics) from an accredited college or university, required

  • Master of Science (MS), in a related field, preferred

  • Minimum of three years of experience in technical industry or discipline required within a product management and/or product ownership role preferred (laser processing or laser systems industry preferred)

  • Experience in the motion control or automation industry, preferred

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without employer sponsorship. Aerotech does not provide US work authorization sponsorship for this position. OPT and CPT visa holders are not eligible for employment if they will need work authorization sponsorship at any time in the future.

Benefits:

  • Competitive Pay

  • Profit Sharing Bonus Program

  • 401(k) Program

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan

  • Health Insurance

  • Company Paid Disability & Life Insurance

  • Paid Vacation

  • Education Reimbursement

  • Financial & Retirement Planning Resources

What You?ll Love About Us:

Our company culture has always centered around one thing: achieving results by being Dedicated to the Science of Motion. We feel a sense of accomplishment when our innovations are used to build technology that improves lives. Through our employees' hard work, focus on details, commitment and creative-thinking, we are not only able to make Aerotech highly successful, but also share that success with our employees. Whether it be through our profit sharing plan, Employee Stock Ownership Trust, comprehensive health benefits or education reimbursement, we are focused on rewarding results while supporting our employees? well-being. Our employees are the building blocks of our company, which is why we uphold our track record of never laying off an employee and continually reinvesting our earnings year-after-year. We strive to prove to our employees that our dedication extends beyond today by providing long-term incentives and a vision for the future. If you are looking for a chance to build your future, apply today!

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Veteran or disability status.

The Company is collecting the information requested in this employment application for purposes of evaluating your suitability for hire by the Company. The Company will share the information that you provide in this employment application only with Company management officials who are involved in the hiring process or who are otherwise involved in making employment-related decisions on behalf of the Company.

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