The Product Manager for Optics defines and executes the product line strategy for the company, including product roadmap and requirements, marketing strategy and focus and long-term planning. This position manages the product through its lifecycle, from development to launch, sampling, volume production and end-of-life. The PLM works closely with R&D on the product definition, with Sales on strategy and customer engagement and with Operations on short and long-term forecasting.
Job duties and responsibilities:
Contributor to product line roadmap and new product pipeline
Help develop and drive execution of product roadmap and product strategy to be in line with corporate strategy and business objectives
Manage products through entire product lifecycle from kick-off through to end of life
Drives cross functional core product team
Provides visibility to management on major market/customer changes, business outlook, potential risks and resource constraints
Develops product price strategy and supports quoting process
Proposes and initiates cost reduction programs to improve profitability of the product line
Provides product requirements and priorities to R&D for new product development
Develops and maintains key customer contacts
Supports sales team on customer engagements, including technical and business support on new product qualifications
Who You'll Work With
You will be working with a world-class team of highly skilled product managers and applications engineers. All have a strong educational background ranging from BSEE to PhD EE. All have industry experience working with Optics and Electronics.
Who You Are
BS/MS in Electrical Engineering required
Electronics development experience required, Optical experience a plus
Preferred knowledge of the webscale market
Minimum 10 years industry experience
Minimum 5 years of Product Marketing experience
Strong communication skills, written and spoken
Self-starter, self-motivating, independent nature
Ability to work in a fast paced, project oriented, team environment
Positive, "can do" attitude
Outstanding external and internal customer facing skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications: Power Point, Excel, Word
Excellent presentation skills
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Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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