Product Line Manager, Robotic Tips

Reporting to the Business Manager this position has global commercial responsibility for the Robotic Tips portfolio. The position requires interaction with individuals in all areas of Corning including Sales, Technical Support, Order Service, Forecasting, Inventory Control, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Quality, Regulatory Affairs and R&D to assure that customers' needs are met. You should know and understand the sales process from initial customer contact through successful use of Corning products in the workflow. The Product Manager in collaboration with the Business Manager will be the champion of new product development working with customers, technical service, the sales team, R&D and Applications Development to identify new applications and product ideas and then working through Corning's Innovation Process to commercialize these new product opportunities.   Day to Day Responsibilities: Maintain effective, regular communications with global sales and marketing groups. Meet regularly with Finance, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Forecasting Departments. Regular tracking of product line performance according to metrics. Develop marketing content and collateral. Manage forecast information for products under supervision. Monitor out - of - stock situations and communicate corrective actions with manufacturing and the business team. Serve as the intermediary for key suppliers in taking care of day to day operations. Develop and execute annual global commercial plans designed to achieve annual product line objectives, including pricing strategy and promotional growth initiatives Assist in the development of sales tools and training programs for the CLS sales organization and channel partners. Meet customers to facilitate voice of customer feedback regarding product changes/upgrades and new products. Work with key dealers to develop marketing programs and gain support on growing sales. Maintain knowledge of competitive products, market perception, and market direction. Over site and coordination of multiple conferences and tradeshows to support the products.   Travel Requirements: 10 - 20% domestic and international travel.   Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Monday- Friday, first shift position.   Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences.   Required Years and Area of Experience: Minimum of 5+ years of business experience including: product management, marketing, and/or sales within the Life Science Industry.   Required Skills: Product development (strategy and marketing) experience. Understanding of manufacturing. Knowledge of market, products, technology, and customers. Strong knowledge of marketing tools and techniques. Strong negotiation skills. Understanding of product development process; ability to drive new products projects as the commercial lead.   Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills: MBA or Ph.D. preferred.   Soft Skills: Creative, able to think "out of the box". Good team skills, able to work in dynamic environment. Strong leadership skills. Change agent; positively and actively supports and leads change. Ability to lead and prioritize multiple projects. Results - oriented. Strong customer focus. Ability to think strategically and develop businesses. Strong business opportunity assessment and financial analysis skills. Acumen for finance and manufacturing. Excellent communications skills - written and verbal. Good social skills and ability to interact with cross - functional and global teams. Ability to be conclusive, and take appropriate risks. Passion for the business with a "can do" attitude. Req #: 33915
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Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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