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Product manager


This is a Full-time position in Bridgewater, NJ posted November 29, 2019.

Product Manager – Bridgewater or San Jose, CA Hamamatsu, one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced light detectors and detector systems for industrial, scientific, and commercial applications, is seeking to fill a Product Manager position, in our Bridgewater, New Jersey or San Jose, California location. Our customer base is remarkably diverse; we serve Fortune 100 firms, top research labs, and innovative startups as well.

Hamamatsu’s mission is to improve the welfare of society through the advancement of photonics technology.

This position requires working with, or exposure to goods and information that may be subject to the jurisdiction of the US State Department ITAR regulations and the Commerce Departments CCL It is the policy of Hamamatsu Corporation not to sponsor immigration visas for employment applicants.Job Duties: Meet regularly with HPK (Japan) camera engineers, HPK export sales group and HPEU camera and marketing colleagues to ensure full understanding of roadmap plans, technical issues, value proposition and global messaging strategy. Train camera sales team and dealer networks on new products, value proposition, market trends, technical challenges and competitive landscape. Create tools that the sales force and distribution network can use to present our products and our company to customers and stay on brand and on message. Attend, when needed, special demos, particularly for Key Opinion Leaders (KOLS), market influencers and invested dealers. Keep good ties with KOLs and communicate regularly with HPK and HC sales on these activities.

Advise sales and technology on handling customer service related issues. Lead projects to determine existing and new market needs, new product value propositions and strategic target applications.

Identify opportunities to increase market share or revenue.

Work with a core camera group to define the strategy and tactics needed to achieve the product line goals and define and execute the plan. These activities will include setting new product pricing, managing existing price lists, negotiating and authorizing special customer (KOL) and dealer pricing, establishing appropriate quantities of demo equipment, releasing aged demo equipment for sales, advising on sales forecast based on market trends and industry dynamics.Assist in creating messaging and content for website, newsletter and other marketing activities through discussions with customers, dealers and colleagues and by reading highlights of scientific literature. Content creation may require writing directly or managing a consultant or other colleague through the writing process. Represent Hamamatsu messaging and products by creating and giving presentations to customers, dealers and imaging classes as needed.

Work with HC, HPK and HPEU to make sure content is appropriately placed on website and shared with customer base.Tradeshow marketing captain for camera focused events.

Organize hardware and personnel for tradeshows, seminars, symposia and training courses. Prep staff for appropriate messaging for given tradeshow.

Coordinate with MARCOM for necessary graphics, handouts, and other relevant marketing activities as needed.

This involves working with HPK to select the products that match strategic goals and market segments served by the trade show.

May require creating flyers and email messages that can be prepared through MARCOM for distribution prior to tradeshow.Special projects as requestedRequired Skills:Bachelor’s Degree in physical or biological science, or electrical engineering6 years experience in technical support or sales of photonics products3 years experience in marketing researchUnderstanding technical sales processUnderstanding requirements of university researchTravel requirement – 20% and the ability to transport yourself to your and from customers/sale visits.(domestic & International).The ability to learn the companies products and capabilities within 1 year of obtaining position. Preferred Skills:Technical salesAdvanced degreeProduct managementTeam building include cross departmentalUnderstanding of Japanese cultureUse of CRM for marketingLearning new applicationsInterpersonal and analytical skills Hamamatsu offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package for full-time employees which include; Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Life Insurance, Vacation/Sick/Personal Time, Long Term care Insurance, and Retirement Plans.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Females/Minority/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin.

Send your cover letter & resume to: Fax: 908-526-0762, OR mail: Hamamatsu, 360 Foothill Rd., Bridgewater, NJ 08807.