Product Manager - Position Sensors

ifm efector, inc. - Malvern, PA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $78,000 - $99,000 a year
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Company Description
ifm is a world leader in the manufacturing of sensors and controls for industrial automation. We have over 7,000 employees in 70 countries that provide service to over 165,000 customers around the world. With our US headquarters, distribution center and R&D manufacturing facility situated in Southeastern Pennsylvania, we are poised to serve our 30,000 customers nationwide.

Our company's success is attributed to three guiding principles which define our culture and character - Employees First, Customer Loyalty, and Safe Growth. We have a professional, fast paced and collaborative culture that welcomes new ideas and fosters honest communication and trust. Our employees are defined by their capabilities and contributions rather than title or tenure. They drive our success by developing innovative solutions for our customers to achieve great results.

"We have amazing products, but best of all we have amazing people. This is a core value of our success." - Roger Varma, CEO, ifm efector

Job Responsibilities
Manage ifm’s Inductive, Magnetic, Ultrasonic, and Valve Sensor product lines.

Conduct market research by visiting customers that can "drive" innovation for Position Sensor Products.

Develop and coordinate complete market launch plans including forecast, promotional literature, electronic content, demo process, and training with a focus on conceptual selling.

Work with sales team to identify and focus on large customer opportunities (must win accounts) using temperature and flow technologies.

Support ifm Corporate (Germany) Product Management on new projects, from study to realization to market launch.Visit key customers for proof of concept, field testing, and to establish first success.

Develop marketing plans (mailers, e-mail, google, etc.) specific to industries and applications to drive continued growth of established products.

Coordinate product support functions such as training, logistics, technical support and quality control.Provide information on top applications.

Candidate Qualifications
A minimum of a BS in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related discipline, OR 5 plus years of experience in a technical discipline is required to be considered a candidate due to the complexity of the position.

A minimum of 5 plus years industrial automation experience in product marketing or sales is required to be considered a candidate due to the complexity of the position.

Proven track record working with large customers on projects that impact sales growth.

Highly developed leadership and interpersonal skills in coordinating efforts of others.

Strong influencing skills and drive for results.

Excellent communication, technical writing and presentation skills.

Ability to travel up to 40% out of local region including internationally.Target is 100 customer visits/year.

ifm efector, inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or handicap, marital or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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