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Title:  Sr. Product Manager

ABOUT ADVANCED ENERGY

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEIS), enables design breakthroughs and drives growth for leading semiconductor and industrial customers. Our precision power and control technologies, along with our applications know-how, inspire close partnerships and innovation in thin-film and industrial manufacturing. We are proud of our rich heritage, award-winning technologies, and we value the talents and contributions of all Advanced Energy's employees worldwide.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Senior Product Manager manages Advanced Energy’s product lines for optical temperature measurement pyrometers and blackbody calibration furnaces. Works with our global customers to help solve complex thermal issues for semiconductor, compound semiconductor, solar and advanced material applications. Responsible for all aspects of the product life cycle, including product definition, customer/market requirements analysis, and portfolio management. Assists in annual business planning, product marketing strategies, and demand forecasting. Interacts with many functions across the Advanced Energy organization, including sales, engineering, corporate marketing, customer service, and planning. Drives strong customer engagement, with the ability to proactively find solutions for complex problems and manage their implementation.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages lifecycles of Advanced Energy (AE) optical temperature measurement pyrometers and blackbody calibration furnace products, from initial concept to development, launch, production ramp and end-of-life (EOL) planning. These products will likely be at different stages of their respective lifecycles.
  • Participates in new product introduction (NPI) programs, adhering to AE’s product development process (PDP) requirements and standards.
  • Assesses viability of product concepts and customization requests to meet worldwide market, financial, and technology goals.
  • Monitors global market trends for new opportunities and refines understanding of user needs in AE target markets through research and customer visits.
  • Defines product plans, including critical features, price targets, profit, return on investment (ROI), competitive strength, and value delivery.
  • Guides development and manages tradeoffs of specifications and schedules for new products and/or services.
  • Reports to senior management on the financial performance of product lines.
  • Manages engineering priorities for assigned product lines assuring alignment of engineering efforts with business goals and customer requirements.
  • Interfaces with Global Sales, Research and Development, Engineering, Worldwide Customer Support, Operations, Corporate Marketing, Quality, and other partners to ensure new offerings meet technical specifications, cost targets, delivery commitments, and achieve customer adoption.
  • As needed, coordinates with external partners, Business Development, alternative channels, and third-party integrators.
  • With Corporate Marketing, drives naming, positioning, literature, collateral, web content, and launch activities.
  • Uses market research and competitive analysis as needed in these activities to maximize AE global market advantage.
  • Defines and implements sustaining and EOL strategies for mature or declining products.
  • Assists with annual business planning, marketing tools, and infrastructure as needed.
  • May be responsible for managing other product management staff members, reporting directly or indirectly into this position, including supervision, goal setting, and personnel issues.                                                     

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent communication skills, both face to face and written
  • Broad understanding of end user plasma processing and AE products
  • Financial analysis capability
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks
  • Superior organizational, planning and coordination skills
  • Business savvy and strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to structure market research and competitive analysis
  • Energy and ability to motivate others

 

EXPERIENCE

Essential:

  • 5 - 10 years of experience in product management or related marketing position
  • Knowledge of optical temperature measurement pyrometery or similar technology
  • Knowledge of semiconductor, compound semiconductor, or similar manufacturing technology

Desired:

  • Prefer a minimum of 5 years of experience within semiconductor OEM capital equipment market
  • Knowledge of materials science and/or thermal dynamics
  • Experience managing NPI programs with cross-functional teams
  • Experience driving thought leadership within target markets and with key customers

 

EDUCATION

  • B.S. in Engineering or Science, or equivalent
  • Advanced degree, including M.S., Ph.D., or MBA, highly desirable

 

BENEFITS:

As part of our total rewards philosophy, we believe in offering and maintaining competitive compensation and benefits programs for our employees to attract and retain a talented, highly engaged workforce.  Our compensation programs are focused on equitable, fair pay practices including market-based base pay, an annual pay-for-performance incentive plan, and discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan. 

 

In addition to our competitive compensation practices, we offer a strong benefits package in each of the countries in which we operate.  In the U.S., we offer a rich benefits package that includes:

 

  • Medical - 4 different health care plan options, dental, and vision
  • Short and long-term disability and life insurance
  • Health savings and flexible spending accounts
  • Generous paid time off starting at 4 weeks, 7 holidays and 3 floating holidays
  • 8 Hours of paid volunteer time off
  • 8 weeks of paid parental leave for both Moms and Dads
  • Company matched 401(k)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Expanded mental health coverage and employee assistance programs  
  • Other voluntary benefits include pet insurance, identify theft, legal assistance, critical illness, and voluntary accident insurance

 

Advanced Energy is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. 

 

Job ID - 22170

 


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