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Global Product Manager Services (IoT / Industry 4.0) (m/f)
- Swiss industrial multinational, leader in their business
- German-speaker senior professional with expertise in digital services
About Our Client
Our client is a leading Swiss industrial multinational with engineering and manufacturing sites in several locations.
The Product Manager Services (and digital I4.0 applications) will lead portfolio, pricing and value management for existing and new services. This person will report directly to the Corporate Head of Marketing and work directly with the product management team, IoT development team, operations, corporate communication, sales and field staff to optimise long-term profitability, from strategy to implementation.
The hired candidate will tightly work with development, in an agile process, to continuously evaluate customers' acceptance and value of new I4.0 applications. In this responsibility he/she supports the front-end approach in transforming the ideas and prototypes into new digital products/services and to push them to the markets.
The position holder conducts market- & competitor research, market segmentation, targeting and positioning including pricing strategy and implements metrics and reporting. He/she will define the possible strategic orientation and make proposal to the Management Committee on future directions.
The portfolio and pricing management to optimize and maximize business of current and future services will be under the scope of the role as well.
In terms of lifecycle management and business development, the position includes analysis the market positioning and potential and definition of campaigns, initiatives and programs to support sales and develop the business worldwide.
The main goal of the position is to define new and future business models that would increase the market penetration, the customers' bonding and satisfaction and allow repetitive sales impacting revenue and margins.
The Successful Applicant
We are looking for a senior professional with 5 to 10 years of experience in a similar position, with a solid track record in services product management in an international environment in the capital equipment environment, preferable in the manufacturing industry.
We expect a university degree in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing or Engineering.
The work environment will be in German and English. It is an absolute must for this position to be fluent in German and English. Some international travelling is expected as well.
In terms of knowledge and expertise we are looking for a candidate that has a very good understanding of digital products and services (Internet of Things IoT / Industry 4.0).
In terms of skills we are looking for a candidate with:
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
- Strong analytical skills
- Capability to develop vision and strategy
- Customers and market orientation
- Experience with market pricing-related analyses, as well as knowledge of project management methodologies
- Knowledge of marketing best practices, standards and procedures
- Capacity to work under pressure
- Quality orientation
- Entrepreneurial spirit
In terms of attitude we are searching a person who is results oriented, with a can-do attitude and a high level of resilience and who sets for himself/herself high targets and strives to achieve them.
What's on Offer
We offer a position with a global scope in a dynamic and demanding environment in a company with plenty of career development possibilities.