Global Product Manager

Air Liquide   •  

Branchburg, NJ

Industry: Energy & Utilities


Less than 5 years

Posted 183 days ago

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Located in Branchburg, NJ 08876.JOB TITLEGlobal Product ManagerCONTRACT TYPERegularPUBLICATION DATE2018-05-17COUNTRYUnited States

Company presentation

World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide’s ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.

Entity and activity description

The science of electronics is transforming exponentially through innovation and connectivity around the planet. Every day, breakthroughs are making technologies – from micro-processors, memory chips and flat panels to photovoltaic cells – even smaller and more powerful, opening up countless new possibilities in how the world lives, works and connects. Air Liquide Advanced Materials grows by enabling our customers to innovate. Our ALOHA™ and Voltaix® products are critical to the manufacturer of the newest computer chips required for Big Data and the Internet of Things.

Candidate must have valid employment authorization in the U.S. and must not require visa sponsorship now or in the future. This position is not open for non-immigrant visa sponsorship.

Job Responsibilities

Located in Branchburg, NJ 08876.

Position can be located in New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania or South Korea.

  • Guide or lead cross-functional teams to manage the life cycle of products from new product introduction/sampling stage through highvolume manufacturing, with primary focus on managing product from pilot stage through the ramp to high volume manufacturing.
  • Provide product pricing guidance to commercial team. Develop pricing, cost, and profitability roadmaps for key products

  • Working together with Product Development, Quality, Operations, and Sales, develop strategies and tactics for product families & product versioning to increase market penetration

  • Identify and specify supply chain options.  Work with procurement and quality to ensure stable supply of critical raw materials for product(s)

  • Manage shadow P&L for product(s), demonstrating product or product family performance throughout its lifecycle including product strategy, product planning, and issue prioritization.

  • Lead Continuous Improvement Teams to identify opportunities to improve profitability of products through alternative sourcing, operational improvements, alternative packaging, capital investments, etc.

  • Develop investment theses for capital projects and strategic partnerships to support product introduction and market growth

  • Establish and maintain awareness and understanding of customer and market needs and competitive positioning.

  • Coordinate internal product communication and information across product family or product line.

  • Act as primary negotiator between internal customers to resolve issues.  Seek out and establish external partnerships which bring value to product offerings.

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in engineering or chemistry with formal business training, OR MBA degree in combination with strong technical acumen, training or prior experience. Previous experience with product development, marketing, or sales is a plus.

  • Three or more years’ experience working the semiconductor industry or pharmaceutical industry supply chains as a product manager, programmanager or similar role

  • 2-5 years’ experience in high volume manufacturing environment. Direct experience in materials industry preferred

  • Demonstrated cross-functional leadership skills

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

  • Project management experience

  • Solid background in financial modeling, including cost of ownership modeling, and capital investment justification is a plus

  • Solid understanding of industry issues and trends in combination with strong understanding of product development and manufacturing.

  • Ability to quickly and effectively assess, evaluate, and communicate market opportunities, competitive issues, and business performance.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate and coordinate across organizational and cultural boundaries.

  • Excellent internal and external ambassador for Products and Programs.

  • Ability to effectively motivate, facilitate, and direct the activities of individuals and project teams.

  • Excellent organizational and resource management skills.

  • Ability to travel regionally (3-4 times per year) and internationally (2 times per year).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years’ experience working in product management, marketing, or technical sales at a semiconductor materials supplier

  • Experience with or understanding of thin film processes (semiconductor, fpd, solar) and/or PVD systems strongly desired

  • Familiarity with semiconductor quality and operational practices, including lean manufacturing, six sigma, QOS+, etc.

  • Experience working with manufacturing sites and suppliers outside of the US

  • Experience with databases and MRP/ERP systems

  • Chinese or Korean language speaking skills a plus

  • Excellent learning and pro-active attitude
  • Collaborative approach to working within a team environment

  • Excellent listening skills

  • Ability to deliver results within deadline

  • Good time management skills

  • Capability of working on the global level with colleagues and customers