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Product Manager - Robotics

Company: VAN ZEELAND TALENT LLC
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description The Product Manager (Robotics) primary objective is to help grow robot sales in Americas. The company has an extensive portfolio of high-performance, high-value robots designed to address small to medium payload applications and when combined with the rest of their automation product portfolio (PLC, servo, HMI, VFD, etc.) make a compelling value proposition. The position is located in the Greater Chicago Area. Position Duties and Responsibilities Be the primary author of the company---s Robotics marketing plan. Establish objectives/goals for the product, craft strategies to accomplish the goals, and execute these strategies through well-crafted tactics. Influence parent company---s actions by leveraging personal relationships, persuasive arguments, and data driven analysis producing favorable outcomes that allow the company to effectively compete in North America. Develop close and effective relationships with corporate management personnel, peers, and personnel from other functions such as sales, service, Marcomm, advertising, and corporate legal. Work closely with the Business Development department to ensure a cohesive development approach to their growth. Prepare insightful executive summary reports of their market share position using data from the RIA on a quarterly basis. Manage product lifecycle, pricing, ancillaries, options, and software to ensure that the product remains competitive in the marketplace. Help Distributors and Systems Partners with joint marketing activities and supports the sales team with customer visits and presentations. Collaborate to create marketing initiatives, including advertisements, collateral creation, marketing communications (email, web, and print), product launch activities, coordination/assistance, case studies, and other marketing activities to increase lead counts and drive sales. Support the company at events, including sales/distributor meetings and tradeshows. Conduct marketing research on current and new products to ensure that the voice of the customer is captured and passed along to the product development group. Serve as internal and external PR spokesperson for the company - Be the robot advocate. Counsel in order to accomplish goals. Travel Requirements 25% travel within USA and travel to Japan one or two times a year Required Skills Bachelor---s degree in Engineering --- (BSEE, BSME) or equivalent experience A minimum of 10,000 hours of related experience in robotics Extensive knowledge of the robotics market is essential. This knowledge can be a combination of knowledge and experience from: operations, engineering, sales, project management, management, or marketing. Candidates with experience working with robot manufacturers, systems integrators, end users, or robot ancillary equipment provider will be given preference. Required Experience Significant network of contacts, and ability to network in the defined market. Excellent interpersonal skills and ---presence--- to deal effectively with senior-level contacts Excellent communication skills, including presentation skills Ability to learn company products and recommend technical applications to meet customer needs Computer proficiency --- Microsoft Office Beneficial Education, Skills and Experience MBA preferred Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Must be able to write/present speeches and effectively present information to top management, customers, and peer groups.

Keywords: VAN ZEELAND TALENT LLC, Chicago , Product Manager - Robotics, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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