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Position: Product Manager
Location: Troy, MI
Department: Innovation and Product Management

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value:bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13,500 employees at more than 170 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.7 billion in 2015. The company invested CHF 103 million in R and D in 2015 and has over 1,350 specialists developing innovative and customer:oriented products and services.

The Surface Solutions Segment of the Oerlikon Group includes the two brands Oerlikon Balzers and Oerlikon Metco. Oerlikon Balzers is one of the worlds leading suppliers of surface technologies that significantly improve the performance and durability of precision components as well as tools for the metal and plastics processing industries. Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces with coating solutions and equipment. The Surface Solutions Segment operates a dynamically growing network of currently more than 145 facilities with over 140 coating centers in 36 countries.

Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials and services. With a dynamically growing network of over 30 locations worldwide Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, power generation, automotive, oil and gas, industrial and other specialized markets.Join us and become a part of our fu and shy;tu and shy;re oriented, international team

Position Summary

The Product Manager is responsible for creating and maintaining global processes related to product and process changes. Works closely with and collaborates with Operations while supporting initiatives related to product related Change Management initiatives. Will be responsible for two locations: Troy, MI and Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Canada.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
:Manages backend of Product Life Cycle.
:Coordinates all changes related to vendor change, process changes, product package changes, by working closely with R and D, Change Engineering, Operations, PPM and Sourcing.
:Manages product discontinuation with site management and global teams.
:Initiates change process to address cost / quality issues.
:Works closely with Change Engineering team on all issues requiring technical input.
:Responsible for establishing, following, and maintaining all processes related to Product Change Management.
:Provides required support for SOIP process relating to product changes.
:Maintains relevant master data; monitors margin developments; and takes appropriate initiatives leading to product changes.
Product Portfolio Analysis / ABC Analysis by Sales Volume, Sales Volume and Gross Margins.
Ability to analyse the data and make recommendations for improving Sales and Margins.

Required Qualifications

:Bachelors degree preferred in Business Management.
:7 : 10 years experience in Product Management or a related field.
:Knowledge of Marketing, Quality, and Sales tools
:Experience in working with SAP highly prefered.
:Experience with MS Office Suites; expert proficiency in Excel is required.
:Experience working with teams; must be a team player and able to get results from cross functional team.
:Knowledge of Business / Portfolio analysis and overall company product portfolio and their application. Knowledge of Pricing, Sourcing, Program and Project Management is a plus.
:Must be able to work in a sitting and/or standing position for extended periods of time in an office/or industrial environment.
:Manual dexterity to


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