OFS is seeking a Medical Market Manager that will join our Specialty Marketing division located in Avon, CT.
The Medical Market Manager will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategic and tactical product and/or marketing and/or business plans that will lead to profitable business growth. This includes development and management of Intellectual Property (IP) direction and strategic partnerships as required, to support short- and long-term objectives. This position will be accountable for understanding the economic and competitive dynamics of the medical market. The Medical Market Manager will be responsible for monitoring industry trends, understanding the needs of customers as well as the end users, and performing market research in key opportunity areas. This position will be responsible for planning and managing the development of new products to meet specific market and/or customer needs.
Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Developing/Writing market strategy, product roadmap, and business justification plans.
Understanding/Analyzing market and technology trends.
Identifying target customers and assessing/understanding customers’ and their customers’ needs.
Conducting market research, determining the best channel to market, and providing forecasts.
Contributing to the development of marketing materials and pricing strategies.
Understanding the competition’s product offering and their strengths and weaknesses.
Managing market and new product development activities in support of achieving revenue and profit objectives.
Formulating IP strategy
Providing strategic direction to engineering and sales teams.
Providing commercial guidance for OFS R&D (“Labs”) development work in the medical market.
Developing and maintaining strong relationships with customers as well as OFS/FEC sales, R&D, and manufacturing groups.
Supporting and working with Sales, R&D and Manufacturing in planning and executing market and product plans (Cross Functional Teams).
Bachelor's Degree or higher in Business, Marketing and/or Engineering.
Five to ten years of related marketing/product management experience.
Three to four years of selling or marketing to OEMs in the medical industry desired.
Strong analytical, verbal, written communication skills, presentation skills, project management, customer, and people management skills.
Demonstrable technical competency, effective communications, relationship, and team building proficiencies, marketing, management and negotiating skills as well as meeting our cultural standards.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 21-056
OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic cable, connectivity, fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTX) and specialty photonics products. We provide reliable, cost-effective solutions for a broad range of applications including telecommunications, medicine, industrial automation, sensing, government, aerospace and defense. These products help our customers meet the needs of consumers and businesses, both today and into the future.
Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S.A., OFS is a global provider with facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Russia and the United States. OFS is part of Furukawa Electric Company, a multi-billion dollar leader in optical communications.
Please visit www.ofsoptics.com.