At the intersection of business, technology and user experience in a fast-growing company

Our client, PLUMETTAZ SA, is a worldwide leader in the design, production and distribution of innovative blowing, floating and pushing/pulling equipment for underground cable laying in the telecommunication and energy industries. The company is at the innovation forefront in terms of electronic control and monitoring of its cable laying machines. This growing mid-sized company, with headquarters, R&D, engineering and production in Bex, also has affiliates in the USA, the Netherlands, China and Singapore. To further strengthen its team and accelerate its growth, the company is looking for a skilled, experienced, business-driven and passionate

Product Manager

In this key business position, you will report directly to the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Based on your solid technical background, you will be the cable laying market expert knowing its players, business characteristics trends, and dynamics. In line with the company strategy, you will actively participate in positioning the current products and defining the product marketing. Furthermore, you will propose, develop and implement product roadmaps to maintain the company's leading position on a growing number of international markets. Your goal will be to maximise the business value of the products.

Main responsibilities
  • Cover four work streams: product development, product marketing, product lifecycle management and product training
  • Own the quality of the products and drive improvements
  • Act as a bridge between international affiliates, sales, and R&D to ensure that the products meet customer needs
  • Understand the market and technology trends to ensure that the products remain competitive and well-positioned
  • Maintain awareness of product technology requirements within the company
  • Be part of market analysis and consolidation to frame the new product definition and to ensure the profitability of the products
  • Prepare product launches, including technical requirement documents
  • Manage technical and commercial data using advanced product lifecycle management guidance
  • Participate with R&D teams in critical engineering design reviews as customer voice
  • Define and follow product costs to ensure correct pricing 
  • Support the sales team by providing them with sales tools, product training, etc. 
Your profile
  • Degree in mechanical engineering or microengineering, or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in international industrial machinery B2B environment 
  • Prior experience as product manager (or applications engineer), in the field of mechanical devices, machines, automation, or digital solutions as a product, in fields such as telecom, energy, cable
  • Strong organisation skills and ability to work under pressure with excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and presentation skills, while being able to work independently
  • Expected international travel up to 30%
  • Fluency in English and French, with very good knowledge of German, other languages as a plus
If you are interested in taking on this exciting challenge within a dynamic, innovative midsize employer offering great working conditions in international fast-growing markets, do not hesitate to call me for additional information or to apply by email (jacques.laurent@ems.ch).
  • Titre du job
    Product Manager
  • Entreprise
    Informatique / Télécommunication
  • Groupe professionnel
    Marketing / Vente / Product Management
  • Région
    Vaud / Fribourg
  • Numéro d'identification
    4363.VD
  • Votre conseiller
    Jacques Laurent
    Jacques Laurent - jacques.laurent@ems.ch
    Lausanne
    18, avenue d'Ouchy
    CH-1006 Lausanne
    +41 21 613 70 00
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Jacques Laurent
Jacques Laurent