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Danaher Corporation Global Product Manager - Laser in Wood Dale, Illinois

What We Value

We believe that real breakthroughs come from teams that think big and respect each other’s differences – different ideas, different perspectives, and different experiences. We encourage all voices to be heard, both internally as we collaborate and externally as we listen to our customers’ most pressing needs. And we would love to have you on this journey with us!

The Global Laser Product Manager is responsible for crafting the “vision of the future" for Videojet printers and integrating that vision into the overall Videojet corporate strategy. This global, senior, strategic role will define market segments, identify unmet market needs and resulting product opportunities. The Product Manager will work with the regional partners and engineering teams to build a 5-year roadmap to achieve the company’s forecasted incremental revenue targets and aggressively wins share in the marking and coding market. The Product Manager collaborates with the Business Unit Manager and Project Manager to lead engineering project teams through the execution of projects on this roadmap.

What defines success in the role?

Fundamentally, success will be defined by developing and executing a meaningful strategy for our laser product line that resonates with our customers and our leadership team. The plan should drive significant growth from our laser products, including both existing and new markets. While we are already a leader in the laser marking and coding segment, a successful candidate in this role will drive the future strategy for Videojet’s laser portfolio. This includes:

  • Be able to capture qualitative and quantitative market research from all relevant personas in the printer purchasing decision, eliciting their unmet needs

  • Utilize market data to develop proactive strategies to maintain company competitiveness and drive breakthrough innovation in the company

  • Tell the customers’ stories and strategic implications to the Senior Leadership Team to drive Videojet product and corporate strategy and resourcing decisions

  • Achieve results through indirect influence, ensuring all functional groups understand the link between their department’s work, the customer needs, and the product roadmap

  • Work collaboratively with project core team members throughout the development process as product requirements are refined to properly balance the needs of the customer and product time to market

  • Gain approval for the roadmap from the Videojet's Senior leadership team which includes the President, regional VP/GMs, and other functional leaders

Key responsibilities:

  • Define long term strategy for product lines based on deep and up-to-date understanding of the market segmentation, implicit and explicit needs of customers, and shifts in the competitive landscape

  • Lead the discovery of adjacent and ground-breaking innovation opportunities by identifying the customers’ biggest problems running their businesses and tying that back to opportunities for Videojet

  • Build and be responsible for the Product and Technology Roadmap for assigned product lines

  • Drive creation of price/performance charts and derive pricing models based on competitive product evaluations

  • Creation of the "Market Requirements Documents" (MRD), which reflect complete, accurate, and true understanding of the marking and coding market and its needs

  • Lead continuous customer validation throughout the technology and product development process to ensure that the product being developed will deliver a compelling value proposition to the customer

The candidate will visibly embody the following traits:

  • Interpersonal and interviewing skills to establish rapport and connect with customers in order to accurately understand their market problems and discover unmet needs.

  • Multicultural awareness allowing them to work well with customers and associates throughout the world

  • Works effectively in matrixed organizations, showing the right balance between conviction of key ideas he/she wants to foster and sufficient flexibility to adapt to change and redirect resources optimally and appropriately.

  • Strong analytical skills including experience with Conjoint and Max Diff studies as well as statistical analysis to test and support (or refute) business strategies

Requirements:

  • Education - Bachelor’s degree required

  • Work experience - 10+ years in industrial product management, product planning, new product development, and/or corporate strategy/consulting. Industrial application experience is required; packaging industry experience and/or laser printing experience is desirable.

  • Special qualifications - Extensive experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative VOC, identifying needs for technical products in a B2B market

  • Level of travel required. Moderate (25-40%) across the globe

Our Offer

We grow talent; we give you the opportunity to develop your career based on your strengths. Videojet is a career destination for engaged, passionate and hardworking people who are driven to seek innovation, growth and opportunity.

A career with Videojet will push you and challenge you, providing growth opportunities and the prospects to advance your career. If you are a driven high achiever, you will work with committed, like-minded people, giving you the support to reach your full potential. At Danaher, your potential is amplified. Our culture of continuous improvement defines who we are, drives our success, and translates to a career without limits for our team of 65,000 intellectually curious associates.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

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When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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