Product Manager – Optical Fiber

Reference Number: 112717 NCUSBM
Location: NC

Position:  Product Manager – Fiber Optics
Location:  NC





Manage all aspects of assigned company product lines, including sales channels, development priorities, pricing strategies, promotional planning, and profitability. Assist sales management personnel as required to meet sales objectives.


Major Responsibilities:


• Achieve budgeted sales/margin for all assigned product lines

• Manage product line expenses within budget

• Provide technical leadership and direction to all levels of the organization to meet commercial product line objectives

• Maintain command of all technical, commercial and financial aspects of assigned product lines to serve as the central product line point of contact

• Develop long term preferred customer and supplier relationships to establish company leadership in targeted technology/application areas

• Support Account Managers to promote ongoing relationships between customers and company at all levels of the customer’s organization

• Set a product line strategy to create a preference for company products over competition for targeted markets, customers and regions

• Set promotional strategy and work with personnel to implement and maintain the company website, product line literature, press releases, and articles

• Plan product strategy for trade shows and work closely with personnel to implement

• Recommend appropriate inventory levels of manufactured components and parts purchased for resale to obtain customer satisfaction and meet balance sheet objectives

• Develop annual and long term product business plans in conjunction with overall company strategy and objectives

• Establish development priorities with input from account managers, development manager, and strategic partners

• Establish list and contract price levels for products

• Perform market analyses to determine competitive presence and strengths

• Interface closely with Operations team and key suppliers as required to ensure product line success

• Evaluate markets and recommend new product ventures and expansion opportunities to the management team



Knowledge and Skill Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related field required

o Experience in Fiber Optics, Cabling, and/or Connectors is preferred

• Expertise in general business operations

o Master’s of Business Administration is preferred

• Excellent mathematical and analytical skills

• Excellent interpersonal skills, as well, as verbal and written communications skills

• Strong presentation skills

• Travel required



Brian Murray


The Photonics Group