Head of Product Management and Business Development Photonics (m/f/d)

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Date: Apr 18, 2024

Location: Kleinostheim, DE

Company: Heraeus

Head of Product Management and Business Development Photonics (m/f/d)
Location Kleinostheim
Full Time


About Heraeus

Solutions from the Heraeus Group provide faster internet, rid water of germs, and keep hearts beating in time. As a broadly diversified and globally leading family-owned technology company, we combine materials expertise and technological leadership to create the most diverse products, all with one thing in common: World-class quality.

About Heraeus Conamic

We are one of the leading materials specialists for the production and processing of high-purity quartz glass and other high-grade materials such as ceramics and novel composites. Our innovative products enable the production of state-of-the-art semiconductor chips or medical lasers for minimally invasive surgical procedures through flexible optical fibers. As a global player with over 1,400 employees, we have sites in the USA, UK, Germany, China and Korea. Our ambition is to become a leader on the topic of sustainability in our energy-intensive industry.


The following challenges await you:

  • You manage all relevant business development activities across Sales, Product Management, Business Development and Innovation functions to identify, develop and realize future success potentials.
  • You support the Head of Photonics in setting the long-term vision and strategy for Photonics products and communicate this strategy to all the relevant participants and stakeholders.
  • Based on the team provided portfolio specific margin guidelines, floor prices and new product pricing and defining the pricing strategy, you are responsible for Photonics product profitability.
  • Moreover, you own the Photonics product portfolio roadmap and lead the process of business plan creation for Photonics product portfolios, including specific investments, make or buy decisions and resource plan.
  • In partnership with Innovation and Operations you develop product capability and technology roadmap.
  • You lead the process for customer project prioritization and you are responsible to guide, prioritize and redirect engineering activities.
  • Additionally, you lead an implement promotion activities, product briefs and sales collaterals for product portfolio in partnership with Marketing.


Your Profile:

  • A university degree in Science or Management and a minimum of 10 years' experience in Product Management, Commercial Excellence and Strategy
  • A proven track record of leadership and people management, ideally including a major growth environment
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and experience with manufacturing and commercializing complex technical products, preferably in the photonics or broader electronic materials industry
  • Strong business acumen, commercial aptitude and market understanding
  • The ability to create and articulate an inspiring vision for the organization
  • Ability to swiftly shift between a strategic high-level perspective and a deep dive into details simplifying the complexity to the relevant set of information
  • Setting clear and challenging goals while committing the organization to improved performance, tenacious and accountable in driving results
  • You provide inspirational leadership to the team of business development and product managers

Your Benefits:

  • Strong compensation package - attractive base salary plus variable profit-sharing (up to 150% target achievement possible) and support for private pension plan
  • Regular time off - 30 days annual leave plus up to 6 additional days off (company closures on bridge days and between the years), special leave for special occasions, life phase account for paid time off (e.g. earlier retirement)
  • Sustainability and social commitment - sustainability as part of the corporate strategy and targeted support for initiatives in the areas of education, family and science through our own foundations
  • Modern working environment - Ergonomic workstation in open space office with modern equipment, laptop of choice, two additional screens, iPhone (also for private use) and height-adjustable desks
  • Additional benefits - subsidies for public transport, discounts in many (online) stores, company medical service with comprehensive preventive check-ups, sports facilities and employee canteen with freshly prepared meals every day

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