Product Manager Fibre Optic

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Date: Sep 15, 2023

Location: Hattersheim, DE Altdorf, CH Decin, CZ

Company: Datwyler

Successful digitization starts with Datwyler’s pioneering IT infrastructure. Datwyler IT Infra is an internationally established company with its headquarters in Switzerland and affiliates in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Datwyler supplies premium quality system solutions, products and services for data centres, fibre networks (Campus, FTTx) and smart buildings. The company has been founded more than 100 years ago and employs some 950 people.

Purpose of the position

Identifies and implements opportunities to further develop the business for the assigned “Fiber Optic” product line to reach market leadership with competitive and innovative products/solutions. Defines and drives the long term product strategy and roadmap of the whole life-cycle, sets priorities and develops a product line strategy to make best use of the Datwyler IT Infra’s footprint for the assigned products/solutions.

Your Responsibilities


  • Ensure that customers are supported with innovative products/solutions at competitive costs and lead times
  • Constantly drive, monitor and report key performance indicators of the product line, such as revenues, margins, growth and profitability
  • Support the strategy with business plans and actions on plant, portfolio, regional and company evel
  • Drive and take care of the product line according to the 4Ps within the product house organisation

New product development and launch:

  • Work on the forefront with sales, key account management and marketing
  • Research and analyse market conditions, identify competitors, technologies and customer trends to transform these into a future ready portfolio roadmap
  • Drive for a timely development and launch of new products and solutions with R&D, develop pricing strategy and prepare marketing concept in support of MarCom 

Product life cycle management:

  • Identify the need for phase lifts, re-positioning, phase-outs and cost downs and transform these into appropriate actions, i.e. product life cycle management
  • Assure that product information in collateral, ERP and PIM are up to date 

Your profile

  • Diploma, Bachelor or Master in Economics or Engineering
  • Proven record of success and skillset in Product Management
  • Technical knowledge and working experience in the field of fibre optics
  • Highly customer oriented
  • Organisational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Comfortable to communicate over all levels up to CEO level, good visualisation and communication skills
  • Collaborative approach and ability to work with distributed, cross-functional teams

Our offer to you

  • Lean organisational structures, flexible working hours, a modern workplace, attractive employment conditions
  • Scope for creativity and development opportunities
  • A collegial team
  • An intercultural environment that respects and personally supports individual employees
  • A lot of personal responsibility and freedom in planning and implementing your tasks

We Offer a Diverse and Global Working Environment
As a globally operating company, Datwyler offers a broad spectrum of job profiles and career opportunities. We offer ambitious individuals who approach their task with dedication and enthusiasm the right environment to excel and grow. This gives every employee the opportunity to influence the way we work. At Datwyler, we enable our employees to bring their talent to a global context and grow it steadily over time. Our employees are therefore at the very heart of Datwyler – we interact with respect, trust and loyalty. Mutual consideration and appreciation are key.