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Product Manager (m/f/d) Optical Communications

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Thales Alenia Space Schweiz AG

Thales Alenia Space Schweiz AG in Zurich, with its 75 employees, is the Swiss branch of the internationally operating Thales Alenia Space, which has been developing, integrating, testing and operating innovative and complex space systems for more than 40 years. Thales Alenia Space Switzerland technologies and products are used in the exploration of our solar system and the cosmos, earth observation and satellite telecommunications.

At our location in Zurich in Switzerland, we are searching for a new member in space travel as

Product Manager (m/f/d) Optical Communications

You will enjoy having this responsibility:

In this position you are responsible for managing the product line of optical communication systems, its products as well as their evolution and business performance throughout their respective lifecycle from feasibility study to product withdrawal.

 It also involves the following tasks:

  • Interface and acting as the Point of Contact with our customers, sales and product management organization as well as our technical departments in order to manage our optical communication products in the best possible way

  • Coordination of optical communication (OC) products road maps and of the product policy activities (with CTO and contribution with all the aspects related to market evolution as well as customer needs and trends and business plans

  • Monitoring market and competitor evolutions and presenting on regular basis to TAS internal stakeholders

  • Preparation, management and maintenance of business plans, marketing material, product offering and our competences for OC products

  • Establishing and managing communication strategy for OC products in connection with TAS communication department

  • Acting as a worldwide capture lead for optical communication opportunities to discuss our solution with customers and internal stakeholders and lead the bid process related to our OC products

  • Support strategic business plan process

  • Enabling funding opportunities, contact with delegation and other actors as well as elaborating partnerships

You have:

  • Engineer or physicist with background in optics and/or electronics, optical communications for space applications

  • Strong background in business development, project management and/or sales management within the space domain

  • Experience in business plan preparation and in preparation of commercial offers

  • Very good communication and presentation skills as well as strong ability in elevator-speech

  • Ability to understand the needs of the counterpart and in adapting to different counterpart styles and needs

  • Strong self-organization ability, pro-active attitude, strong in planning activities and executing accordingly

  • Comfortable in working with evolving boundaries and easy to re-configure the work-plan accordingly

  • Very good in networking within the Thales Alenia Space organization, with partners, competitors, agencies and funding stakeholders

  • Very good understanding of commercial key performance indicators and coherences

You want to learn more? The Talent Acquisition Team is looking forward to hearing from you.

Phone: +49 (0)7156 353 36203

We look forward to receiving your application via our workday career portal:

Product Manager (m/f/d) Optical Communications (myworkdayjobs.com)

Look forward to the collegial climate of a Swiss SME and the international reach of a global corporation with employment conditions that leave nothing to be desired. Thales lives diversity in everyday life, values work-life balance and where possible enables flexible working.

For more information on Thales as an employer, visit www.thalesgroup.com

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!


Thales Alenia Space Schweiz AG
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