Product Manager, Core Microscope

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Olympus America, Inc. with headquarters in Center Valley, PA is a precision technology leader, creating innovative opto-digital solutions in health care and life science products throughout North America. Olympus works collaboratively with its customers and its affiliates worldwide to leverage R&D investment in precision technology and manufacturing processes across diverse business lines. These include: gastrointestinal endoscopes, accessories, and minimally invasive surgical products; advanced clinical and research microscopes.
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Center Valley, PA -The Product Manager, Core Microscope will develop and execute marketing strategies that successfully promote the Olympus Core Microscope product line. EOE M/F/D/V

Requirements and Responsibilities:
* Assist in product development and application support for the elements of the Olympus Microscope portfolio as assigned by the Group Manager.

* Create a business plan, strategic marketing plan, and forecast by product, per direction from the Group Manager.

* Guide new product introduction and processes, launch new products including product evaluations, test sites, and create promotional material.

* Work with Olympus Tokyo to retire products and align product switch-over plans with all internal and external stakeholders.

* Assist sales in achieving net revenue target for Core Microscopy products by providing marketing collateral.

* Participate in sales calls with Representatives for product support as directed by the Group Manager.

* Manage the development of promotional campaigns, advertising and tradeshows, creation of brochures, websites, specification sheets, and press releases with support from Marketing Communications and affiliate agencies.

* Independently and continuously evaluate and assess new and emerging technologies that may enhance the Olympus product portfolio.

* Form partnerships by maintaining contact and developing relationships with key scientific collaborators.

* Support the current install base with support from TSG and the Technical Assistance Center (TAC) by addressing technical inquiries via the telephone and/or email working toward an appropriate resolution.

* Manage Field Marketing activities and assign tasks to the Fluo View Marketing Assistant as needed.

* Perform other related job duties as assigned.


* A Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences and/or Marketing or equivalent knowledge and experience is required. An advanced degree in Life Science is preferred.

* A minimum of 2 years of marketing experience is required.

* A minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in fluorescence and optical microscopy techniques is required.

* A minimum of 2 years of experience operating a laser scanning confocal microscope or CCD-supported imaging system is desirable.

* An advanced level of proficiency in imaging applications is essential.

* Must be a self-starter that is assertive, possesses a high degree of self-confidence and intellectual curiosity, and demonstrates good professional presence.

* The ability to manage multiple projects and tasks concurrently under aggressive timelines in a dynamic environment is essential.

* An advanced-level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint is required.

* Must be comfortable working with global partners, as well as across functional areas such as Sales, Marketing, Finance, Operations, etc.

* The following physical demands are required:

-Vision requirements correctable to 20/20 vision

-Stand/Sit/Walk 8 hrs a day

-Other: 25% Domestic Travel

* The following work environment condition exists:



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