Responsible for developing, communicating, executing, and leading the low volume (catalog) product strategy for 30,000+ SKUs. Serve as the hands-on leader of the product strategy team, oversee and direct the vision for analytics, develop tactical plans for all product lines. Manage development of new vendors, coordination with existing vendors, and look for opportunities for marketing collaboration with suppliers. Contribute to building the EO brand as a go to source for all things optics in partnership with the global marketing team. Interface with executive management, functional leads, and experts around the world to ensure the success of the catalog business unit.
Deliver a product strategy plan for the low volume (catalog) business unit
Develop comprehensive analytics vision and plan for products and key categories
Interpret and analyze trends in the data, and trends relative to the marketplace and competitors
Develop tactical plans for product adds, changes, deletions, etc.
Keep current with best practices in product strategy and merchandising
Evaluate current product processes and design/develop new methods to increase productivity
Coordinate and liaise with marketing and channels owners to promote and launch products
Oversee the product team; hire, coach and develop talent; focus team on KPIs and goals
Build relationships with partners (suppliers, distributors, and other partners) to implement the product strategy
Liaise with other Business Unit leads (Imaging, High Volume, etc) and functional leads (Operations, IS, Finance, Human Resources, etc.) to ensure the success of the company as a whole
Liaise with the technical leaders of the organization, including R&D and Manufacturing, to ensure the migration of new product opportunities from the Catalog Business Unit to the High Volume Business Unit
Manage product KPIs to ensure the success of the Catalog Business Unit
Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Skills & Abilities:
BS/BA in business, math, statistics, marketing, finance or equivalent experience
5-10+ years of product, marketing, or category management experience
3-5+ years in a management or leadership role with direct reports
In-depth knowledge of analytic and modeling tools (transactional and SKU-level data, CRM technologies, and segmentation/targeting behavior, and demographic data preferred)
Must be knowledgeable of different quantitative research techniques; familiarity with various data sources
Experience in turning metrics based data into actionable information/ recommendations
Ability to provide end-to-end analytic support including pulling data, preparing analysis, interpreting data, and presenting the data/findings/strategic recommendations
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and possess the ability to present information
Self-starter, strong drive, highly motivated to make change and bring about fact driven decisions
Excellent interpersonal skills
Technical product knowledge preferred
Collaborative team-based management style
Comfortable in multi-cultural/global environment
Comfortable in a matrix-managed organization
Strong customer focus
Computer skills; PC literacy in Excel, Word, Access and SQL
Optics and optical industry knowledge a plus
EO product knowledge and awareness a plus
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Edmund Optics
Edmund Optics Inc. (EO) has been a leading supplier of optics and optical components to industry since 1942, designing and manufacturing a wide array of multi-element lenses, lens coatings, imaging systems, and Opto-Mechanical equipment. Led by a staff of skilled optical engineers and scientists, EO is application focused and pursues new ways to implement optical technology, enabling advancements in semiconductor manufacturing, industrial metrology, and medical instrumentation. Our precision products improve efficiencies & yields and are used in test & measurement quality assurance applications, the automation of manufacturing processes, and research.
Originally a supplier of optics and other science items for hobbyist and educational use, EO refocused on industrial optics during the mid-1980s when market analysis showed that demand for its educational items had peaked. Since that time the company has become well known as a catalog based distributor of industrial optics and related products, as well as a source for much more - including application integration, custom lens and coating design, and OEM services.
Along with our Arizona research & design center, we are a worldwid...e presence in industrial optics extending well beyond our original manufacturing plant and corporate headquarters in Barrington, New Jersey. Our expanding international presence includes sales offices, procurement offices, manufacturing facilities, or representatives, in: Japan, China, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Singapore, South Korea, Israel, and Switzerland.
EO's engineers are uniquely qualified to provide a variety of application integration services to our customers and can create ideal solutions for your optical challenges by integrating products from our broad off-the-shelf inventory. When immediate use of off-the-shelf products is not possible, EO's engineers can often modify existing products, using our extensive manufacturing resources to create products that meet unique customer needs. Along with our ability to design and manufacture a wide variety of optics and components, EO can manufacture Opto-Electronic and Opto-Mechanical subassemblies to meet our customers' demanding requirements.
Our capabilities include:
High Precision Magnetorheological Finishing for Lenses and Prisms
Full Range of Both Stock and Custom Coatings up to a 130-Layer Design
CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) Lens Grinding and Polishing
CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) Metal Machining
Precision CCD Optics
Optical Component Manufacturing (0.5 to 100 mm Diameter)
Flat, Spherical and Parabolic Mirrors
Prism Manufacturing (0.5 to 75 mm)
To maintain higher levels of production quality and accuracy, our facilities feature modern equipment, including:
QED Technologies Q22-Y Magnetorheological Finisher (MRF)
Digital Optical Design Workstations
Zygo GPI-XP4 Phase Shift Interferometers
Trioptics Test Equipment
Strasbaugh Four Spindle Polisher
Strasbaugh 10J Edge Grinder
Saida Centering Machine
EO has been a leading design and manufacturing source in the optical industry since 1942, providing a wide array of multi-element lenses, lens coatings, imaging systems, and optical positioning equipment. EO has made substantial contributions to areas as varied as semiconductor manufacturing, industrial metrology, medical instrumentation, telecommunications and biometrics.