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Product Manager – Position Sensors

IFM Efector, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Malvern, PA posted April 1, 2021.

Company Descriptionifm efector, inc., headquartered in Malvern, PA, has earned the distinguished Top Employers certification for 2020 and 2021 in North America for our outstanding people practices.

ifm efector is the US subsidiary of ifm electronic gmbh, a global company with over 7,300 employees in 95 countries serving 174,000 customers worldwide.

Our core business is the development and production of sensors and controls for industrial automation and process applications.”Exceptional success can only be achieved when the employees believe in the company and when they know that they are treated in a fair and honest way.” -ifm philosophyifm is a privately-owned company whose success can be attributed to three guiding principles: Employees First, Customer Loyalty, and Safe Growth.

With a supportive and collaborative culture, ifm welcomes new ideas and fosters honest communication and trust.

Distinguished by their individual capabilities and contributions, every employee plays a role in the success of our business, so that we may provide innovative solutions to meet and exceed our customer’s business needs.

ifm is dedicated to ensuring employees are engaged, enabled, and empowered to realize their full potential in a positive, diverse, and inclusive work environment filled with meaning and a shared sense of purpose.”We have amazing products, but best of all we have amazing people.

This is a core value of our success.”
– Roger Varma, CEO, ifm efectorDeemed an essential business during the 2020 global pandemic, ifm has maintained successful operations both in-person for production and distribution roles, and in creative ways for Sales and other corporate departments.

A significant number of employees have returned to the office with exceptional precautions in place, as the primary focus remains the health and well-being of our employees.

As a leader in innovation ifm continues to leverage an array of business technologies to cultivate the customer relationship, especially in cases where on-site visits are not yet feasible.Job Responsibilities* Manage ifm’s Inductive, Magnetic, Ultrasonic, and Valve Sensor product lines.* Conduct market research by visiting customers that can “drive” innovation for Position Sensor Products.* Develop and coordinate complete market launch plans including forecast, promotional literature, electronic content, demo process, and training with a focus on conceptual selling.* Work with sales team to identify and focus on large customer opportunities (must win accounts) using position sensing technologies.* Support ifm Corporate (Germany) Product Management on new projects, from study to realization to market launch.* Visit key customers for proof of concept, field testing, and to establish first success.* Develop marketing plans (mailers, e-mail, google, etc.) specific to industries and applications to drive continued growth of established products.* Coordinate product support functions such as training, logistics, technical support and quality control.

Provide information on top applications.Candidate Qualifications* A minimum of a B.S.

in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related discipline, OR 5 plus years of experience in a technical discipline is required to be considered a candidate due to the complexity of the position.* A minimum of 5 plus years industrial automation experience in product marketing or sales is required to be considered a candidate due to the complexity of the position.* Proven track record working with large customers on projects that impact sales growth.* Highly developed leadership and interpersonal skills in coordinating efforts of others.* Strong influencing skills and drive for results.* Excellent communication, technical writing and presentation skills.* Ability to travel up to 40% out of local region including internationally.

Target is 100 customer visits/year.ifm efector, inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or handicap, marital or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state or local law.