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Product Line Manager (m/f) Thermal Spray Equipment

Product Line Manager (m/f) Thermal Spray Equipment


  • Develop and support strategic planning from a product and market standpoint. Assist with keeping the company aligned to the plan thru focused development and enhancements. Ensure strategic business objectives are met with product lines.
  • Manage the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.
  • Work with sales and marketing to assure proper training and tools are in place, foster a high-level understanding of product knowledge before product launch.
  • Specify market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers and aligning with core company competencies.
  • Manage communication on important product changes such as product release dates, part numbers, product form, fit and function to ensure the changes meet customer needs and the team is aware.
  • Develop and implement go-to-market plans, working with all departments to execute.

We expect

  • Technical degree (BSc/MSc)
  • Technical understanding of thermal spray market and products would be an advantage
  • Ability to effectively communicate with key stakeholders internally and externally
  • Ability to master complex tasks, problems and objectives
  • Good command of English (level C1) and German (level B1)
  • Teaming and collaboration skills

We offer

  • A challenging position with potential for futuredevelopment
  • Ability to learn and to exercise individual initiative
  • A variety of career opportunities within our successful international industrial corporation

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy to become a global powerhouse in surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. Backed by the key ability to intelligently engineer and process surface solutions and advanced materials, the Group is committed to invest in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable, more efficient and environmentally sustainable products. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13 500 employees at more than 180 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2016. The company invested CHF 94 million in R&D in 2016 and has over 1 000 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.

The Surface Solutions Segment of the Oerlikon Group includes the two brands Oerlikon Balzers and Oerlikon Metco. The Segment operates more than 145 facilities with over 140 coating centres in 37 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia, employing more than 6 000 people.
Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials, services, specialized machining services and components. Operating a dynamically growing network of more than 40 sites in EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific, Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, power generation, automotive, oil & gas, industrial and other specialized markets. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team.