Product Manager

Job title

Product Manager


Eindhoven HTC, The Netherlands


40 hours

As a product manager at SMART Photonics, you are the linking pin between our customers and our R&D and Sales teams. You understand and match our customers’ application needs and their product roadmaps to our technology capabilities and roadmaps. You will help define our product strategy and match those to the critical requirements for innovative applications in industries like Datacom, automotive, biomedical and infrastructure. You sense the true needs of our customers and work with the R&D team and its engineers to set the right priorities for technology development. You have thorough understanding of photonics and semiconductor technology, able to pinpoint the key technology demands that need to be met.


Your responsibility:

  • Product Management for key verticals in Datacom and sensing.
  • Strong understanding of the technology, in order to interface smoothly between our customers’ needs and challenges and our technology offering.
  • Strong understanding of our business and products, able to align with our R&D department taking into account their point of view and capabilities. Work together to deliver in time and according to the right quality.
  • Work together with our Sales and Marketing team to assess and develop new business opportunities and to define the scope and requirements for new customer projects.
  • Provide product and technology feedback to customers into their roadmap planning process
  • Provide product and technology feedback from customers into our own technology and product roadmap
  • Perform competitive analysis and benchmarking to ensure the right positioning of product solutions.
  • Work and communicate efficiently with other internal and external stakeholders.


We are looking for a person with / who is:

  • In-depth knowledge about the semiconductor industry as well as (integrated) photonics is a must, a broader scope is a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge about application needs for Datacom or sensing is a strong plus.
  • Technical education, with ability to translate technology into a strong business proposition.
  • More than 5 years of professional work experience in the semiconductor industry in a combined technical and commercial role.
  • An ambassador for photonics and its industry, convincing by your own belief.
  • Strong communicator, self-confident and able to connect people and win their trust and respect.
  • Solid analytical skills and creative thinking will help you make critical decisions.
  • An Influencer and a winner. No is not an answer, you will continue until we have found a suitable solution for all.


We offer

A highly interesting and challenging position in a fast-growing company, with a strong and supportive sales team and highly skilled engineers around you to achieve your ambitions.

For this position you will be asked to travel (as soon as it is safe again) up to 20% .

As you are an ambassador for this field, no need to tell you, this technology has huge potential to make impact on society!  It will change the medical-, automotive- and data communication industry. You can become part of this and help us taking the right steps.



Then we would love to receive your application and motivation. You can also contact our recruiter Ilse de Graaf for more information.SMART Photonics cleanroom

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