Senior 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, the Sales team, and our R&D. You will understand and match our Customers’ application needs and their product roadmaps to our technology capabilities and roadmaps. You will help define our product strategy, detailing the critical requirements of 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.
  • Match a strong understanding of the company technology and products with a clear understanding of customers’ needs and challenges.
  • Work together with 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, influencing their roadmap planning process.
  • Provide product and technology feedback from customers for incorporation and alignment of the company technology and product roadmap
  • Perform competitive analysis and benchmarking to ensure the right positioning of product solutions.


We are looking for a person who has / is:

  • In-depth knowledge about the semiconductor industry as well as (integrated) photonics is required.
  • Knowledge about application needs for Datacom and/or sensor markets is a plus.
  • Technical education, with more than 7 years of professional work experience in the semiconductor / sensors / telecom industry in a combined technical and commercial role.
  • Able to translate technology into a strong business proposition.
  • Able to work in cross-functional teams and to influence effectively internal and external stakeholders. Strong communicator, self-confident and able to connect with people and win their trust and respect.
  • Determined and persistent in identifying solutions that are deemed satisfying by all stakeholders.
  • Solid analytical skills and creative thinking used to make data-driven decisions.
  • Able to travel up to 10%


We offer:

A highly interesting and challenging position in a fast-growing company, with a strong and supportive sales team and highly skilled and motivated R&D engineers, eager to work on new and exciting integration technologies.

Product Development is our newest department and you can really add your own signature in building this department and adding value to our product roadmap.


About SMART Photonics:

Indium phosphide chips are proving to be the best choice in many applications, ranging from next generation low-power consumption datacentres to a variety of sensing applications for structural monitoring and medical diagnostics. Integrated photonics also plays an increasingly important role in the aircraft industry, air quality monitoring, autonomous driving and in ultra-secure cryptography. SMART Photonics technology has the potential to transform the medical-, automotive- and data communication industry, and You can become part of this.



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

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