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Chief Product Owner (m/f) - Germany  

ZEISS (company)


Posted on : 10 April 2017

Project Description

  • As Product Manager Ophthalmic Surgery Systems you are the  Chief Product Owner (m/f) 
  • You are responsible for the business success of one of our products. 
  • This includes the responsibility for the product and service strategy and its implementation throughout the entire life cycle. 
  • You will play a crucial role in actively driving our strong growth with ophthalmic surgical microscopes, surgical assistance functions and Phaco/ Vitrectomy devices. 
  • In this challenging function, you work in an agile manner, conduct regularly market surveys and focus groups to assess customer and sales channel needs as well as market trends. 
  • You take the lead in the product and business plan definition and take an active role in its execution. 
  • You ensure the success of the product development with R&D and drive the product launch with other departments to ensure that your plan is materialized. 
  • As the Chief Product Owner you are close to customers and sales to support in the field in selling the product. 
  • Take responsibility for our business success and shape the future of our company.

Our requirements  
  • You have an excellent degree in Business Administration or Engineering (Science, Medical Technology etc.) and at least 5 years of work experience from which at least 3 years in Product Management, ideally in the health care industry. 
  • If you have application knowledge in ophthalmology especially in surgery this would be great but is not a prerequisite for us. 
  • You convince with strong analytical and communication skills and with entrepreneurial thinking? 
  • You have passion that energizes customers and colleagues? 
  • Strategic thinking and result orientation is deep in your DNA? This is what we are looking for.
  •  If this is complemented with excellent capabilities in managing complex projects, business fluent in English and German and a high willingness to travel internationally, then we want you to enrich our team! 

  • Our company is one of the global leaders in the optical and optoelectronic industries and has been contributing to technological progress for 170 years.
  • Our company  develops and distributes lithography optics, measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetarium technology
  • We encourage creative thinking and innovation. 
  • We work in agile and interdisciplinary teams. 
  • Being successful in these teams requires a high level of personal responsibility and commitment. 
  • You will be rewarded with a fast-paced work environment with great impact and excellent development opportunities