Strategic Product Manager - low payload class (w/m/d)

Company:  KUKA Deutschland GmbH

Augsburg, BY, DE

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Workplace:  hybrid
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Discover your impact with KUKA

In this role in our Product Management organization, you are leading an entire robot system within a product line globally, developing its strategic direction, and fostering growth and success. You collect and analyze requirements complementary to KUKA Chinas Senior Strategic Product Managers main geographic location.


Make an impact

  • Define a compelling product system vision & strategy for low payload class portfolio – in alignment with the specific global industry strategies
  • Drive and consolidate market and customer analysis (incl. target price), trends and customer / industry expectations and needs
  • Understand the market trends and demands in Electronics/ Tier 1 / Automotive Industry and effectively translate them into global system strategies and requirements
  • Be responsible for your own budget and define a minimal sellable system that balances needs across relevant use-cases, development costs, and time
  • Manage and steer the expectation for (multiple) large project teams, define the overall vision, align subordinate targets – be responsible for volume, target (system) price, system costs, and development costs
  • Functionally manage and coordinate a team of Platform Product Managers
  • Clarify complex, high quantity, and information to effectively establish the future robotics portfolio
  • Create new product candidates within low payload class, including business case, and requirements
  • Ensure a quick and efficient time-to-market of newly defined system/product
  • Track and monitor the performance of the system through all phases along predefined KPI, initiate mitigation action if required

What you need to succeed

  • Master`s degree in the relevant field (business, engineering, industrial engineering)
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience (preferably within Product Management or Corporate Strategy functions), with a minimum of 5+ years leadership experience in an international business environment OR at 5+ years of Top-Tier Management Consulting
  • Knowledge of robot system (Kinematic, Controller, Software - OS/Apps), Electronics/ Tier 1 / Automotive Industry and experience in customer/market analysis, requirement development, product strategy definition, and business case creation
  • Ability to make good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward, and maneuver comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics while mitigating risks
  • Hands-on mindset to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  • Experience in building partnerships and work collaboratively with Product Management and other functions to meet shared objectives


Our promise to you

Our culture is deeply rooted in our passion to make robotics and automatic solutions accessible and easy to use. The result? We make peoples´ lives easier and safer, across the world. Diversity is the beating heart of our company - and we appreciate every single one of our bright and bold brainiacs. We encourage everyone to bring their full selves to work, fostering an environment where inspiration, expertise, and personal growth can flourish. Our collective goal? To achieve greatness and ignite innovative, positive change - not only within the automation industry but also beyond its boundaries. And in return, we prioritize creating a supportive, empowering, and caring environment for all.


Perks and benefits

As part of our commitment to the well-being of our employees, we offer a range of comprehensive perks and benefits. From competitive salary packages to flexible work schedules, and professional development opportunities, we aim to provide a holistic approach to employee satisfaction. We believe in recognizing and appreciating the hard work and dedication of our workforce, and our perks reflect this commitment. Our goal is to create a workplace where employees feel valued, motivated, and inspired to contribute their best. Join us and enjoy the rewards of being part of a company that prioritizes the well-being and growth of its team.


DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) statement 

Our core belief is in treating each other with kindness, an open mind, and mutual respect, creating an environment where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work.

KUKA is a company committed to equal opportunities. We manage every application with meticulous care and consideration - with a decision-making process that pays no heed to your origin, educational background, age, gender, sexual orientation, or your religious or political beliefs. If you join KUKA, you will have ample opportunities to share what motivates you and what defines your individuality.


Join the journey!

If you think a career with KUKA could be what you are looking for, we´d love to hear from you.

We´re looking forward to receiving your application!