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Product Line Manager - XMD EMEA (MultiPorts & Drops) (m/f/d)

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Date: Mar 7, 2019

Location: Berlin, Germany, DE

Company: Corning

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

Role Purpose:

  • The XMD EMEA Product Line Manager develops and executes a product line strategy that supports the achievement of desired product line sales growth and profitability for CFX
  • The PLM leads the EMEA-based XMD product team


  • Leads a product team to develop FTTx market insight through strategic assessments of the market, customer, competitors, and capabilities
  • Creates an effective Product Line vision, strategy, critical projects, roadmaps, and plans (1 and 5 year)
  • Manages financial and market performance of the product line
  • Develops and communicates product long-term forecasts
  • Establishes Product pricing strategies and manages requests and customer RFQ’s 
  • Develops Product Specialist and Product Coordinator work within the Product Line
  • Exercises the appropriate indirect influence over Product Team members to ensure their engagement and commitment to the work
  • Builds credibility with customers and internal decision-makers by delivering data-based strategic direction for the product line and supporting it articulately


  • Demonstrated track record of managing projects
  • Demonstrated track record of leading multi-functional teams
  • Work experience in a Commercial / PLM function
  • Bachelor’s Degree – General 
  • MBA or equivalent demonstrated experience (i.e., extensive experience in business), engineering background is beneficial
  • 100% fluent in English (spoken and written ability in a complex and technical business)
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Ability to lead prioritization and decision making within the product team 
  • Experience managing people is beneficial
  • Financial analysis and accounting experience 
  • Work experience in Manufacturing is beneficial
  • International business work experience
  • Participation in, or leadership of, multicultural and/or multi-geographic projects