• Product Specialist / Project Manager

    Job Locations US-NY-Gardiner
    Job Code
    18.104
    Category
    Hidden (24324)
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
    Schedule
    SP Industries Inc. [PPC5026]
    ID
    2017-1276
  • Job Description

     

    Product Specialist / Project Manager

     

    Responsible for applications support of the freeze drying product lines, and will be the guru for applications understanding and how SP freeze dryers may be used.  Will be the primary support in this respect to Product Managers, Customers, and to direct and indirect sales teams.  The role will also assist operations & development / engineering teams with evaluation of new applications and new products.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Gather and systematically codify applications understanding for SP freeze dryers
      • Make it understandable and available to Customers and Sales Teams
      • Use it to build the brand reputation and sales of SP
    • Build performance database and understanding of freeze dryers and their application
      • Perform laboratory testing using freeze dryers
      • Analysis of data from tests (internal and / or customer data), forming hypothesis and designing further work
    • Identify and initiate opportunities for product / application improvements, new products and applications
    • Answer customer requests in a professional and timely manner, where appropriate running test work to support the customer.
    • Analyzes customers request determine if design meets functional and performance specifications.
    • Interfaces with customer service, engineering, manufacturing, service to facilitate equipment orders (including special features) and support
    • Training of new distributors or SP personnel as required
    • Travel with Sales teams in support of Customers and sales
    • Hosts client visits and on-site demonstrations
    • Attends trade shows and conferences as an SP representative as required

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provides quotes and support with quotes
    • Presentation of work / applications at shows / customer sites / congresses
    • Liaise with external opinion leader, e.g. key academics or Customers
    • Assistance with FATs
    • Any other duties reasonably requested

     

    AN IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD HAVE: 

    1 years’ experience working in scientific environment, ideally at the bench in a life science discipline

    Educated to Bachelors’ degree standard in Life Sciences or related discipline

    Aptitude to understand mechanical & electrical systems and their software

    Analytical thinker, numerate, can conduct analysis of data and then form reasonable hypothesis

    Good communication skills, written and oral, in person and vial ‘phone or e-mail.

     

    LANGUAGE SKILLS
    Strong verbal and written communications skills in the English language are a minimum.  Any fluency in foreign languages is a plus but not a requisite.  Must be able to write technical reports and business correspondence.  In addition must be able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

     

    COMPUTER SKILLS

    Has a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite software package in such programs as Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and Project

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS  
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear as well as to stand, walk, and sit.   Occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel such as with the use of normal office tools, equipment and PC’s.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable veterans and individuals with disabilities the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

     

     

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