Do you want to apply your microscopy knowledge in a commercial setting and join a company with a dynamic vision for the future?
Nikon Instruments is a world-renowned company that provides cutting edge technologies for optical instrumentation. We offer a creative working environment with highly motivated colleagues, team spirit, and comprehensive benefits and ongoing professional development opportunities.
Within our Nikon Instruments Europe Headquarters, a vacancy has arisen in our European Product Support Group (PSG) for an experienced European Product Specialist to join the team. The PSG team plays a key role in proactively coordinating the microscopy information flow across Europe concerning technical know-how and applications, including customer insight & commercial win-loss experiences.
Specifically, in this role, the successful candidate will be an ambassador for the Pan-European PSG team’s initiatives and strategic objectives, through providing a technical and commercially focused support programme that facilitates multiple communication channels, and adequately supports the local business units in each country to achieve net sales targets.
JOB TITLE: European product specialist
As product specialist for the European headquarters, the overall responsibilities are to develop, implement, and plan for products mainly in the super resolution and laser application areas. These responsibilities include planning of product introductions, information management of products/systems, and helping achieve sales goals supporting our local teams, as well as technical and training roles with respect to these systems products.
Planning responsibilities include forecasting and management of vendor products based on market requirements and market trends. These also include competitive analyses, feature/benefit analyses, and interaction with partner vendors in the design, marketing, pricing, and applications of vendor products integrated into Nikon systems products.
Product development responsibilities include communication and training with the factory design and planning teams to implement new systems products, and provide feedback to the factory for competitive analysis and forecasting, in order to strengthen the overall systems product lines.
Information management responsibilities include associated training and marketing of systems products to Nikon team members and customers, and to act as a technical liaison when assisting the sales department in key sales demonstrations, installations, and technical trainings.
We are looking for a candidate with experience in laser based microscopy, preferably in super resolution systems such as STORM and SIM, and with experience in dealing with microscopy brands either from a research standpoint or as commercial or specialist experience.