FLIR Systems Product Manager-Chemical Detection in West Lafayette, Indiana

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At FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives FLIR is making a real difference in our world.Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Description

As the technical spokesperson for a Chemical Detection product line, you will build product specifications from customer and market needs into go-to-market products. Proactively manage and guide the product development, product release and market adoption of best-in-class FLIR Detection Chemical Detection products. Clearly define and manage the Product Roadmap. This position will include developing market knowledge that drives market differentiation of each new product development or upgrade and as needed, support of sales efforts.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Define FLIR Detection Chemical Detection Markets

  • Support the development of winning market strategies

  • Be the expert on Chemical Detection product positions, price performance trade-space, win strategies, relevant market trends

  • Develop strong customer intimacy, understanding the customer chain of influence, and product journey

  • Understand trends and market developments, and government programs to ensure products exceed the expectations of our customers.

  • Understand intricacies and trade-space of domestic, European, Asia Pacific, and Rest of World markets to drive universally appealing products and market positions.

Define FLIR Detection Chemical Detection Products

  • Gather and prioritize product requirements by on-going visits to customers, industry experts, and qualifying government agencies

  • Work with customers, sales team, and technical experts to provide feature definition for the development & design of new products

  • Work directly with Product Development and Manufacturing teams to understand technical feasibility resource loading to ensure properly scoped Product Development efforts

  • Define Product Roadmap for FLIR Detection Chemical Detection product line

  • Work with General Manager, Director of Products, Vertical Sales Director, VP Programs, VP of Sales, and VP of Engineering to prioritize R&D expenditures ensuring product development efforts are in line with business strategy Rack and Stack

Manage the FLIR Detection Chemical Detection Phase Gate Process

  • Working closely with the Project Management Leads, propose and track overall product development process and budgets to ensure success

  • Set Product pricing to meet revenue and profitability goals

  • Participate in the generation of essential third-party lab data and operational tests

  • Support a company-wide go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute

  • Oversee successful product launches

Manage FLIR Detection Chemical Detection Products

  • Brief and train the sales team and key distributors

  • Support sales team with key customers and programs

  • Determine lifecycle and obsolescence of products under management

Assist with Market and Product Specific Technical Writing

  • Assist with Drafting (as needed) and final review of technical product manuals to ensure quality and branding standards are maintained

  • Participate in Thought Leadership in the Chemical Detection community, drafting journal articles and copy for some promotional materials.

Outreporting to Upper Management

  • Prepare weekly outreports on Project, Product and Market Status Dashboards

  • Prepare for quarterly project and product reviews. Lead strategic discussions on Market, Product, and Feature development.

  • Present Chemical Detection Product updates at quarterly Division review meetings and discuss strategy

  • Prepare for and present Chemical Detection Strategy (as requested) at the quarterly Product Review Boards

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelors and Advanced degrees in Science or Engineering preferred

  • Strong background or knowledge of Organic or Analytical Chemistry or similar.

  • 5 or more years of applicable experience in product development or marketing of Chemical Detection sensor s

  • 3-5 or more years of experience in product launches

  • CBRNE or HAZMAT market experience is required

  • Demonstrated experience in development, sales, or marketing of technical products

  • Proven capability to champion a product from development to launch

  • High energy, direct, proactive with strong vision casting and leadership skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with customers, team members, and corporate management

  • Ability to quickly reorient with new information and direction in an engaging market

  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications, in particular Excel and Project

  • Technical research experience in the field of CBRNe sensors is desired

  • Strongly oriented toward consensus building and working in a team setting

  • 25% to 50% t ravel

  • US Citizenship Required

  • Must have or be able to obtain a SECRET level clearance.


FLIR and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. We bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems.

FLIR Systems offers a fast-paced, dynamic environment that provides for a challenging career and the ability to achieve professional growth. It is the talent of our employees that sets us apart as the technology and market leader in the infrared community.