Sr. Solutions Manager, Engineer, Material Science

Pleasanton, CA, USA

Thrive on innovation at a global technology leader. Develop exciting solutions in a diverse, stable work environment that’s focused on the future. Join us in a modern work environment with an open and inspiring culture and colleagues!

The Solutions Manager for Engineering Materials is responsible for delivering the engineering materials business sector revenue and ensuring a profitable business with contributions from across the portfolio.

Job Functions

  • Perform SOSTAC analysis of the market and identify trends, gaps and opportunities to enable profitable growth of the academic engineering materials research business
  • Drive marketing efforts in the field of academic engineering
  • materials research
  • Communicate with the market in the language of the customer and generate compelling messaging, collateral and proof data for launches and campaigns
  • Ensure the R&D road-map for engineering materials research across the division is aligned with market requirements
  • Undertake stage gate responsibility for new R&D development projects where engineering materials is the lead sub-sector
  • own the overall alignment of the X-Ray Microscopy road-map for the material research field of business
  • Identify, manage and successfully conclude collaborations to drive the business further
  • Identify and exploit market opportunities to increase ZEISS reputation in materials science
  • Line manage 2 applications specialist and 1 sales deployment specialist
  • Act as deputy to materials science business sector head


  • PhD Material Science - Essential
  • MBA/Postgraduate Qualification Strategic Marketing - Preferred
  • 5-7 years experience in Marketing of Capital Equipment
  • Experience of Academic Materials Science Environment desired including winning funding and core facility management.
  • MS Office proficient
  • Entrepreneurial self starter
  • English to business professional level
  • SBU - specific, strategic competences
At ZEISS we encourage creative thinking and innovation. We work in dynamic and interdisciplinary teams and offer individual development perspectives as well as flexibility in organizing your work. We care about our employees and take particular responsibility for improving society and preserving our environment. These core values have shaped our corporate culture at ZEISS for over 170 years.

Help us shape the future!
The application process takes less than 10 minutes, we look forward to receiving your application.

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Leslie Robinson

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