Otto’s role at X-FAB is a great example of what working at X-FAB is like: working with colleagues from different locations, with different cultural backgrounds, no day being like the other due to the diverse set of tasks and responsibilities and being at the forefront of technical innovation.
But, let’s take a closer look at what Otto actually does.
Otto is working as product marketing manager at our location in Itzehoe, in northern Germany, close to Hamburg, where he was born. He has been part of our X-FABulous team for almost ten years. In his role in product marketing, Otto is responsible for the development and advancement of the manufacturing process and for ensuring the long-term sustainabilitiy of a particular technology.
Working very closely with the customer, it is his job to translate the customer’s visions and plans into manufacturability.
This requires Otto to manage the interfaces and communication between the different departments such as Sales, R&D, Quality, Supply Chain, Logistics and Manufacturing at various X-FAB locations worldwide. His daily to-do list includes the prioritization of tasks, resource management, cost controlling and a lot of customer communication.
He describes what it takes to be a successful product marketing manager as follows: “I am not a technical expert, but my strength is that I can communicate at eye level with the different stakeholders, be it internally or externally to the customer.”
I am not a technical expert, but my strength is that I can communicate at eye level with the different stakeholders.
Otto is working as product marketing manager at our location in Itzehoe, in northern Germany.
Which advice would you give to someone who has just started his/her career at X-FAB?
Talk to a lot of people and ask many questions. You don’t have to invent everything from scratch, look at existing solutions and build on the experience of others.
For specialists, we offer a variety of interesting and challenging work atmospheres in areas such as: quality, IT, purchasing, logistics, human resources, marketing & sales and finance & controlling.
We have exciting tasks and projects for experienced experts who have already pursued a career. Whether you want to contribute to new ideas and innovative approaches or use your in-depth knowledge for X-FAB, we look forward to hearing from you.
First of all, it is secondary in which field you have specialized, but if you want to become part of X-FAB, you should have made a conscisous decision to work in a manufacturing company. Because our production is the heart and we are passionate about it.
As a manager, you are responsible for the leadership, organization and strategic development of your department. Through your independent decisions, you support your team in achieving the division's goals. Through your leadership, you motivate and encourage your team members and create a stable framework for empowering your employees. You encourage each of your team members to develop their self-management skills and to grow beyond themselves.
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