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Sr Mgr, Technical Product Mktg

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Vishay Siliconix, a leader in the development of power semiconductor products which improves efficiency in electronic systems for consumer, industrial, automotive, and medical applications, is currently seeking a Senior Manager, Technical Product Marketing. This position will be located in San Jose, California.


Main function of this position is to be the technical support interface for business and technical teams in Power Mosfets business unit to establish and enhance the position of the products. It requires detailed project management and close interface with production, product engineering, QA, Reliability teams, as well as other marketing teams, sales and customers. In this position, the Senior Manager of Technical Product Marketing will establish and drive efforts to support all existing and future products and, in conjunction with division goals, help to develop specific product marketing plans and activities for specific product(s) or product line(s) to establish, enhance or distinguish product placement within the competitive arena. He/she will help to develop business plans and product positioning in the marketplace. Oversees market research, monitors competitive activity and identifies customer needs. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Technical support interface between customers & Sales and product line functions to drive projects for existing and new products.
  • Answers all product-support related technical questions from the field by coordinating the work through various internal functions such as manufacturing, QA, product engineering, Reliability, and other marketing groups.
  • Develops specific marketing plans and activities for MOSFET products to continue business growth in response to customer needs and provides value added solutions to customers.
  • Oversees market research and monitors competitive activity. Takes lead in presentations and utilizes market research to monitor competition and report back to division management.
  • Participates at senior meetings and sets forth policies and plans to achieve speed to market excellence, in concert with production, engineering, quality assurance, sales growth.
  • Participates in capacity management activities to establish mid to long term master planning.
  • If needed, visits customers, attend conferences to assess needs.
  • Selects appropriate subordinate group to ensure smooth operations to support company objectives and provides training as required.


Position Requirements:

10 years of technical product marketing experience within the electronics industry (ideally semiconductors), incl. excellent negotiation and presentation and management skills. Experience in dealing with divisions’ product offerings.


Prior QA and/or product engineering experience would also be a benefit.


Knowledge of Power Mosfets (product and market) is desired but not required.


Technical and Business Project Management skills and experience is desired.


B.S. in Engineering or equivalent, BSEE preferred.  MBA would be a benefit.


Skills Profile:

  • Technical and commercial background and experience
  • Experienced on Management / Team Leading
  • Advanced management and analytic skills
  • Knowledge about Products, Markets and Business (administration)
  • High interpersonal and intercultural competence to handle the various global functions
  • Diplomatic approach and experience in conflicts management: internally, between divisions and departments; and with customers
  • Advanced presentation and negotiation skills
  • Entrepreneur and self-driven engaged personality
  • Open minded, flexible and able to work in a changing and diverse business environment both strategically and operationally with hands-on approach.



Vishay offers a comprehensive suite of benefit programs including health care coverage, financial support programs and other resources designed to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. With us, you'll experience unique career paths, an open and collaborative culture, a stable business that will be there for you, and opportunities to work globally and locally.

Do you have the skills we need? Are you ready to power your career as you power the world? If so, apply today.

Vishay is an AAP and Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto