Designing tube extrusion equipment and processes based on market needs

Our client, Maillefer SA based in Ecublens, is part of the Maillefer Group, a global leader in wire, cable, pipe and tube production technologies. Furthermore, the Maillefer Group is integrated into the Davis-Standard Group, which provides a large range of polymer processing solutions to multiple industries around the world. More specifically, Maillefer SA globally provides tailor-made tube manufacturing equipment and services to its clients in diverse industrial sectors. To further strengthen its product management team and accelerate its growth, the company is looking for a skilled, business-driven and passionate

Product Manager - Automotive Sector

In this key business position, you will join a small team of product managers within the technology department. Based on your solid technical background and a deep understanding of the market needs, you will actively participate in positioning the current products and defining the product marketing. You will also propose, develop and support the commercialization of a range of innovative products to maintain the company’s leading position in a competitive automotive market, in which multilayer co-extruded tubes of technical polymers are commonly used to transport diverse fluids.

Main responsibilities

• Market analysis, business and technology competitive intelligence
• Proposition of a mid/long term product roadmap based on market needs
• Set-up of detailed technical specifications for new products
• Design of innovative products in close collaboration with the R&D and engineering departments
• Development and maintenance of close relationships with suppliers and OEMs
• Development and updating of the marketing materials
• Technical support for the sales force
• Support for the testing and commissioning of extrusion lines
• Maintaining successful relationships with clients

Your profile

• Master’s degree in mechanical engineering or in materials science, or equivalent
• Experience as R&D, engineering or production project manager in the polymer processing industry
• Prior experience as a product manager, applications engineer or technical support in the materials processing industry
• Knowledge of the automotive supply industry
• Technical polyvalence, hands-on, market and business orientation
• Innovative and entrepreneurial mindset; solution and client-oriented
• Strong organisational and coordination skills, while being able to work independently
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
• No restriction to international travel for sales and technical support
• Fluency in English and French; good knowledge of German would be a plus

If you are interested in taking on this exciting challenge within a dynamic, innovative midsize employer offering great working conditions in international fast-growing markets, do not hesitate to call me for additional information or to apply by email (

  • Job Title
    Product Manager - Automotive Sector
  • Branche
    Maschinenbau / Mechatronik / Automation
  • Berufsgruppe
    Marketing / Verkauf / Produktmanagement
  • Region
    Waadtland / Fribourg
  • Kennziffer
  • Ihr Berater
    Jacques Laurent
    Jacques Laurent -
    18, avenue d'Ouchy
    CH-1006 Lausanne
    +41 21 613 70 00
Jacques Laurent
Jacques Laurent