Product Manager Motion Components


Haag, St. Gallen, CH

Employment Type:  Permanent





Innovation, Efficiency and Ambition: this is what VAT has stood for over 50 years. 


With this passion, VAT has grown to become the leading international developer, manufacturer and supplier of high-performance high-end vacuum valves and vacuum sealing technology, employing over 2000 people worldwide.  The headquarters are located in Haag (Switzerland), the production centers in Switzerland, Malaysia, Romania and Taiwan. 





  • Owning interface with defined SEMI OEM customer(s) in regards to all technical aspects

  • Owning dedicated product series and manages the product life cycle during all phases (product development, phase-in, CIP’s, Customization, phase-out, pricing, training, marketing documentation)

  • Identification of OEM technical roadmap and drive actual and future product requirements in order to protect and increase the share of wallet for VAT group worldwide

  • Monitoring profitability of the OEM accounts and derive measures in order to sustain and increase the profitability.

  • Conducting and managing CIP and value engineering projects of customer products including efforts to achieve the required annual cost down targets

  • Supporting the sales entities of VAT group in customer acquisition and negotiations

  • Training sales engineers and customers

  • Establishing technical customer documentation like manuals, product data sheets according to European machinery directive



  • Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering, electronics or physics, master degree is advantageous.

  • Additional degree in economics and / or marketing or successful record of accomplishment in a commercial position.

  • 3+ years’ experience in product management with a strong emphasis on roadmap execution, winning projects and riving profitability within the vacuum or semiconductor industry.

  • Profound experience of the sales process (mechanisms) of high tech components in a highly consolidated market environment on a global scale.

  • Strong entrepreneurship and strategic thinking, analytical and communication skills to structure and influence discussions within the team as well as senior management and stakeholders

  • Knowledge of Semiconductor market and the relevant processes.

  • Solid experience in managing international projects

  • Fluent business English skills written and spoken

  • Willingness to travel internationally (approx. 10%)



Interested? We look forward to receive your application. 

You can expect a dynamic and successful company where innovation, courage, fairness and trancparency are encouraged and your ideas are welcome. 

Andreas Erhart 


Experience VAT