Topcon

VP Business Solutions

Requisition ID
2017-1992
Employment Status
Regular Full-Time
IT-Lingotto (Turin)

Overview

About Topcon Agriculture Group Topcon Agriculture Group is a division of the Topcon Positioning Group, headquartered in Livermore, California, U.S. (topconpositioning.com). The global Topcon Agriculture Group (topconagriculture.com) headquarters is located in Turin, Italy, with its North American regional headquarters in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Topcon Agriculture Group provides advanced IoT connected field and farm management solutions for aftermarket and OEM customers in the agriculture industry, integrating high-precision hardware, software and data to bring efficiency and enhance productivity to every phase of the farming operations. Its brands include Topcon, Digi-Star, RDS Technology, and NORAC. Topcon Corporation (topcon.com), founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732). 

 

Responsibilities

The person will be responsible for developing Company’s market positioning in the modern AG IOT market environment, thru:

  • Product and Solution Management organization, which in close cooperation with Engineering, ensures Smart Products’ offering evolution for the specific product/service in line with market segment requirements, defining Company’s positioning on the different geographical markets, elaborating the products/solutions range and pricing strategy across regions.
  • Product Planning department, which focuses on Technology Trends, Business Intelligence, Long Term Planning and Legislation.
  • Strategic Initiatives, which shall contribute to the Company’s strategic growth through expertise in M&A, business scouting, new markets/products exploration and start up
  • Business intelligence and Product Marketing Team that oversees strategic and tactical operations of the business intelligence within a company or organization outlining the organization's BI strategy and mission
  • Marketing planning department which will be responsible for developing Company’s positioning, messaging and competitive differentiation
  • The mains goals of this new position are:
    • Improve Topcon AG presence in our key markets to foster better engagement with our current customers and prospects.
    • Prepare to play a major role in advancing the IoT in the agriculture space by creating new value through a service-oriented approach.
    • Ensure integrated business solutions to develop and deliver TA IoT business models and improve the process of strategy development
  • Business solutions will be a key function that has to deliver:
    • Consistent Voice of the Customer from markets and applications
    • Push development of integrated product and service solutions in the IoT business environment
    • Help transfer unique selling proposition towards existing and new customers
    • Support new business opportunity definitions
    • Analyze make / buy options to face new challenges

Qualifications

Education & Experience:

  • Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum of 7/10 years’ experience in similar position
  • High seniority on strategic marketing and product planning
  • Precision farming technical knowledge
  • Precision solutions and Telematics business knowledge
  • Previous responsibility for P&L Business Unit

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Connected Services management expertise
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set
  • Capability to work in multicultural/matrix organization
  • Stakeholder engagement and consultation
  • Strategic thinking
  • Team Player
  • Focused on Institutional Relations with international and industry organizations

 

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