The Portfolio Specialist role provides an opportunity to spearhead web-based, marketing-related initiatives and projects that strengthen Thorlabs’ position as a leading manufacturer of photonics equipment. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree in physics, optics, lasers, imaging, or a related field and have extensive laboratory experience that has led to deep familiarity with vast portions of the Thorlabs portfolio.
The successful candidate will join a team of highly motivated individuals who have built an industry-leading online resource for our customers and participate in defining and developing Thorlabs’ next generation of products and services. In support of that mission, he or she should be highly familiar with a wide range of photonics equipment, be able to see linkages between Thorlabs’ product lines, and be able to make significant recommendations for improvement to our product offerings and web functionality. In addition to extensive laboratory experience, the candidate should also have strong writing and presentation skills in English, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work under time constraints.
The Photonics Portfolio Specialist will work closely with our team of technical writing scientists and graphic artists, as well as the broader Thorlabs community of engineers and business unit leaders, to bring to fruition approved proposals. To be successful, the position requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
Develops comprehensive knowledge of Thorlabs’ product portfolio
Leverages extensive product knowledge to identify, implement, and track major website enhancements aimed at improving product performance
Develops and implements website architecture/organization improvements
Reviews material submitted by technical writing scientists to ensure presentations meet Thorlabs’ standards for technical accuracy, writing style, and aesthetics
Identifies or invents new web tools and features that improve customers’ experiences when interacting with our website
Develops and implements search engine optimization projects for various product lines
Participates in defining and developing new products and/or product enhancements
Provides management with data necessary to optimally market products and product lines
Provide insight into meaningful application images for use in various forms of marketing collateral
Additional responsibilities may include representing the organization at tradeshows or conferences
Ph.D. in Physics, Optics, Lasers, or a related field. Postdoc experience is a plus.
Strong writing and presentation skills in English
Extensive hands-on laboratory experience with exposure to multiple product lines
Strong organizational and planning skills
Ability to multitask, be detail oriented, and solve problems, all while under tight time constraints
Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.
About Thorlabs, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Thorlabs has grown its worldwide presence to include 17 offices in 9 countries with over 1800 employees. Each location provides a local presence within the community it serves. These local operations allow for customer dialogues that better inform our understanding of regional needs and how they fit within the worldwide picture. Today, our portfolio includes over 20,000 items, many of which are customer inspired.
Founded in Newton, NJ, the company still calls the town home today. Located in rural Sussex County, NJ, Thorlabs is within close proximity to New York City, the Delaware Water Gap, various lakes, state parks, and outdoor areas.
Thorlabs is privileged to play a role in the work of tens of thousands of researchers throughout the world through the products we provide. We are committed to building a company that achieves its competitive advantage from its fundamental understanding of the community of customers we serve.