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Company: Panasonic Corporation of North America


Position at Panasonic Corporation of North America

Panasonic Group Manager, Product Engineering

Every moment of every day, people all over the world turn to Panasonic to make their lives simpler, more enjoyable, more productive and more secure. Since our founding almost a century ago, we’ve been committed to improving peoples’ lives and making the world a better place-one customer, one business, one innovative leap at a time. Come join our journey.

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What You’ll Get To Do:

The Group Manager will establish and manage a development hub in North America, lead the development of new transparent conductive films, and enhance core technologies through collaboration with the Japan-based development team while addressing global customer needs.

  • Establish and Manage North American Development Hub
  • Create and manage an innovative development team in North America, positioning it as a key technology group.
  • Set goals, scope, and deliverables, and manage budgets and resources, to achieve business objectives.
  • Develop New Transparent Conductive Films and Initiate Potential Projects
  • Establish a development environment capable of handling new inquiries and drive project initiation by leading internal cross-functional teams.
  • Collaborate with Japan Development Team to Enhance Core Technologies
  • Develop core technologies in response to market trends and customer requirements, integrating them into the technology roadmap through close collaboration with the Japan-based development team.

What You’ll Bring:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Materials Science, or a related field. Master’s or Ph.D. preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in technology development, with at least 5 years in a managerial role.
  • Proven track record in establishing and managing development teams and facilities.
  • Extensive experience in the development of conductive films or related materials.
  • Familiarity with global customer interactions and managing cross-functional projects.


  • Leadership: Strong ability to lead and motivate a diverse team, fostering a collaborative and innovative environment.
  • Project Management: Expertise in managing complex projects, from conception through to completion, ensuring timely delivery and high quality.
  • Technical Expertise: Deep understanding of conductive film technologies and their applications.
  • Problem-Solving: Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify issues and develop effective solutions.
  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to develop and execute strategic plans that align with organizational goals and market demands.


  • Excellent Communication Skills: Proficient in conveying technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Cross-Cultural Communication: Experience in working with international teams, particularly in bridging communication between North American and Japanese teams.
  • Customer Engagement: Ability to engage with global customers, understand their needs, and translate those into actionable development plans.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Skilled in preparing clear, concise, and comprehensive reports, presentations, and documentation.

Other requirements

  • Approximately 10% travel domestic and overseas.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Pet Insurance
  • Paid Parental Care Leave
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Educational Assistance
  • Flexible Work Program
  • Volunteer time Off
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Total Well Being Program

Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.


Panasonic prioritizes total wellbeing. We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs to support your physical, emotional, financial, social and environmental health.

The salary range of $160k-$190k is just one component of Panasonic’s total package. Actual compensation varies depending on the individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and location. This role may be eligible for discretionary bonuses and incentives.

We understand that your career search may look different than others and embrace the professional, personal, educational, and volunteer opportunities through which people gain experience. If you are actively looking or starting to explore new opportunities, send us your application!


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