Market and Product Planning Manager



Remote · United States
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2023
                                                                                                                                    Market and Product Planning Manager

Blaize is a leading provider of a proprietary purpose-built, full-stack hardware architecture and low-code/no-code software platform that enables edge AI processing solutions at the network’s edge for computing in multiple large and rapidly-growing markets — automotive, mobility, retail, security, industrial automation, medical devices, and many others. Blaize’s novel solution solves the technical problem that edge AI processing requires across those verticals — very low latency and high thermal and power efficiency — which previously relied on retrofitting sub-optimized AI solutions designed more for data centers and the cloud. Blaize has previously raised over $180M from strategic investors such as DENSO, Daimler, Magna, and Samsung, and financial investors such as Franklin Templeton, Temasek, GGV, and others. With headquarters in El Dorado Hills (CA), Blaize has teams in San Jose (CA) and subsidiaries in Hyderabad (India) and Leeds and Kings Langley (UK), with 200+ employees worldwide. Follow Blaize on Twitter (@blaizeinc) and LinkedIn (Blaize).
As the Market and Product Planning Manager, you will play a vital role in shaping and executing our product strategy in the semiconductor hardware and AI solutions space. You will be responsible for conducting market sizing research, analyzing industry trends, and developing market entry proposals. Additionally, you will leverage your expertise in semiconductors and AI chips to analyze existing customer engagements and identify opportunities for product enhancements and business growth.
  • Market Research and Analysis:
  • Conduct comprehensive market sizing research to identify market opportunities and trends in the semiconductor hardware and AI solutions industry.
  • Analyze market dynamics, competitive landscape, and customer needs to guide product planning and development.
  • Stay updated on the latest advancements in semiconductor technology and AI chips.
  • Market Entry Proposals:
  • Develop market entry proposals, including business cases, go-to-market strategies, and financial projections, for new product launches and expansions.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to evaluate market potential and feasibility and provide recommendations for successful market entry.
  • Existing Customer Engagement Analysis:
  • Analyze existing customer engagements and gather insights to identify areas for improvement, product enhancements, and customer satisfaction.
  • Collaborate with sales and customer success teams to gather feedback and drive product roadmap decisions.
  • Product Planning and Strategy:
  • Collaborate with engineering and R&D teams to define product requirements, features, and roadmaps based on market needs and customer feedback.
  • Develop and maintain a clear product roadmap aligned with business goals, competitive positioning, and technological advancements.
  • Conduct pricing analysis and market segmentation to ensure optimal product positioning and profitability.
  • Collaboration and Stakeholder Management:
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including sales, marketing, engineering, and operations, to ensure alignment and successful product launches.
  • Collaborate with external partners, vendors, and customers to gather insights, validate product concepts, and drive strategic partnerships.
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field, such as electrical engineering, computer science, or related disciplines. MBA or equivalent business experience is a plus.
  • 7-10 years of experience working in the semiconductor industry, with a deep understanding of semiconductor hardware and associated technologies.
  • 1-3 years of hands-on experience working with AI chips, SoC’s, AI solutions, Computer Vision, or related AI technologies.
  • Proven experience in market sizing research, industry analysis, and writing market entry proposals.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills, with the ability to translate market insights into actionable product strategies.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams and managing stakeholders at various levels.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • $116,000 - $145,000 yearly
Blaize is an equal opportunity employer. We pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law. We respect the gender, gender identity, and gender expression of our applicants and employees, and we honor requests for preferred pronouns. It is our policy to comply with all applicable national, state, and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.