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Title   Department
Group Leader, Hardware and Test Equipment Design Engineering
Senior Electronics Engineer – Test Equipment Engineering
Senior Embedded Software Engineer Engineering
Facilities Coordinator Facilities
Benefits Coordinator (Temporary Role) Human Resources
Business Systems Engineer Information Technology
I.T. Systems Administrator Information Technology
Director of Marketing and Communications Marketing Communication
Product Marketing Manager Product Management

Group Leader, Hardware and Test Equipment Design

  • Location: New York

Curtis Instruments, a Kohler Co., is looking for a Group Leader, for our Hardware and Test Equipment Design team. It’s an exciting time at Curtis, as we enter new, rapidly growing electrification markets.

In this role, you will lead a team of engineers engaged in the development, testing, and validation of electronic systems and components used in electric vehicles.  A major focus will be to ensure successful delivery of high-quality hardware products that meet industry standards and customer requirements, including test fixtures for large-scale manufacturing.  You will play a critical role in ensuring the smooth functioning of the department, achieving project objectives and deadlines, and maintaining high-quality standards in electronic systems.

This is a hybrid position, requiring flexibility to go into the office up to two times a week, or as needed.

In this role, you will:

  • Supervise and provide guidance to a team of engineers and technicians within the Hardware and Test Equipment Design Group, mentor and support to ensure individual and team success.
  • Set clear goals and expectations, monitor performance, and provide regular feedback to team members.
  • Foster a collaborative and motivating work environment to maximize productivity and employee development.
  • Conduct regular team meetings, promote knowledge sharing, and facilitate effective communication.
  • Design and develop embedded systems for vehicle applications. This involves selecting appropriate microcontrollers, peripherals, and communication interfaces, and designing the hardware and firmware architecture. Write efficient and robust firmware code to implement desired functionalities in embedded systems. This includes low-level driver development, hardware abstraction layers, communication protocols (CAN, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet), and operating systems (RTOS, Linux).
  • Compliance and Standards: Ensure compliance with relevant automotive industry standards, such as SAE J1939, ISO 13766-1, EN 12895, EMC/EMI standards. Participate in the development of test plans and conduct validation and verification activities to meet these standards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including design, production, and quality assurance, to ensure successful project execution.
  • Develop project plans, establish timelines, and allocate resources effectively to meet project deliverables and deadlines.
  • Monitor project progress, identify potential risks, and implement corrective actions as necessary to ensure project success.
  • Coordinate with external suppliers and partners to manage outsourced development and testing activities.
  • Oversee the development and testing of electronic systems and components, such as Instrumentation units, wiring harnesses, test and validation platforms.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards, regulations, and customer requirements throughout the development and testing process.
  • Collaborate with the software design team to review specifications, provide technical expertise, and support the resolution of design-related issues.
  • Conduct or oversee testing activities, including functional testing, durability testing, environmental testing, and EMC/EMI testing.
  • Analyze test results, identify issues or anomalies, and work closely with the engineering team to resolve them effectively.
  • Establish and maintain quality control processes, including inspection procedures, test protocols, and documentation standards.
  • Monitor product performance, analyze test data, and implement improvements to enhance product reliability and quality.
  • Support existing Instrumentation products, RMAs, and all existing Curtis manufacturing test fixtures for Instrumentation products. 
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives within the Electronics and Test Department, identifying areas for optimization and efficiency enhancement.
  • Stay updated with the latest industry trends, technologies, and best practices related to automotive electronics and testing.

Education and experience preferred:

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or a related field.
  • A minimum of eight years experience in Vehicular Electronics Industry as a Project Engineer with a proven track record.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Curtis products and processes, including, but not limited to: design process, verification and validation standards and Curtis procedures, documentation and release processes.
  • Experience with Curtis design for manufacturing processes and test equipment requirements.
  • Project experience must include a leadership role in all phases of product development from feasibility up to and including customer support. 

Skills and competencies needed:

  • Must have: Demonstrated expertise in developing CAN open and J1939 stacks and applications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Vehicular electronic systems, components, and relevant industry standards (e.g. SAE J1939, ISO 13766-1, EN 12895 etc.).
  • Expertise using and configuring Polarion for all stages of product development.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in agile methodology.
  • Proficiency in using electronics development and testing tools, software, and methodologies.
  • Familiarity with exiting Curtis manufacturing test platforms and ability to maintain and update production programming and test fixtures.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and make informed decisions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with quality assurance processes and continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Adherence to safety protocols and a commitment to ensuring compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills.
  • Capable of working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Assertiveness and the ability to influence appropriate results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent project management.
  • Excellent people leadership skills.

The target salary range for this position is between $120,000 and $170,000 annually.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Senior Electronics Engineer – Test Equipment

  • Location: New York

This position, which is located in our corporate office in Mt. Kisco, NY, is a needed addition to our Test Engineering team.  Due to the nature of this position working on test equipment, this is a mostly in-office position, with flexibility to work from home when work flow allows.

What you’ll do:

  • Design, develop and formally validate electronics hardware and software for production testing of medium to high volume microprocessor based embedded systems manufactured in overseas plants.
  • Write and implement formal test plans for products to be tested.
  • Analyze test methods and process flows to optimize test coverage and cost, taking into account setup times, reliability, repeatability, handling, fixturing, etc.
  • Supervise the construction of test equipment, using additional resources when necessary.
  • Commission and validate test equipment in production facilities worldwide, travelling internationally when required (typically 2-3 wks./yr.).
  • Compile and publish proper and comprehensive documentation for all test equipment.
  • Train test operators and technicians.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to product development engineers and take responsibility for all aspects of production testing for those products under design. Attend and contribute to New Product Concurrent Engineering team meetings.
  • Remotely monitor test yields, investigate problem areas, and implement solutions.
  • Inform supervisor of all unusual circumstances and perform other duties as may be assigned.

​​​What you need:

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or related subject.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in an Electronics design role, preferably with experience in the use of PC based I/O and data acquisition systems.
  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in software development using C, C++ or C#. Labview an advantage.
  • Experience in database design and manipulation an advantage

The target salary for this position is $100,000 to $140,000.

Please visit us on LinkedIn and Glassdoor to learn more about Curtis.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

  • Location: New York

Are you looking for a software position, but also enjoy working with electronics?  This position may be for you!  

This Senior Embedded Software Engineer position is located in our corporate office in Mt. Kisco, NY, and is a needed addition to our Engineering team. The Senior Software Engineer will design, develop and install software solutions; Support software QA and optimize I/O performance, analyze, monitor and improve efficiency and stability of the system, Interface with hardware design and development; requirements definition, testing and documentation of software systems, including embedded applications support.

This is a hybrid position, requiring flexibility to go into the office up to two times a week, or as needed.

What you’ll do:

  • Design, develop, modify, implement, and support software components anywhere in the Software stack.
  • Develop software / firmware in C, C++, C# or other selected languages for Curtis products and / or applications, in accordance with applicable software development methodologies and release processes.
  • Develop and maintain embedded Linux systems including kernel, U-boot, and device drivers and API
  • Work with Yocto, board bring up for ARM based platforms, hardware/software integration, build cross-compiler toolchain, static code analysis tools, maintain build servers
  • Automate tasks with scripting languages such as Bash and Python
  • Utilize software engineering tools such as configuration management systems, build processes and in-circuit debuggers in the software development process.
  • Work with GIT and SVN
  • Develop solutions with IoT, WiFi, BLE, I2C, SPI, PCIe, Ethernet
  • Experience developing low-level device drivers and API
  • Integrate / develop applications using GUI toolsets, such as Qt.
  • Read schematics and device data sheets
  • Debug and support existing software applications
  • Define, perform and supervise testing to ensure specifications are met. This typically includes module, integration, system and design verification tests. Analyze data and results to identify potential and actual faults in the design.
  • Assist in generating project proposals in response to Marketing requirements by estimating hardware & software requirements, engineering effort and cost.
  • Work from schedules, specifications, schematics, work orders, verbal and written instructions.
  • Specify and use a full range of electronic test equipment, computer hardware and software.
  • Provide technical input to Configuration management so that appropriate documentation can be provided on a timely basis.

What you need:

  • MSCS, MSEE or MSCE with emphasis on embedded firmware development using high level programming languages.
  • At least eight years’ experience in firmware development for microcontroller / microprocessor systems or five in a senior role
  • Demonstrated experience with embedded systems design, RTOS and Linux, embedded C and C++.
  • Experience developing PC applications in C#, C++, Java or similar language. Experience with Qt a plus.
  • Familiarity with software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools, and peer review
  • Excellent knowledge of OS coding techniques
  • Experience with advanced concepts of computer architecture, data structures and standard programming practices.
  • Mobil app dev experience a plus

Our target salary range for this position is $120,000 to $150,000 annually.

Please visit us on LinkedIn and Glassdoor to learn more about Curtis. For consideration, please send resume to: nyrecruitment1@curtisinst.com. We look forward to hearing from you!!


If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Facilities Coordinator

  • Location: New York

Curtis Instruments, A Kohler Co., is seeking an experienced and motivated Facilities Coordinator to ensure our facilities are consistently maintained, projects performed correctly and our environment is safe so that our employees go home safely every day.

This position works independently with minimal supervision.  You must be able to manage the scheduling, service and performance of all outside service contractors and develop/review contracts as required.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Develop and maintain a maintenance/routine schedule regarding fire extinguishers, safety lights, and periodic equipment maintenance.
  • Fulfill all approved work order requests for all buildings, prioritize them accordingly and communicate status of resolution.
  • Perform department reorganization projects, as required.
  • Conduct weekly walk-around in both buildings and provide a proactive approach to the resolution of pending issues such as carpet stains, touch-up painting, changing of light bulbs, proper routing of wires, door adjustment etc.
  • Establish preventive maintenance schedules to support all HVAC and boiler equipment.
  • Perform routine building maintenance; such as paint all hallways and Distribution/Production areas on a flexible work schedule.
  • Coordinate/manage the use of various contractors including HVAC, Cleaning, Plumbing, Garbage, Electric etc.
  • Review /Generate all contracts to ensure appropriate services are will be rendered and financial exposure minimized.
  • Carry out and document routine safety audits for all buildings and grounds.
  • Provide transportation to and from any one of the NY airports as required.
  • Reorganize and maintain Maintenance Room on a continuous basis.
  • Maintain all trash containers, ashtrays and insure all grounds including walkways, front facade are free of debris and or garbage.
  • Responsible for building access, distribution and registry of key holders and the maintenance of the master key log.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and repair of company vehicles including forklift truck.
  • On call 24hrs a day; 7 days/week to address emergency issues.

Experience and licenses required:

  • Equivalent to an apprentice/traces license in any of the following trades; electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, etc.
  • 10-15 years of trades experience, performing general duties in a combination of trades.
  • Demonstrated experience negotiating and managing service contracts.


Skills needed for success:

  • Proactive individual with the ability to perform a variety of trades which accommodate routine building maintenance.
  • Ability to review and negotiate service contracts.
  • Self-starter, with excellent follow-up skills; ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment.
  • Good communication and people skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Must have driver's license.
  • Must be able to regularly lift 50lbs.

To be successful in this role you must be proactive, resolve problems and look to make improvements proactively.  You’ll need to be a hands-on contributor for routine building maintenance work.

Our target salary range for this position is $60,000 to $75,000.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Benefits Coordinator (Temporary Role)

  • Location: New York

Curtis Instruments, A Kohler Co., is seeking an experienced Benefits Coordinator (temporary role) to support the administration, accuracy and compliance of the Curtis’ benefit plans and other related projects.  Actively participate within the larger Global Benefits Team (Kohler) to assist in meeting goals and objectives of retirement, and health and welfare employee benefit programs.

This role is an 18 month to 24 month temporary position.

This role will be pay-rolled through a third-party staffing agency.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Provide timely and accurate day-to-day administrative support to Benefits COE, including health, wellness, and retirement programs.
  • Maintain data integrity within benefits systems; auditing current information to ensure accuracy and identifying efficiencies where needed.
  • Serve as primary owner of various established reporting procedures and analyze data to identify trends or inaccuracies, including oversight of various payroll and finance reporting, monitoring of benefit deduction accuracy, and review of loss of coverage eligibility for COBRA.
  • Monitor eligibility data in accordance with defined benefit eligibility criteria.
  • Track, research, resolve, and follow-up on benefit inquiries; communicate findings and recommendations/resolutions to the appropriate parties.
  • Answer benefits questions from Curtis’ HR One Stop as a main contact for benefit related questions/issues. Communicate with associates in follow-up to benefit inquires and associate case escalations.
  • Assist in the day-to-day relationships with external benefit vendors and Human Resources.
  • Participate in annual benefits enrollment activities including, but not limited to, planning, preparation and testing of online enrollment platform, as well as auditing for enrollment accuracy.
  • Document benefit procedures and guidelines. This involves ongoing review of existing procedures and identification of enhancements.
  • Assist with the distribution of benefits-related communications.
  • Assist in benchmarking studies and other research.
  • Fulfill the data collection efforts supporting annual regulatory audits. 
  • Manage the auditing, reconciling, and processing of all benefits invoices on a monthly basis with the finance team.
  • Leave of absence administration.
  • Coordinate and assist in facilitating educational materials and sessions.
  • Administer ACA requirements on monthly/quarterly schedule and manage the year-end processing of 1095s.
  • Gather employee data and oversee the processing of monthly invoices.
  • Assist with various reporting and manage various benefits projects as needed.
  • Optimize the relationships with our vendors and carriers.

 Education preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred with a focus in math, business administration, accounting, finance, HR management or related field.

Experience and skills needed for success:

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, with high attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and have a high degree of accuracy in processing benefits information.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, with emphasis on Excel.
  • Understanding of complex systems and data flow of information; prior experience with benefit administration.
  • HRIS experience; Workday preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Our target hourly rate for this position is $26.00 to $31.00 per hour.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Business Systems Engineer

  • Location: New York

Are you looking for a position with a proven industry leader?  Do you have experience working as a developer/coder with SQL Server and VB.NET?   We are looking to add an experienced Business Systems Engineer to join our talented I.T. team to enhance our current business processes.  You will have opportunities to develop custom programs and reports using the latest Microsoft development tools and technologies. 

This is a corporate role, with responsibilities extending beyond the local facility and may require some international travel.  This role can be remote or hybrid.

*******Infor Cloudsuite (Syteline ERP) experience will be required for remote.*******

We are looking for someone who:

  • enjoys interfacing directly with end-users to determine how to satisfy their business requirements;
  • can perform high quality coding in a team;
  • will test/debug their own code, as well as other colleagues;
  • is able to develop implementation and test plans;
  • can document existing and go-to business processes.

Desired Skills and Experience


  • Minimum: BS in Computer Science and 8 years’ experience
  • Preferred: Graduate degree in Computer Science or related technical field and 5 years’ experience
  • Professional Certification in one or more of the core technologies deployed by Curtis is a plus!


  • Strong SQL Server 2016 coding: stored procedures, triggers, CLR
  • Working knowledge of VB 6 and VB.NET and C# syntax
  • Working knowledge in Crystal Reports and/or SQL Server Reporting Services


  • Knowledge in Windows based hardware/software for servers and client stations. Ability to analyze, trouble shoot and resolve problems.
  • Knowledge of Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) concepts and practical experience of establishing and maintaining said networks in a healthy efficient state.
  • Knowledge of Internet based communication protocols including IP addressing, VPN, MPLS, SSL, etc. with associated hardware (routers, firewalls, switches).
  • Expert Knowledge of Infor SyteLine (CloudSuite Industrial) ERP business system software and SQL databases a major plus.
  • Prior experience in SQL, VB, VBA, VB.net, XML/HTML software coding
  • Working knowledge of Progress database queries.

Please visit us on LinkedIn and Glassdoor to learn more about Curtis, A Kohler Company. For consideration, please send resume to: nyrecruitment1@curtisinst.com. We look forward to hearing from you!!

Our target salary range for this position is $100,000 to $160,000.

Salary may vary depending on location.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

I.T. Systems Administrator

  • Location: New York

Curtis is seeking a diligent and experienced IT Systems Administrator to administer and support our IT infrastructure. You will be responsible for managing all the IT resources including workstations (desktops/laptops), servers, switches, firewalls, routers, uninterruptible power supplies, cabling, wireless support, photocopiers, printers, video cameras and displays, audio, telephones, mobile devices, and any other core or peripheral devices utilized to store, manage and communicate data.   This is a critical position that ensures our talented team can do their work enjoyably and seemlessly. 

This is a corporate role, with responsibilities extending beyond the local facility.  This role is primarily an in-office role, with some occasional remote flexibility.

What you'll do:

  • Install and administer the client server network with all peripheral equipment.  Monitor network performance and react to warnings and other suspicious indications.

  • Install appropriate updates to software pertinent to Curtis' operations.

  • Promote cyber security awareness.

  • Maintain network security and business system security through employee identification and password assignments for both premise and cloud based accounts and applications.  Maintain record files of the same.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems with user workstations (desktops/laptops).  Perform repairs including but not limited to virus, spyware, adware and other malicious software removal; software reloads; diagnosis and replacement of failed components such as hard disk drive, power supply, motherboard, video card, network interface card, RAM, etc.

  • Administer, respond to and support the HelpDesk functions.

  • Investigate and resolve issues reported concerning general office equipment including printers, copiers, scanners, cameras, projectors, etc.  Coordinate with external resources as required. 

  • Assist the IT staff at other Curtis facilities as required for installations, troubleshooting, repairs providing 2nd level support when required, coordinating to obtain 3rd level expert support if necessary.

  • Perform configuration changes along with additions/deletions to the servers and network perimeter devices (firewalls, routers, switches) around the Curtis world.

  • Perform configuration changes along with additions/deletions to Curtis’ web interfaces including Lunarinside, caWeb, Citrix, FTP, Teams, Sharepoint and other web based applications.

  • Monitor and maintain the Curtis AD, DNS, DHCP, SUS, WINS, Radius server, Certificate and Exchange databases globally along with LAN, WAN and VPN environments.

What you need to be successful in this role:

  • Minimum: Associates Degree with specialized training in computer science with 4 years experience or 10 years practical experience.                                                   Preferred: BS in Computer Science and 3 years experience

  • Professional Certification is one or more of the technologies deployed by Curtis is a plus

  • Advanced knowledge in Windows and Linux based hardware/software for servers and client stations.  Ability to analyze, trouble shoot problems.

  • Advanced knowledge of Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) concepts and practical experience of establishing and maintaining said networks in a healthy efficient state.

  • Advanced knowledge of Internet based communication protocols including IP addressing, VPN, MPLS, SSL, etc.
  • Advanced Knowledge of the concepts of router, switch and firewall configurations and practical experience of maintaining said hardware configurations.

  • Working knowledge of SyteLine ERP business system software and SQL databases is a plus.

  • Knowledge of MAC based hardware/software a plus

  • Knowledge of Progress database a plus

  • Experience with the installation of software and initial configuration of both server and client hardware.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Ability to understand problems and communicate solutions.

  • Proficient skills with end-user computing tools such as MS Office suite, O365, Azure.

  • Basic skills with reporting tools such as Crystal, SSRS, Bartender, PowerBI, other BI tools,

The target salary for this position is $120,000 to $140,000.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Director of Marketing and Communications

  • Location: New York

At Curtis Instruments, a Kohler Company, we are looking for a new Marketing and Communications Director to lead our strategy to build brand awareness, promote our products and ultimately drive our growth.

You will partner with Curtis Product Management and Sales teams, as well as Kohler’s MarCom team to develop and implement strategic marketing programs to build awareness. You will ensure that the creative work reflects the positioning, platform, and voice of the organization’s brand. You will champion Curtis’ culture, and respect for people and communities in all aspects of your work and throughout all organizational communications.

The ideal candidate will be located within a commutable distance to the Mount Kisco, NY corporate office.   This is a hybrid position, requiring flexibility to go into the office up to two times a week, or as needed.

Additional responsibilities:

• Directs global marketing communications activities and services across all Curtis subsidiaries in America, Europe and Asia.

• Manages content development and directs a small team of freelance, contracted creative talents in design, web design, photography, videography, animation, tradeshow design/construction, etc.

• Works closely with Product Management and Sales to provide all necessary marketing support materials for corporate product introductions.

• Supervises and coordinates the copywriting, design and production of product datasheets and manuals, in close cooperation with product management.

• Works closely with local teams and Kohler subsidiaries to manage all aspects of tradeshow exhibiting.

• Conceives, designs and produces collateral materials such as products/sales brochures and other documents.

• Interfaces and collaborates with technical and product management teams to produce client marketing materials.

• Manages corporate image and identity, branding, and logos. Work with Kohler and/or the Curtis trademark attorney. Implements Kohler’s new design/branding guidelines.

• Manages the corporate public relations program, including news releases for Curtis activities, people and products.

• Liaison to MarCom teams of parent company Kohler. Complies with Kohler requests for imagery, video clips, written content for participation in all parent company projects, including promoting sustainability and other Kohler programs.

• Produces videos and product photography. Manages photo and video portfolios and animation production.

• Copywriting of articles, plus editing, design and production of newsletters, advertisements and promotions.

• Conceives and manages Social Media program strategy and content creation: LinkedIn, etc. in alignment with Group strategy.

• Manage all graphics and design production, typesetting, illustrations, charts/graphs, etc., from concept to design, layouts and printing of a wide range of projects, including logos/corporate icons, business cards, certificates, greeting cards, internal marketing, posters, brochures, print ads etc. in alignment with Group strategy.

• Directs all aspects of web concept, design, development and maintenance, including Google Analytics, for all 11 Curtis websites.

• Supports all Curtis clients with presentations and any necessary support materials.

• Coordinates translations of select documents.

Qualifications and skills needed:

10 years of progressively responsible marketing communications management business-to-business (b2b) experience.

• A minimum educational level of a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Advertising, or Marketing.

• A Master’s degree is preferred in International Marketing or Communications. (substantial coursework towards that degree is acceptable)

• Highly developed project management skills and client service experience.

• A portfolio of work career-spanning examples is required, including writing sample.

• Strong creative skills including copywriting, creative concept development, production and project management for b2b or technical clients are required.

• Extensive experience in managing creative talents, including art designers, to produce a wide range of client projects.

• Knowledge of international marketing required.

• The ideal candidate has a combination of advertising agency and client-side management experience.

• Strong all-around communications, art direction, presentation and negotiation skills.

• Experience in conceiving, developing and implementing successful Social Media Marketing programs in the business-to-business environment.

• Highly developed knowledge of corporate branding/identity and understanding of principles of corporate design and image, as well as typography.

• Hands-on experience with MS Office, The Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop and digital photography and video production.

• Understanding of all aspects of tradeshow management.

• Experience developing and managing a Marcom budget for business-level and product level projects

• Strong ability to collaborate across organizational boundaries and partner with internal & external stakeholders to deliver an optimized solution to the business.

• Experience in the basics of offset and digital printing is necessary.


The target base salary range for this position is $125,000 - $175,000.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Product Marketing Manager

  • Location: New York

Product Marketing Manager

Curtis Instruments is now part of Kohler Energy, making it a great time to join the Curtis team, as we enter the rapidly growing Construction, Agriculture and Turfcare (CAT) markets.  We are looking to add a new Product Marketing Manager to our team to focus on the electrification of these markets.

As the Product Marketing Manager, you will build relationships with customers and follow technology and industry trends.  You will gain knowledge of the applications and OEMs in these market segments, and will use this knowledge to identify and champion opportunities for new and existing Curtis products. You will support the sales team to develop pipeline opportunities and grow revenues in these market segments.  If you enjoy all of this and being a critical piece of the company’s success, then this might be a great fit for you.

This position can be based out of North America, Europe or the UK.

You will....

  • Obtain, analyze and report on market information and competitor/customer intelligence;
  • Identify and quantify opportunities in these markets (CAT);
  • Develop the business case for new product lines and provide analysis on how to maximize success;
  • Work with sales, customers etc. to capture market requirements and target product specifications, as needed to create MRD’s (Marketing Requirements Document) for approved product concepts;
  • Work with engineering throughout the product development to represent the interests of Sales & Marketing, and ensures all departments are fully advised on major issues and any changes to specifications, costs and schedule;
  • Work with Technical and Commercial Compliance colleagues to ensure all products meet the relevant directives/standards/legislation;
  • Monitor and analyze the revenue, cost and margin of the product families and propose changes which would result in new opportunities, cost reductions or improvements in operations, or alternately, to propose product obsolescence or rationalization as required;
  • Work with engineering, manufacturing and sourcing to ensure that product changes required due to component change or process issues are implemented with minimum disruption to customers and at minimal cost to Curtis;
  • Work closely with customers and analyze the relevant market segments to determine customer needs, volume potential, price schedules, and competitive situation to help define future product developments.

Education and experience preferred:

  • Electrical/Electronic, Computer Science, or Mechanical Engineering Degree, or equivalent vocational qualifications OR;
  • Marketing and Business Administration or similar qualifications focusing on B2B commercial and marketing topics;
  • 5 years’ experience working in a technical, commercial or marketing role with or in OEMs or tier 1 vendors of technical components and systems to the OEMs in the relevant market segment;
  • 3 years’ experience in Product Management role or related position with product development/commercialization responsibilities.

 Skills and competencies needed:

  • An interest in the OEMs and the types of machinery and equipment in these market segments, and an enthusiasm for the opportunity to use Curtis technology to make the equipment more productive, efficient and environmentally friendly;
  • Capable of gathering, collating and analyzing market data, and using this data to produce summary reports and business cases such that the senior management team can measure and compare opportunities;
  • The ability to translate customer wants and needs into definitive requirements and specification;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical product compliance preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills –needs to be persuasive and motivating, and able to effectively manage by influence;
  • Technically competent, with a good understanding of electro-mechanical systems and mobile machinery;
  • Good technical writing skills, with the ability to create the content needed for Marcom to produce manuals, datasheets and marketing documents;
  • A highly enthusiastic educator,  who enjoys sharing knowledge and presenting technical topics;
  • A self-starter, capable of working independently using their own initiative, and planning their own workload effectively;
  • Willingness to travel internationally as required;
  • Strong IT & Media skills;
  • Personable, with a high degree of professionalism, honesty and integrity.


The target base salary range for this position is the U.S. is $90,000 to $130,000.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!