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Product Planner IV (OR)

Date: Nov 1, 2022

Location: Richardson, TX, US, 75082

Company: Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.

About Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., is a trusted partner to a broad spectrum of customers across all industries, enabling them to realize the maximum value from their communications networks. We are a market-leading U.S.-based manufacturer of network equipment and a top U.S. patent holder in optical networking. Our solutions combine the best wireline, wireless, and software technology with extensive multivendor services expertise to deliver custom, end-to-end network integration and management solutions. For more information, please see, connect with us on LinkedIn at, and follow us on Twitter @FujitsuFNC.


Req ID: 10838 


Looking for optical networking professional who is energetic, process focused, articulate, understands optical design, and is experienced bringing new features to market. This persion will own product planning role defining Open ROADM applications and subsequent lab evaluations at key large service providers. The successful candidate will work with Sales & Marketing, Product Line Management, Engineering Development, and other Planners to identify and drive Open ROADM requirements onto roadmap, develop justification business cases and author detailed requirement specifications. In addition, you will work directly with customers to source information and read-out plans and status. This position encompasses planning for optical line systems, transponders, switchponders and potentially other elements.



  • Collect deep understanding of the customer network, approval process, application needs, timelines, and personnel and apply this in developing roadmaps and adoption plans 
  • Act as customer advocate, providing customer application and market driver information to support feature prioritization, business cases, and development
  • Develop & defend successful business plans, with both technical and business financial strategies to gain project development commitment and customer adoption
  • Author detailed optical and operational requirement documents, negotiate new release content, and communicate capabilities to sakeholders
  • Develop & Present customer specific messages for resolution of faults, field issues, or new feature requests
  • Coordinate Fujitsu representation within the Open ROADM MSA
  • Provide technical input to RFP creation
  • Assist Account Management with P&L financial analysis of customer deals that may be considered periodically
  • Provide Competitive Intelligence into Planning on Open ROADM, Open Line System, Optical component market trends, and competitor capabilities



  • Bachelor’s Degree in technical area, advanced degree beneficial in either technical or business role
  • 10 years industry experience in optical networking with direct optical equipment experience in development, PLM,  sales/sales engineering and/or project management
  • Communications Service Provider Tier 1 market experience preferred
  • Understanding of Operational Support Systems and Open standards concepts is beneficial, specifically Open ROADM
  • Customer Presentation Skills and Experience
  • Good project management, teamwork, marketing, and communications skills
  • Able to travel as necessary, at least 50% of the time


All qualified applicants 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.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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