Product Manager - cable assemblies and solutions

Posted on Nov 12, 2018 by Request Technology - Anthony Honquest

Lisle, IL 60532
Information Technology
Immediate Start
$120k - $140k Annual
Full-Time

Product Manager - cable assemblies and solutions
$120-140K +Bonus
Lisle, IL

Company is seeking a Product Manager to develop and implement the strategic direction for our department, within the assigned geography of the Central US and Mexico. This position will work with the sales team to broaden our scope of Consumer and Commercial Solutions (cable assemblies and solutions) within a customer base, within the aforementioned geography. The Product Manager acts as a focal point for market knowledge, profitability, forecasts, commercialization, and planning.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and implements strategic product and annual business and marketing plans targeting markets, industries, and customers. Identifies product line trends and technologies. Leads long range product planning.
  • Increases sales and market share of assigned product line in support of objectives. Tracks progress to plan for revenue, profit, and backlog.
  • Improves profit and return on investment of assigned product line. Undertakes and leads cost reduction, capacity planning, and quality improvement projects.
  • Reviews and approves special price requests, maintains price bands and price lists, and develops pricing strategies for new and existing products.
  • Manages new development activity associated with extending and growing the life of assigned product line.
  • Develops product promotion and commercialization plans including: sales tools, literature, distribution, stocking, training, and sampling.
  • Leads a team of multiple disciplines (Engineering, marketing, sales) and drive's tactical execution, specific to project schedule performance through New Product Introduction (NPI) launch volume deployment, service and end of life strategy.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Technical area of study.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of product management/business development experience within the automotive market.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree.
  • Sales and product manufacturing experience.
  • Previous supervisory experience.

Skills and Abilities:

  • PC skills - word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software and SAP.
  • Organizational skills to anticipate, plan, prioritize and self-monitor workload.
  • Keen interpersonal skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and goal oriented.
  • The candidate must be proactive and must be able to demonstrate personal initiative.

Reference: 568935918

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