Phoenix Contact, Inc., is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of industrial automation, interconnection, and interface solutions.
We are currently looking for a Product Manager whose primary responsibility will be to manage product lines and specific products that are created and produced by the Device Connection Technology Business Unit. These products include terminal blocks and circuit breakers. This individual will have complete responsibliity for the DCT Service Center and will make strategic decisions on developing, pricing, promoting and distributing these products, and is responsible for their complete life cycle.
Manage the product life cycle and profitability of products developed and/or manufactured by the DCT RBU.
Review profit and loss of products and take proactive steps to improve profitability by working with engineering, manufacturing, quality, and marketing teams.
Manage the day-to-day operation of the DCT Service Center. Review opportunities, direct actions of engineers, determine prices, prepare quotes, and interface with manufacturing, marketing, and sales.
Manage quality issues and organize and lead teams tasked to resolve issues.
Identify product opportunities that fill gaps, take advantage of regional customer specific needs, technology specific requirements, standards specific issues, or providers of technology within the region.
Create functional specifications, customer value proposition, and a profitability assessment for new products.
Qualify the resources required to implement the opportunity, and metrics to be used to measure ensure financial success.
Lead the implementation of development projects according to the recognized and published Phoenix Contact global standards.
Develop and maintain a market and competition overview for the products managed.
Establish and maintain pricing strategy with discount structure to global subsidiaries.
Manage and implement Product Change Notification, with the assistance of the change coordinator.
Travel to industry events, customers, and subsidiaries throughout the Americaís region, and to RBU and Business Unit locations around the world.
Develop the subsidiary sales organization through training programs and joint sales efforts.
To be successful in this role, candidates must have the following experience:
Bachelor of Science degree in a technical field with at least 3 years of related industry experience, or a general college degree with at least 8 years of industry experience.
Master of Business Administration, or at least 5 years of engineering, product management, or product marketing experience.
Ability to lead multi-disciplined teams in a product development project.
Knowledge of project and product management procedures and the proven ability to implement them.
In depth working knowledge of the products and technology of the business unit represented.
Excellent communication skills (verbal/written) and presentation skills.
Proven track record of problem solving by analyzing a situation and providing recommended path forward.
30% travel to be expected.
Essential Job Functions:
Must be able to travel by air for trips up to 12 hours. Must be able to travel internationally.
Must have a valid driverís license and be able to ride in a car for 4 hours at a time.
Must be able to work at a desk with a computer for up to eight hours per day.
Must be able to sit/and or stand for extended periods of time (2-4 hours at a time).
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