We are urgently seeking a Product Manager for a growing business in the electronics manufacturing industry. This strategic position focuses on a thorough understanding of the cost to sell various products and will explore the tactics for successful penetration into the global market. This position will also engage in relationships with key internal stakeholders, engineering, customers, and material suppliers related to those products.
Develops products by identifying potential products; conducting market research; generating product requirements; determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction; developing marketing strategies.
Determines customers’ needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information. Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas, product and/or packaging changes. Assesses market competition by comparing the company’s product to competitors’ products. Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives. Obtains product market share by working with sales director to develop product sales strategies. Assesses product market data by calling on customers with field salespeople and evaluating sales call results. Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts, special reports, and analyses, and answering questions and requests. Facilitates inventory turnover and product availability by reviewing and adjusting inventory levels and production schedules. Brings new products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing. Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production. Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume; costing special and customized orders. Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees and following up on work results. Maintains product management staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees. Maintains product management staff job results by counseling and disciplining employees and planning, monitoring, and appraising job results. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Bachelor’s degree required (technical/engineering degree).8-10 years of business experience in a strategy/marketing/sales/production and/or related functions with a proven proficiency in business analysis, interpreting financial reports, and developing competitive strategies.Knowledge of the Semiconductor market and its operations is preferred.Advanced knowledge of Microsoft suite, Oracle or similar system.Data mining and analysis skillsAbility to deal with ambiguous dataExcellent oral and written communication skills; presentation skills are required.Proven ability to lead and work effectively across all levels and functions in the organizationAbility to conceptualize, negotiate, and sell ideas internally and externally.Ability to implement concepts, ideas, and plans while functioning in a dynamic matrix organization.Must be a strong team player who can work independently in a complex, technical, and international environment.Ability to travel 15-20% with potential international customer visitsMust be authorized to work in the United States without Sponsorship
MBA or advanced degree preferred.Six sigma/Lean certificationProject Management certification
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