Product Manager – Automotive

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HellermannTyton: Product Manager – Automotive

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Under the direction of the Product Category Manager, the Product Manager- Automotive is responsible for managing product and market related activities within the automotive market. This position plays a crucial role in driving the success of our products from conception to market launch and beyond. This position is responsible for understanding market needs, defining product strategies, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to deliver exceptional products that meet customer demands and business objectives within the automotive market.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage new product development activities using the Product Roadmap to optimize product launches.
  • Communicate customer input and needs for new product developments to design engineering and prioritize all new product development activities to maximize sales growth.
  • Lead cross-functional teams consisting of various operational units to determine critical inputs for the calculation of product manufacturing costs and required capital investments.
  • Calculate return on investments (ROI) for new product developments and author business cases for justification on the capital expenditures required for new product developments.
  • Determine new product pricing via the combination of investigative work into market level pricing and striving to achieve corporate profit margin targets.
  • Key contributor to product and automotive market deliverables required for effective product launches and automotive market branding.
  • Fully manage the product life cycle of the existing HellermannTyton products in the automotive industry to determine future market opportunity, potential for modifications, or obsolescence.
  • Develop and deliver product training to internal teams as well as direct to customers.
  • Generate automotive production forecasts and analyze data as it pertains to HellermannTyton’s customers or business potential.
  • Generate sales and profitability reports relevant to our automotive business.
  • Proactively create recommendations for improvements to grow HellermannTyton’s automotive business.
  • Actively participate in HellermannTyton’s LEAN initiative to ensure automotive VOC is considered.
  • Provide technical support and ensure the products have the required technical certifications.

Other Functions

  • Forecast product requirements and provide inventory levels needed to achieve corporate customer service and inventory goals.
  • Attend industry trade shows.
  • Visit customers to evaluate market needs.
  • Ability to travel 20%.

Success in this Role Includes:

  • Technical Acumen as it relates to product development and market positioning of products.
  • Customer oriented focus.
  • Effective time management of key projects.
  • Understanding of core marketing processes and strategies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with all departments of an organization.
  • Knowledge of IATF16949 quality systems, and ISO14001 environmental system.

Qualifications (skills, Knowledge, Experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Engineering, Marketing or Business Administration preferred.
  • 2+ years of product management experience
  • Must be local and able to commute to our office in Milwaukee, WI
  • B2B business experience within customer facing role. Ability to communicate with customers on technical and commercial subjects. Ability to convince customers on solutions with mutual benefit.
  • Experience in automotive light vehicle or adjacent industries is a strong plus.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, especially Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.

By applying for a position with HellermannTyton, you understand that should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check through the use of our 3rd party supplier. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, criminal check, driving history, and drug test. You will be notified during the hiring process of which checks are required by the position.

HellermannTyton Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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