Senior Manager Product Management
LINCOLNSHIRE IL 60069
The Product Management team drives the development of product definition and planning to optimize the company's products and solutions. The team applies broad knowledge of company's product and solutions capabilities as well as the competitive environment to identify new growth areas, new technology and emerging product opportunities. Oversees the analysis and evaluation of key market statistics and customer requirements to define product strategies and identify product opportunities to expand market share.
The Product Management team also evaluates in-depth market analysis and leads business case development for optimization of existing products and solutions alternatives and/or to create the next generation of new products. Collaborates with research and development to create products and validate early product definitions. This role is both strategic and technical in nature and requires meaningful industry experience.
As a Senior Manager, Product Management, you will be responsible for a specific product line contribution to the overall business unit. This includes increasing the profitability of existing products to developing new products for the company. You will build products from existing ideas, and help to develop new ideas based on your industry experience and your contact with customers and prospects.
+ The position has responsibility for the growth and business success of an assigned product line life cycle and/or product category. The role is responsible for managing other product managers in both developing strategies and managing tactical execution of product growth and development plans as well as delivering management objectives, coaching, and mentoring.
+ This position is responsible for ensuring the ongoing review of the competitive environment for his/her product category. This is accomplished through analysis of competitive equipment and compilation of other pertinent findings, and the information thus gained is published and/or presented on a regular basis.
+ The Senior Manager, Product Management ensures that his/her organization works with the Product Marketing and Marketing Communications in developing product promotion programs. Product Management is responsible for insuring that positioning and factual content are correct, and that timing for release of promotional materials fits with the product launch schedule. In addition, product positioning and pricing strategies are owned and managed by the Senior Product Manager and team who coordinate the communication of this information within product marketing.
+ Product Life Cycle Management
+ Work closely with operations and supply chain to properly manage: forecast, ramp plans, component obsolescence, misaligned sales orders, yield issues, and product hold issues.
+ Manage transitions and discontinuations of product line
+ Manage product related communications to both internal and external associates
+ The Senior Manager, Product Management actively supports the Sales organization as required in select sales presentations, proposals and opportunities. Responsible for competitive analysis, as represented in developed presentation materials including detailed metrics and analysis to support business case and product development process.
+ Senior Manager, Product Management and his/her team work closely with internal stakeholders throughout the development process in negotiating design trade-offs that may be needed, while preserving the requirements stated in the market requirements document (MRD). Internal stakeholders include but not limited to product marketing, end users, channel partners, sales, engineering, support organizations, and manufacturing.
+ Travel as needed to visit customers, partners, attend seminars, trade shows or meet area sales personnel.
+ Preferred Education:
+ Master's Degree
+ Preferred Work Experience (years):
+ 12+ years' experience, including at least 3 years managing multiple product managers in related discipline or technology industry.
+ Key Skills and Competencies:
+ Excellent interpersonal skills with strong ability to interact with customers
+ Strong communication skills including written, verbal and oral presentation skills as well as ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior management, managers, clients and customers.
+ Ability to assess complex market landscape and create focused, integrated product plans
+ Attention to detail, and strong understanding of complex products and systems
+ Deep understanding of financial concepts including P&L, balances sheets, and ROI models with delivery of product through defined objectives
+ Multi-task and manage complex programs
+ Advanced market knowledge in assigned product vertical, category or technology or solutions
+ Highly creative with ability to think strategically and develop strategic/business plans
+ The successful candidate will be a self-starter; this individual must be adaptable, persuasive, tenacious and perceptive and be able to execute a well-developed plan.
+ Strong planning and execution skills
+ Excellent skills in Microsoft business applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
+ Ability to travel
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**Job ID** _45412_
**Function** _Product Management_