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Product Manager

Pittsburgh, PA 15275

Posted: 01/29/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Electrical and Electronics Engineers Job Number: 80011

Summary

Early career position to manage the conception, development, and release of sensor products and accessories in multiple market segments.  Champion and coordinate a highly effective collaboration between external customers and internal departments including engineering, marketing, sales, and technical support.  Provide support to strategic and tactical activities such as new product planning, new product training, product testing and qualification, pricing, and aftermarket support objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following

New Product Development:
  • Product portfolio management and product road map, including end-of-life strategies
  • Market analysis including segmentation and research techniques
  • Regularly perform pricing and competitive analysis by customer channel and recommend strategies to improve market position, and improve quality or reduce costs.
  • Problem/solution definition, market requirements, and prioritization
  • Support all aspects of the development of new product specifications, return on investment analysis, product change notifications, product qualification and new product promotions

Product Launch and Marketing:
  • Product introduction, operational readiness and marketing/sales support
  • Reinforce product and brand values, supporting long-term corporate growth strategies
  • Effectively execute the product launch process

Sales Support:
  • Manage and communicate sales information and product changes both internally and externally
  • Ensure that our sales teams have the appropriate set of competitive selling tools that clarify our unique product offering
  • Participate in sales calls, business development, and work with sales teams to assess the information we provide and our messaging effectiveness

Other Duties:
  • Represent company in standards committees and trade groups
  • Collaborate closely with peers in other Business units of the company

Qualifications
  • BS in Engineering, Physics, or related discipline
  • 3-5 years of experience in product management for technological products, preferably electronic products in the B2B market (software or service sector experience does not meet this requirement)
  • Previous experience developing specifications, product positioning, pricing, and training aids
  • Strong strategic thinker and analytical thinker that is logically sound and supportive of corporate product strategies
  • Superb written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated high degree of initiative and attention to detail
  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.  Up to  50% travel is possible.
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