TE Connectivity Product Manager in TROY, Michigan
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 72,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in over 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS – www.TE.com.
Define and execute the product strategy of assigned product line. Manages the product portfolio, roadmap and P&L, driving improvement plans externally to gain market share and internally to improve profitability. (Products involved RF connectors & cable assemblies, High speed data connectors and cable assemblies, Fiber optic connectors and cable assembly, Wireless antenna & Ethernet connectors and cable assemblies)
Tasks Summary & Responsibilities:
Understands the marketplace of assigned product line and translate into internal actions, stays current on customer needs, macroeconomic trends and potential M&A.
Leads competitive landscape analysis and generates strategic plans for market share gain.
Define both a short term strategy to capture current market/revenue growth opportunities as well as a 5-10 year strategic vision for the product line.
Manage the product portfolio to streamline TE offer, taking advantage of market opportunities and improving margins.
Forecast and track sales and profits, proactively addressing issues and implementing actions to ensure revenue and margin target achievements.
Elaborate business case for new product projects and advocate on behalf of customers in the PACs.
Own the product roadmap and provides prioritized development guidance to the engineering organization.
Identify and execute on expanding our product portfolio in key strategic areas through new technologies.
Interfaces with customers in the development of specifications and technical refinements, which can be used to direct the development of new products or improvements to existing product.
Sales & Marketing
Definition of industry focused infotainment strategy based on customer, field application engineering and sales input
Identify breakthrough market trends and layout product roadmap to meet market expectations.
Define customer focused TE value proposition for strategic selling.
Coordinate communication with the sales organization to drive new product technologies in the market.
Define and execute pricing strategy for product portfolio, including compilation of competitive price points to manage upcoming price erosion in market.
Create and delivery technical product trainings and brochures, which will support Sales force and customer to understand the value proposal of our products.
Execute calendar of marketing activities including trade/exhibition shows and seminars.
In partnership with value stream leader’s work in specifics projects, including footprint optimization, to optimize resources and increase margins of assigned product line.
Facilitate with purchasing the development of a strong vendor base.
Continue to support relationships with key OEM and tier one industry customers, as well with the different department inside TE.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, or Business required. MBA is a plus.
Minimum five years of experience working with a manufacturing or engineering organization required, preference in the automotive industry
Product management / development or new business development background a plus
Strong understanding of infotainment architecture in Transportation industry.
Strong knowledge in high speed data connectivity.
Strong business acumen & Strategic thinking.
Prior management experience required
Global work experience a plus
Fluent in English. Spanish is a plus
Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills
Excellent knowledge of the products and processes
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Ability to indirectly manage people in matrix organization
Comfortable working around senior leadership
Requisition ID: 2016-76011
ITAR "Sensitive Position": No
Business Unit (Current): Transportation Solutions - Automotive