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Title:  Product Line Manager

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Due to growth and customer demand, we are recruiting for a Product Line Manager to join our team in Euless, Texas. 

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for the profitable growth of a product line/s through PLM team/s.  Strong emphasis on bringing new products and line extensions to market but also has overall product line management responsibility. Responsibilities include product line strategy, new product development, pricing, profitability, and marketing. In addition to classic product management functions, individual will successfully commercially manage new product introduction and PDP.   Position has cross-functional responsibility working with Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Distribution Channels.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES:

 

  • Manage the product life cycle. Shared accountability for the product lines P&L, including: revenue attainment, gross margin and operating income. Supports sales and marketing efforts by leading research of market opportunities and competitors with existing product line in assigned markets. Manage and develop sales and marketing presentations where additional technical expertise is required on specific solutions, applications, architectures, or assigned markets.  Responsible for providing expertise and maintaining product evaluations on competitive product offers.
  • Through close contact with target market and customers, responsible for new product visioning and idea generation.  Attends trade shows and review market & trade publications.  Participates in technology and product roadmap development.  Develops business cases for new product development including financial evaluations (RR, ROI, OPP, Cost), competitive and market analyses, customer needs, critical success factors, sales justifications, and other business case components.  Defines target markets / customers and product positioning.
  • Develops product definition including price, cost and performance objectives, reliability and functional features, manufacturability, and life cycle forecasts.  Identifies and selects sales channels to distribute products to targeted markets / customers.  Develops new production introduction plan.
  • Responsible for the launch of new products.  Initiates and participates in the development of all marketing collateral material.  Establishes sales promotions and special incentive programs.  Prepares technical databases for proposal generation.  Develops and conducts product, market and application training.  Ensures successful transition to manufacturing.  Supports sales through joint sales calls.  Conducts product review meetings.  Establishes and monitors product introduction budget.
  • May monitor profit and loss (P&L) evaluating, recommending and initiating cost reductions, discount analyses and inventory levels.  Develops and evaluates opportunities for new products and / or line extensions.  Identifies new target markets and related strategies. 
     

    QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Completed Bachelor’s or 4-year degree in business, marketing or engineering.   Master’s degree preferred. Equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Five (5) to eight (8) years’ relevant work experience or minimum three (3) years’ relevant work experience with completed Masters.
  • Experienced in developing market strategies and segmentation, preparing strategic sales forecasts, preparing competitive analysis, positioning and differentiating products in the market, enthusiastically articulating plans to customers and senior management, and creating and driving cost effective demand creation programs to achieve pricing and market share objectives;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to articulate complex concepts to a broad range of internal and external audiences.
  • Competent in managing competing priorities and negotiating while maintaining excellent customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and influence persons of various levels and disciplines.
  • Must possess a high level of energy and creativity, strong teamwork;
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • High level of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint Proficiency.
  • Has an excellent knowledge of English language; other language fluency is a plus.
     

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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