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Title:  Product Line Manager

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We are currently recruiting for a Product Line Manager to join our team in Joliet, IL or Shakopee, MN.




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 products transitioned from a second product management team. Position has cross-functional responsibility working with Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Distribution Channels. Recruit, select, manage and develop employees.




  • 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, reviews market / trade publications and interfaces with sales workforce.  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.
  • May be 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
  • Monitors 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. 
  • Recruit, select, manage and develop employees. Make decisions regarding hiring, promotions, salary adjustments, discipline, and any other changes of employee status.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in related curriculum, such as a Business Administration or related field
  • 10+ years related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to project manage complex development projects and organize/lead internal cross-functional teams and 3rd party resources.
  • Knowledge of financial components of product management, including margin analysis, profit and loss statements, budget processes, and return on investment calculations.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills, and ability to articulate complex concepts to a broad range of internal and external audiences.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with several types and levels of staff and external contacts, both in writing and verbally.
  • Experience guiding new product factory introductions.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on many priorities, which could change frequently.
  • Assertive, persuasive and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness and ability to learn market research techniques including strategic sales forecasting, competitive analysis, and market position and differentiation.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


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.


United States;United States : Minnesota;United States : Minnesota : Shakopee 

Nearest Major Market: Joliet
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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