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Title:  Product Line Manager, CBRS Small Cell HW

Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network—our passion. Our experts are rethinking the purpose, role and usage of networks to help our customers increase bandwidth, expand capacity, enhance efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From remote cell sites to massive sports arenas, from busy airports to state-of-the-art data centers— we provide the essential expertise and vital infrastructure your business needs to succeed. The world’s most advanced networks rely on CommScope connectivity.

 

General Summary

 

Seeking a Product Manager for Ruckus CBRS Small Cell HW product line. You will be responsible for the whole CBRS Access Points offering. We are looking for an enthusiastic product champion that can take total product line ownership & responsibility to help CommScope expanding its leadership in the emerging Private Networks market. In a highly dynamic environment you will work to create the most compelling HW products offering by analyzing market trends and customer needs, defining requirements and driving the product throughout its entire life cycle. In this position you will work closely with engineering, business development, sales, supply chain and quality to ensure that enterprise market and customer needs are met along with business unit revenue targets. You will also manage relationships wth suppliers and strategic partners. You will have the opportuinty to discuss product vision and strategy, identify potential synergies and integration with other CommScope product lines. You will contribute to create the most compelling end-to-end Private Network solution for Enterprise customers, service and neutral host providers.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Engage in regular use cases & requirements discussions with internal & external customers
  • Identify product gaps and opportunities for product improvements
  • Create & prioritize an impactful HW roadmap with multiple influencing factors like timing, delivery schedule, market requirements in mind
  • Create detailed market requirements documents and perform business case analysis
  • Author detailed PRDs to guide engineering in the creation of HLD and technical requirements document
  • Support response to RFI, RFP and RFQ
  • Identify opportunities and drive execution of cost reduction initiatives with engineering and supply chain
  • Drive productization initiatives including product documentation and data sheets
  • Communicate product requirements to components vendors and support supply chain negotiation
  • Work closely with operations throughout product life cycle to ensure product cost targets are met and order fulfillment processes are in place  
  • Manage components EOL by keeping close interaction with supply chain
  • Interact with business development and sales for product pricing
  • Work closely with engineering to keep track of technology advancements and identify opporunities for new product/technology introduction   
  • Monitor and account for activities within industry alliances that may have an impact on product radio aspects

 

Required Skills

 

  • > 8 years of experience in Small Cells / RAN HW product management
  • Proven track record of successful products & solutions launches
  • Comprehensive knowledge of managing complete product life cycle
  • Knowledge of CBRS ecosytem and experience in CBRS products management is a plus
  • Experience with SoC and/or FPGA based products architecture
  • Good understanding of enterprise wireless market, including use cases and product requirements
  • Experience with products type approvals, regulatory frameworks and requirements  
  • Good technical understanding of LTE/5G NR and Ethernet/IP protocols
  • Good technical understanding of RF components and engineering
  • Experience with SAP is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including communication, presentations, motivation, target setting and team building
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work and drive alignment within cross-functional teams

 

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in a related curriculum and 10+ years relevant experience; or Master's Degree with 8+ years

 

 

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.