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Title:  Manager, Product Line

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The BSA (Base Station Antenna) business unit in CommScope produce state of the art BSA’s for a variety of global clients. They also spearhead the latest cutting-edge product developments within the sector. The Product Line Manager is responsible for driving the BSA product business for a specific European region. They will also expand our existing products into new regions and/or major customers, working closely with internal CommScope teams & external clients.

 

 Duties & Responsibilities:

 

  • Manage the entire product life cycle including: product line strategy, new product development, pricing, profitability, and marketing.
  • Overall Product Line responsibility in a region with strong emphasis on bringing new product and line extensions to market.
  • Accountability for the product lines P&L in the region, including: revenue attainment, gross margin and operating income, valuating, recommend and initiate cost reductions, discount analyses and inventory levels.
  • Cross-functional responsibility, working with Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing and Distribution Channels.
  • 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.
  • Through close contact with target market and customers, responsible for new product visioning and idea generation.  Attends trade shows, review market / trade publications and interface with sales workforce. 
  • Participate in technology and product roadmap development.  Develop 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.
  • Develop 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

 

 Qualifications & Experience:

 

  • Previous experience working in Product Management
  • A strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills (daily customer contacts)
  • Instils trust (externally and internally)
  • Strong and affective presentation skills
  • Ability to work simultaneously on many priorities which change frequently
  • Assertive, persuasive and creative problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and organize cross-functional meetings
  • Strong knowledge of MS Excel
  • Previous experience working in the mobile systems industry (or product sector).
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to articulate complex concepts to a broad range of internal & external audiences

 

 

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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