This Global Product Manager role is responsible for defining and executing the strategy and product development vision for automotive high-speed cabling and interconnects that enable connected vehicle networking, ADAS, Infotainment Systems, and autonomous applications.
You will work interactively with Molex management, engineering, manufacturing, and sales to provide customer specific solutions that drive profitable growth. Responsible for product portfolio creation and expansion, roadmap visualization, P&L, and driving customer engagement to execute this vision.
What You Will Do
Develop a short-term strategy to capture current market/revenue growth opportunities as well as a 5-10 year strategic vision.
Own the product roadmap and development opportunities, providing prioritized guidance to the development organization.
Develop sound points of view on technologies, product, customer, competitors, and convert market trends into actionable product line strategies.
Define, execute, and manage pricing strategy, P&L, and manufacturing footprint for product portfolio, including compilation of competitive price points to manage future price erosion.
Responsible for product line transactional activities through daily collaboration with sales, engineering, and the manufacturing facilities.
Manage the product lifecycle and portfolio management activities.
Interact with manufacturing plants to lead cost reduction efforts, capacity planning, and quality improvement initiatives
Sales & Marketing
Lead customer segmentation and value chain activities to identify key decision makers and design opportunities.
Engage with customers in the development of specifications and technical requirements, which can be used to direct the development of new products, product variants or improvements.
Track and monitor OEM and Tier program launches to support build timing and sample requirements.
Create and deliver technical product trainings and technical brochures to support the global sales force and customers.
Develop growth and penetration strategies for underdeveloped customers and markets.
Virtues & Talents
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Ability to embrace a challenge process by raising ideas, solutions, and issues across the organization
Intellectual curiosity and honesty
Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills
Ability in indirectly manage people in matrix organization
Sound economic thinking skills and financial acumen (NPV, IRR, EBITDA, etc)
Who You Are (Basic Qualifications)
5+ years of experience in Product Management
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business; MBA is a plus
5+ years of experience working with hardware manufacturing or engineering organization, preference in the automotive industry
Strong understanding and knowledge of systems and processes
Domestic and international travel required (30%)
What Will Put You Ahead
Prior financial and economic thinking is preferred
Global work experience is preferred
Understanding of hardware - infotainment, ADAS architecture is preferred
Strong knowledge in high-speed data connectivity is preferred
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Who We Are
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Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.
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