TE Connectivity PRODUCT MANAGER Appliances (m/f) in DARMSTADT, Germany

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 72,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in over 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS – www.TE.com.

Manages all aspects of a global product line or portfolio, from driving new product development to manufacturing to marketing and

sales. Runs the portfolio as a “mini” GM. Responsible for overall product strategy, business leadership and capacity plans in order to

meet sales and gross (or standard) margin targets.

Market Sensing & Strategy Development

  • Articulate market trends, demand drivers, customer needs, industry trends, and competitive landscape

  • Conduct market segmentation exercises to develop market segment-specific strategies.

  • Conduct competitive analysis and benchmarking

  • Define segment –specific value propositions that beat the competition

  • Develop product roadmaps that aligns with business strategy

  • Design go to market strategy, inclusive of channel strategy and partnerships

  • Work with R&D and operations in the development of new products to meet current and future customer requirements.

  • Manage the product lifecycle

Develop Business Plan

(Achieve cross- functional alignment to the plan)

  • Define resource requirements necessary to execute the product roadmap

  • Work cross functionally to define sales, technology and operations strategies and goals, in line with financial goals. Build consensus on specific tasks.

  • Establish pricing policy

  • Develop the annual operating plan (Sales and gross or standard margin)

Execution – New Product Development & Launch

  • Be the opportunity champion for PAC projects.

  • Plans product launches, including the development of marketing and sales plans.

  • Provide demand forecast inputs to S&OP.

  • Attend customer meetings in support of winning new business

  • Exercise thought leadership.

  • Provide inputs to Marcom for the development of collateral, including e-commerce.

Execution – Post Launch Product Management

  • Manage the P&L (sales and gross or standard margin) for the assigned portfolio.

  • Deliver sustained profitable growth

  • Enable sales to promote product line via training and the development of collateral materials that help articulate the value proposition.

  • Manage special price requests

  • Track progress to the business plan and facilitate resolution to gaps.

  • Be the champion for resolution of product issues (e.g., quality, delivery, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of product management or sales experience, additional MBA preferred

  • Relevant product or industry experience desired

  • Experience managing direct reports

  • Technical or business degree required

  • Advanced degree (MBA) or relevant P&L management experience preferred

Requisition ID: 2016-75592

Alternative Work Site: Germany

Business Unit (Current): Communications Solutions - Appliance Business