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.)
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