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Group Leader & Product Manager
Job Code:2017-RBU-017
Location:Harrisburg, PA
Department:IC-ICT Field-Prod Mgmt
Type:Regular Full Time
Provide Leadership and Supervision to the IFC Regional Business Unit and lead the development and implementation of the Product Roadmap for SAC Cables, Sensor Actuator Boxes, and Field Installation Connectors for the North American market. This includes price policy management to Sales Subsidiaries, directing engineering resources, and defining production competencies required to meet North American market needs.
•Provide Leadership and Supervision for Product Management, Product Specialists, and Engineering Team Members in the Regional Business Unit
•Lead the development and implementation of the business unit product roadmap
•Identify product opportunities that fill gaps and take advantage of regional customer specific needs, technology specific requirements, standards specific issues or providers of technology within the region.
•Write functional specifications, customer’s value proposition and expected benefit or loss (if not implemented) of a product or application concept.
•Qualify the resources required to implement the concept and metrics to be used to measure and ensure financial success.
•Lead the implementation of the development project according to the recognized and published Phoenix Contact global standards.
•Manage the lifecycle of the product. Products range will be expanded and maintained based on market needs and lifecycle.
&bullect the engineering resources on individual approved projects.
•Develop and maintain a market and competition overview for the products managed.
•Launch products to other regional business units and subsidiaries within the business unit’s geography.
•Establish and maintain pricing strategy with discount structure to global subsidiaries.
•Manage and implement Product Notification Change process globally.
•Manage quality issues and organize and lead team tasked to resolve issues.
•Travel to industry events, customers and subsidiaries throughout the America’s region and RBU locations to obtain data and support product launches.
•Develop the subsidiary sales organization through application based training programs and joint sales efforts.
•Demonstrate initiative by understanding what actions need to be taken and completing the required tasks while seeking the perspective of others as required.
•Demonstrate an honest and forthright presence by taking responsibility for own mistakes and not blaming others, and by doing what he / she commits to doing.
•Work as a team player to make a difference within the business and express gratitude and appreciation to others who have provided information, assistance or support.
•Readily handle change through taking advantage of lifelong learning opportunities and being open minded and curious in the face of new challenges.
•Bachelor of Science degree in a technical field with at least 5 years of related industry experience or general college degree with at least 10 years of industry experience.
•Master of Business Administration, or at least two years of product or engineering management experience.
•Ability to lead multi-disciplined teams in a product development project.
•Knowledge of project and product management procedures and the proven ability to implement them.
•In depth working knowledge of the products and technology of the business unit represented.
•Excellent communication skills (verbal/written) and presentation skills.
•Proven track record of problem solving by analyzing situation and providing recommended path forward
•30 to 50% travel to be expected.
•Displays proficiency in the following global competencies:
oInitiative – the understanding of what action needs to be taken and completing these tasks while seeking the perspective of others.
oComprehensive Thinking (Personal Credibility) – taking personal responsibility for mistakes; does what he/she commits to and is honest and forthright.
oCollaboration – works as a team player to make a difference within the business and expresses gratitude and appreciation to others who have provided information, assistance and support
oWillingness to Learn – handles change through taking advantage of lifelong learning opportunities and is open minded and curious to face new challenges.
• Must be able to travel by air for trips up to 12 hours.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to ride in a car for 4 hours at a time.
• Must be able to work at a desk with a computer for up to eight hours per day.
• Must be able to sit/and or stand for extended periods of time (2-4 hours at a time)


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