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Director, Product Management

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Job Overview

The Director of Product Management will be responsible for building, leading, and managing a complex global product portfolio including developing the strategy and business plan, driving new product development, gaining cross functional alignment and driving the execution of the business plan. This individual will also be responsible for managing a team of global product managers located around the globe.


The Director of Product Management will need to act with an entrepreneurial spirit and manage the portfolio with a GM mindset. This role requires strong strategic thinking and experience working across regions. With responsibility for overall product portfolio leadership in order to meet sales and gross margin targets this role must closely collaborate with colleagues in Marketing, Sales, Engineering and Operations.   

What you will be doing:

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
•    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)
•    Engage with customers to better understand their needs and ensure our product plans are aligned to their strategic priorities. 


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
•    Develop well justified business cases for new products with critical outcomes, such as returns, clearly defined


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.)


Talent Management
•    Manage, energize and motivate a multi-cultural team of product managers located around the globe
•    Build, coach and develop individuals and teams

What your background should look like:

•    12+ years of product management or sales experience
•    Relevant product or industry experience desired
•    4-year technical or business degree required
•    Advanced degree (MBA) and relevant P&L management experience preferred 
•    Ability to support frequent travel up to 50% (both regional and global)


Additional Qualifications:
•    Strong business acumen with an ability to understand technically complex concepts 
•    Creative and innovative thinker able to provide input on the development of the product strategies and the relevant business plans with the ability to execute 
•    Proven ability to multi-task and drive results in a dynamic, high paced environment
•    Strong interpersonal, planning, organization, and teamwork skills.
•    Experienced leader with an ability to influence cross functional teams and to build strong relationships both internally and externally 
•    Advanced presentation skills with the ability to effectively communicate complex concepts to foster understanding and acknowledgement of critical information both up and down the organization.

Building Effective Teams
Managing and Measuring Work
Motivating Others
Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.


What TE Connectivity offers:
We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our associates.

  • Generous 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Benefits start on day one
  • Charity Donation Matching Program
  • Competitive Paid Time Off
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Healthcare for Associates and Families
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Life Insurance and Disability Protection

Throughout our Global reach and various Business Units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we provide. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contribution. Specific benefit offerings can vary by location.


Middletown, PA, US, 17057

Travel:  25% to 50%
Requisition ID:  51123
Alternative Locations: 

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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