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PRODUCT MANAGER III

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

Company Overview:


TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $14 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 80,000 people, including 7,500 design engineers, partner with customers in over 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS –www.TE.com
 
Position Overview:


This position is for Senior Product Manager within Automotive Terminals, Connectors and Headers team. The Product Manager will manage all aspects of a product line, from driving new product development to manufacturing to pricing to marketing. Manages all aspects of a regional product line or portfolio, from driving new product development to manufacturing to marketing and sales.  Responsible for overall product strategy, business leadership and capacity plans to meet sales and gross (or standard) margin targets. 

Key Responsibilities:
 
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)
 
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.   
- 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.) 
- Collaborate with Global community to execute product strategy
 

What your background should look like:

Position Requirements


•    2+ years of product management or sales experience, additional MBA preferred
•    Relevant product or industry experience desired especially in High-Voltage Terminals and Connectors.
•    4-year technical or business degree required
•    Advanced degree (MBA) or relevant P&L management experience preferred
•    Strong business acumen, good commercial and process understanding

 

Particular Skills & Abilities Required


•    Demonstrate entrepreneurship thinking
•    Clear, strategic thinker with the ability to execute on priorities
•    Excellent relationship and communication skills & building effective teams
•    Ability to work deadlines and challenging targets
•    10-25% domestic and international travel 
 
 

Competencies

Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
Location: 

TROY, MI, US, 48084

City:  TROY
State:  MI
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  73408
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Sales & Marketing


Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Manager, Product Manager, PLM, MBA, Management, Operations, Automotive

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