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Products and systems for electrical installations and information networks
Associate Product Manager
US-CA-Lake Forest | US-OH-Independence
Number of Positions: 1
At a Glance
Legrand has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Product Manager to join the Data, Power & Control division in Lake Forest, CA or Independence, OH .
The Associate Product Manager assists with the development of new product concepts, designs, and/or enhancements to existing product designs that reflect market and user requirements. Conducts research and develops a good understanding of the customer’s needs, new technologies, trends in the market, and competitors. Develops requirements documents, functional specifications, and mock-ups to clearly illustrate product ideas and concepts. Participate in all phases of the product development lifecycle, including analysis, design, testing, and integration of products as well as the introduction of products to the market.
Member of a cross-functional team that translates customer needs and technology directions into product definitions. May participate in the creation of documentation or user guides for new products.
The Product Manager and the Associate Product Manager should be collaborating to succeed with Transceivers in IT Distribution, WDM (Wave Division Multiplexing) Product Line, OLS (Open Line Systems) Product Line, XGS-PON (10G Passive Optical Network) Product Line, Fiber Optics
Product Development : field visits, meet with customers (channel, specifiers, consultants, end-users), initiate research with engineering and operations, etc … to maintain a constant flow of new products and product enhancements.
Business Management : sales support and training, respond to sales questions, prepare major launches and sales events (Global Sales Conference, Road Shows, etc), support pricing strategy, travel with the sales team, and initiate and respond to training requests.
Strategy Formulation : lead the long-term vision for the designated product line, ensuring sustainable revenue growth, market share, and profitability, keep an eye on the market: attend trade events, competitive benchmarking, develop multi-year product roadmaps based on research into long-term trends & customer needs.
Product Stewardship : participate in catalog development, develop sell sheets, product bulletins, and promotional campaigns with the sales and marketing team, and support product launches. Prepare and lead SO&P meetings for the designated product line, monitor and act on inventory levels, production capacity, service rates, and production costs to meet or beat corporate targets.
Budget planning : monitor and review product line performance and trends to evaluate budget
Performs other similar and related duties as required.
401(k) – company match
BS in Marketing or Engineering, Business or related field
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in marketing, engineering, or related field. Specific technical knowledge of data center physical infrastructure including racks, cabinets, power, airflow management and cooling, and general Datacom industry knowledge, and experience is strongly desired.
Requires strong organizational and time management skills, close attention to detail, and be able to effectively handle multiple priorities.
Must possess excellent project management skills, including demonstrated ability to develop and manage a project plan, establish priorities, work to deadlines and control a number of projects at various stages of work.
Strong computer skills, proficient with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, e-mail, and meeting management software.
Ability to use the internet and web-based resources efficiently and effectively.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization.
Must be an effective listener, able to maintain focus, extract the necessary information, and validate understanding of the information.
Demonstrated ability to understand customers’ needs and identify new ways to serve/satisfy the customer.
Must be highly collaborative and able to work in a team-based environment. Promotes an environment that encourages cohesiveness and fosters trust and open communication with the team, peers, and all business partners.
Must have solid business acumen, and understanding of a variety of functional areas within the business.
Must be proficient in negotiation and influencing skills.
Representing more than 150 years of innovation, Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Our purpose is improving lives by transforming the spaces where people live, work and meet with electrical and digital infrastructures and connected solutions that are simple, innovative and sustainable. Every day, over 39,000 Legrand employees work hard to enhance the buildings of…
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