Product Line Manager

Job Function:

US, IL, Bolingbrook

Position Summary:

The Product Line Manager reports to the Director, Global Product Management and is primarily responsible for driving the product line strategy, new product development roadmap, and managing to the P&L for the Underground & Padmount switchgear product family. Additionally, the Product Line Manager will lead a team of Product Managers to execute on the overall portfolio strategy and objectives.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drive understanding of market and application requirements through Voice of Customer and market analysis.
  • Lead a team of Product Managers in the development of the long-term strategy (5-Year+) of the underground & padmount switchgear product family.
  • Create and maintain the product portfolio, managing all aspects of the product life-cycle process from NPD to obsolescence.
  • Facilitate and lead the development of a comprehensive new product line roadmap strategy supporting the company-wide strategy.
  • Leveraging a strategic business mindset, collaborate with sales and marketing to drive sales bookings while managing P&L to meet corporate objectives; Identify and champion improvement areas that would drive product line performance.
  • Maintain and protect base business overcoming attrition while simultaneously driving strategic growth through new products and channel & market segment expansion.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of  experience in a Product Management or related business function.
  • Business, Marketing, or Engineering Degree and experience with technical products in a product management, business development, or Marketing role.
  • Experience working with and leading cross-functional teams.
  • Experience in a customer-facing role.
  • Results-oriented with a proven track record of strategy development and execution.
  • Experience overseeing the work of others.
  • Strong organizational skills with a history of managing competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective presentation skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills/root cause analysis.
  • Proficiency in all MS Office platforms commensurate with the responsibilities of the position.
  • Ability to Travel 30% regionally and internationally.

Physical Demands:  

  • General Office Environment, PC use.       

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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