Product Management - Professional Lamps

Job Description: Location: Valley View, OH The Product Manager-Professional Lamps will be the primary person responsible for Product line development, product line extension and life-cycle management. Specific Function: New products Take the lead to define new products with input and agreement from Sales Management and COO (Strategic Product Roadmap) Build business case for new products, (Product differentiation and Positioning, Market evaluation TAM and SAM) Work with engineering to define industrial design, product specifications, cost and performance Work with engineering to develop new products per agreed schedule Execute stage gate process for new product release Drive and own aggressive schedules new product introduction Develop Product Marketing collateral (Technical data & spec sheets etc.) Work with sales management to define product positioning, pricing and launch Execute post launch assessment and program adjustment Product Line management Product portfolio management (sku pruning to meet financial targets and business targets) Meet margin and market share targets Product cost and sales price evolution Monitor competition Product packaging Sales and key customer support Industry presence and spokesperson Monitor product quality and RMA Work collaboratively with Soraa Sales, Engineering, Quality, NPI and LED operations teams (including sourcing of new suppliers or materials) Travel to CMs throughout Asia, including China (as required to qualify new and re-qualify current supply chain partners).     Experience and Skills:   Degrees in Business and Engineering or related field. Minimum 10 years of experience in Product management of high volume electronic products. Proven ability in functional operational areas of Product Engineering, NPI, Product Line Marketing, Channel Marketing, Commodity Management, Cost Reduction and Supplier Management of CM's. Assertive, self-driven individual willing to work independently with limited contact/direction. The individual should have previous experience managing a 5-10 person group. Ability to work with and communicate at all levels of the Soraa organization - from senior management to engineers. Able to consistently communicate and lead meetings/conference calls across multiple time zones as required Familiarity with the lighting industry, e.g. lamps, lighting products, colorimetry will be an asset Have a proven ability to recruit and build a world class team. Ability to resolve complex problems with simple and timely solutions Very good verbal and written communication skills
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Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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