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Product Manager in Hickory, NC at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 4/1/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Hickory, NC
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    4/1/2018

Job Description

WHO OUR CLIENT IS:

  • Industry leader in product design, development, and manufacturing of High-Density optical interconnections - Single and Multi-Fiber 
  • Forward thinking organization committed to implementing cutting edge technology and resources to support growth
  • Supported by three leading communications technology companies
  • Grew from $20M to $100M+ over the last 5 years 


WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THIS OPPORTUNITY:

  • Executive Leadership that is highly engaged offering both experience and knowledge
  • Superior culture where everyone gets a seat at the table 
  • Dynamic employees with great moral, low turnover while offering growth opportunities 
  • Great opportunity to contribute at both strategic and tactical levels
  • Excellent benefits and work environment 

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Achieve budgeted sales/margin for all assigned product lines
  • Manage product line expenses within budget
  • Provide technical leadership and direction to all levels of the organization to meet commercial product line objectives
  • Maintain command of all technical, commercial and financial aspects of assigned product lines to serve as the central product line point of contact
  • Develop long term preferred customer and supplier relationships to establish leadership in targeted technology/application areas
  • Support Account Managers to promote ongoing relationships between customers and at all levels of the customer’s organization
  • Set a product line strategy to create a preference for products over competition for targeted markets, customers and regions
  • Set promotional strategy and work with personnel to implement and maintain the website, product line literature, press releases, and articles
  • Plan product strategy for trade shows and work closely with personnel to implement
  • Recommend appropriate inventory levels of manufactured components and parts purchased for resale to obtain customer satisfaction and meet balance sheet objectives
  • Develop annual and long term product business plans in conjunction with overall company strategy and objectives
  • Establish development priorities with input from account managers, development manager, and strategic partners
  • Establish list and contract price levels for products
  • Perform market analyses to determine competitive presence and strengths
  • Interface closely with Operations team and key suppliers as required to ensure product line success
  • Evaluate markets and recommend new product ventures and expansion opportunities to the management team

COMMUNITY:

  • Hickory, NC

HOW YOU ARE QUALIFIED:

  • B.S. in Engineering or related field required
  • Expertise in product positioning, market development, and business development
  • Superior mathematical and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as well, as verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • 20% travel required

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in Fiber Optics, Cabling, and/or Connectors
  • Experience in Telecommunications
  • Masters of Business Administration