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(Archived) Product Line Manager (Remote)

Last Updated: 10/12/20

Job Description

Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network—our passion. Our experts are rethinking the purpose, role and usage of networks to help our customers increase bandwidth, expand capacity, enhance efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From remote cell sites to massive sports arenas, from busy airports to state-of-the-art data centers— we provide the essential expertise and vital infrastructure your business needs to succeed. The world’s most advanced networks rely on CommScope connectivity.

We are currently recruiting for a Product Line Manager to join our North American Antenna and Filter product team. This role can be based anywhere in the US with preference given to those in Richardson, TX.

Job Summary:

Responsible for the profitable growth of product lines. Strong emphasis on bringing new products and line extensions to the market but also has overall product line management responsibility. Responsibilities include product line strategy, new product development, pricing, profitability, and marketing. Position has cross-functional responsibility working with Sales, Project Management, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Aftermarket support, and Distribution Channels.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the product life cycle. Shared accountability for the product lines P&L, including revenue attainment, gross margin, and operating income. Supports sales and marketing efforts by leading research of market opportunities and competitors with existing product lines in assigned markets. Manage and develop sales and marketing presentations where additional technical expertise is required on specific solutions, applications, architectures, or assigned markets. Responsible for providing expertise and maintaining product evaluations on competitive product offers.
  • Through close contact with the target market and customers, responsible for new product visioning and idea generation. Attends trade shows, reviews market/trade publications, and interfaces with sales workforce. Participates in technology and product roadmap development. Develops business cases for new product development including financial evaluations (RR, ROI, OPP, Cost), competitive and market analyses, customer needs, critical success factors, sales justifications, and other business case components. Defines target markets/customers and product positioning.
  • Develops product definition including price, cost and performance objectives, reliability and functional features, manufacturability, and life cycle forecasts. Identifies and selects sales channels to distribute products to targeted markets/customers. Develops new production introduction plan with Project Managers.
  • Responsible for the launch of new products. Initiates and participates in the development of all marketing collateral material. Establishes sales promotions and special incentive programs. Prepares technical databases for proposal generation. Develops and conducts product, market, and application training. Ensures successful transition to manufacturing. Supports sales through joint sales calls. Conducts product review meetings.
  • Monitors profit and loss (P&L), evaluating, recommending and initiating cost reductions, discount analyses, and inventory levels. Develops and evaluates opportunities for new products and / or line extensions. Identifies new target markets and related strategies.

Qualifications:

  • A completed Bachelor’s Degree in related curriculum, such as Electrical Engineering and/or Business Administration and related fields. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five (5) to eight (8) years’ relevant work experience or minimum three (3) years’ relevant work experience with completed Masters.
  • Must possess a high level of energy and creativity, strong teamwork.
  • Demonstrated ability to project manage complex development projects and organize/lead internal cross-functional teams and 3rd party resources.
  • Knowledge of financial components of product management, including margin analysis, profit and loss statements, budget processes, and return on investment calculations.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to articulate complex concepts to a broad range of internal and external audiences.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with several types and levels of staff and external contacts, both in writing and verbally.
  • Experience guiding new product factory introductions.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on many priorities, which could change frequently.
  • Assertive, persuasive, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Market research techniques including strategic sales forecasting, competitive analysis, and market position and differentiation.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint…).
  • Has an excellent knowledge of the English language; another language fluency is a plus.

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It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Company Details


CommScope, Inc.

Hickory, North Carolina, United States