Product Line Manager

US-NY-Syracuse
# Positions
1
Experience (Years)
3
Category
Marketing

Position Description/Company Info

Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Product Line Manager to join the Electrical Wiring Systems Team in Syracuse, NY. The individual in this role is responsible for complete management of the Pass & Seymour industrial product line including product development, sales support & training, promotional activities, forecast, inventory and operations performance, long-term planning, and budget planning.  This role will include contributing to the annual corporate business review process.

 

About Legrand

Legrand is a $5.8 billion global company with 30,000 employees world-wide and products sold in 180 countries.  As the leading provider of products and systems for electrical installations and information networks wherever people live and work, Legrand delivers an unequaled depth and breadth of innovative solutions for use in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. 

 

Employing more than 2,700 employees across the United States and Canada, Legrand in North America has a work environment that promotes personal advancement, pride and achievement. Our success is also based on our recognition that diversity – in people, products, innovation and technology – is an important strength. When you join our team, we provide you with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to become the very best at your job, and to continue to advance your career.  

 

Visit us at:

http://www.legrand.us

http://www.youtube.com/legrandna

http://www.linkedin.com/company/44580

http://twitter.com/legrandNA

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Qualifications

Education:

  • BS in Marketing, Business, Engineering or related

Experience:  

  • Min. 5 years experience in marketing or related field.  Specific electrical or electrical industry knowledge a plus. 

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • 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 to 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 internet and web based resources efficiently and effectively.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills and be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization. Must be an effective listener, able to maintain focus extract necessary information and validate understanding of the information.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand customer’s needs and identify new ways to serve/satisfy 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 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.

Position Attributes

Main Job Duties:

  • Product Development: field visits (VOC), meetings with customers (distributors, installer, specifiers, end-users), initiate research with engineering & operations, etc. to maintain a constant flow of new products and product enhancements.
  • Marketing & Sales Support: Prepare major launch collateral (sell sheets, instruction sheets, internal & external communications) at sales events (e.x. National Sales Conference, Trade Shows), support pricing strategy, initiate & respond to training & support on-going sustaining initiatives.  Coordinate with MarCom team to support development of catalogs, sell sheets, product bulletins & promotional campaigns.
  • Operational performance: prepare and lead monthly S&OP meetings for designated product line, monitor & act on inventory levels, production capacity, service rates, and production costs to meet or beat corporate targets
  • Long-term planning: lead the long term vision for designated product line, ensuring sustainable revenue growth, market share and profitability; maintain high awareness and research of market trends and competitive activity.
  • Budget planning: monitor & review product line performance & trends to evaluate budget
  • Product LifeCycle:  Manage entire lifecycle of product including VA/VE, rationalization, and discontinuation in concert with operations and engineering functional teams
  • Performs other similar and related duties as required.
  • Travel required 10% to 15%

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PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS : The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:

  • Use written and oral communication skills
  • Read and interpret data, information and documents
  • Analyze and solve non-routine and complex office administrative problems
  • Use math and mathematical reasoning
  • Observe and interpret situations
  • Learn and apply new information or skills
  • Perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks
  • Work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions
  • Interact with managers, staff, customers, the public and others encountered in the course of work

 

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:

  • Sit, walk and stand
  • Talk or hear, both in person and by telephone
  • Use hands repetitively operate standard office equipment
  • Reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus 

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