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Strategic Global Product Leader, PMC Controls

Eden Prairie, Minnesota


Job Description

Eaton’s $2B Hydraulics business serves global and diverse markets and customers with four major product lines: Power & Motion Controls, Fluid Conveyance, Golf Grip, and Filtration. 75% of the hydraulics business is focused on mobile segments (joystick controls, gear pumps, manifolds) and 25% on stationary segments (coolers, cylinders, piston & vane pumps). Headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN, we are constantly advancing hydraulics products in new and innovative ways.
Eaton’s Hydraulics Division is seeking a Strategic Global Product Leader in our Eden Prairie, MN office to lead the Controls product business in the PMC Product Portfolio. You will lead a team of four Global Product Managers and lead the strategic planning and superior product line management for the Controls product family. You’ll be responsible for implementing our 2020 growth strategies to drive product profitability, volume, mix, market share improvement, and strategic pricing globally. Key responsibilities include:  product lifecycle management, product branding, competitive intelligence, rationalization, footprint, strategic pricing and product strategy & roadmaps on a global basis. This position has global responsibility and reports to the VP, PMC.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Lead and Develop a team of subject matter experts who support the Controls products: Sales, Supply Chain, and Engineering.
  • Analyze market & customer needs and lead team to develop business cases and product strategies for new product development, strategic alliances, and other business development activity.
  • Acquire & retain comprehensive knowledge of competitive positioning and competitor strategies.
  • Lead development of product strategies/roadmaps including positioning; managing product, segment & channel mix; and developing targeted value propositions while monitoring / addressing product life cycles.
  • Develop and provide leadership for global core pricing strategy.
  • Monitor product portfolio for the product lines and recommend changes to meet Eaton top and bottom line objectives.
  • Work cross-functionally with Product Category team to propose prioritization of product development and growth activities.
  • Interface with regional Eaton teams, distributors and customers to drive the organic growth strategies.
  • Lead the development and deployment of strategic marketing programs to drive organic sales for the assigned product categories.
  • Provide consolidated product portfolio reporting to the business unit leadership team and be prepared to address product line specific issues and lead monthly Product Category reviews.
  • Lead product management related items for integration activities when acquisitions are being integrated.
  • Focus on increasing our share in underserved market, globally.
  • Develop manufacturing footprint strategies based on customer/market requirements.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 8 years of product management experience
  • 5 years of management of people experience
  • Must be legally authorized to work in US without sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA
  • 10 years of product management experience within Eaton
  • 10 years of experience managing people

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Marketing

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: HYD PMC Power Motion Control

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 046926