The Global Product Line Manager for Lighting is primarily responsible for leading all lighting product line activities globally. Key focus includes profitable growth and increased market share through product life cycle management (innovation and cost-out), product commercialization, penetration strategies and pricing optimization. Primary geographies include North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East.
The selected hire will be responsible for product life cycle management through the multi-generational product planning process. This includes product innovation via voice of the customer activities, cost out activities including value engineering and low cost country manufacturing, complexity management and product rationalization. Activities will be prioritized and executed cross-functionally in the specified regions in a timely fashion. There will be a particular focus on LED lighting and the execution of a connected lighting strategy.
The Global Product Line Manager for Lighting will drive product commercialization excellence through structured and tailored product strategies in conjunction local business unit and sales & marketing leaders. This includes supporting the development of marketing collateral and tools, competitive selling strategies and detailed product training. Additionally, the candidate will formulate pricing strategies to effectively compete at market level prices and maximize price through the creation of value propositions and specification initiatives. Pricing will also be used to support innovation and cost out activities.
In conjunction with local business unit and sales & marketing leaders, this role will develop growth strategies for local markets and verticals to increase market share. Product penetration and vertical market expansion will be supported by the multi-generational product plan, commercialization efforts and channel development. Service strategies will be established to ensure products meet market lead times through proper market and customer intelligence and forecasting activities completed to ensure supply chain and inventory optimization.
Activities for this position require strong leadership, communication across levels in the organization, short term and long term execution through timely and quality decision making, and ability to execute cross-functionally.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
Minimum of 10 years of progressive work experience.
Minimum 5 years of product management experience and/or working in a technical role.
Direct experience working in the lighting industry.
Ability to travel internationally.
- Experience in IoT or connected technologies
- LED lighting experience preferred.
- Broad knowledge of harsh and hazardous electrical products market.
- Experience in communication across broad groups including customers and executive leadership.
- Working with international cross-functional teams.
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Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG CHD EP Americas
Job Level: Manager
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 hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time