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Global Product Manager: Rubber Hydraulic Hose & Fittings

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.
Eaton’s Hydraulics Division is seeking a Global Product Manager to lead product management responsibility for Eaton Rubber Hydraulic Hose & Fittings products within the Fluid Conveyance portfolio focused on multiple market segments on a global basis. This position will work out of our Eden Prairie, MN office.  Key responsibilities include product management, product marketing, rationalization, product offering, promotion, and product strategy for products sold globally. The Global Product Manager will work closely with functional leaders and regions to develop and implement growth strategies to drive product profitability, volume, mix, market share improvement, and review strategic regional pricing strategies.
This role has primary responsibilities for product awareness, communication of product capabilities, product management, information availability and reliability, product promotion development, and strategic pricing for first use (OEM) and second use (aftermarket) with regard to products sold in the aforementioned segments. Role will be key in directing a global focus on the respective product lines.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Drive focus on growth for the Rubber Hydraulic Hose & Fittings product portfolio by leading a cross-functional global Product Category Team that includes regional product managers, engineering managers, sales leaders and pricing managers.
  • Analyze market & customer needs and lead team to develop business cases and product plans 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 including positioning, managing product, segment & channel mix, and developing targeted value propositions, while monitoring and addressing product life cycles.
  • Monitor product profitability for assigned product line and recommend changes to meet Eaton’s top and bottom line objectives.
  • Work with Product Category Team to propose prioritization of key strategic initiatives.
  • Interface with the Eaton Sales Team, Distributors and customers to promote and support the sale of responsible product lines. 
  • Provide consolidated product portfolio reporting to the fluid conveyance leadership team and be prepared to address product line specific issues.
  • Functions as the lead on assigned product lines for integration activities, when acquisitions are made and integrated within Eaton Hydraulics.
  • Act as key commercial marketing resource for the National Association for Hose & Distributors in America, Eaton Distributor Advisory Council, Eaton Distributor Meetings, trade shows and other related National/International forums. Global Trade Associations participation.
  • Develop sales and marketing tools necessary to support the regions.
  • Leads manufacturing footprint strategy for the Rubber Hydraulic Hose & fittings product category.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 5 years product/program management, marketing, sales operations management and/or product engineering experience
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now and in the future
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA
  • Rubber Hydraulic Hose & Fittings product experience
  • Hydraulics industry experience
  • Experience working with distribution channels, OEM’s and product marketing

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Job: Marketing

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: HYD FCV Fluid Conveyance Division

Job Level: Individual Contributor
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 hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 049064