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Global Product Strategy Director

BadenBaden, Germany


Job Description

Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit
Eaton’s eMobility Segment is currently seeking a Director Product Strategy to join our  join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team.
This position will be based in Germany.
In this role, you will leads Eaton’s eMobility product strategy and product management functions, including building and executing on key and long-term product initiatives and roadmaps.
We make what matters work. Every day we work to improve people’s lives and the environment by making power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. The future of transportation is electrified, and our new eMobility segment, which combines the strengths of our electrical and vehicle businesses, will deliver a wide range of solutions for on- and off-road electrified vehicles and help reduce the environmental impact of transportation around the world.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • You will lead, develop, communicate and manage the product strategy, product roadmaps and pricing strategies in alignment with business strategies.
  • You will leads product management functions including market analysis, establishing product and associated service requirements, target segmentation, competitive analysis and industry trends.
  • You will perform and critically assess comparative performance.
  • You will provide investment recommendation to segment leadership team.
  • You will leads on-going project strategy documentation and communication of progress against established milestones.
  • You will position Eaton’s products relative to other offerings. Drives innovation throughout the organization, including opportunities for partnership.
  • You will manage products from inception to phase out, including product launch and support.
  • You will resolve problems with existing products working across cross-functional teams.


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Science or Engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 years of strategy and/or product management positions in a technology environment.
  • Experience defining product requirements and strategic financial and quantitative analysis
  • Experience new product introductions, and development programs.
  • Superior English speaking skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA highly preferred.
  • 10 or more years of strategy and/or product mgmt. positions in a technology environment.
  • Experience in manufacturing and vehicle markets preferred.
Position Criteria:
  • Must be able to travel to domestic and international locations up to 50% of the time
  • Strong executive level presentation and communications skills.
  • Superior business acumen and analytical skills.
  • Ability to influence the organization on the strategic direction of the business, and drive tangible and concrete actions to ensure progress.
  • Ability to lead and influence cross-functionally.
  • Demonstrated success in delivering results in a matrix environment.
  • Strong technical acumen, experience influence key customers, and partners.
  • Understanding of vehicle market and existing electrification efforts by competitors.
  • International experience, and working across cultures, and countries.
  • Managerial courage to influence and challenge the thinking of the organization.

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: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

Job Level: Director
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 054784