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PDU Product Marketing and Operations Manager

Raleigh, North Carolina


Job Description

Datacenter and Network Infrastructure is the critical backbone of enabling a connected world.  Eaton is at the forefront of this market by uniquely organizing, protecting, and managing critical  IT efficiently.   As Product Marketing and Operations Manager, Distributed Power Quality you will have the chance to develop and charge at a fast growing product segment for the world’s largest IT companies and mission critical customers.  This position will have primary management responsibility for Eaton’s global rack power distribution unit (PDU) portfolio as well as IT rack enclosures. Customer intimacy will be crucial as you will be charging for the creation of go to market initiatives, IoT enabled products, and new product development that provides value to Eaton channels and customer. This Product Marketing and Operations Manager will also drive OPEX by leading supply chain efforts and deliverying on OTP and DOH targets. This position is expected to evaluate our global manufacturing footprint and drive an optimized global supply chain that can offer a cost optimized industry leading offering. This position will require engagement with Eaton global teams (EMEA and APAC) as you drive for global standardization and solutions for the market worldwide. 
In this role you will:
  • Lead the development of launch plans and programs to drive market adoption of new and existing rack PDU and IT rack enclosures products and solutions.
  • Managing all functional aspects of the products including forecasting, quality/CONC, inventory, system data management and pricing.
  • Provide a technical SME to customers, electrical distributors, Datacom agents, OEM’s, End Users and manufacturer’s agents.
  • Lead Global Product Line discussions around market trends, competitive analysis and research
  • Be able to maintain a cooperative and credible working relationship with customers and internal sales personnel to drive and assure customer satisfaction and affinity.
  • Support product design organization through new product introduction phase to ensure customer manufacturing delivery times are met, while ensuring sustainable, measurable processes are developed and maintained.
  • Assess performance indicators, and takes appropriate actions, to ensure schedule, cost, and quality goals are met.  Supports cost out and continuous improvement activities through the use of ELSS tools and design for manufacturing cost initiatives


Minimum (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelors’ degree in Engineering, Marketing, or related business from an accredited institution required
  • +7 years of consultative selling experience and/or
  • +5 years of product/program management experience
  • Commercial and distribution channel management knowledge
  • Ability to travel up to 20%
Position Criteria:
  • Proven ability to drive specification and bring opportunities from “cradle to grave”
  • Experience working with distributors, resellers, system integrators, and end user focusing on the mission critical, information technology and power market is beneficial
  • Experience with software, gateway (IoT) and rack enclosure products and/or IT solutions or other types of power quality products preferred
  • Strong technical background in Data Center Power Solutions is most desirable
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Able to build strong networks across the global Eaton Manufacturing function as well as with functional matrixed leaders that support plant success.
  • Prior industry (Datacenter/IT) experience
  • Prior experience with system integrators (i.e... Dell, IBM, WWT)
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing practices- Production scheduling, Materials Planning, Quality
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree and/or MBA preferred
  • Prior rack PDU experience
  • +10 years of sales and reselling experience preferred

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: ESSG PQD DPQ Distributed Power Quality

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 hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 056441