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Product Manager, Lighting Controls

Peachtree City, Georgia


Job Description

Eaton’s Lighting Division has an opening for an Product Manager, Lighting Controls. The position will be based in our Peachtree City, GA facility. 

Position Overview:

The Connected Building Team is looking for a product manager to assist in the development of connected lighting systems and room-based control products within the Marketing team.  This position is responsible for developing and managing category and customer segment growth strategies with corresponding product line strategies and product line portfolio management and functions for all strategic and daily activities associated with lighting control needs for connected buildings.


The selected candidate will perform the following duties:

Product Creation

  • Defines the long-term connectivity roadmap, based on input from customer & channel influencers and market indicators and trends and strategic initiatives
  • Defines the immediate next year new product introduction plan (MGPP handshake) including the detailed market and product specifications and business case justification

  • Continuously analyzes, reviews, and recommends technology trends and standards

  • Works with NPD engineering, software team, and Marketing to set the targeted launch plans and releases supported by capital and resource budgets

  • Develop an organic, partnership, and MA strategy to deliver the right solution at the right cost and within budget

  • Defines the detailed product and marketing specifications and alignment with all stakeholders (Operations, R&D, Sales, Quality, Marketing) and implements Pro Launch timeline and manages progress with support of Program Management and Engineering

New Product Introduction

  • Responsible for enabling the sale of control solutions in direct correlation with Eaton’s lighting solution platform.  
  • Coordinate with marketing and communications the development of necessary collateral, promotions, samples, etc. as defined by launch priority and requirements

  • Support sales, marketing, customer service with required launch and training plans including a prescriptive GTM (go to market) strategy based on target vertical/market segment

  • Handshake with User Experience platform product manager for SaaS (software as a service) and associated offerings. 

Product Life Cycle Management

  • Continuously manage portfolio health including but not limited to competitive performance, technology upgrades, and end-of-life product delistment
  • Select and set priorities for process, price and margin improvement projects using our VAVE and TWE process teams and initiatives

  • Assist the Supply Chain and Demand Plan teams in monthly forecast and planning sessions to help drive operational capacity and on-time service commitments

  • Provide continuous product support to internal and external customers as needed, not limited to product training to agents, distributors, customers, etc., includes participation in industry tradeshows, conferences and seminars


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required

  • Minimum two years Product or Marketing Management Experience

  • Experience with building systems or control systems

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within 50 miles of Peachtree City will be considered for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years of experience in the lighting industry, controls experience preferred
  • Strong competency in LED, and controls technology

  • Experience in new product development and technical program management

  • New product commercialization experience

  • Participation in Strategic Product Planning and Product Road mapping

  • Marketing and collateral development, including specification and technical writing

Position Criteria:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of technical systems and products
  • Strong work ethic, flexibility, and a desire to actively contribute to the group’s success.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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: EPG LD Lighting 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?: No
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 064365