Associate Product Line Manager -- Highland, IL

Job Description

Eaton’s B-Line Division is currently seeking an Associate Product Line Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Highland, IL facility.

Position Overview:

The Associate Product Line Manager is responsible for developing and executing strategic and tactical initiatives to increase the growth and profitability of cable management products as directed by the global product line manager.   In this role, you will drive new product innovations, product line transitions, and cost savings initiatives through stage-gate projects.  This role directly supports the sales team and manages pricing for the product lines.


Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you

can help us reach ours.

In this function you will:
  • Proactively gather competitive and end market information and conduct market research to identify and define emerging new product and product adjacency opportunities

  • Identify and quantify new business opportunities through VOC (Voice of Customer) including new product development, service programs, product rationalization, value engineering, marketing programs, and other initiatives to support the overall Product Line Roadmap

  • Recommend and execute pricing actions.  Manage product mix and volume to meet overall product line profitability targets

  • Develop, maintain, and update product documentation and sales tools in partnership with the sales and marketing communications team, to include presentations, sample kits, website and e-marketing, literature, video, cross references, and other marketing tools

  • Develop and conduct product training programs across the business

  • Assist in long-range and short-range planning and forecasting

  • Provide technical support and information to customers on a pre-sale and post-sale basis for product application, specification, quotation, and installation support

  • Support, analyze, and price non-standard product requests

  • Recommend and support vertical marketing, channel marketing, and customer loyalty initiatives


When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in engineering or marketing

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without out company sponsorship, now or in the future.

  • No relocation is being offered for this role.  All candidates considered must live within 50 miles of the following Eaton location: Highland, IL

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of (enter location) will be considered.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Minimum of 2 years industry experience at contractor, engineer, manufacturer, or distributor in electrical, communications, or data end markets are preferred

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in engineering, sales, or marketing preferred

  • Experience managing a team

  • MBA preferred

Position Criteria:
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office

  • Aptitude and affinity for technical product details, including the ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals and drawings

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, think analytically, and draw valid conclusions

  • Ability to communicate clearly with team, conduct presentations, and be flexible and organized

  • Ability to work with and influence international teams

  • Action-oriented and proactive approach


We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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 – Canada
Organization: EPG BLD BLine 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: Yes, 25 % of the Time