General Manager-Ephesus Sports Lighting

Job Description

The Connected System’s team within the Lighting Division of Eaton, is looking for an experienced general manager who will report directly to the Connected Systems VP/GM and will manage the Ephesus Sports Lighting Business out of Syracuse, NY.   

This general manager will have commercial P&L leadership responsibilities and overall growth, profitability, achievement of profit plan including project deployment (service), product management, product marketing, operations, and channel development for Ephesus. This position will be responsible for identification, development, and execution of short term and long-term initiatives to support profitable growth and successful new product introductions.   Specifically, this role will focus on continuing a technology leadership culture, progressing our IoT strategy of solving higher complexity problems through connectivity, and delivering a sports lighting system that creates the ultimate fan experience for recreational, collegiate, and professional sports venues.   

Additional Criteria:

  • Continuously gathers and analyzes competitive product information, vertical market trends/drivers and customer insights to ensure successful commercialization of new products including achieving revenue/margin targets.    
  • Recommends and develops marketing strategies and programs along with promotional materials to increase market share of existing products in the sports lighting market and adjacent market segments. 
  • Analyzes pricing structure relative to pricing levels in the market place. Continuously monitors the market to ensure competitive pricing structure relative to competition while meeting margin objectives.
  • Financial projections and budgeting process as required supporting monthly, quarterly, yearly targets.
  • Turn key project delivery of sports lighting systems including application design, quotation, proposal, negotiation, and project management. 
  •  Responsible for meeting KPI’s around SQDCI (service, quality, delivery, cost, and inventory) and works hand in hand with supply/demand planning teams and Operations director to achieve.  
  •  Work with product platforms and sales to build a GTM (go to market) strategy with required launch and training plans.
  •  Directs and manages talent management – assessing current team members, identifying needs, selecting talent, and developing current employees to ensure “bench strength” and continued development and advancement of top talent within the organization

Eaton has announced it has reached an agreement to sell its Lighting Business to Signify N.V.. This transaction is expected to be completed in the first Quarter of 2020 and this position is expected to remain with the Lighting Business and would transfer to Signify N.V. upon close.  The compensation and benefits that will initially be offered for this position are based on Eaton’s plans, programs and practices.  If you are offered and accept this position and are actively employed by the Lighting Business when the transaction closes, Signify N.V. will provide further details to employees concerning compensation and benefits at that time.


Basic Qualifications:


• Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution


• Minimum of 7 years of professional Sales, Marketing and/or Product management experience.


• Minimum of 5 years of direct experience working with complex system    solutions.


• Minimum of 3 years of commercial P/L management.


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




Preferred Qualification:




• Strong competency in LED and controls technology with emphasis on emerging connectivity and IOT trends


• Experience in new product development and technical program management




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










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Job: Multi-Function Executive

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG LD Lighting Division

Job Level: Director
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