Product Line Manager

Job Description

Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds division is currently seeking a Product Line Manager (PLM) to join our team. This position is based at our Syracuse, NY facility.


The PLM is responsible for the development, implementation and execution of the NEC motor control and enclosures ($20M annual revenue) including the financial strategy, product development and marketing programs to drive profitable sales and margin growth for products in harsh, hazardous and industrial applications.


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:
  • Manage virtual P&L for NEC motor control and enclosure product portfolio to exceed financial commitments.

  • Recommend, develop and pursue long term growth strategy and objectives for Crouse-Hinds products.

  • Identify and recommend new products for development and/or private branding.

  • Implement and effectively coordinate the product development process to insure timing of product introduction and acceptance in the market.  

  • Recommend and initiate changes in current products and pricing necessary to maintain and increase sales and profits in accordance with corporate goals and policy.

  • Maintain current and required knowledge of the marketplace to be thoroughly appraised of all new or modified product opportunities as well as developments that may impact products or ability to sell them.

  • Evaluate product success in the marketplace through internal reports and direct contacts with field sales, customers and distributors. You will recommend adjustments to marketing and sales efforts when and where necessary.

  • Plan and determine product pricing policy consistent to obtain optimum volume and market position.

  • Recommend and develop marketing strategies and programs along with promotional materials to increase market share of existing products.

  • Analyze competitors' actions, product developments, pricing strategy, product policies, and activities.  Prepare and publish appropriate details for use by Field Sales.

  • Prepare pricing and proposals for special products within assigned product families, as requested, by special products, pricing and proposals administrator.

  • Resolve product inconsistencies arising from manufacturing and engineering inquiries, changes in vendor supplies, and customer complaints.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or business from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum of 7 years of engineering, marketing or field sales experience with technical products.

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


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA
  • Electrical product industry experience

  • Proven examples of product development and portfolio management experience are essential.


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 CHD EP Americas

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?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time