The Product Line Manager for the Spring Steel Fastener product line provides leadership in the formulation of product line strategy and action programs to enhance sales growth and profitability. The Product Line Manager (PLM) must have strong knowledge of our customers, understand their needs, as well as a thorough understanding of the dynamics of selling these products in the marketplace.
This is a leadership role with high visibility and a chance to dynamically “move the needle” in an emerging marketplace experiencing explosive growth. The incumbent will own the overall global product and pricing strategy, as well as be responsible for the team’s efforts in maximizing sales, profitability and continuing B-Line’s world class customer satisfaction and relations.
The proven ability to drive innovation from ideation (product road-mapping) through phase gate processes (ProLaunch), identification of product adjacencies, identification and execution of cost savings initiatives through VA/VE & product rationalization, are highly valued. The successful candidate will have ambition, drive, strong technical and manufacturing knowledge, and experience in the product management arena. A highly entrepreneurial sense of urgency along with a passion for the industry is desirable, along with a drive to grow both personally and professionally.
Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited institution
Minimum of 5 years of experience in the electrical or commercial construction industry
Minimum of 3 years of experience in engineering, sales, marketing, or customer facing role
Ability to travel up to 40%
Experience with or aptitude to understand financial analysis and accounting principles
Gets results through collaboration
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 and influence cross-functionally across multiple teams
Action-oriented and proactive approach
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Professional presence and Interpersonal effectiveness
Good understanding of market and competitive dynamics
Analytical and Strategic thinking
Strategic and tactical pricing
Understanding of markets, distribution channels, and brand strengths in dealing with positioning strategies
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business
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Region: North America – Canada
Organization: EPG BLD BLine Division
Job Level: Manager
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