Product Manager -- Peachtree City, GA

Job Description

Eaton’s Lighting Division is currently seeking a Product Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Peachtree City, GA location.  Relocation assistance will be provided if residing outside 50 miles of this location. 

Position Overview:

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 the portfolio.

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:
  • Lead and develop assigned engineering team including extended global team members.

  • Have responsibility for mentoring and recruiting highly skilled engineering talent

  • Define the long term strategic product roadmap, based on input from customer & channel influencers and market indicators and trends and strategic initiatives

  • Define the immediate next year new product introduction plan (MGPP handshake) including the detailed market and product specifications and business case justification

  • Continuously gather and analyze competitive product information, market trends and customer insights to ensure projects stay on track and ready for success at launch

  • Work together with NPD engineering and Marketing to set the targeted launch plans and releases supported by capital and resource budgets


Eaton has announced its intent to spinoff its Lighting Business into publicly traded company (“SpinCo”).  This transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2019 and this position is expected to remain with SpinCo.   The compensation and benefits that will initially be offered for this position are based on Eaton’s plans, programs and practices.  The Lighting Business is in the process of developing its total rewards philosophy, strategy and structure, including the design of its benefits and annual and long-term incentive plans that will take effect when SpinCo becomes a publicly traded company. If you are offered and accept this position and are actively employed by the Lighting Business when SpinCo becomes an independent, publicly traded company, you will be eligible to participate in SpinCo’s compensation, health, welfare, and retirement benefit plans and programs and should have no expectations that SpinCo’s plans and programs will mirror or be substantially similar to Eaton’s. 

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 an accredited institution is required

  • Three years product or marketing management experience OR a lighting specifier, such as an Architect or Lighting Designer

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future

Preferred qualifications:
  • 5 years of experience in the lighting industry, outdoor/exterior lighting preferred

  • Has demonstrated mechanical, structural, civil, or similar engineering aptitude

  • 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

  • Graduate degree (e.g.: MBA, Marketing, Finance, Architecture, Accounting, Economics, Strategy)

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 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 – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG LD Lighting Division

Job Level: Manager
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 United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time