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Associate Product Manager

Company: Legrand North America
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

Title: Associate Product Manager

Location: US-CA-Lake Forest - US-OH-Independence

Number of Positions: 1

Category: Engineering

Position Description

At a Glance

Legrand has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Product Manager to join the Approved Networks Team in Lake Forest, CA, or Independence, OH .

Data Communications Division of Legrand. The Legrand family of brands is the global specialist in electrical, digital building, and data center infrastructures. Demand for fast, reliable connectivity continues to grow at a rapid rate and we are driving the future by connecting people in their business and personal lives. Our technical expertise and advanced programming capabilities have allowed us to consistently deliver many first-to-market compatibility solutions for mission-critical optical networks. Our customer service is unparalleled in the industry, as validated by the loyalty and support of some of the largest data center, telecommunications, enterprise, and government network operators in the world.

We foster a company-wide environment of dedication, camaraderie, collaboration, and professional development and growth. We do this by enabling and encouraging team members to learn and tackle challenges while understanding the importance of individual accountability. This attitude allows our sales, operations, engineering, and marketing teams to be agile and grow in ways that benefit each other and the company. If you believe that Legrand's fast-paced, performance-driven workplace is a fit for you, please inquire.

Role: Responsible for complete management of designated product line: product development, strategy formulation, business management and product stewardship, including sales support and training, product marketing activities, forecast, inventory and operations performance (capacity, cost, pricing, etc), long-term planning and budget planning. Responsible for complete management of designated product line: product development, strategy formulation, business management and product stewardship, including sales support and training, product marketing activities, forecast, inventory and operations performance (capacity, cost, pricing, etc.), long-term planning and budget planning.

The Product Manager and the Associate Product Manager should be collaborating to succeed with Transceivers in IT Distribution, WDM (Wave Division Multiplexing) Product Line, OLS (Open Line Systems) Product Line, XGS-PON (10G Passive Optical Network) Product Line.

The Associate Product Manager assists with the development of new product concepts, designs, and/or enhancements to existing product designs that reflect market and user requirements. Conducts research and develops a good understanding of the customer's needs, new technologies, trends in the market, and competitors. Develops requirements documents, functional specifications, and mock-ups to clearly illustrate product ideas and concepts. Participate in all phases of the product development lifecycle, including analysis, design, testing, and integration of products as well as the introduction of products to the market. Member of a cross-functional team that translates customer needs and technology directions into product definitions. May participate in the creation of documentation or user guides for new products.

Main Job Duties:

Product Development: field visits, meet with customers (channel, specifiers, consultants, end-users), initiate research with engineering and operations, etc ... to maintain a constant flow of new products and product enhancements.

Business Management: sales support and training, respond to sales questions, prepare major launches and sales events (Global Sales Conference, Road Shows, etc), support pricing strategy, travel with the sales team, and initiate and respond to training requests.

Strategy Formulation: lead the long-term vision for the designated product line, ensuring sustainable revenue growth, market share, and profitability, keep an eye on the market: attend trade events, competitive benchmarking, develop multi-year product roadmaps based on research into long-term trends & customer needs.

Product Stewardship: participate in catalog development, develop sell sheets, product bulletins, and promotional campaigns with sales and marketing team, and support product launches. Prepare and lead SO&P meetings for the designated product line, monitor and act on inventory levels, production capacity, service rates, and production costs to meet or beat corporate targets.

Budget planning: monitor and review product line performance and trends to evaluate budget

Performs other similar and related duties as required.

Job Type: This is a full-time, exempt position in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment with a competitive salary, commission plan, and benefits.

Benefits:

Medical

Vision

Dental

401(k) - company match

Qualifications

Education: BS in Marketing or Engineering, Business or related

Experience: 3-5 years experience in marketing, engineering, or related field. Specific technical knowledge of data center physical infrastructure including racks, cabinets, power, airflow management, and cooling, and general datacom industry knowledge and experience is strongly desired.

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

Requires strong organizational and time management skills, close attention to detail, and be able to effectively handle multiple priorities.

Must possess excellent project management skills, including demonstrated ability to develop and manage to a project plan, establish priorities, work to deadlines and control a number of projects at various stages of work.

Strong computer skills, proficient with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, e-mail, and meeting management software. Ability to use the internet and web-based resources efficiently and effectively.

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization. Must be an effective listener, able to maintain focus, extract the necessary information, and validate understanding of the information.

Demonstrated ability to understand customers' needs and identify new ways to serve/satisfy customers.

Must be highly collaborative and able to work in a team-based environment. Promotes an environment that encourages cohesiveness and fosters trust and open communication with team, peers, and all business partners.

Must have solid business acumen and understanding of a variety of functional areas within the business. Must be proficient in negotiation and influencing skills.

Company Info

About Legrand

Representing more than 150 years of innovation, Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Our purpose is improving lives by transforming the spaces where people live, work and meet with electrical and digital infrastructures and connected solutions that are simple, innovative, and sustainable. Every day, over 39,000 Legrand employees work hard to enhance the buildings of tomorrow. Legrand is a global, publicly-traded company listed on Euronext (Legrand SA EPA: LR) with revenue of 7 billion, and products sold in 180 countries. For more information, visit www.legrandgroup.com/en

About Legrand North and Central America

Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 6,500 associates in 50 locations, working across six divisions/sectors: Audio Visual, Building Controls Systems, Data Power and Controls, Electrical Wiring Systems, and Lighting. We hold a leading position in every North American market we serve and focus on exceeding our customers' needs within the commercial, residential, and industrial industries. LNCA offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as distinctive benefits like a high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity and parental leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active/growing Employee Resource Group network. LNCA is an employee-centered, growing company with tremendous opportunity. For more information, visit legrand.us

About Legrand's Data Center Power and Control Division

The industry-leading brands of Approved Networks, Ortronics, Raritan, Server Technology, and Starline empower Legrand's Data, Power & Control to produce innovative solutions for data centers, building networks, and facility infrastructures. Our division designs, manufactures, and markets world-class products for a more productive and sustainable future. The exceptional reliability of our technologies results from decades of proven performance and a dedication to research and development.

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