Webasto is looking for a Product Manager to help support our rapidly growing charging division.
Responsible on a global level but focus on North America for all products regarding Webasto’s charging Solutions for cord sets or portable EVSEs. Responsible for product definition, commercialization strategy and replacement after EOP.
Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Collecting and structuring product ideas as a basis for product enhancements and new projects
Propose in-house development or Brand Label for new products
Planning and implementing product- and project-specific market analysis
Ensure that communication with Sales / Marketing as well as operating Webasto system supplier units takes place
Support sales staff with product knowledge
Evaluate and report on PPM relevant performance indicators which are relevant for his products (e.g. quantities, target price achieved, “time-to-break-even”, NPS, EBIT, CM etc.)
Evaluate actual status of his products (development status, market position, market data sales, quantities, etc.) and incorporate them in the PPM process
Collect and determine product requirements (e.g. the customer requirement specifications) from the perspective of market expectations, analyzing and preparing the current product-related market data.
Review and sign off requirement specifications in close cooperation with system specialists and operating Webasto system supplier units
Compile product-related factors, factors which influence customer purchase-decisions as well as value proposition and unique selling points (USP)
Create and coordinate the marketing mix (product/features, target price/costs, promotion, placement)
Coordinate completion of technical and sales-related documentation
Ensure that current sales information and user documentation (manuals, operating instructions, catalogs, etc.) for the products within his responsibility are available and regularly maintained in the required regional versions.
Prepare profitability calculation for the product group or innovation projects
Ongoing monitoring of the market during the product lifecycle and timely initiation of required changes in accordance with change management procedures
Ensure product ramp-up proceeds as planned
Responsible for coordinated product phase-out.
University degree ideally in business, marketing, or engineering is preferred. No less than 3 years experience in similar position or industry.
Knowledge and proficiency of:
Relevant experience (min. 3 years) working within similar industry.
Good organizational skills, able to work independently and in a team.
Good people and communication skills internally and externally incl. positive leader skills.
Willing to travel on a regular basis.
Goal-oriented, structured working methods.
Ability to translate between sales and engineering
REQUIRED WORK AUTHORIZATION:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, work is primarily performed in an indoor office setting with extended periods at a computer, on the telephone, sitting or standing. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds in order to move, lift and carry files, records, office supplies and materials.
Basic communication skills are needed for frequent person-to-person contacts, and telephone usage.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions. The nature of the work has frequent interruptions; contact with the public and clients requires strong communication skills. May be required to work beyond normal working hours.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Webasto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status.