DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT Belkin Corporation
What you?ll do
As a Director of Product Management, you will be responsible for overall vision, messaging and management of the respective Belkin business unit and its product lines, including the specific product mix, product families, and ongoing evaluation of products to be added, enhanced, refined, developed or eliminated. Thoroughly understand the industry and its moving pieces to properly align the business unit?s strategies that will deliver a compelling and sustainable competitive advantage that further enhances the Belkin brand.
How you?ll do it
Responsible for P&L of entire business unit and its respective product lines to targeted levels.
Provide leadership which will motivate a creative and effective business unit team while providing guidance and direction on critical business issues.
Responsible for product development and roadmap for our global offices. Strong communication with Belkin regional offices to ensure needs of our global customers are accounted for in our product launches.
Develop annual business plans that include marketing strategies, pricing, competitive analysis, financial economic models, value proposition, positioning, budgets, sales forecasts, etc?
Manage and direct ongoing market research through direct customer contact and surveys, trade shows and journals, sales evaluations, monitoring competitors and industry trends, and vendor contact. Ensure this knowledge is being shared to enable our sales and PM teams to exude subject matter expertise.
What you?ll need
Well-developed strategic and tactical business acumen, with clear understanding of key business drivers.
Demonstrated ability to hire, motivate, mentor and develop teams.
Exceptional communication skills and ability to build relationships internally and externally
Experience with the development, marketing and management of technology-oriented consumer goods.
The ability to influence and be a thought-partner with other members throughout the organization as well as with senior executive management
Strong financial acumen with exceptional analytical skills with proven ability to manage and drive P&L at or in excess of targets.
Proven leadership ability with an energetic, proactive and collaborative approach to managing and growing a business
What you?ve done
Develop strong messaging to clearly position the business unit as a market leader by delivering on a compelling value proposition, ecstatic user experience and driving subject matter expertise (SME).
Strong understanding of Belkin and respective business unit income statements to properly make good business decisions.
Ensure necessary channels of communication and cross-collaboration (Sales, PM, IDG, R&D, customers, vendors, regional offices, etc.) take place with pertinent parties so launches and projects are completed with great efficiencies.
Ensure all marketing communication vehicles including, but not limited to, launch kits, pricing, advertising, merchandising tools, catalogs, sell-in presentations, etc. are in place to enable Belkin to meet its targeted revenue and profit goals. Director must push the envelope and disrupt status quo in productive ways.
Coordinate costing with Purchasing Department and pricing with Sales management. Ensure all product managers periodically review pricing of assigned product line to ensure competitiveness.
What you?re getting into
We?ve got big collaborative spaces for your big ideas, so bring an open mind and leave your suit in the closet. We all are committed to creating unique and rewarding consumer experiences. Everyone is interested in succeeding ? for the team, for themselves and for the business. Cross-functionally and across the company, everyone has common goals and aspires to be their best.
You will learn something new or at least look at things differently every day. There are so many smart and creative people around that you?ll be motivated to pursue the ideal.
Team spirit is infectious. Belkin is an extremely open workplace, where communication is essential. Not every idea will be accepted, but you?ll be asked for your point of view. Innovation thrives on multiple and varied levels. At Belkin we challenge conventional wisdom and refuse to accept that something cannot be done.
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