Job Title:  Senior Product Line Manager - Instrumentation Products (VTI)


San Diego, CA, US, 92121

Business Unit:  Energy Conversion Solutions
Posting Date:  Sep 4, 2023
Job Description: 

About Us: 

AMETEK is using innovation to make the world a better place, technology to improve lives, and talent to solve challenges that matter. We need people like you to help make it happen! 


Job Summary 

As a Senior Product Line Manager (PLM), you will have full Product level responsibility, including profit and loss (P&L) oversight, for the Instrumentation product lines at Programmable Power. Overall responsibilities include: 

  • Oversee strategic planning and roadmap development;
  • Define and execute “Go To Market” strategies for new product commercialization;
  • Spearhead market research targeting industry/application trends, competitive analysis, and growth industries that can be transformed into strategies for the business; and
  • Drive content with local Marketing team to promote new products and create tools enabling ease of use and expanded knowledgebase.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Establish relationships with key customers to solicit voice of the customer (VOC) input on new product concepts.
  • Serve as the product roadmap architect for the business. Define, create, and execute your defined product area. Develop a strategic plan that is data driven and appropriate to the given business climate.
  • Own the new product and assure it will be successful both technically (performance and reliability) and financially.
  • Review assigned products’ pricing relative to margins and competitive products, making price change recommendations to support product price list update schedule.
  • Work closely with Sales, Engineering, and other departments to provide definition of new products including technical requirements, competitive analysis, specifics of markets served, expected multi-year sales forecast, return on investment, and project justifications.
  • Participate in the new product development (NPD) and launch process with primary authorship responsibilities for Concept Approval (CA) requests and Marketing Requirements Documents (MRDs).
  • Provide marketing application support for assigned products. This may include the research and write up of application notes and marketing bulletins as well as participation with field sales team members to find cost effective solutions for customer challenges.
  • Participate in marketing launch activities for new or updated products. This includes user manual generation support, ads, sales training, press releases, marketing collateral materials, and other activities as defined in the launch plan.
  • Review modified standard product requests for technical and financial feasibility including return on investment criteria. The PLM verifies if there is a business case based on projected development cost, engineering opportunity costs, and sales forecast of such special engineering request.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (Electrical Engineering degree preferred)
  • 7 years of technical application, sales, or product management experience (Instrumentation products desired)
  • Ability to travel 25-30%


Desired Qualifications: 

  • MBA with marketing emphasis
  • Engineering design experience
  • Strong inquiry skills and a desire to be data-oriented, balanced with an ability to draw a conclusion and take action
  • Excellent writing skills and experience with Windows Office tools
  • Articulate verbal presentation skills
  • A demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed manner, prioritizing work appropriately
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively in an influential management role


What’s in It for You: 

  • Competitive compensation, holiday pay, and paid time off
  • Great benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401(k), plus matching
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs), health savings account (HSA) with AMETEK contribution, life insurance, disability insurance, and family medical leave
  • Employee referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Exciting, fast-paced environment where you could make a true impact
  • Opportunities for career advancement within our business unit and across all other AMETEK business entities 


Additional Details: 

Location Information: 

This position can be based in San Diego, California or Norwood, Massachusetts.


Many consider San Diego to possess the best climate in the country. Daytime temperatures average 70 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. Besides its amazing weather, San Diego is known for its miles of white-sand beaches, nightlife, outdoor culture, and ethnic diversity. It is also known for being a great place to raise a family due to having some of the best public schools in the country. The city offers plenty of family fun attractions, which include the world-famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, and LEGOLAND. San Diego County comprises of 18 incorporated cities and numerous other charming neighborhoods, including downtown's historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Escondido, La Mesa, Hillcrest, Barrio Logan and Chula Vista to name a few.


Nestled in the heart of New England, Norwood is a charming town that effortlessly blends historical charm with modern amenities. With its picturesque landscapes and vibrant community, Norwood offers a delightful environment for residents and visitors alike. Whether you're exploring the serene parks, wandering through the historic streets, or savoring the local cuisine at quaint eateries, Norwood offers a rich tapestry of experiences. Just a short drive from Boston, Norwood provides easy access to both urban excitement and tranquil natural beauty, making it an ideal destination for those who appreciate the best of both worlds


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Salary Minimum:  $120,000
Salary Maximum:  $150,000
Incentive:  Yes

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting.  The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales of over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

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Nearest Major Market: San Diego