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

Location: 

San Diego, CA, US, 92121

Business Unit:  Programmable Power Products
Posting Date:  Nov 18, 2022
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:  

The Product Line Manager (PLM) role has full Product level responsibility including and not limited to profit and loss (P&L) responsibility for the Instrumentation Product lines (VTI) at Programmable Power. Overall responsibilities are categorized into five main areas:

 

  • Strategic planning and roadmap development;
  • Defining and executing “Go To Market” strategies for new product commercialization;
  • Focal point to create Marketing Requirements Documents for new product development (NPD);
  • Manage efforts spearheading 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 staff to promote new products and to create tools enabling ease of use and expanded knowledgebase.

 

The PLM is responsible for the concept to end-of-life product marketing activities for assigned products and/or product lines. This includes providing competitive analyses, properly positioning and promoting products in the market, defining product features and options, and coordinating, as necessary, product continuous improvement or corrective actions.

 

This role involves overseeing all marketing efforts - working cross functionally with sales, engineering and operations - to ensure that assigned products are defined and supported in such a manner that customers perceive the value and desirability of the products in the customers’ applications.

 

Competency Requirements:

In order to perform this job successfully, candidates should demonstrate the following skills:

  • Critical Thinking: Skilled at finding gaps in plans; identifying risks and recommending solutions that others with a single functional focus may overlook; provide detailed insight and constructive suggestions when faced with challenges and complex situations
  • Working with Ambiguity: Achieve progress and momentum in situations that lack an absolute or indisputable solution; improve clarity and definition when goals are unclear; work around previously unencountered roadblocks; drive activity even when faced with limited information
  • Drive for Results: Pursue challenging goals; commitment to achieving objectives during periods of surge demand, take a focused, goal-driven approach
  • Effective Communication: Express ideas and information clearly and concisely; tailor compelling messaging to the roles and perspectives of the target audience
  • Multitasking: Support multiple initiatives in a fast-paced environment

 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Establishing relationships with key customers in order to get voice of the customer (VOC) input on new product concepts.
  • Studying and understanding our products and researching our competition’s products. From this investigation, define the advantages and pitfalls from the field of available solutions and define potential new products.
  • Serving as the architect of the product roadmap for the business. Responsibilities include the definition, creation and execution of his or her defined product area of responsibility.  Must be able to articulate a strategic plan that is reasonable, appropriate with the given business climate and is guided by data.
  • Owning the new product and continually reviewing assumptions and processes to assure that the new product will be successful both technically (performance and reliability) and financially.
  • Reviewing assigned products’ pricing relative to margins and competitive products, making price change recommendations to support product price list update schedule.
  • Working closely with sales, engineering, and others 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.
  • Participating in the new product development (NPD) and launch process with primary authorship responsibilities for Concept Approval request (CA) and marketing requirements documents (MRDs).
  • Providing commercial touch and business acumen where the product manager will oversee technical and commercial discussions with customers in the appropriate setting as it relates to new product engagement or “voice of the customer” market research.
  • Providing 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 personnel to find cost effective solutions for customer challenges.
  • Participating 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.
  • Supporting departmental market research activities including assignments to become “resident expert” on assigned market segments. This would include market size, primary applications, technical requirements, and trends affecting the use of AMETEK Instrumentation products (currently the VTI products).
  • Reviewing 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 degree preferred)
  • Minimum of 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 is located in beautiful San Diego, California. 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. 

 

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment and software applications including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).

 

Physical Demands:

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

 

To learn more about our company and our job opportunities, visit us at:

https://www.ametek.com/careers 

 

To learn more about the business unit you’ll be joining, visit us at:

https://www.vtiinstruments.com/ 

 

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