Director, Product Management

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Date: Feb 1, 2024

Location: Merrimack, NH, US

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 119542 
Remote Position: Yes 
Region: Americas 
Country: USA 

General Overview

Functional Area:    OPS - Operations        
Career Stream:    CPM - Customer Program Management        
Role:    Director 2              
Job Title:    Global Business Office Director 2        
Job Code:    DR2-OPS-GBO        
Band:    Level 13          
Direct/Indirect Indicator:    Indirect

Summary

We are currently growing our Smart Energy (ISE) team and are seeking a self-driving product manager with the business acumen to help drive the growth and shape the future of a collaborative, high performance, growth-oriented business unit. 

About this opportunity:

We are looking for a passionate and results-oriented manager to be part of our Global Advanced Technology Solutions organization. The Director, Product Management will drive and support the growth and performance of the ISE business by enabling best practices in Offering Management, Market Opportunity Identification/Validation, and Product Definition/Development. 

The Energy market is complex and evolving, and customer requirements are ever-changing. We're seeking a highly motivated and savvy business leader to build high performing teams and influence stakeholders to attain and grow multiple accounts across the energy ecosystem. Critical activities and abilities will include developing specific market strategies and leading the extended organization to develop products and service offerings in support of the Smart Energy strategy. 

This role is a prime development opportunity for those interested in developing their entrepreneurial and business skills, while shaping the future of a high-growth business unit. 

Detailed Description

  • Define the power product portfolio for strategic growth & profit, in alignment with SE strategy.
  • Develop product and service offering positioning, differentiation, and value propositions, along with go-to-market strategies. 
  • Developing market requirements and new product proposals for the Project Approval Process for new product introduction. 
  • Work with stakeholders to execute strategy deployment. 
  • Work with all functions and suppliers to drive product development timeless. 
  • Advise channel activities such as new product launches and promotions/events.
  • Analyze market size/growth, technology trends, channel and customer segment needs. 
  • Understand competitors and identify strengths/weaknesses/opportunities/threats. 
  • Conduct market evaluation and analysis; understand/evaluate customer buying behaviors. 
  • Actively lead Voice of Customer activities and insight-gathering process. 
  • Contribute to SPP/AOP planning processes through business case development.
  • Build relationships with strategic customers; serve as a key customer account interface. 
  • Direct engagement with customers and trade associations at executive levels to expand business engagements. 
  • Development of high-performing, entrepreneurial global account and commercial team, including direct, matrix, and indirect reports. 

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies

  • Specific, proven experience with energy and/or power conversion products, notably variable frequency drives, inverters, EV chargers, and/or battery management systems. 
  • Strong technical background within market management, product management or product development required. 
  • In-depth experience and proven skills in financial modeling and analysis.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, relationship management and business development skills.
  • Strong business-to-business analytical, financial, strategic thinking and marketing skills. 
  • Self-motivated with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple time-sensitive tasks.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability to quickly learn new skills, and global mindset. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • External focus/product launch experience/experience with customer sales or support. 
  • Success in managing through influence and persuasion in high-matrix structure. 
  • Must be able to successfully operate in a team environment. 
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced, results-driven organization. 
  • Working knowledge of operations, including manufacturing processes, schedules and scheduling requirements, supply chain, product development project management, logistics and product delivery methods.

Physical Demands

  • Duties of this position are performed in a normal office environment or manufacturing floor
  • Likely there will be a significant amount of travel between customer and Celestica locations
  • Duties may require extended periods of sitting and sustained visual concentration on a computer monitor or on numbers and other detailed data.
  • Repetitive manual movements (e.g., data entry, using a computer mouse, using a calculator, etc.) are frequently required.
  • Above demands are carried out within the local existing Health and Safety guidelines

Typical Experience

  • 8 years of experience in Market and/or Product Management. Of those 8 years, at least 3 years managing direct reports.
  • Industry/Market: Specific, proven experience with energy and/or power conversion products, notably energy generation, energy storage, or distribution systems. Industry recognition and participation in industry alliances desired. 

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Industrial Management
  • Educational Requirements may vary by Geography

Notes

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.

The salary range described in this posting is an estimate by the Company, and may change based on several factors, including by not limited to a change in the duties covered by the job posting, or the credentials, experience or geographic jurisdiction of the successful candidate. Salary Range: $156k-$244k Annually

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Celestica’s policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran or disability status, or other characteristics protected by law. 
This policy applies to hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment and also states that retaliation against a person who files a charge of discrimination, participates in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice will not be tolerated. All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

 

Location: This is a remote position, with travel as necessary. We are open to considering candidates close to any of our US locations in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Texas, Arizona, Oregon or California as well as locations near major airports such as the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and Pacific Coast.

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud. Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.

 

Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.


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