Product/Program Management Director
USA division of a growing Global LED lighting company is seeking a Program Management Director in Product Development to lead its product portfolio, which includes Street, Roadway, Area and Site Lighting as well as Traffic Signal Lighting products.
The Director is responsible for growing revenue and gross margin by defining a long term product and channel strategy, collaborating cross-functionally on implementation plans, and driving daily execution.
The Director will be managing a team of product managers in North America and working with RD and Supply Chain based in Taiwan.
This position reports directly to the President of LEOTEK Global and will lead all aspects of product lifecycle management for the business. This includes the following: develop, manage, and implement product/customer and marketing strategies and programs, new product development and introduction, value propositions, pricing, standards and certifications work, commercial launches, and internal product process improvement. This position prefers to be in San Jose, CA.
Strategy and growth planning – Develop a vision and strategic plan for each segment of the product portfolio, in alignment with overall LEOTEK strategies (Sales, Marketing, RD, etc.), that enables faster than market growth rates and future proofing our portfolio for IOT applications.
Market orientation – lives in the “field of play”, understanding customer needs, competition dynamics, and market trends that inform business decisions, display a desire to adapt and win.
New product excellence – ability to perform and coach market research/VOC and execute new product development from ideation to product launch.
Financial ownership – Manages value propositions, pricing, product mix, and cost economics to drive revenue growth and gross margin expansion. Is able to deploy business analytics and judgements to drive forward actions.
Lifecycle management – manages the entire product portfolio through the lifecycle, deploying the right levers in marketing, sales, engineering, and supply chain. Deploy portfolio optimization tactics to drive simplification and scale.
Team management – coaches and actively manages by example a team that accelerates results, drives cross-functional alignment, and mentors team members to grow in to future leaders within the company.
Bachelor’s degree, or higher education.
10 plus years of lighting Product Management, Marketing, Strategy, or Business Development.
5 plus years of Product Management Director, leading a team of more than 2 people.
Ability to travel more than 30% of the time. Occasional overseas travel.
Demonstrated leadership skills and experience.
Ability to influence at all levels of the company, work well with others and inspire trust and communication.
Demonstrated success in a diverse company where commitment, cooperation, and open communication are essential.
Ability to base decisions on past lessons learned and realize that there is always a different way to address a new problem.
Experience interacting with internal and external customers.
Experience working in a global organization with diverse cultures, working styles, and language barriers.
Leotek Electronics USA LLC has work environment that promotes diversity, equal opportunity, embraces change, and provides leadership opportunities to its talents.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Pay: $110,000.00 – $190,000.00 per year
Ability to commute/relocate:
San Jose, CA 95131: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
How many years of experience for Product Management Director, leading a team of more than 2 people do you have?
How many years of lighting product management experience do you have?
Are you willing to travel more than 30% of the time. Occasional overseas travel?
Work Location: In person