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Product Manager - Hartford, CT

Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: CT, US

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
 
Division Overview
Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Posting Address

110 Groppo Rd, Winsted, CT 06098

Position Overview

Responsible for the development and management of marketing strategies pertaining to the Utility markets (Communications, Power, Cable TV, OEM).  Responsible for development of new markets for existing products.  Generate new product ideas and follow through with development, this may include establishing marketing policies such as pricing, promotion and handling field performance issues.

This position is heavily involved in the development and driving future growth in the Utility markets.  In addition, this position will have direct reports.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing; the strategic product roadmap, product identification, application/specification development, product pricing, product launch, product marketing plans and business development strategies in order to gain maximum profitable sales growth from each product line.
  • Provide detailed market analysis, business cases and marketing plans for current and new markets for both existing and new products.
  • Assist customer service on product application, customer problems, and opportunities.
  • Provide the primary communication channel with the Sales teams (domestic and international) and Product Specialists to drive profitable top line sales growth.
  • Communicate with field Sales and Product Specialists to assure customers product needs are being met.
  • Act as customer liaison to the business team in development of new products.
  • Establish and implement market policies such as pricing, promotion and product line extensions.
  • Guide new product development activities with the business team to assure customers product needs are being met.
  • Develop expertise on all EMC platforms, how they work, how they are differentiated, how they bring value and how they help solve customers’ problems.
  • Interface with customers, engineering, business operations, applications engineering, quality assurance, sales, distributors, resellers, solutions partners, analysts and industry consultants.
  • Participates in industry standard committees to represent company interests and identify key technical requirements for products.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in an engineering/manufacturing environment, preferably in the utility industry.
  • Proactive, innovative, solution-oriented.
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have proven ability to meet project objectives and time lines.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must possess strong ambition, drive and motivation to succeed.
  • Must be able to travel up to 50% as needed.
  • Global perspective and strong customer interaction skills are required.
  • Direct experience with one or more of the following is highly desirable: 
    • Communications
    • Power
    • Cable TV
    • OEM

Education

Bachelors Degree in Engineering General or Business

 

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.


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