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Product Manager (Distribution Connectors) - Birmingham, AL

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Leeds, AL, US, 35094

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.

Position Overview

The Product Manager will provide overall product leadership and management of Distribution Connectors product lines, including worldwide profit and loss.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership for each of the product lines with respect to strategic direction and execution.
  • Drive market share growth by effectively managing product line activities, including pricing, promotion, and product extensions. 
  • Lead and participate in cross functional teams that include product engineering, manufacturing, scheduling, sourcing, quality departments and others.
  • Assist customer service on product application, customer issues, and customer opportunities.
  • Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product line sales forecasts and special reports and analyses, answering questions and requests.
  • Establish and maintain a network for communication with field sales, both domestic and international.
  • Assesses market competition by comparing the company's products to competitors' products.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.
  • Collaborates with the Marketing / Communications team on new product launches, product line promotional activities, and maintenance of product information management (PIM) data. 
  • Collaborates on and contributes to new product development, including assisting with pricing, ensuring product and technical specifications are met, product application is appropriate, and product changes are appropriate incorporated.  

Skills and Experience

Required:

  • BS in engineering, business, or marketing
  • 5+ years of experience in an engineering/manufacturing environment
  • Product management/extension background
  • Strong personal organization and project management skills
  • Proven ability to meet project objectives and timelines.
  • Proactive, innovative, solution-oriented
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Be a strong team player
  • Possess strong ambition, drive and motivation to succeed
  • Strong customer interaction skills
  • Fully proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel occasionally 

Preferred:

  • SAP/BI/BE experience would be helpful
  • Electric Utility product experience would be helpful

 

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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