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Product Manager (Transmissions/Substations) - Birmingham, AL

Date: Nov 25, 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.

Posting Address

Great Birmingham, AL (Leeds, AL)

Position Overview

The Product Manager is responsible for all aspects of the product portfolio including the development of all product strategies and Multi-Generational Product Plans (MGPP). This role will drive growth and improve profitability by linking the Sales and Engineering functions so that the organization continuously improves how it exploits its markets.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the entirety of their product lines new product development including product pricing, promotion and meeting aggressive annual financial goals for the business. 
  • Facilitate product selection, business case vetting, project pipeline monitoring and project course correction. 
  • Develop product plan with specific and measurable objectives for direct or indirect product lines associated with assigned markets.
  • Participate in developing and updating the Annual Strategic Plan, as well as Action Plans.
  • Develop a pricing strategy for all product responsibilities to improve gross margin. 
  • Audit assigned products to ensure quality and value.
  • Periodically review and provide direction for product engineering activities.
  • Monitor and report customer complaints. 
  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date analysis of all pertinent competitors and products in concert with Pricing Administrator.
  • Provide technical information for product data manuals to the Technical author.
  • Responsible for developing product news releases with Advertising and improve on the Advertising program in accordance with the time and dollar limits of the Marketing Plans.
  • Recommend and support all product promotional programs (literature, samples and displays).
  • Responsible for product training.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Business, or equivalent work experience. 
  • Proven experience as a Product Manager, with demonstrated success defining technical products. 
  • Experience in electrical manufacturing, contracting or distribution. 
  • Experience performing market research and collecting competitive information. 
  • Experience developing product roadmaps and MGGP. 
  • Ability to present ideas, conclusions, and recommendations with transparency to diverse business audiences. 
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 

Preferred: 

  • Experience within the electrical industry, at a commercial or technical application level.

 

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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.


Nearest Major Market: Birmingham