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Director Product Development - Plympton, MA

Date: Nov 16, 2020

Location: Plympton, MA, US, 02367-1701

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 Lighting (HLI) is committed to elevating the lighting experience. Empowered by lighting solutions that integrate seamlessly into their environment, save energy, provide improved quality of light, deliver return on investment and armed with Hubbell’s unflinching support, its customers are able to think differently about how, where, and when they can use light. As one of the largest lighting fixture manufacturers in North America, it features a suite of brands that provide a full range of indoor and outdoor lighting products serving the commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential markets.
Position Overview

This role will lead a team with focus on planning, implementing and leading product marketing strategy to achieve growth and profitability for Litecontrol, a division of Hubbell.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for staffing, training, organization, productivity and general management of the department.
  • Responsible for budget preparation and subsequent control of budget for assigned functions.
  • Participate in strategic and business planning functions including product strategies, workforce requirements, and expense and capital budget proposals.
  • Review project/product scope with associated value propositions to ensure they support business initiatives.
  • Provide recommendations on investment for existing products or solutions based on return on investment.
  • Guide the team through all phases of product life cycle to include conceptualization, development, margin position, VEA alignment to discontinuance.
  • Report project status as needed to management and take all vital steps to maintain project schedules.
  • Provide guidance for product specification development.
  • Work in close alignment with Marcom on product launch and commercialization into the market.
  • Help define and maintain product roadmaps.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.
Skills and Experience
  • Plan and coordinate department activity/workload.
  • Evaluate and plan for personnel requirements.
  • Lead employee personnel requirements.
  • Lead employee performance, objectives and IDP's.
  • Complete performance evaluations.


Encourage growth, development and training of staff

  • Ensure that employees perform work safely.


Provide technical basis for new product develop investment decisions

  • Ensure that new business opportunities and proposals are quantified in terms of cost and timeframe.


Participate in annual business strategy

  • Set annual department objectives in conformance and business plan.
  • Establish and handle annual operating budget.
  • Establish and manage capital equipment budget.
  • Reporting as appropriately outlined.


Required Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Engineering (Mechanical preferred) Marketing or related work experience.
  • Five or more years' experience in product management, preferably lighting industry.
  • Experience in partner relationships and collaborating with marketing and engineering teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet and achieve goals in a fast-paced environment.
Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Management


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.