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Product Development Specialist - Winsted CT

Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Winsted, CT, US, 06098

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

Winsted, CT

Position Overview

This is a hybrid commercial and engineering role responsible for driving growth in new and legacy markets, this role is seen as an integral part of the business and will be tasked with executing tactical and critical initiatives in collaboration with a cross functional team to grow Electric Motion Companies sales and profitability.

Candidates should be capable of garnering respect from internal departments and challenging the status quo. Be inventive, driven, organized with strong communication skills, as well as being able to multitask and schedule optimally.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Product Managers to define and develop customer, market and industry needs in pursuit of short term and long-term business plans.
  • Develop and execute product line training for internal and external customers and outstanding marketing collateral.
  • Support Customers with technical and commercial needs on a day to day basis.
  • Support multiple NPD and product extension projects from start to finish.
  • Support the optimization and maintenance of assigned product line in an efficient manner, such as, leading cost reduction efforts, engineering change requests and sku rationalization.
  • Perform or assist with mechanical design and testing needs to qualify or validate product performance.
  • Assist in developing product training material for sales force.
  • Analyze field reports and provide assistance to the sales and product management teams in setting the sales strategy and goals.
  • Participate in the New Product Development Process.
  • Assists in the development of advertising and promotional programs for specific projects.
  • Coordinate the initiation of field surveys concerning new products and or services offered by HCE.
  • Work with the marketing team to maintain the product catalog information.
  • Assist in developing vertical market brochures and marketing material.
  • Assist Product Management Team with the planning process.
  • Coordinate and supervise progress on assigned projects.
  • Initiate and select new product development projects with Product Management mentorship.
  • Assists in any forecast adjustments made to the assigned products.
  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date analysis of all pertinent competitors and products.
  • Responsible for setting price levels.
  • Responsible for quote approval of assigned products.
  • Recommend the obsolescence of low volume or low margin items.

Skills and Experience

  • BS in Business or Engineering.
  • Confirmed experience/Industry preferred-Industrial products.
  • Previous sales experience a plus.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Analytical abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Digital Literacy; have strong Microsoft Office, e-mail and other PC application skills. Knowledge of ERP System.
  • Problem Solving; identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Project Management; under direction of the Project Manager develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; leads project team activities.

 

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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