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Product/Brand Management Director (M)

Company: Nidec Corporation
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

We begin with dreams. Dreams drive our motivation. Dreams are our future. The world's dreams, people's dreams, our dreams. Our passion creates ideas that make dreams come alive. Technology and products that were only dreams become reality.All for dreams. Dreams challenge and the Nidec-Group will continue to meet the challenge. For the world's and people's tomorrows; the world's first, the world's best technologies and products; we will continue our part in creating a better society.Job SummaryThe Director of Product Management will be responsible and accountable for US Motors' product portfolio. This candidate will be responsible for driving the modernization of each product line while also weaving in the digital enhancements and technology roadmap to manage and protect the current customer base.Job DescriptionResponsibilities Include:The Director of Product Management will be responsible and accountable for US Motors' product portfolio. This candidate will be responsible for driving the modernization of each product line while also weaving in the digital enhancements and technology roadmap to manage and protect the current customer base. The Director in this role should have the ability to collaborate across a diverse group of internal stakeholders & regional partners, effectively manage multiple priorities and demands, and possess a deep understanding of electric motors and drive solutions. This candidate will own the daily product management and performance of each product and cultivate ongoing product ideas & development necessary to support new use cases and market relevancy. This individual will play a critical role in future proofing our electric motor/drive strategies and the solutions necessary including any enhancements to the value propositions, with a particular focus on the evolution of our industry into a digital driven life. This candidate should be intellectually curious, energetic, an initiative-taker and able to operate with a sense of urgency. In addition, the role requires an individual who can demonstrate discipline in prioritizing efforts, and the ability to be comfortable managing through ambiguity. Candidate needs to have effective communication skills with an ability to refine and adjust communication to gain support/sponsorship from Executive Management, and experience in driving execution and alignment with commercial teamsDuties:

  • Oversees and is answerable to the USM Platform President and ACIM Chief Product Officer for all activities of the product management department.
  • Oversees and ensures that the functions of the Associate Product Manager, Product Manager, and Senior Product Manager are efficiently and effectively executed.
  • Consulting with cross-functional departments (engineering, marketing, sales & operations) to translate the product needs into requirements and to drive consensus within the product departments, which promotes the achievement of the product goals.
  • Taskedwith the analysis of information and formulations of product solutions and strategies that are presented and refined to support profitable growth of the business
  • Responsible for building an understanding and cultivate the product vision, financial plan, and technology roadmap to drive product initiatives with clarity and consensus
  • Responsible for developing, defining, and overseeing the product's roadmap and managing it as required for the purpose of meeting deliverables for the business.
  • Incorporating the existing development backlog and makes priorities as determined by the business, customer, and market needs.
  • Engaged extensively with market managers and customers to gain firsthand insight on the customer's and market feedback on the product portfolio
  • Securing Product or Products, order intake and gross margin in line with the annual budget.
  • Collaborating intimately with the cross functional teams (engineering, marketing sales & operations) to develop product line strategies with the goal of increasing market share through profitable growth
  • Tasked with representing the business and promoting the product by advocating for its value and benefits at executive briefings, marketing events, customer visits, and so forth.
  • Performing other duties as required by the President of USM, ACIM Chief Product Officer or the Employer.
  • End-to-end product ownership protecting existing revenue and market penetration, enhancement feature/functionality deployment and support, thought leadership on competition and industry trends, sales enablement, performance monitoring & measurement, and operational health oversight.
  • Partnering with marketing and sales teams to identify new customer opportunities or new use cases, formulation of execution plans, and integration Go-To-Market activities of those business development opportunities.
  • Defining and periodically refreshing each product roadmap with the Manager of Project Management to ensure value is expressed and delivered to customers, and new & existing market opportunities are maximized.
  • Managing and communicating product performance through standard dashboard reporting and identifies any metrics of concern. ---
  • Influences and collaborates with a diverse group of regional and global stakeholders to include Product, Finance, Legal, Account Managers, Operational & Technical Teams.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Experience in a core industry, and preferably to have collaborated with an End-user for a period.
    • Exceptional understanding of the Product Management role and demonstrate the ability to work in multi-cultural, multi-disciplined teams.
    • Master's Degree in Product Leadership, Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, Engineering, Economics, or an equivalent in work experience.
    • 5-7 years' experience in performance of functions as a Product Manager with a proven history in product planning, defining, and launching successful products, unifying product portfolios, and working with PaaS/SaaS product lines, preferably with electric motors & drives
    • Experience in thought leadership to be better positioned to drive and inspire such a large and important department.
    • Possesses excellent communication skill both in verbal and in written form.
    • Superior ability to synthesize diverse and complex information and data and design refined strategies, solutions, workflows, and procedures
    • Excellent leadership qualities and can influence and inspire the product management team in applying various approaches or strategies for the product portfolio
    • Acting as a coach/mentor for product managers to offer guidance in the performance of their functions and readying them for the assumption of the director's position in his absence or retirement.
    • Must have excellent people skills and not just leadership skills to enable the creation of long-lasting working relationships with customers and well as facilitation of smooth collaboration and performance of functions internally.
    • Must be proficient in MS Office tools
    • Must be able to perform and complete tasks in a timely fashion; adheres to workplace procedures, policies, and ethics; is a creative thinker who can develop product solutions on
    • short notice: and who displays calmness and composure in the face of immense workload and pressure.
    • Ability to travel at least 20% to support plant, customer visits and commercial supportAdditional Job DetailsEqual Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at NidecNidec is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, genetic information, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following website: SolicitingNidec will not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to Nidec job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Nidec Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Nidec Talent Acquisition team.

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