Product Manager- Real Time Location Systems (Hardware)

US-CA-San Jose
Job ID
41143
Function
Product Management

Overview

Manages the product definition, positioning, pricing and lifecycle management of a product line (product series) within a family of products. This Individual is responsible for leading interaction with every organization responsible for the development, production, marketing, sales and service of that product line in order to assure successful business results for that product line as a result of satisfying customer needs.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts market, customer and competitive analysis in order to understand customer needs for his/her product line. 
  • Converts analysis into a coherent market requirements that defines product form, fit and function including functionality and feature prioritization, cost, sales volume and profitability expectations and expected competitive response. 
  • Analyzes and interprets go to market requirements including geographical customer and market differences, channel partner needs, including end user and partner pricing requirements.
  • Articulates product positioning in terms of Zebra inter-line logic as well as competitive positioning. 
  • Oversees the product launch plans to assure that his/her product is presented to the market as intended by the strategy.
  • Manages the product through the product lifecycle including analyzing product sales and profitability performance against financial plans. 
  • Determnines timing and need for mid-life kickers as competitive or customer needs change or technology advances warrant a change.
  • Manages the end-of-life process to gracefully transition customers to next generation products and prevent revenue gaps or excessive obsolescence charges.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (Master’s degree preferred) 
  • Hardware Product Management preferred, RTLS products a plus
  • 5+ years of experience as a Product Manager or Product Marketing Manager. 
  • Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Proven ability to communicate well with customers as well as with engineers
  • Excellent teamwork skills 
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Must be able to travel within the US and internationally

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