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Product Manager – Lighting Systems

ABOUT EUROFASE:

Eurofase designs, sources, and distributes decorative & functional lighting products under one platform, supplying residential (single family/multi-family) and commercial markets with branded and private label lighting solutions.

We serve consumers, contractors, and designers through multiple channel partners.

Eurofase is committed to design leadership, uncompromising quality with a competitive advantage customer-centric philosophy.

POSITION SUMMARY:

This newly created position will lead the Product Management of Eurofase Lighting Systems (LS) known as Fase1. This individual will lead the product direction for the company through the development & execution of product plans based on market & channel requirements to achieve our long-term growth objectives. This position will be responsible in leading & managing the product life cycle (PLC) for all LS products (old & new). In addition, responsible for the profitability of the LS products to meet overall gross margin targets.

Specific Responsibilities:

(35%) Product Plans:

  • Responsible to examine and analyze product lines’ performance encompassing, but not limited to profitability, forecasting and inventory levels.
  • Perform regular product-line reviews and identify and correct gaps to plan requirements.
  • Product SKU management, including the discontinuation process.
  • Collaborating regularly with Design & Engineering, Sales and Operations in the development process
  • Defining Product Plans 1-3 years out to align with the company’s channel plans.
  • Be an active participant and contributor in developing the commercial channel plans.
  • Engage regularly with the Eurofase sales and marketing teams to deliver category & market share growth year-over-year.

(35%) New Products:

  • Take ownership and lead the new product development process from ideation, product approval, vendor selection, pricing, to launch and commercialization.
  • Managing new product timelines and launches
  • Developing costing, pricing & gross margin recommendations for new product.
  • Develop and deploy new product training for internal and external stakeholders, so they can market, sell, and service the product from day of launch.
  • Maintain accurate product specification files, certification, government energy standards for use by Customers and Internal stakeholders.

(30%) Cross Departmental Functional:

  • Work closely with the sales & marketing team members to refine the go-to-market business strategy by channel.
  • Company-wide pricing strategy: quotations, channel pricing, etc.
  • Work closely with VP Operations on the selection of China vendors for new products
  • Key contributor to the S&OP process in areas of product forecast, targeted pricing along with engagement through the entire product Lifecyle of the product.
  • Initiate partnership efforts with Sales Reps in areas of product training, national accounts & key customer interfacing.
  • Act in an advisory capacity regarding product information to Engineering, Operations, Quality, Marketing, Customer Care, Technical support, and the Sales organization

Knowledge/skills & Experience Requirements:

  • 5 – 10 years of successful experience in Product Management within the lighting, electrical or electronic industry
  • Financial & Business acumen
  • Project management skills with the ability to organize and manage project teams to support the development of business opportunities and execute business plans.
  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering degree a preference
  • Excellent communication skills – written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Strong time management Skills
  • PC skills required working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Project Gantt programs.
  • Experience with regulatory or standards organizations such as UL, ETL & CSA
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing and operations processes is a plus.
  • Must be able to travel 20% -40% (China, trade shows, customer & rep visits)

Reference ID: HRPD051421

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
All safety protocols are put in place and adhered to.

Experience:

  • Product Management: 5 years (required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 50% (required)

Work remotely:

  • No
30+ days ago

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