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Sr. Product Manager

Company: Gentex Corporation
Location: Manchester
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

GENTEX AT A GLANCE:At Gentex Corporation, we've created an environment where great ideas and great people can thrive. Leveraging a history that spans over 125 years, Gentex is a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel operating in high performance environments. Join our multinational team of exceptional and dedicated employees around the world and work on challenging and rewarding projects, grow your skills, and advance your career all while making a positive difference in the lives of our customers. Together, you and Gentex can build a career that's uniquely yours.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Four-year degree, preferably in an engineering discipline.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and/or an MBA is preferred
  • Must have 8-10 years of experience in product management and 10-15 years of industry related experience.
  • Experience in managing highly visible internal new product developmental programs with multiple priorities and executing deadlines is highly desirable.
  • Experience working with Government or DoD customers is a plus.
  • Background in electronics or communications products is necessary.ABOUT THE JOB!As the Sr. Product Manager, you will be responsible for delivering a differentiated product to market that addresses a market need and represents a viable business opportunity. They are responsible for complete product lifecycle management for all product categories in the Situational Awareness Value Stream. This position is responsible for managing multiple product portfolios, the products profitable lifecycle, the one-to-three-year product roadmap, and future developments. Gentex offers a robust benefit package- including, but not limited to, medical coverages, 401k, paid time off and excellent work schedules including a 9/80 work week.RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Works with Portfolio Management, Value Stream Leadership, and the Business teams to define the product vision, strategy, and roadmap.
    • Gathers, manages, and prioritizes market/customer requirements.
    • Acts as the customer advocate, articulating the user's and/or buyer's needs.
    • Works closely with engineering, sales, marketing, and support to ensure business case and customer satisfaction goals are met.
    • Has technical product knowledge or specific domain expertise of the SAVS product/technology categories (specifically communications ancillaries, power and data systems, sensors, and other situational awareness technologies).
    • Defines what to solve in the market needs document, where you articulate the valuable market problem you're solving along with priorities and justification for each part of the solution.
    • Runs beta and pilot programs during the qualification phase prototype products and samples. In Agile environments, regularly reviews completed work and checks with customers to ensure that it meets the customer expectations.
    • Is a market expert. Market expertise includes understanding the reasons customers purchase products. This includes a deep understanding of the competition, and how customers think of and buy your product.
    • Acts as the SAVS product's leader within the company.
    • Develops the business case for new products, improvements to existing products, and business ventures.
    • Works with Product Marketing to develop positioning for the product.
    • Recommends or contributes information in setting product pricing. The Sr. Product Manager provides awareness of competitive pricing and perceived value in the market as part of the pricing decision.
    • Participate in trade shows, customer visits, conferencing, and marketing events. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
      • Requires a high degree of self-motivation and is responsible for coordinating efforts with varying levels of internal and external individuals to ensure that finished products satisfy established requirements.
      • Demonstrated understanding and practical application of Product Lifecycle Management.
      • Demonstrated expert abilities in development of Market Requirements Documents.
      • Strong understanding of product roadmaps and execution planning.
      • Demonstrated success in defining and launching products that meet and exceed business objectives.
      • Subject matter expertise in situational awareness products, technology, and market areas (specifically communications ancillaries, power and data systems, sensors, and other situational awareness technologies).
      • Solid understanding of financial concepts and their implications for product/business strategy.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Possess strong presentation skills to engage the attention of both customers and colleagues.
      • Possess a strong power of persuasion
      • Possess strong project management skills.
      • Working knowledge and use of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and Outlook.
      • Experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems.TO APPLY:Visit: LOCATION:Gentex's Manchester facility is located in southern New Hampshire. Manchester is the largest convention, sports, entertainment, and arts & cultural destination in New Hampshire. There is so much to do, see and experience in Manchester including major concerts and ECHL Hockey, AA minor league baseball, live performances at the historic Palace Theatre or exhibits at our renowned museums. Located in the heart of New England, Manchester is also conveniently located within an hour's drive of Boston, an hour from the Atlantic Ocean and less than two hours from New Hampshire's scenic White Mountains, Lake Winnipesaukee and the many other well-known vacation destinations in Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts.At Gentex, we don't just accept difference-we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Gentex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status or on the basis of disability. Gentex is an E-Verify Participant. Pre-employment drug/alcohol/background screening is required. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Gentex, please call our Human Resources department at (570) 282-3550.


Keywords: Gentex Corporation, Manchester , Sr. Product Manager, Executive , Manchester, New Hampshire

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