Job Description PPC is the global leader in connective technology. PPC''s award-winning connectors, cables and accessories are used by cable systems, satellite networks and wireless businesses around the world. PPC is proud of its worldwide reputation for technical leadership and innovation. We hold more patents in connector technology than any other company in the world. Seeking out network issues or recurring problems in network components as technology advances ensures that our solutions exceed our customers'' and the industry''s expectations for value, quality and reliability. PPC is just one of the many brands that make up Belden''s impressive portfolio. Belden is a multi-billion dollar global organization of 10,000 talented people that supports the mission-critical network infrastructure and audio visual broadcast needs of many of the world''s best-known brands, placing us at the heart of the global transformation to a truly connected world. We are seeking driven, results-oriented team members to help us continue to grow and succeed. PPC (a Belden Company) is now seeking an experienced Product Line Manager to help expand business our Coaxial Cable products. This Product Line Manager role is expected to travel less than 20% and will report to our Syracuse, NY office. The Product Line Manager (PLM) will be responsible for profitable growth at the product line level or their assigned market segment (Coax Cable Line.) The PLM will evaluate, plan, execute, and monitor initiatives to achieve growth and profitability objectives. They will lead and manage the new product development process and manage the product portfolio on an ongoing basis. The PLM will provide support to field sales and improve the technical and commercial performance of the subject product lines. The PLM will be responsible for tracking the product lifecycle and industry/competitive dynamics in order to effectively manage the product portfolio. The PLM will develop and communicate value propositions that prove customer value and grow profitable sales within assigned market segments. Responsibilities of our Product Line Manager (Coax Cable) will include: Develops quantifiable strategies for profitable growth at the product line level that support the company''s overall goals and values. Participates in the strategy development process. Researches and understands price/value in each respective segment and optimizes gross profit margin by driving cost reductions, adjusting price, or exiting markets. Leads the new product development process and takes responsibility for quantifying market value and financial viability of proposed products. Applies project management tools as appropriate. Segments markets and cross-functionally develops value propositions supported by market research/data and all other functions within the organization. Monitors operation expenses and researches ways to reduce costs while maintaining product quality. Manages the product portfolio by charting product life cycle, adding to or trimming the offering based on market requirements and competitive landscape. Establishes, manages, and provides the information required for business operations such as forecasting, budgets, inventory requirements, product structure and hierarchies, and commercial policies. Works closely with the Marketing Department to develop, fund and execute, ROI-based integrated marketing communications campaigns that influence target audiences and grow sales. Develops and implements a brand strategy as appropriate. Works closely with quality personnel to review product consistency while monitoring scrap rates to determine trends and areas of improvement. Develops innovative methods and materials to train customers on the product and to train our sales force on how to sell the associated value proposition. Keeps abreast of industry trends and competitor activity, anticipate competitor responses and manage the product line accordingly. Encourages and promotes operating in a continuous improvement environment. Communicates with research and development as well as product management personnel to develop new product strategies. Works with purchasing manager to develop and improve supplier relationships. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Skills, Experience and Education for our Product Line Manager (Coax Cable) include: Bachelor''s degree in Engineering, Marketing or field relevant to the primary functions of the role; Master''s degree preferred. Minimum 3 years of B2B product/portfolio management experience. Prior successful experience overseeing and driving product development and new product launches. Previous experience giving professional sales presentations to senior level company officials and line workers. Proven experience with a distribution and direct selling model and experience in the overall commercial works of sales with sales driven individuals. Prior product management experience to include pricing and capital by Jobble
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