A Career at HARMAN
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The Product Manager, Stage Lighting is an expert that manages all aspects of the product life cycle process for the stage lighting portfolio. This person will be expected to conduct market research, generate product specifications and pricing, create business plans and support strategy development for this product portfolio. They will need to be able lead and liaise with with other internal teams inluding R&D, regional sales, and global marketing teams.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
The Product Manager will work to develop portfolio strategies in line with the long-term strategic vision for this segment. The Product Manager should have an in depth working knowledge of these products and their application. Essential responsibilities will include: Championing products from concept through development, launch, promotion, mid-life / upgrade to discontinuation/replacement working closely with other stakeholders including: Marketing Communications, Engineering, Regional Sales, Project Teams and Application Specialists. Developing and assessing market research into competitors and their products as well as establishing customer requirements and understanding the demands of their applications. Uses information and expertise to work with Sales to inform strategy to gain product market share. Works to create solutions by identifying and exploring synergies between product lines. Works to develop a product pipeline by analysing product requirements and development programs: preparing business cases, ROI analysis and product concept documents. Supports regional Sales Directors in the product messaging and launch of new products, as well as providing product marketing support for promotions, trade shows and sales events. Provides training and product aspport to Application Specialists. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs, and anticipating volume by consolidating input from CSUs and regional sales organizations.
Basic Qualifications: . The role requires extensive experience in the stage lighting industry. In depth knowledge of the performance lighting market. Expert level of understanding on automated lighting products for this sector. Must be fluent in English in all areas: reading, writing and speaking. To complete the demands of the role this person must:Have experience writing detailed and sound business plans and product specifications.Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to vary their personal style to different audiences including sales and marketing team members and R&D project teams.Excellent presentation communication skills for internal and external events.Proven negotiating and motivational skills involved in resourcing projects for new products.
Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies : A bachelors degree in a relevant technical area or marketing is desirable.
Leadership : Demonstrate character, clarity, courage and commitment to high-performance Build environment of trust, high performance and engagement by establishing clear goals and a commitment to feedback, development and recognition
Change Orientation : Able to adapt to changing demands and conditions Apply original thinking and continuous improvement to processes, products, systems or services and manage change to better serve customer needs
Collaboration: Connect, engage and communicate with others Encourage open expression of ideas; communicate effectively at all levels and build strong relationships
Judgment : Make sound decisions Demonstrate critical thinking to take appropriate risk and make sound and timely decisions
Results-Driven : Deliver extraordinary results Clear and strategic thinker; proven experience in translating strategies into actionable plans Capable of handling multiples projects / initiatives simultaneously and executing to completion
Eligibility Requirements: Willingness to travel xx % of the time. Willingness to to work in an office in Aarhus, Denmark
About HARMAN International
Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, HARMAN (NYSE:HAR) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.