Product Manager - Window A/C, Portables & Dehumidifiers

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/03/17
Louisville, KY
8 - 10 years experience
Manufacturing / Diversified
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/03/17

The Challenge

The Product Manager will beresponsible for driving product line strategy and delivering profitability for window air conditioners, portables & dehumidifiers. This role willreport tothe Product Line Leader - Window A/C, Portables, Dehumidifiers and Haier Ductless Air Conditioning.

What you will Do

Essential Responsibilities

  • Work to drive product line strategy and delivering profitability for window air conditioners, portables & dehumidifiers.
  • Own the execution of new product introductions including the following programs: Dehumidifier platform, Portable AC upgrade, Window AC connected and new platform programs.
  • Key interface with global joint ventures/affiliates for AC products.
  • Develop and own sourced product transition planning.
  • Collaborate with GEA Commercial team and customers to identify market needs and develop/execute multi-generation product designs, product plans and new product introductions (NPI).
  • Lead cross-functional teams including Technology, Manufacturing, Sourcing, and Marketing to deliver NPI programs.
  • Work with design, sourcing, IDO and plant operations to implement overall product cost savings.
  • Lead team along with PSI to deliver product availability, hit inventory objectives and effectively manage product transitions.
  • Support commercialization process as new products go to market.
  • Support continuous quality improvement and change control.
  • Lead new model activities for current platforms, and related initiatives.
  • Relocation assistance: Yes

What you need to Succeed

Qualifications/Requirements

  • BA/BS degree from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 7years of Product Management/Commercial or Technical/Manufacturing experience in a business to consumer-type role
  • Demonstrated strong communication and influencing skills
  • Must be willing and able to travel to GEA sites, customers, and suppliers as needed, including global travel

Desired Characteristics  

  • MBA
  • Cross-functional experience
  • Six Sigma and/or Lean certified
  • 5+ years Product Management experience
  • Program/Project management experience
  • Strong program/project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate and drive action across multi-functional teams
  • Familiarization with GE Appliances NPI process
  • Results oriented; ability to deliver on commitments and follow through
  • Ability to integrate, and drive action across multi-functional teams

ID:REQ-427

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