Product Line Specialist


Binghamton, NY

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 345 days ago

What makes this role exciting in this field, industry and/or compared to other companies?

Business Unit Culture

Safety is a top priority – Elliott Manufacturing recently hit 1000 days with no lost time

Team Dynamics

The Product Line Specialist serves as a vital member of the Product Development team reporting to the Product Line Manager. This role is requires a high energy, self-motivated individual with a strong drive for results. Your manager will provide guidance and set expectations while empowering you to use your analytical and technical skills to achieve high levels of performance.

Benefits & Conveniences

With over 250,000 square feet of manufacturing space, Elliott has the ability to deal with diversified projects, from the smallest to the largest. Elliott Manufacturing is a short hour’s drive to the beautiful Finger Lakes Region and is only 3 hours away from New York City. Binghamton is the principal city and cultural center of the Triple Cities area and is home to a quarter million people.

Day in the Life

  • This is a customer facing role that requires an individual with great interpersonal skills as well as technical selling skills
  • You will solicit Voice Of The Customer (VOC) and recommend modifications to existing products or requirements for new products that solves the customers problem
  • A solid understanding of Main Parameters of Value (MPV) will help to set global pricing strategies for these new configurations and products


Objectives and Expected Accomplishments - How can this role make an impact?

  • You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining profit margins throughout the product life cycle.
  • You will work closely with marketing and the customer to ensure product promotions are ready in a timely fashion
  • You will be responsible to train othersales reps and members of the distributionchannel on product uses, specifications, features and benefits
  • You will be the liaison between the customer and NPD Engineering



Qualifications and Education Requirements

Skills & Experience

Required – Must Haves:

  • 5+ years’ experience in a technical sales or other customer facing roles
  • Demonstrate initiative and be a self-starter with the ability to work effectively with minimal level of supervision.
  • Assertive with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Above average mechanical aptitude
  • Possess a passion for customer satisfaction
  • Creativity with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time
  • Exceptional sales skills
  • Ability to visualize and drive product concepts to fruition
  • Ability to turn VOC into product requirements and Marketing specs

Preferred – Nice to Haves:

  • Previous experience in NPD
  • Knowledge of Rapid Prototyping methods
  • Experience in product marketing
  • Knowledge of SolidWorks or other 3D modeling software



Educational & Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or multidiscipline technical field