Vice President, Product Management
Company: Black Box
Posted on: May 28, 2023
Overall accountability for leading the strategic direction for new technology products and solutions globally driving long-term business growth including developing overall product strategy/vision, go-to market plans, and key partnerships/alliances.
Cross-functional leadership to provide direction regarding features, functionality, specifications, applications, performance and cost factors to ensure that new products meet all requirements based on a combination of market needs and profitability goals.
Drive definition of the overall product roadmap and the development of our next generation solutions.
Collaborate with Product Management, Production Engineering & Sourcing, Marketing, Sales, Operations, and Quality teams regarding planned products and timelines. Ensure that defined product marketing requirements are technically and cost effectively implemented into final product designs.
Engage with industry partners to integrate new technologies for establishing and maintaining the leading solution ecosystem.
Responsible for the product development process from concept to launch, including resource allocation for management of project plans, product evaluation, design/development, prototype verification, and final product validation. Provide guidance and technical leadership regarding required EVT, DVT, PVT, and FAI requirements and associated test processes.
Engage stakeholders, including sales, account management, marketing, operations and engineering to align on clear, actionable product strategy and priorities and deliver optimal results for customers and the overall business.
Assist marketing team in providing leadership, guidance and education to both internal and external customers on product features, advantages, applications and benefits.
Develop and define feature enhancements, competitive assessments, product messaging, sales training and product adoption.
Effectively influence and communicate between both suppliers and internal functional teams to facilitate new product development programs to meet required commitments.
Maintain a keen understanding of the use and application of all products by customers and develop corrective action to resolve quality, performance, or competitive issues. Provide support and product training to sales teams to drive new business development.
Management of all applications engineering and technical support to provide best in class pre-sales applications engineering and post-sales technical support.
Maintain a current knowledge of the industry, competitors and customers through trade show attendance, direct and indirect customer interaction, trade organizations, and professional publications to maintain competitive insight and continuously enhance product capabilities. Key thought-leader in the organization relative to developing and sustaining competitive advantage across product lines.
Meet with clients to solicit direct recommendations and VOC feedback on products and features.
Creates and manages the product development budget and defines business justification/ROI for required capital investments
Provide a supportive work environment designed to provide regular feedback and coaching for direct reports in order to ensure continued growth and development. Work effectively with other internal engineering staff and external vendors.
Responsible for leadership of Product Managers, Engineering, and Technical Support workforce.
Additional duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent education and work experience.
Master's in Business Administration preferred.
10 years of experience in managing in similar environment(s).
Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.
Other Qualifications, Skills & Certifications:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate technical concepts at all organizational levels.
Strong people leadership and management skills.
Ability to manage ambiguity and complexity well, rank priorities, and quickly solve problems in a fast-paced environment. Experience in effectively utilizing Lean and Six Sigma problem solving tools and techniques.
Extensive experience in the specification, design and development of A/V, KVM, IoT, and other related communication & visualization products.
Ability to interpret standards, requirements, specifications, procedures, drawings, etc.
Excellent product vision and effective product planning skills in managing full life cycle development projects, and end to end product development processes leveraging both classical phase-gate and agile processes.
Ability to demonstrate flexible and efficient time management and to appropriately prioritize workload based upon organization requirements.
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