Job Description :
Job Summary (General Responsibilities) :
Responsible for applying Product Management and Product Development principles, practices and procedures within the organization for the assigned set of products.
Must have the ability to effectively communicate with and lead cross-functional, global collaborative groups while managing multiple tasks.
The ideal candidate will embrace a strong product background to learn quickly, work efficiently, and meet established program metrics (on-
time, on-spec, on-cost).
Specific responsibilities include :
Provide leadership and market expertise for assigned products
Build product specifications and features; validate against primary and secondary research data
Plan, schedule, execute, and track new product development projects from concept phase through post-launch support
Identify, lead, and work with internal and external teams to meet product objectives
Coordinate manufacturing partners and other partners to assure the delivery of all projects within established timelines, cost, and quality metrics
Negotiate contracts, with management approval, with design consultants, design firms, manufacturers, and other suppliers
Prepare budgets and break-even analyses for all new development type projects
Architect and present training materials to cross-functional teams
Understand the channels in which Belkin sells its products through (distribution, VARs, dealers, etc.); track metrics at accounts for assigned product line
Collaborate with Marketing team to develop product packaging, documentation, bulletins, and training material
Perform ongoing market research through direct customer contact, blogs, sales evaluations, monitoring competitors and industry trends, and vendor contact.
Update competitor file continuously.
Fulfill responsibilities under ISO 9001 and 14001; understand and fully support IS0 system.
Comply with Health and Safety requirements of Belkin.
Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
Understand and follow company rules and regulations.
Perform all other duties as assigned and required.
Education and Experience Requirements :
Strong understanding of technology solutions used in educational environments
Proven product leadership and project management skills
Ability to filter, distill, and communicate relevant information for the right audience
Perform well in rapid development cycles; remain flexible and calm in the face of uncertainty
Must be able to fit in well with a team, understand capabilities and priorities while fostering a collaborative environment
5-7 years similar or related work experience within computer or consumer electronics industry
Four-year college degree in related field
Global product management experience and job experience in education field preferred
What you’re getting into
We’ve got big collaborative spaces for your big ideas, so bring an open mind and leave your suit in the closet. We all are committed to creating unique and rewarding consumer experiences.
Everyone is interested in succeeding for the team, for themselves and for the business. Cross-functionally and across the company, everyone has common goals and aspires to be their best.
You will learn something new or at least look at things differently every day. There are so many smart and creative people around that you’ll be motivated to pursue the ideal.
Team spirit is infectious. Belkin is an extremely open workplace, where communication is essential. Not every idea will be accepted, but you’ll be asked for your point of view.
Innovation thrives on multiple and varied levels. At Belkin we challenge conventional wisdom and refuse to accept that something cannot be done.
We are committed to diversity. Belkin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer M / F / D / V. We maintain a drug-free workplace.
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