Product Line Manager - Avionics Systems & Equipment Integration in Franklin, WI at Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

Date Posted: 1/30/2018

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Job Description


Plans, organizes, and controls an assigned product line from conceptual stages through product life cycles to optimize profits and meet marketing, financial, and "one company" growth objectives by performing the following duties.


* Leads the overall product line strategy and facilitates research and development requirements, development, manufacturing and engineering coordination for new or expanded products as well as new emerging product market needs.
* Coordinates/owner technical product development, estimates of potential profits (by product line segments) and releases to production.
* Manages day-to-day progress of Product, Pricing, Positioning, and Placement
* Assists the Sales team by providing the insight, tools, experience, and product line expertise required to carry out all corporate sales and marketing strategies as well as setting and achieving company goals.
* Develops and maintains a prioritized list of customers and market requirements for products as well as product line list to penetrate markets (continually go through a product line rationalization).
* Develops marketing, sales, engineering and financial plans for assigned product line.
* Prepares product development objectives and tracks market trends in target markets.
* Identifies partnering opportunities for complementary third-party products to broaden Carlisle Interconnect Technologies product line growth.
* Develops and provides direction while maintaining relations with manufacturers' reps and direct sales or field sales reps.
* Provides technical answers to inquiries of any variety, but primarily in the assigned product line application and information.
* Produces competitive analysis materials comparing our products with those of our key competitors.
* Develops new product line customers while maintaining the present product line business base.
* Initiates and executes strategies to capture additional product line business and provides competitive insight and pricing strategies to ensure Carlisle Interconnect Technologies competitiveness.
* Generates and increases sales in assigned product line through the support of the regional managers, sales representatives and customers.
* Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and/or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

*Other duties may be assigned*


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


* Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from four-year college or university.
* Four to five years' experience designing or managing avionics systems integration in a retrofit environment.
* Four to five years' years' experience with regulatory approve process for STC application with the FAA and EASA is strong preferred.
* Four to five years' years' experience creating and executing the strategies for next generation avionics products, including electronically steered antennas, connected cockpit, improved aircraft operations, maintenance and aircraft security.


* Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
* Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.
* Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
* Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

* Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
* Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

* Must be experienced with PC's using Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel), and an ERP/MRP software system such as SAP.
* Must be self-motivated and aggressive in the pursuit of developing the product line and target market to identify competitive advantages and generate sales growth.
* Must be able to function effectively in a very busy environment and be willing to work hours (travel) that are outside the norm.
* Must have exceptional work ethic, and the ability to manage and maximize time and company resources (sales and engineering).
* Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
* Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is performed in a normal office environment with minimal physical risks involved. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate.


Carlisle Interconnect Technologies is dedicated to identifying and reducing the environmental impact of its operations, activities, and products. It is our commitment to comply with all applicable laws and other regulatory requirements concerning the environment. We are committed to preventing pollution and continually improving our environmental performance in all of our global operations. This will be achieved through a comprehensive Environmental Management System that provides the framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets of Carlisle Interconnect Technologies.

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