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Product Manager Automotive Industry

CTB Direct Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
November 05, 2018


Position Title Product Manager – Automotive Industry - MA #5082

Relocation No

Location Boston MA

We are looking for a customer-focused, creative, and technical leader to shepherd products from concept phase through production; someone with a big-picture vision and the drive to make that vision a reality.

The ideal candidate has a well-rounded technical & business background, strong entrepreneurial leanings, and an ability to influence internal decision-makers.

In this role, you will:

Own the first- and/or second-generation active suspension system

Build performance and cost targets based upon customer feedback

Define product configuration and variant plan

Perform market research, benchmarking, and in-depth analyses of competitive products, pricing and technology trends

In collaboration with the commercial team, shape hardware and software pricing and go-to-market strategy

Deep-dive into design decisions which drive customer benefit

Translate complex technical concepts into simple offerings for the commercial team

Drive feature delivery timing via tight collaboration with engineering leadership

Develop life-cycle management initiatives

Lead special projects as opportunities arise

Education & Experience

Undergraduate degree in engineering, science, or business; MS, PhD, or MBA is a plus

6+ years of experience in a similar role (product management, planning, or strategy) managing software and/or hardware products

Automotive industry experience is required

Chassis and/or vehicle dynamics experience are a strong plus

Skills & Traits

An innate focus on user-experience and bringing disruptive technologies to market

Ability to create and execute detailed work plans in ambiguous, unstructured work environments

Ability to develop meaningful conclusions from data and make proposals

Orientation toward building processes, tools and frameworks when none exist; focused on continually improving product management team effectiveness

Confident but self-aware, persuasive but an active-listener, high IQ and high EQ

Ability to “speak the language” to mechanical, electrical, software and vehicle dynamics engineering audiences

Highly organized with proven project management skills

Superior verbal and written communication skills

Bottom line requirements we need notes on with candidate submittal:

1. Undergraduate degree in engineering, science, or business required. MS, PhD, or MBA is a plus.

2. 6+ years of experience in product management, planning, or strategy managing software or hardware products in the automotive industry.

3. Automotive Tier 1 or OEM experience.

4. Chassis or vehicle dynamics experience are a strong plus.