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OEM Product Manager

Company name
Trimble Navigation Limited

, OH
3 hit(s)  




is recruiting for a OEM Product Manager (CTCT)

to fill an opportunity in Dayton, OH.

Job Summary

The CTCT division (a joint venture between Trimble and Caterpillar) develops positioning and control products for earthmoving and paving machines in the construction and mining industries, using technologies such as GPS, optical total stations, lasers and sonics. The products are used in a range of applications where the operator of the machine benefits from having accurate horizontal and vertical guidance.

The product manager is responsible for managing a portfolio of products within the Construction Industry from concept to obsolesce. Success is measured by revenue growth, market position, and profitability. Some of the resources to be used in achieving the success goals will be owned by the product manager, others will not be owned. Ultimate success in the position will be determined by the individual's ability to intimately understand the product's environment, articulate objectives that lead to success, and harness the wider Trimble and Caterpillar organizations.

Key Responsibilities:

Key responsibility is product ownership

. As such the incumbent will:

be the key contact point for decisions regarding product content

proactively work with engineering, operations and product support groups

eliminate organizational paralysis

escalate issues when appropriate to the industry manager

Preparation of user requirements and feature definition used for product development

Identifying required product structure and cost targets for bills of material

Developing initial product forecasts for project justification and maintaining these forecasts throughout the life of the product

Forecasting new parts/kits needed for CTCT development and validation (internal use and validation, not production forecasts)

Creates and owns detailed product definition plans after project approval

Reviewing functional specifications

Work with Trimble Operations to insure timely creation of new part numbers through Agile and Oracle

Analyzing competitive products, develop and understand competitive positioning

Preparation of appropriate marketing materials

Facilitation of sales and support training

Assisting CTCT product support and engineering to troubleshoot field issues where needed

Financial reporting (cost of goods, gross margins, average selling price)

Ensuring quality monitoring and reporting is to specified levels

Create and manage release features and testing documentation for communication to OEMs and dealers

Interact with personnel at OEM locations from various departments such as engineering, marketing, sales, training and support

Parent Business Areas

The product manager works closely with Trimble to gather requirements and generate concepts for requested new features or products.

Characteristics / Skills

Thorough understanding of the market and needs of the customers

Proven track record working in product development

Problem-solving skills

Written and verbal communication skills with an ability to understand the audience and modify the message for the audience

Actively listen to customers in order to understand a request or problem without biasing what they are communicating

Ability to make effective, timely decisions

Ability to work collaboratively in a highly productive environment

Goal-centric behavior that reflects in successful outcomes

Education / Experience

Experience with Earthmoving Grade Control Systems

Ideally, 5 years’ experience in the Earthmoving/Construction industry, in marketing or project management

BS in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics.

Trimble is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, or any other protected factor. EOE/M/F/V/D

Company Profile
Positioning-centric information is changing the way people, businesses and governments work throughout the world. By applying Trimble's advanced positioning solutions, productivity increases and safety improvements are being realized.

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