GE Appliances, a Haier company Director, Product Management – VRF in Louisville, Kentucky
USA, Louisville, KY
Job Posting Title
Director, Product Management – VRF
The Product Manager will be responsible for driving product line strategy and delivering profitability for the VRF product line. This role will develop a business plan to achieve annual and multi-year growth targets for Sales, Margin and Cash and forecast to competitor analysis. This position reports to the Senior Director, Ductless & HVAC.
What you will Do
Work to drive product line strategy and delivering profitability for VRF product line
Manage product development, product line refinement, develop and execute multi-year product roadmap and product line strategy, new product launch from concept to commercialization
Own the execution of new VRF product introduction (NPI) programs across global teams and suppliers, including all product development activities from concept to final production
Lead cross functional teams including Technology, Manufacturing, Sourcing and Commercial to deliver on NPI programs; including finalizing product specifications, technical and agency requirements, product approvals and agency listings/testing
Collaborate with Commercial team to identify market needs and develop/execute the MGPD, plans and NPIs; including support of content development, user manuals, installations guides, service manual, seel sheets, Ads, PR, etc.
Lead team along with PSI manager and sales team to ensure product availability, meet inventory objectives and effectively manage product transitions
Support Commercialization process and product market research, including product features, brands, channels, profitability and ensure Haier Product position competitively in the market
Manage sales and technical training programs for distributor and contractors including product installation, product application, troubleshooting and service
Work closely with sales team to develop distribution channels and attend customer internal sales meeting
Support trade shows including national shows like AHR, IBS, Hardi, ACCA and regional distributor shows
Coordinate day to day business operation with functional team from profitability, logistics, container quantity adjustment to customer financial setup, etc
Support continuous quality improvement and change control
Relocation assistance provided.
To learn more about the Haier Ductless product line, please visit www.haierductless.com at http://www.haierductless.com/ .
What you need to Succeed
Minimum 5 years’ experience in product management within the HVAC industry
BA/BS degree in Marketing, Engineering or related field from an accredited university or college
Proven success in managing product categories and launching new products
Excellent leadership skills, with ability to positively support, influence and lead internal cross functional teams
Demonstrated ability to work and think independently and determine key stakeholders quickly
Excellent communication, presentation, problem solving and interpersonal communication skills
Strong technical and analytical skills
Ability to travel up to 40% including international travel
Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Possess data-driven yet common sense approach to execution
Decisive, high energy person with the ability to work in a fast pace environment
5+ years Product Management experience
Program/Project management experience
Strong program/project management skills
Demonstrated ability to integrate and drive action across multi-functional teams
Results oriented; ability to deliver on commitments and follow through
Ability to integrate, and drive action across multi-functional teams
GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.