General Electric Associate Product Manager in East Cleveland, Ohio

Role Summary:

The Tungsram NA organization has an exciting opportunity for someone with commercial and/or technical experience in the industry. The Associate Product Manager role requires an individual with demonstrated aptitude for product line ownership in a highly dynamic cross-functional environment. The Associate Product Manager position will be critical to help drive and achieve the sales and margin benefits across various product lines.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition, as the Associate Product Manager, you will:

  • Work cross-functionally to ensure product listings are complete, timely and accurate

  • Track product listing through all phases of development including:

  • product details

  • packaging graphics

  • technical specs

  • and marketing messages

  • Assist Product Manager with managing product lifecycle by working with Supply Chain team to identify inventory and other considerations prior to transitioning product to the next generation

  • Execute product line strategy and manage the existing product line up

  • Participate in new product introductions, cost out initiatives and process improvements to ensure product line leadership

  • Conducting analysis of competitive capabilities, strategies, and market share data

  • Analyze competitive landscape - Cost, Capacity, Products, Strategy

  • Take an active role in all Tungsram growth planning sessions

  • Work closely with the marketing team to develop and maintain key sales support material:

  • product specifications

  • product catalogs

  • brochures

  • competitive cross-references

  • technical application guides, etc.

  • Supporting the broader Consumer Product Management team across multiple product lines Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, industrial distribution or related discipline from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum 3 years of related Technology or Commercial experience Desired Characteristics:

  • MBA from an accredited university or college Preferred

  • Prior Product Management experience

  • SAP ERP experience

  • Strong abilities to work with cross-functional teams, ability to create consensus and drive execution

  • Ability to communicate across all functions and at all levels of both internal and external organizations

  • Excellent planning, problem solving, and analysis skills

  • In depth knowledge of the OEM, heavy duty, traditional and/or retail automotive parts industry

  • Consumer retail, commercial and industrial and/or automotive market experience About Us: At GE Lighting at http://www.gelighting.com , we’re leading a global lighting revolution. In developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products, systems, and solutions for today and the future – such as world-class LED, fluorescent and ceramic metal halide light sources -- GE Lighting teams around the world are dedicated to leading a global lighting revolution to deliver innovative solutions that change the way people light andthink about their world. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic atmosphere working with the most talented people in the industry in an open, developmental environment with abundant opportunities to learn, grow and advance within the organization. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. If you’re a driven, independent problem solver who brings leadership and enthusiasm to everything you do, then joinGE in creating the next generation of products that will improve the lives of consumers for generations to come. Visit www.JoinGELighting.com to learn more about being part of the GE Lighting team.GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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. Locations: United States; Ohio; East ClevelandGE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.