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Job Ref.: 5082

Job Title: Product Manager – Automotive Industry

Role: Engineering, Science, or Related

Relocation Available: No

Industry: Manufacturing

Location: Massachusetts

Town / City: Boston

Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:

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:

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.

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