We are currently looking for a Product Line Manager to join the Thales Avionics, a subsidiary of Thales USA team in Irvine, CA.
The Product Line Manager plays a key role by defining the strategy, the positioning, the roadmap of the end-to-end & market driven Solution(s) under his/her responsibility, as well as managing its complete Product Life Cycle and profitability.
Responsible for the Solution Business Plan
Responsible for the Solution strategy and roadmap (leveraging the BB/Value Chain inputs) – eg: selecting the tier to be used in the solution (STV+ might want a 2D map, AVANT might want a 3D map)
Arbitrate priorities hence budget for the Solution within mandate defined by Product Family Manager
Responsible for the overall solution Value Proposition
Responsible for the bid strategy (solution selected at Product Family level) and customer facing during sales process
Responsible for the Sales Collateral of the Solution (incl demo definition, etc.) with the support of the Value Chain / BB team and Marketing Team
Responsible for the Solution Product Plan (consolidating the inputs from BB/Value Chain) and the Solution MCRD
Assess Solution positioning / competitiveness against competitors
Control and measure the Products Policy implementation and effectiveness, in particular the commitments of Product profitability on the Solution
Manages Product Life Cycle from Market Studies to Solution Withdrawal
Formally accept Solutions from Engineering teams (“PLM-FSAT”)
Manages relationship with Strategic Partners related to specific Services (Eg: IPTV)
Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in field with 8+ years experience or Master’s degree in field with 8+ years experience, or equivalent experience.
Experience shall include Products (versus Bespoke solutions) as well as Customer interface (such as Sales, Bids, Program execution, Marketing, etc) and Business and Marketing acumen (such as Sales, Bids, Marketing)
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
International e-commerce experience (collecting payments for services deployed internationally).
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