Component Product Manager
ALK Technologies, Inc.
Your Title: Component Product manager
Job Location: Dayton, OH - US
Our Department: Caterpillar Trimble Controls Technologies (CTCT)
Are you interested in experiencing the entire product life cycle, from initial vision to managed end of life?
Would you enjoy opportunities to explore all areas of business needed to deliver a product?
What You Will Do
CTCT is seeking a Component Product Manager to join the Dayton team. You will collaborate regularly with stakeholders and business partners in CTCT, Trimble, and Caterpillar to develop, articulate, advocate, implement, and sustain the product vision and roadmap.
The product line responsibilities for this opportunity may include sensors, electronic modules, alarms and/or operator controls.
Be the key contact and communicator for product issues, changes, and decisions
Apply your excellent communication skills and influence to achieve the required product outcomes
Manage the full product lifecycle, from initial concept to production to end of life
Proactively engage other areas of the business, such as engineering, quality, operations, and product support, to achieve product goals and resolve issues
Drive product decisions to completion
Seek, identify and champion opportunities within the parent organizations to improve the financial position of CTCT, Caterpillar and Trimble
Collaborate with technology development and research teams within CTCT, Trimble, and Caterpillar to understand and incorporate emerging technology
Investigate and summarize the competitive landscape
Plan, promote and implement a Multi-Generation Product Plan (MGPP) and roadmap in collaboration with stakeholders and partners
Prepare the Market Requirements Document (MRD) with input from stakeholders and partners
Facilitate the Product Requirements Document (PRD) with engineering
Contribute to product testing, verification/validation requirements, and product acceptance criteria
Assist Project Management to drive product development and make cost, time and quality trade-offs
Provide new product forecasting for development, trade shows and initial stocking
Track product cost models including costs, gross margin and transfer price
Proactively manage product obsolescence, create obsolescence plans and end of life notifications
Assist the Quality team with quality issue identification, communication, prioritization, and resolution
What Skills & Experience You Should Bring
Self-Motivated, curious, innovative, influential
Excellent written, verbal, visual and interpersonal communication skills
Goal-centric behavior that reflects in successful outcomes
BS in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience
3-5 years of experience working in product management, engineering or related role
Familiarity with grade control, construction business, construction machine operation and workflows, or automotive component development is highly desired
Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies (CTCT) is a joint venture between Caterpillar Inc. and Trimble Inc. This division develops positioning, control and automation products for earthmoving and paving machines in the construction and mining industries, using technologies such as GNSS, IMUs, 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. For more information on currently developed products, see http://construction.trimble.com/earthworks
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