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Global Product Line Manager

Gates Corporation

This is a Full-time position in Dallas, TX posted August 19, 2021.

For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in Colorado, Gates is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role.

This compensation range is specific to the State of Colorado and takes into account various factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to candidates relevant experience, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role.

Are you inspired by challenging the status quo?

Do you thrive in collaborative environments that drive results?

If so, Gates could be for you.

Gates is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions.

We push the boundaries of material science to engineer solutions that continually exceed customer expectations.

Lets simplify it, think belts and hoses.

Found in motorcycles, conveyor belts, cars, tractors, blenders, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, & 3D printers just to name a few.

Because why not do it all?

WHAT TO EXPECT As Gates Corporation looks into the future, Product Line Management (PLM) has been identified as a crucial role that will drive the next phase of our companys growth.

Located in our Englewood office, you will be reporting to Vice President, Global Product Line Management-Hydraulics.

This role is involved in the development and implementation of product line strategic plans, including market and competitive analysis and identifying strategic initiatives that drive profitable growth.

The PLM will lay out product roadmaps and work with engineering to lay out technology roadmaps that support these product roadmaps.

You will support the formulation of all short-term and long-term objectives and business plans for their product line, including meeting orders, sales, market share, price realization, profitability, VA/VE, quality, delivery and vitality metrics.

Your objective will be to identify, justify and select new product development projects and marketing programs to obtain desired growth in incoming orders and sales and achieve profitability targets.

This is an opportunity to collaborate with technical resources to manage the portfolio of organic investments in the product line across the entire product lifecycle from ideation through to commercialization and end-of-life Youll be working with sales and customers to capture VOC and incorporate it into product planning and execution.

Youll be coordinating with operations to ensure the manufacturability and delivery of product per growth projections.

Key responsibilities (to name a few): Supporting P&L for the product line, including strategic planning and tactical managing to achieve financial and other operating metrics.

Conducting voice of the customer interviews and feeds customer desires into internal organization through customer visits, industry association participation, and competitive research.

Acting as overall project manager for the NPD process for the product line to achieve desired results, ensuring that feature, quality, and cost objectives are reached and that schedules are kept.

Preparing required Market Launch materials.

Documenting product specs, strategy, plans, and training needs.

Leading all aspects of the new product launch process and commercialization .

Maintaining current knowledge and expertise of product engineering technologies, new product designs, competitor capabilities and practices, market conditions, and market channels in order to develop short-term and long-term product design and necessary manufacturing strategies.

Developing and coordinating marketing communications materials for all global sales channels, internal and external.

Continually analyzing and interpreting customer questions, requirements, or problems.

ABOUT YOU Bachelors degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Business or Marketing from an accredited institution required.

Minimum of 7 years of experience in product line management, marketing, outside field sales, application and/or product engineering, or business development, along with evidence of continued career progression.

Preferred: experience in at least 2 of the aforementioned roles.

Ability to travel up to 25% of the time, including international travel Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to influence with and without authority High Level interpersonal and leadership skills; must be able to influence across multiple levels within the company and locations, including establishing global partnerships.

Strategic mindset and strong business acumen Global work experience and perspective Change management leadership capability Ability to adapt quickly to change and drive change Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

PAY & BENEFITS Full-Time, Office-Based, In-Person Role Bonus Eligible: 10% Medical, Dental, Vision insurance and other voluntary benefit options: benefits begin on the first day of the month immediately following your date of hire Eligible for 3 weeks of paid vacation 11 holidays (9 scheduled & 2 floating) 8 sick days.

All vacation days are accrued 401(k): 3% company contribution and additional 3% company match Tuition Reimbursement WHY GATES?

Founded in 1911 in Denver, Colorado, Gates is publicly traded on the NYSE.

While we might operate in a vast amount of time zones we operate as One Gates and have a common goal of pushing the boundaries of materials science.

We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow.

While we expect the best, we also want to give you the best.

Thats why at Gates we provide an environment where people can succeed from our policy of Dress for your Day (yes
– that means you can wear jeans), health club reimbursement, to your ownership of your work/life balance and more.

WORK ENVIRONMENT At Gates, we believe that we are better together.

Proximity has been important to our success over the years as there are critical items that are simply better when done together.

One of those critical items is efficient collaboration.

We cannot underestimate the power of informal conversations and connecting face-to-face with our coworkers.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands and fingers to work with objects, tools, or controls; and use office equipment including computers, telephones, and/or copiers/scanners.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Gates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees.

Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other consideration defined by law.

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