Associate Director, Product Management

Associate Director, Product Management

02 Mar 2021
New York, Syracuse, 13235 Syracuse USA

Associate Director, Product Management

Manpower Engineering has an exciting opportunity with a global manufacturing company for an Associate Director in Product Management in the Syracuse, NY area.
You should have the experience to develop and execute product plans and product commercialization, to drive profitable growth in the Business Unit.


  • Proactively manage product portfolios including the entire product life cycle from ideation, development, commercialization, and go-to-market, and end of life, and lead product through multiple stages of the process.

  • Develop a strategy for product line under management, set objectives, key performance indicators, prioritize and leverage available resources to deliver results

  • Conduct product training for both internal sales and service teams as well as customers as required

  • Serve as a go-to person for all initial queries regarding the product (commercial use cases, technical deployment, etc)

  • Assist in the development of annual, long-range, and ad hoc financial plans where product lines under management are in question, including key indicators of financial, operational, and business health for product lines

  • Work with marketing communications to ensure Container complete product portfolio sufficiently represented at major events and platforms (e.g. events, presentations, brochures, training, and videos) for launching new products

  • Prioritize and drive global platforming initiatives, working with Sales, Engineering, Program Management, Finance, Operations, etc

  • Drive insights from competitive analyses to ensure Carrier maintains a cutting edge with products, technology, and services

  • Analyze and monitor relevant global and regional regulatory trends

Level of responsibility:

  • Recognized within the organization as a thought leader in the area of expertise

  • Owns and develops critical strategic and operational goals that have a significant impact on the achievement of results

  • Influences business decisions made by business leadership

  • Problems faced are sophisticated and require extensive investigation/analysis

  • Communicates with business leadership regarding matters of strategic importance to the organization; conducts briefings with leaders in and outside of job function


  • 10-12 years' experience in product management of container refrigeration products, related mechanical engineering fields, and/or B2B digital solutions in a global organization

  • Strong commercial and strategic acumen, including in building and evaluating business models

  • Demonstrated experience in leading global product portfolio and generating value through new product introductions

  • Experience in design thinking, phase-gate, and/or Agile/scrum development methodologies

  • Travel Requirements - 25-30%, including internationally for extended trips


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • Master's (in Engineering or Business Administration) preferred

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