The Director, Product Management will be responsible for driving product line strategy and delivering profitability for window air conditioners in the retail channel. This role will report to the Executive Director – Retail & Ductless AC.
What You Will Do
Work to drive product line strategy and delivering profitability for window air conditioners.
Own the execution of new product introductions within the Window Air Conditioner space.
Key interface with global joint ventures/affiliates and suppliers for AC products.
Develop and own sourced product transition planning.
Collaborate with GEA Commercial team and customers to identify market needs and develop/execute multi-generation product designs, product plans and new product introductions (NPI).
Lead cross-functional teams including Technology, Manufacturing, Sourcing, and Marketing to deliver NPI programs.
Work with design, sourcing, IDO and plant operations to implement overall product cost savings.
Lead team along with PSI to deliver product availability, hit inventory objectives and effectively manage product transitions.
Support commercialization process as new products go to market.
Support continuous quality improvement and change control.
Lead new model activities for current platforms, and related initiatives.
Relocation assistance: Yes
What You Will Need to Succeed
Prior relevant military experience will be considered in relation to required/desired qualifications.
BA/BS degree from an accredited university or college
Minimum of 10 years of Product Management/Commercial or Technical/Manufacturing experience in a business to consumer-type role
Demonstrated strong communication and influencing skills
Must be willing and able to travel to GEA sites, customers, and suppliers as needed, including global travel
Six Sigma and/or Lean certified
5+ years Product Management experience
Program/Project management experience
Strong program/project management skills
Demonstrated ability to integrate and drive action across multi-functional teams
Familiarization with GE Appliances NPI process
Results oriented; ability to deliver on commitments and follow through
Ability to integrate, and drive action across multi-functional teams
GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.