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Hardware Product Manager - Bothell Washington

at NWRPros

Posted: 10/3/2019
Job Reference #: 12574621

Job Description

Our client is a leader in the development and manufacture of passenger information, lighting and display solutions, and video surveillance for public transit, rail, law enforcement, military and commercial transportation applications. Our client’s trusted brands are recognized worldwide, and their commitment to customers in the mass transit and aerospace industries remains unsurpassed. The company is continuing to grow its team by adding a dynamic Hardware Product Manager.


The Hardware Product Manager is responsible for managing a product portfolio from cradle to grave and continuing to grow the product portfolio’s leadership position and market share.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Create product strategy outlining tiering, product differentiation and value proposition.

· Conduct and collect market research to identify market trends.

· Create business cases and market/product descriptions for new market and product opportunities; present cases to stakeholders for input and approval.

· Effectively present product plans, ideas, and designs to key stakeholders for feedback.

· Drive efforts with, and across teams including Engineering, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and stakeholders to successfully launch product upgrades, new products and features.

· Maintain a product and feature roadmap for products, managing prioritization and capacity planning.

· Handle internal and external global communications with regards to features, schedules, product capabilities, announcements, and releases.

· Manage versions, updates, changes, deployments, and launches.

· Develop core positioning and messaging for assigned products.

· Evaluate feature implementations before launch.

· Review technical specification in RFIs/RFPs and provide input to Sales.

· Develop product pricing strategy based on costs, market factors and competitive information.

· Develop and communicate product unit forecasts to internal management and key partners.

· Become the subject matter expert for designated products and willingly share that knowledge with others.

· Maintain positive working relationships with key industry partners.

· Work with Marketing Communications to develop documentation, sales tools and collateral.

· Provide technical demonstrations with Sales and deliver product demos to customers, prospects, and internal audiences.

· Life cycle management of Hardware and Firmware products in the transit industry.

· Coordinate with international product managers to create a unified product offering and apply local requirements and changes to the global core products.

· Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without accommodation.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

· High attention to detail and ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.

· Ability to clearly communicate and work well in cross-functional teams; excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to develop and deliver presentations.

· High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office products, specifically Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, and SharePoint.

· Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

· Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and customers.

· Superior time management skills; proven ability to work independently and in a team environment.

· Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

· Excellent project planning and organizational skills.

· Demonstrated passion for producing high-quality work, focusing on the customer's needs and established business objectives.

· Must be willing and able to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.

· Knowledge of LED and display technologies a plus.


· Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline or Business required; technical degree is preferred; advanced degree a plus.

· Minimum 5-7 years of related experience and/or training OR equivalent combination of education and related work experience.

· Proven history of success in product management preferably in a B2B environment.

· Experience in product management for system level offerings that include hardware, software and service.

· Experience leading complex projects to successful outcomes.

· Experience in a manufacturing environment a plus.