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Regional Product Line Manager for Housings

Delphi Automotive

Nuernberg, Germany

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Articulate market trends, demand drivers, customer needs, industry trends, and competitive landscape;
  • Ensure Profitable Growth of the Product Line with focus on the region EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa);
  • Set and document product specific growth & booking targets by customer/channel;
  • Identification & Prioritization of portfolio expansion and Advanced Development Projects, preparation of preliminary business case plus planning/execution of commercialization strategy;
  • Responsible for development and implementation of "Strategic Action Plan" and cadence of regular updates in front of DCS EMEA Management;
  • Drive Key-Quotations to ensure on time quotation to the customer and final business win;
  • Work with Sales and Engineering to identify customer sponsors for specific development initiatives;
  • Set product specific cost models for current products & market driven target cost models for new products;
  • Ensure that the regional manufacturing footprint is in line with customer needs and market trends;
  • Identify cross functional capability needs for future roadmap and competitivity success;
  • Understand and document market intelligence & actively push market studies;
  • Ensure adequate training of front-end teams on current portfolio and new product introduction;
  • Coordinate preparation of all commercialization tools including product display rooms, catalogues, e-Marketing etc;
  • Steering of the regional business thru margin enhancement activities for DCS EMEA to ensure maximum possible profitability.

Position Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of relevant Product Management or Sales experience in the Connectors domain;
  • Degree in Engineering. A Business background would be an advantage;
  • Very good communication skills in German & English;
  • Strong business acumen with an ability to understand technically complex concepts;
  • Advanced presentation skills with the ability to effectively communicate complex concepts to foster understanding and acknowledgement of critical information both up and down the organization;
  • Determined and self-driven person with an ability to work with a global team;
  • Easy with working in a matrix organization.

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