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Technical Product Manager - Architectural Fixtures

Department: R&D
Region: Midwest (US)

Are you excited to help design innovative, industry-leading products? ETC is seeking a Technical Product Manager to join our Architectural Fixtures development team. Help us develop cutting-edge lighting solutions for everything from convention halls to cruise ships. Come join a fun, casual working environment in one of the Madison area’s most creative, high-profile companies.

Ideal candidates will have strong technical skills and experience in the field of architectural lighting. Experience with ETC's fixtures and control systems is strongly preferred.

If that sounds like you, apply today!

Representative Responsibilities:
• Participate in development of corporate product strategy
• Develop and recommend product line strategies based on market research data (provided by others) and newly available technologies
• Create technical content for marketing specifications for new products
• Interpret marketing requirements into technical design requirements that the development team can act upon
• Determine appropriate mockups, samples, prototypes, and other artifacts in order to validate product design
• Act as the primary technical bridge between Marketing and the development team
• Participate in the creation of functional specification for new products, including human interface design in conjunction with development engineering
• Participate in the design and implementations of market research events supporting new product development (marketing specification stage, concept testing, beta testing)
• Participates in Steering Team for product line
• Cooperate with Marketing to produce annual product plan for product line
• Review patent applications and competitive patents
• Serves as the primary product-related R&D representative on cross-functional new product development teams
• Monitor cost of production, availability of and alternatives for key components, profit margins, and sales revenue to optimize product pricing throughout the product lifecycle
• Assist Marketing Product Manager in developing product line sales forecasts
• Assist the Marketing Product Manager in identifying product positioning strategies that evolve with products as they move through their lifecycles in different regional markets
• Perform other duties and assigned tasks in a timely and positive fashion

Minimum Qualifications:  Grade and level to be determined, based on experience
• Bachelor’s Degree or comparable business experience in increasingly responsible positions in a related discipline
• A minimum of 0-3 years of job-related experience in sales, marketing, technical services or projects or other relevant experience required. All levels of experience will be considered.
• Experience in a related lighting application required
• Detailed understanding of complete ETC product line
• Practical understanding of software, electrical, and mechanical engineering practices
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Able to ask insightful questions and listen
• Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Able to work in a team environment
• Excellent computer skills; proficiency in Excel, Word, Internet Explorer, PowerPoint

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