Mgr., Associate Product
Molex - Naperville, IL

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1.Supports the Product Manager by developing and implementing strategic product and annual business plans targeting markets, industries and customers, to meet or exceed budget and profit revenue objectives.

2.Increases sales and market share of assigned product line in support of Divisional and Business Unit Objectives. Tracks progress to plan for revenue, profit, and backlog.

3.Works with the Product Manager to improve profit and return on investment of assigned product line. Undertakes and leads cost reduction, capacity planning, and quality improvement projects within established guidelines or subject to review of Product Manager.

4 Support Project Manager in development of plans for new product introduction on assigned products. This includes, but is not limited to, coordinating activities of material master creation, long lead time component purchasing, PO creation, document transfers, revision checks, and tooling launches.

5.Under the direction of the Project Manager, reviews and approves special price requests, maintains price bands and price lists and develops pricing strategies for new and existing products.

6.Ensures adherence to project plan and schedule by participating in core team meetings, generating follow-up documents, managing open issues, and soliciting management support in overcoming problems.

7.Submits Engineering Work Requests (EWR) to kick of engineering projects. Help the Business Unit determine priorities for these projects. Assist BDM with setting project financial targets such as capital, BOM cost timing, revenue, and profit. Responsible for achieving set targets.

8.With assistance from the Product Manager, manages new development activity associated with extending and growing the life of assigned product line.

9.Manages the product development life cycle with the RPM tool and reports progress to the management team on a monthly basis. Perform monthly S+E, revenue and profit reviews. Drive corrective actions where needed.

10.Develops product promotion and commercialization plans including sales tools, literature, distribution, stocking, training, web site content and sampling.

11.Understand, support and contribute to current Molex Total Quality Management (TQM), Six Sigma, International Standards Organization (ISO) and Environmental, and/or Health and Safety (EH&S) Management Systems by following stated policies and procedures.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: Technical Degree, or minimum 3 yrs experience in related position with non-technical degree

4+ years experience in an electro-mechanical device industry in sales, marketing or engineering
2+ years experience in connector industry in a sales, marketing or engineering role

PREFERRED: Working knowledge and experience in APQP, PPAP, DFMEA, PFMEA.

PC skills – word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software

- Demonstrated track record of proactively reporting status and roadblocks to management, with recommended solutions to roadblocks, and risk mitigation steps.
- Use of software and planning tools for project management, MS Project, Financial forecasting / budgeting tools for labor, expense, capital, and revenue

- Organizational skills to anticipate, plan, prioritize and self-monitor workload.
- Effective written and oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to express ideas, exchange information clearly and concisely, and deliver concise and effective presentations to customers and Molex personnel.
- Comfortable and confident communicating and aligning with project stakeholders at all levels of respective organizations using verbal, written, and presentation methods
Proactive rather than reactive and must be able to demonstrate personal initiative.
- Demonstrated track record of proactively reporting status and roadblocks to management, with recommended solutions to roadblocks, and risk mitigation steps.
Travel to customers as needed.


Naperville, IL 60563

Molex - 7 months ago - save job - block
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