Product Manager-Verizon
HTC - Bedminster, PA

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Position: Product Manager
Location: Bedminster, NJ

HTC is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC's portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense™, a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. The HTC One series integrates amazing camera functionality with truly authentic sound to create the most premium experience.

• Lead cross-functional teams in product organization, definition of deliverables, schedule, status reporting and successful completion for current and future product initiatives
• Collaborate with key functional areas within HTC headquarters and HTC America in order to ensure contributions align with product strategy and road map
• Collaborate with Marketing and Product Planning teams in defining and managing product value proposition and unique selling points (PVP & USP) of customer products
• Manage the product customization requirements for hardware, software, packaging and application development with respect to launching products with carrier customers
• Manage the customization and delivery of all color/material/finish (CMF) related components through new product entry and product refresh cycles
• Manage projects in all stages of the product lifecycle from concept development, to technical evaluation, to technical approval, launch, and supporting sustaining activities
• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with cross functional teams at HTC headquarters and in the North America offices to assure the successful development and execution of the products
• Collaborate and build long-term relationships with customer’s program management, offer managers, product managers, marketing, sales operations, engineering and customer care to execute a successful launch
• Communicate openly and provide regular updates to team members, peers and senior management regarding product launches and initiatives, this will include risk assessment and monitoring to understand vulnerabilities and contingency planning to product launch planning
• Best practice assessment and sharing to constantly improve the implementation effectiveness and shorten the cycle time of product projects
• Work with internal CPM peers at HTC headquarters to distribute and manage product development tasks between local PM teams in Seattle and engineering and design teams in Taiwan
• Measure and report on a range of product performance metrics, and create actionable plans to reduce costs, improve customer satisfaction, drive higher device acceptance, and improve Company's strategic position
• Work with Quality Account Manager in managing product post-launch quality improvement task execution, including corrective actions follow-through and maintenance release coordination and project management

• Ability to work as part of a team to accomplish broader goals and objectives
• Knowledge of mobile terminal architecture and user interfaces
• Experience in driving initiatives to meet aggressive timelines for interim and final deliverables
• General knowledge of CDMA and/or GSM network and service architecture
• Ability to work in flexible work hours in an international business environment
• Exceptional collaboration and negotiation skills managing long-term customer relationships.
• Experience working and thriving in a multicultural environment
• Proven ability to complete risk analysis and risk mitigation plans
• Ability to look ahead in a complex project and understand potential obstacles in product delivery
• Communication skill and the appreciation to efficiently work in a multi-cultural team
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated public speaking and presentation comfort/skill and experience
• Problem solving based on data gathering, root cause analysis, understanding of conflicting priorities and perspectives, and creativity
• Strong program and project management skills, including developing/managing schedules and managing issues and risk
• Preferred experience with Windows Mobile OS and Android.
• Up to 10 % travel may be necessary.

• BA or BS in Business, Marketing, and Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent related experience
• 6-10 years of professional work in product or technology management, handset manufacturing and telecom including but not limited to; product development, product management, process alignment, technology development, business development, product marketing, sales operations and research & development, and design
• Demonstrated top tier performance at all levels of academic and professional career stages
• Proven track record of delivering product solutions
• PMP certification from accredited institution or professional organization is preferred