Product Manager Controls – MaxLite

Product Manager Control- West Caldwell, New Jersey

Department: Product Management & Engineering

Reporting: SVP Product Management & Engineering

Job Description:

Function as a product lead to manage and grow MaxLite’s c-Max Lighting Controls portfolio and any other assigned product categories

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a robust multi-year controls roadmap including new product launches
  • Collaborate with Engineering, other category product managers and key industry organizations to develop technology roadmap and provide strategic direction for innovative growth opportunities
  • Gather, organize, and conduct Voice of Customer (VOC). Develop insights, create business cases, and set clear priorities to bring most impactful product introductions for the category
  • Establish deep understanding of competition, channels, pricing, and customers for their product line and execute strategies to offset competitive threats
  • Evaluate existing and emerging technologies to identify solutions that will reliably operate in a wide range of installed environments
  • Identify strong technology partners to jointly collaborate on hardware and software needs
  • Drive strong customer engagement by providing product and application support
  • Manage product lifecycles from concept to obsolescence, phasing out products as market viability drops, bringing in new products to lead the market and/or fill portfolio gaps
  • Establish value-based pricing to maintain healthy margins. Update pricing plans regularly based on market data, sales feedback, product sales performance and competitive pricing intelligence
  • Bring high level of expertise in the existing product portfolio while supporting sales (technical and application related questions) and conducting regular training/education on product features, selling points, competitive considerations for both internal and external customers
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing teams to devise promotion and stocking program and provide support for marketing collateral for products including videos, pamphlets, brochures, catalog pages, data sheets\
  • Provide sales forecasts, competitive analysis, and other insights to guide product launch, pricing, and inventory management strategy to keep a healthy portfolio
  • Provide support to customer relations team when providing quotes and bills of material


  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably Electrical or Systems engineering) with 5+ years of product management, engineering, or relevant lighting controls experience
  • Experience with control technology protocols such as Bluetooth, Wifi, Zigbee a must
  • Lighting experience with developing and managing IoT solutions and services highly desirable
  • Exceptional ability to understand customer needs and market technology trends
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and deadline driven while being collaborative and emotionally intelligent
  • Results oriented with strong ability to prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail oriented with strong presentation skills (need to be comfortable in front of customers)

We Offer:

  • Competitive salary + bonus
  • Growth opportunities
  • Health benefits (medical, dental, vision & pet insurance)
  • Paid time off (sick, vacation, holidays)
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) w/ company match

About MaxLite:

MaxLite has been committed to providing energy-efficient lighting products for more than 20 years. One of the first movers into LED technology in the industry, MaxLite offers an extensive line of state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor LED lamps and luminaires under the MaxLED® brand. A three-time recipient of the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for its industry leadership, MaxLite continues to be at the forefront of energy-efficient technologies through the innovative research and development capabilities of its New Jersey headquarters and California office. MaxLite is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment subject to passing a drug test.

Please send Resume and cover letter to: [email protected]