Product Manager — Saylite

June 11, 2020 [addtoany]

Make a difference in a growing, dynamic organization that has been in business since 1964. Saylite is large enough to have a strong foundation, yet small enough for you to make things happen, and foster tangible results. We are seeking a creative, entrepreneurial, and experienced lighting product manager to help us build and expand upon our strong product line.

Saylite is on the fast track to become one of the most dynamic companies in commercial lighting.  It is an amazing time in lighting.  It can enhance life and work in powerful ways, with technology creating new opportunities every day.  It is also more complex than ever, blending the lines between what’s possible and what’s practical.

The successful Product Manager will help Saylite continue to provide the market with lighting products that meet these ever changing dynamics.

Quick Summary:

The Product Manager is responsible for taking a product from the concept stage through to the final delivery/sales stage.  This includes partnering with the engineering team, R&D, operations, shipping, marketing, and sales, as well as competitive industry analysis, and soliciting customer input. This position reports to the CEO.

The Ideal Candidate:  The successful candidate will have Architectural lighting industry experience, with 3+ years experience in product management or product marketing.  For a full list of desired skills & attributes, please see Section III. of the job description.

Why Work for Saylite:  Enjoy the opportunity to have a true impact on the business, and be a key driving force in the entire product development process. Saylite offers a competitive compensation package, a range of healthcare benefits, company sponsored life insurance, PTO, and 401k.

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Full Job Description:

Section I. General Overview & Reporting:

The Product Manager is responsible for taking a product from the concept stage through to the final delivery/sales stage. This includes partnering with the engineering team, R&D, operations, shipping, marketing, and sales, as well as competitive industry analysis, and soliciting customer input. This position reports to the CEO.

Section II. Duties & Areas of Responsibility:

The primary duties of the Product Manager consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop new product feature and functionality, in partnership with Engineering
  • Identify customer needs and market requirements
  • Gather and analyze competitive intelligence
  • Provide customer use and case examples to engineering
  • Act as the primary bridge between customer feedback/requirements, and R&D
  • Define product features, functions, and prototype development
  • Establish financial goals, timelines and key milestones
  • Lead the technical integration of electrical and mechanical components
  • Collaborate with R&D to define product release requirements
  • Partner with marketing, communications, and sales personnel to define go-to-market strategy, and ensure understanding of product positioning, key benefits, and target customer
  • Develop pricing strategy
  • Create strategic marketing plans, and act as marketing’s primary advocate on cross functional development teams
  • Work with manufacturing and operations to define product ordering/shipping, requirements, and product release schedule
  • Partner with marketing and sales teams to develop launch plans and customer-facing communications strategies
  • Identify and execute development roadmap to grow product sales
  • Serve as internal and external champion for each product offering, working closely with the sales channel and key customers
  • Other duties, as assigned

Section III: Necessary Skills and Attributes:

  • Architectural lighting industry experience required
  • 3+ years experience in product management or product marketing
  • Proven experience taking new technology-inspired market opportunities and articulating them in the form of product plans, desired value proposition, and potential solution areas
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working with engineering teams to clearly define and deliver the right solutions to market at the right time
  • Excellent interpersonal, and collaborative skills
  • Solid written and verbal communication abilities
  • Ability to explain technical concepts to a non-­‐technical audience
  • Confident public speaking skills
  • Professional presence
  • Proven leadership role in driving initiatives and working collaboratively across organizations
  • Excellent time management, planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently, and in team settings
  • Team player. Strong drive. Self-­‐starter
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Ability to travel  (estimated to be 10% – 20%)
  • Ability to have and maintain a credit card for business-related (reimbursable) expenses

Section IV: Physical Requirements:

  • Visual acuity required to read computer screens, written documents, inspect materials, products, etc.
  • Must be able to work sitting, standing, stooping, bending, and in squatting position.
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity required for computer work, to handle materials, supplies, etc.
  • Must have the ability to work in a non-climate controlled plant/warehouse environment (including high/low temperatures, dust, humidity, etc.).
  • Ability to travel independently, without assistance

 Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature & levels of the work performed by employees, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, & skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment & are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

At Saylite, we believe our employees are our greatest resource.  We offer competitive salary, benefits, and PTO package for all full-time permanent positions.  Saylite is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer-sponsored visa.

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