Product Manager in Fullerton, CA at Arconic

Date Posted: 7/19/2019

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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) is seeking a Product Manager at our aerospace manufacturing facility in the Fullerton, CA.
 
This is an opportunity to grow your career at a large, international aerospace company. The position includes competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision), a 401(k) matching program, and paid holidays and vacation. 
 
Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) holds the number one global position in aerospace fastening systems, and we’re the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners. Our high-tech, multi-material fastening systems are found nose to tail on aircraft and aero engines. Our products are also critical components of industrial gas turbines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, and construction and industrial equipment. Headquartered in Torrance, CA; we employ over 6,000 people in 11 countries at 32 locations. AFS is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE:ARNC).

The Product Manager is responsible for product pricing and insuring that quotes are issued in a timely manner; will be the focal point for capturing and communicating competitive and market information; will document and maintain a Long Term Agreements (LTA) database; and will develop and present product training to internal and external customers.  Will also support new product development activities, plans, organizes, and controls an assigned product line from conceptual stages through product life cycles to optimize profit and meet marketing, financial, and corporate growth objectives.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Participates in overall product strategy, research and development requirements, development, and manufacturing coordination for new and emerging products;
  • Coordinates technical product development, estimates of potential profits, and release to production;
  • Manages day-to-day progress of product;
  • Provides technical expertise and training to other departments in support of product development;
  • Conducts marketing analysis to develop product definitions;
  • Collaborates with a wide variety of functional areas such as sales, engineering, marketing, manufacturing, and operations to develop and provide product definitions responsive to customer needs and market opportunities;
  • Develops and maintains a prioritized list of customer and market requirements for product;
  • Coordinates and develops marketing, sales, engineering, and financial plans for product line;
  • Provides financial and technical justification for product selection and definition;
  • Prepares product development objectives and schedules for all phases of product development and introduction to market;
  • Conducts market research and identifies and tracks market trends in company's industry;
  • Produces competitive analysis materials comparing product with its key competitors;
  • Identifies partnering opportunities for complementary third-party products to broaden company's product line;
  • Establishes dealer networks and creates and manages alliances with manufacturers;
  • Participates in key sales situations for the product;
  • Maintains communications and contacts to collect and analyze technical, financial, schedule, and sales information for product line;
  • Responsible for developing LTA strategies in conjunction with Sales and Operations. Captures and documents all LTA proposals that are presently being worked and follow-up on those that have been submitted but have not yet been awarded.
  • Coordinates the creation and maintenance of system price curves and where applicable discount structures.  Documents and communicates modifications made to pricing structure.
  • Reviews and determines applicable charges associated with product cancellations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
 
Ideal Skills and Abilities
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations;
  • Create reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals;
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public;
  • Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry;
  • Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations;
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Proficient with MS Office applications. Advanced Excel skills (advance formulas, pivot tables, VLOOKUP, VBA and macros, etc.), PowerPoint, Word, etc..
     
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Qualifications

 Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a product management environment;
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position;
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card Holder), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Finance, or Marketing from an accredited institution;
  • Experience in aerospace manufacturing;
  • Knowledge of Internally Threaded Fasteners, Sheet Metal, Fitting, Wrenchables and Channel Nuts;
  • Experience with Sales, Marketing and/or Pricing Analytics.