Product Manager (Sales Strategy, MBA) - Leadership Development in Torrance, CA at Arconic

Date Posted: 8/8/2018

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Job Description

Are you an empowered Lead Team Partner with the drive to transform ideas into sustainable value? Arconic is seeking an individual who has a demonstrated ability to achieve results, as well as the passion to put that experience to work to lead activities and support a team to achieve excellence. Our organization is dedicated to rapid, profitable growth through continuous capital investment, operational excellence and career development.

Our Product Managers plan, organize, and control an assigned product line from conceptual stages through product life cycles to optimize profit and meet marketing, financial, and corporate growth objectives. As part of the Arconic Acquiring Talent Program (ATP), this 12-18 month accelerated leadership development role will start at the AFS Business Unit headquarters in Torrance, CA and may include rotational assignments at other AFS locations to learn a range of product lines. After the rotational assignments, there will be discussions about full time placement, taking into consideration personal location preference and business needs.

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. AFS is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE: ARNC).

Essential Functions: The Product Manager position includes both creation of strategic vision and tactical management and execution, examples include but are not limited to:
  • 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.
Note: candidates must be willing to accept a domestic relocation rotation assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Leadership- willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Administration and Management- knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Disciplined Execution - holds the Operations team accountable through daily execution to the plan; ability to dive into details to ensure operational success.
  • Strong financial literacy; ability to drive P&L change in standard costing system through well thought out projects with appropriate ROI.
  • Integrity - honest and ethical.
  • Stress Tolerance – ability to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Critical Thinking — using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring — monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Ability to manage one's own time and the time of others.
  • Dependability - reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Customer Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum 6 years of Business and / or Engineering experience;
  • 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 Regulations (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:
  • Bachelor’s Degree is in Engineering or Business, from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum 8 years of Business and / or Engineering experience;
  • Strongly prefer MBA, from an accredited institution
  • Experience in a product/brand management role
  • Product Engineering experience in manufacturing is a plus
  • Experience with data analytics
  • Proficiency and experience with Microsoft Office programs including Excel (pivot tables, VLOOKUP), Outlook, Word, PowerPoint.