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Product Manager in Sylmar, CA at Arconic

Date Posted: 3/8/2019

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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) is seeking a Product Manager at our Sylmar, CA location.
Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) holds the number one global market position in aerospace fastening systems and rings, and we’re the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners.  Our rings and 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; AFS employs over 7,500 people in 13 countries at 38 locations.  AFS is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE:ARNC).
Join Arconic and join a network of people who are passionate about industry-changing technology that advances the world. You’ll have the opportunity to work with leading global companies that operate in world-changing industries—such as aerospace, automotive, building and construction, defense and commercial transportation. It’s not just a job. It’s a career and a path to the future. You’ll be part of a diverse culture of learning, teaching and mentorship. Arconic is fully committed to developing people: providing employees with the resources and learning and development opportunities they need to excel and build a career.
Essential 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.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum five (5) years of product management experience in manufacturing;
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience working in the aerospace industry;
  • 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:
  • MBA;
  • Previous experience in fasteners and/or bearings product lines.