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At thyssenkrupp we have more than 161,000 employees in 78 countries and annual sales of almost €43 billion. We are active in automotive engineering, logistics, plant technology, steel production, elevator manufacturing and much more. We work in large and small businesses all around the world – but we always work together. We have over 200 years of experience in industry and the latest cutting-edge technology. We have a position that‘s right for you, that piques your interest, and that puts your skills to the test.

Product Development Manager - Electrical
thyssenkrupp Elevator Corp,
Location Atlanta

We strive to make cities the best ever places to live, by advancing an industry that moves over 1 billion people each day. We are transforming our business by driving the industry norm and challenging ourselves, fostering a culture of internal and external collaboration, and building on our unique engineering capabilities to optimize existing and create new products and solutions for our customers that cater to real mobility needs. thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.7 billion euros in fiscal 2016/2017 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 1000 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
 
thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with more than 15,500 employees, in over 230 branch and service locations. thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas oversees all business for the operations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America. It is a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Elevator AG.

Safety is a core value of our business and our commitment to YOU! It is woven into our culture each and every day.

Your responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY

This role leads the product development team from innovation to market. This role manages the resources that bring products to market based on the product development roadmap and priorities set by the Product Review Committee. This role is responsible for vetting innovative ideas, product research, technical development, the creation of specifications, vetting and working with manufacturing partners, and collaborating with marketing and consumer services during execution. Managing employees and employee development are also requirements of this position.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • In conjunction with the Product Strategy Group, develop and maintain product roadmap in alignment with business objectives.
  • 6+ years experience with advanced knowledge of both A17 and EN81 Elevator Codes and Standards
  • Strong, proven skills leading teams in geographically separated teams
  • Vet innovation ideas against business strategy, existing product roadmap and resources.
  • Research viability of conceptual product features and functionality for new products and improving existing products.
  • Perform the hiring for filling open positions.
  • Monitor Department KPI’s
  • Approves and monitors employee vacation time
  • Works with employees to produce meaningful individual development plans.
  • Responsible for the assignment of resources to various projects.
  • Perform employee reviews and initiate employee career advancement.
  • Assists as needed the PM and PLM groups to communicate product priorities across the company by collaborating with various functions and building consensus among them.
  • Develop relationships with sub-contract design and manufacturing partners who can provide R&D resources and outsourced manufacturing capacity.
  • Collaborate with product marketing to effectively introduce products, coordinate advertising, participate in trade shows and other key activities during the life cycle of the product.
  • Support training of internal staff with a focus on areas vital to the department and product road map.
  • Support training of internal staff with a focus on marketing, website content developers, and customer service.
  • Develop and promote department standards and processes for product design that ensures technical design concepts, item lists, bills of material, etc. are properly documented and controlled. (SPDP)
  • Assists as needed the IP Group to document and control Intellectual Property; including working with Legal Department on contract development with partners which protects TKEs' interests.
  • Establishing quality standards and require supporting quality assurance standards from design, OEM and manufacturing partners.
  • Coordinate with the Product Strategy Group to integrate usability studies, testing, research and market analysis into product requirements to enhance user satisfaction.
  • Understand strategic and competitive position in the market and deliver innovative experiences that are recognized as best-in-class.
  • Attend industry tradeshows, distributor meetings and other events as necessary.
  • Maximize efficiency in a constantly evolving environment where the process is fluid and creative solutions are the norm.
  • Support and promote all thyssenkrupps’ safety programs.
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

 

Your profile

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • 6+ years’ experience in a technical product development, project management position.
  • 5+ years’ experience managing people and/or building cohesive teams.
  • Must demonstrate a strong aptitude for basic consumer electronics, mechanical devices and elevator systems.
  • Must be able to communicate the department and product vision.
  • Must have experience setting out the vision and roadmap for products.
  • Exemplary judgment regarding product usability, customer expectations, and creative product tradeoffs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to present data and product recommendations to engineering and marketing/sales management.
  • Strong leadership and team building skills.
  • Excellent proficiency using MS Office skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Project or comparable Project Management Software).
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Experience with Project Management Professional (PMP) processes highly desired.
  • Ability to travel sporadically, both domestically and internationally

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent required.
  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent professional knowledge required.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands of this position require sitting approximately 50% of the time.
  • Requires walking/standing 50% of the time.
  • Requires audible/visual abilities.
  • Requires stooping forward, bending and crouching approximately 10% of the time.
  • Requires less than 10% travel time. (domestic and foreign)
About thyssenkrupp
At thyssenkrupp we have more than 156,000 employees in nearly 80 countries and annual sales of €39 billion. We are active in automotive engineering, logistics, plant technology, steel production, elevator manufacturing and much more. We work in large and small businesses all around the world – but we always work together. We have over 200 years of experience in industry and the latest cutting-edge technology. We have a position that‘s right for you, that piques your interest, and that puts your skills to the test.

We strive to make cities the best ever places to live, by advancing an industry that moves over 1 billion people each day. We are transforming our business by driving the industry norm and challenging ourselves, fostering a culture of internal and external collaboration, and building on our unique engineering capabilities to optimize existing and create new products and solutions for our customers that cater to real mobility needs. thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.7 billion euros in fiscal 2016/2017 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 1000 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
 
thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with more than 15,500 employees, in over 230 branch and service locations. thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas oversees all business for the operations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America. It is a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Elevator AG.

Safety is a core value of our business and our commitment to YOU! It is woven into our culture each and every day.

Your responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY

This role leads the product development team from innovation to market. This role manages the resources that bring products to market based on the product development roadmap and priorities set by the Product Review Committee. This role is responsible for vetting innovative ideas, product research, technical development, the creation of specifications, vetting and working with manufacturing partners, and collaborating with marketing and consumer services during execution. Managing employees and employee development are also requirements of this position.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • In conjunction with the Product Strategy Group, develop and maintain product roadmap in alignment with business objectives.
  • 6+ years experience with advanced knowledge of both A17 and EN81 Elevator Codes and Standards
  • Strong, proven skills leading teams in geographically separated teams
  • Vet innovation ideas against business strategy, existing product roadmap and resources.
  • Research viability of conceptual product features and functionality for new products and improving existing products.
  • Perform the hiring for filling open positions.
  • Monitor Department KPI’s
  • Approves and monitors employee vacation time
  • Works with employees to produce meaningful individual development plans.
  • Responsible for the assignment of resources to various projects.
  • Perform employee reviews and initiate employee career advancement.
  • Assists as needed the PM and PLM groups to communicate product priorities across the company by collaborating with various functions and building consensus among them.
  • Develop relationships with sub-contract design and manufacturing partners who can provide R&D resources and outsourced manufacturing capacity.
  • Collaborate with product marketing to effectively introduce products, coordinate advertising, participate in trade shows and other key activities during the life cycle of the product.
  • Support training of internal staff with a focus on areas vital to the department and product road map.
  • Support training of internal staff with a focus on marketing, website content developers, and customer service.
  • Develop and promote department standards and processes for product design that ensures technical design concepts, item lists, bills of material, etc. are properly documented and controlled. (SPDP)
  • Assists as needed the IP Group to document and control Intellectual Property; including working with Legal Department on contract development with partners which protects TKEs' interests.
  • Establishing quality standards and require supporting quality assurance standards from design, OEM and manufacturing partners.
  • Coordinate with the Product Strategy Group to integrate usability studies, testing, research and market analysis into product requirements to enhance user satisfaction.
  • Understand strategic and competitive position in the market and deliver innovative experiences that are recognized as best-in-class.
  • Attend industry tradeshows, distributor meetings and other events as necessary.
  • Maximize efficiency in a constantly evolving environment where the process is fluid and creative solutions are the norm.
  • Support and promote all thyssenkrupps’ safety programs.
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

 

Your profile

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • 6+ years’ experience in a technical product development, project management position.
  • 5+ years’ experience managing people and/or building cohesive teams.
  • Must demonstrate a strong aptitude for basic consumer electronics, mechanical devices and elevator systems.
  • Must be able to communicate the department and product vision.
  • Must have experience setting out the vision and roadmap for products.
  • Exemplary judgment regarding product usability, customer expectations, and creative product tradeoffs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to present data and product recommendations to engineering and marketing/sales management.
  • Strong leadership and team building skills.
  • Excellent proficiency using MS Office skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Project or comparable Project Management Software).
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Experience with Project Management Professional (PMP) processes highly desired.
  • Ability to travel sporadically, both domestically and internationally

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent required.
  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent professional knowledge required.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands of this position require sitting approximately 50% of the time.
  • Requires walking/standing 50% of the time.
  • Requires audible/visual abilities.
  • Requires stooping forward, bending and crouching approximately 10% of the time.
  • Requires less than 10% travel time. (domestic and foreign)