Product Engineering Manager

Lummus Group
Frederick, MD
Sep 13, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Full Time
Carter Intralogistics is a leading provider of automated material handling and industrial automation solutions to customers around the country. Our company is built on four key principles - Cooperation, Responsibility, Communication and Quality. These principles are embedded in everything we do and drive us to help our customers transform their operations. Headquartered in Frederick, MD, we provide a full range of equipment, controls and software that helps customers address all aspects of their material handling and industrial automation needs. We serve a wide variety of customers in the distribution, e-commerce, fulfillment, mail/parcel and government sectors. Our focus is always on the customer, and we take great pride in helping our customers realize their material handling goals. A Product Manager, or Product Design Manager, is responsible for overseeing all activities relating to researching, designing and marketing products on behalf of their employer. Their duties include completing market research to find out more about competitor products or customer needs, overseeing products and department budget, and coordinating with the customer service department to identify potential product defects or customer suggestions. Product Managers typically work for corporations across industries that create and sell products for consumers. They work closely with Product Engineers to ensure the creation of quality products and consult with marketing professionals about how to market products to the public. Their job is to relay information between product teams and upper management and compile reports to propose new product ideas. They may also be involved with managing the manufacturing process for products and deciding the product production rate based on consumer responses. On a typical day, a Product Manager starts by checking their schedule for upcoming deadlines for prototypes or marketing initiatives. They hold meetings with the product team to address changes to budgets or recent customer feedback about existing products. Throughout the day, they visit with team members to test prototypes, look at product blueprints and discuss materials needed to make products. Product Managers also meet with marketing professionals to determine how to market upcoming products and drive sales. A good Product Manager is someone who has an innovative mindset. This quality enables them to review product defects and strategize how to overcome them for maximum customer satisfaction. They have a natural ability to lead, allowing them to keep their team motivated and on task to complete their duties by set deadlines. A good Product Manager values continued education and looks for ways to increase their knowledge of their industry and product design software. A good Product Manager also has excellent interpersonal communication, which allows them to effectively speak with the product team, marketing team, upper management personnel, accounting professionals and the customer service department. A Product Manager should have a passionate dedication to their craft and a desire to work with peers that inspire them on a daily basis. While specific skills and qualifications may vary depending on position and employer, typical skills and qualifications included in a Product Manager job description include: Essential Duties and Responsibilities Excellent written and oral communication skills are required since the Product Manager has to communicate with team members, other departments, upper management and consumers of the company's products Expertise in the product or market including specific technical or industry knowledge Superior project management and interpersonal skills Ability to maintain a keen attention to detail, multitask and work well under pressure Natural tendency to be curious, positive and creative Team player who collaborates well with others Sincere empathy for the customer and a commitment to delving deep into the challenges they present or experience Provide technical oversight and expertise as required. Attends design reviews, customer design reviews and approvals Makes occasional site visits and attends site coordination meetings Participates in proposal efforts/sales support Interface with management & clients directly, providing regular updates of product information Requirements Bachelor's Degree in Engineering preferred 5-15 years of technical experience in designing and developing products preferred Experience in both product development and experience in conveyor systems and material handling Knowledge of managerial accounting principles and practices, contract language, and the analysis and reporting of financial data MS Office (Visio, PowerPoint, Excel and Word); AutoCAD (basic) MS Project / Project Server Travel required up to 15% of the job. Preferences Excels In Report and Presentation Creation Experienced In Market Analysis

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