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Product Manager, ( Automation )

Date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

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Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining solutions ranging from simple to complex. With over 120 years of service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation and a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric, where the actual is limited and the possible is immense.

 

PURPOSE:  The primary responsibility of this position is to drive the strategic direction of a product portfolio consisting of standard robotic welding systems and positioners.  This includes managing the project plans for new product development along with mature product promotion activities. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES):

  • Creates and maintains a complete portfolio of standard robotic welding systems and positioners across multiple automation business units.
  • Manages entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities within the given product portfolio. 
  • Takes a Project Management role to drive development activities to aggressive timelines.
  • Specifies market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research support by on-going visits to customers and stakeholders.
  • Partners with Sales, Marketing and Operations within each business unit to develop and implement a market plan.
  • Maintains an understanding of drivers behind the profitability of standard robotics systems and positioners to drive an increase in profitable sales.
  • Participates in the development of marketing materials designed to motivate sales inquiries.
  • With limited supervision:
    • Engages and leads new product development in all phases of development from voice of the customer to product launch.
    • Works with manufacturing, service and engineering to improve products and review field related issues.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed or directed in support of Lincoln Electric’s strategic plan and 2020 Vision.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Marketing required.
  • Minimum of 5+ years previous experience in Sales, Marketing, Engineering or related field.
  • Basic understanding of welding and cutting practices and procedures.
  • Developed communication skills in writing and verbally.
  • Proactive approach to working on project teams
  • Demonstrated expertise with Microsoft Office applications and preferably SAP.
  • Ability to travel approximately 25% of the time.

 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

Lincoln Electric is a $2.5B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 10,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 40 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. 

As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!

Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.

Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Automation 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

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