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Manager - Product Line

Job Number:  45992
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Auburn Hills
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular
Location: 

AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN, US, 48326

Magna

 

Job Number: 45992 
Group: Magna Electronics  
Division: Magna Electronics Auburn Hills 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: AUBURN HILLS 

 

Group Description

Magna’s ADAS technologies are shaping an autonomous future and improving lives.

Full autonomy is coming. But to create the technology which will bring it into view, you need the desire and ability to adapt complete ADAS systems or modular solutions to any vehicle, for any mobility need.

Magna’s electronics solutions connect OEMs to their customers with features that improve their lives. It’s our expertise across the entire vehicle, key strategic partnerships and culture of innovation that allow us to make our industry-leading technologies road-ready. And it is how we’ll continue to build a safer, smarter and more connected mobility experience for all people.

 

Role Summary

Manager - Product Line is role responsible for the delivery of a portfolio of products that are commercially successful and profitable by acting as an investment manager, directing where Magna Electronics should invest its limited resources in manufacturing, engineering, sales and CAPEX in order to receive a profitable return and be best positioned in the market for long term success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for implementing a portfolio of products that are commercially successful and profitable by acting as an investment manager, directing where Magna should invest its limited resources in manufacturing, engineering, sales and CAPEX in order to receive a profitable return and be best positioned in the market for long-term success. Able to lead initiatives for the business in ways that generate organization-wide understanding and support; assists the Group Vice President by driving profitable growth and Magna positioning.
  • Responsible for leading and communicating the strategic direction for assigned product family & developing the corresponding business plans; Manages the Product Portfolio Roadmap (PPR); Responsible for aligning Product Groups and Functional heads to optimize management of resources for growth and profitability; formulates & documents business cases for investments in R&D, capital, manufacturing capacity, & acquisitions.
  • Sets the overall direction for customer proposals and quotations within the product line; influences customers to align product roadmaps with Magna product line objectives; ensures customer proposals meet strategic objectives of product line; works with engineering to determine best technical proposal for customer pursuits.
  • Conducts strategic reviews to ensure the execution of the strategic plans; defines clear milestones and metrics to assess the performance of strategic initiatives; tracks and delivers results to Sr. Leadership Team.
  • Responsible for identifying relevant product & market trends, new market development opportunities, & leading process of assessing new market opportunities for assigned product portfolio whether newly explored technologies or expansions of existing products into new regions; identifies M&A activities as required to support the portfolio.
  • Responsible for collecting market & competitor intelligence and ensuring such tools are used to enhance strategic decision making; support regions & product groups with required market research; Ensures information is used to drive decisions & action plans; works closely with the Sales Team to share critical customer information and to establish & monitor sales targets; communicating customer needs in the form of new product performance objectives; serves as a key resource / solution provider to customers in helping them improve their business.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Education/Experience

  • BA/BS Degree in engineering or related technical field required; Master’s in Engineering or MBA preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience (2-3+ years in a leadership role) in automotive engineering environment, including at least two of the following: product design, product development, and product validation (automotive electronics products and systems experience preferred) with a demonstrable track record of results.
  • Experience with collaborative global engineering teams and/or foreign assignments preferred.

Technical Knowledge

  • Understanding and involvement with product development, business case analysis, commercial issues, profit and loss analysis, financial reporting preferred.
  • Evidence of strategic thinking, planning, and project management skills; Ability to thrive in highly dynamic, time-sensitive, and collaborative environment; Good business sense and the ability to quickly learn and analyze new markets.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.


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