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Product Manager - Controls

Company: Yaskawa America, Inc.
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Yaskawa America, Inc. - Drives & Motion Division is a global leader in variable speed drives, motion controls and robotics.We look to hire people who value a positive work culture, want to be part of a winning team, and have a desire to learn and grow. Yaskawa's culture of continuous improvement values hiring individuals that are looking for the opportunity to stretch their current talents and skills to the next level and beyond.This role is responsible for managing assigned product lines through product lifecycles, as well as coordinating the development and introduction of new products to the Americas.If you are a hardworking Mechanical or ElectricalEngineer, this may be the perfect opportunity for you.Based at Yaskawa's headquarters facility in Waukegan, IL, the Product Manager - Controls contributes to Yaskawa's growth and provides engineering and marketing direction for Sales, Service, Customer Satisfaction, and Production, for both long and short-term planning, providing technical input, planning and support on product implementation.The ideal candidate will display strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as strong organization skills and the ability to think creatively with engineering knowledge and acquired learning.h1BS Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. Course work in Marketing or Business preferred or equivalent related work experience.Minimum 5 to 7 years engineering experience or equivalent involving motion control product lines, applications, and projects.Minimum three years of Sales or Marketing experience in the distribution of industrial products.Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, including technical writing and presentation skills.Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with a team approach.Ability to establish priorities when presented with conflicting deadlines.Demonstrate a high level of integrity and reliability.Possesses Project Management skills h1Manage assigned product line(s) through product's lifecycle.Coordinate the development, introduction of new products to the Americas.Recommend specification for new products.Define pricing strategy and pricing for new products.Collaborate with Product Engineering and Development on new productsDetermine and monitor-finished goods inventory for Motion products based on targets for fulfillment levels.Create new product plans based on the Americas market needs and present them to management for approval.Establish stocking strategies for all new products within Demand and Supply Planning.Report market size, density, and trends to management.Provide inside and outside sales support., with 25% travel to customersWe offer the opportunity to experience the excitement, challenge and rewards of working in entrepreneurial, fast moving and fast growing team of motion control experts, representing the world's largest and most successful motion solution provider.Some key advantages to working at Yaskawa include: a global environment with interactions to numerous cultures, career opportunities in diverse areas, a highly competitive benefit package, including a generous 401(K) plan, profit sharing, corporate wide bonus plan, educational assistance programs offering a generous reimbursement for graduate courses and monetary rewards through Associate Recognition Programs.","EqualOpportunityEmployerDescription":"Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities","PayTransparencyPolicyStatement":"The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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