Posted On: 2018-3-23
Location: Costa Mesa, CA, USA
QSC seeks an Amplifier Product Manager who will be responsible for guiding product strategy, providing vision and developing concepts for new product development. The Amplifier Product Manager identifies requirements for functionality, defines the user needs and applications to engineering and makes the business case for the product. In addition, the Product Manager is responsible for communicating the capabilities and advantages (the selling proposition) of our solutions to internal staff and external users, system integrators, system designers and channel partners as well as creating the selling proposition for assigned products.
We will look for you to showcase your intuitive interpersonal skills, outstanding collaborative thinking abilities, research / personal networking skills, and proven leadership to conceptualize products, features and most importantly market them to our customers as the leader of product marketing for your product line(s).
Minimum B.S.E.E., B.A., or 10 years experience in marketing, sales or product management – preferably within the pro-audio or adjacent fields.
At least 10 years of experience in one or more areas (installed sound, live production, portable PA) of the professional audio industry.
A demonstrated history of successfully managing new product development with AIPMM certification preferred.
Experience in managing OEM/ODM relationships is a plus.
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Familiarity with Oracle and Power BI very desirable.
Leadership: A demonstrated ability to lead people and achieve results through others in a team environment.
Vision and insight: Must have insight into market needs and be able to create a product vision based on these insights.
Communication: Must be able to communicate in an effective and compelling manner in real-time and in writing.
Planning: Must be able to think ahead, develop comprehensive launch plans and set short and long term goals.
Management: Must have the ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple priorities. Must be comfortable working in a matrix management environment with dedicated product development teams.
Teamwork: Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work and collaborate within a core team.
Financial: Must be sufficiently proficient to create, maintain and understand the business case for assigned products.
Technology: While an engineering degree is not required, the successful candidate will have a deep understanding of pro-audio technologies and applications.
Willingness to travel. Approximately 10 - 20% travel required, including possible overseas travel. Minimum eight field trips (customer visits, trade shows, vendor and special meetings and industry events) per year, as required.
Conducts research and achieves insight into user requirements and applications. Frequent discussion and interaction with users, integrators, system designers and channel partners within the assigned area of responsibility.
Conceives new product / feature / function ideas and champions their development.
Creates and maintains the market requirements, product requirements and business case documents required for proposed and underway development programs.
Leads business case creation.
Maintains a thorough understanding of competitive products’ functionality and is able to articulate our advantages.
Attends trade shows, regional and national events, sales events and meetings, dealer events, and other related activities as deemed necessary.
Supports market communications and training material development with content and direction.
Manages the Amplifier portfolio. Makes recommendations for price changes and end of life.
How to Apply: Please send resume to: Robert.Cambareri@qsc.com
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1675 MacArthur Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
QSC, LLC, is a globally recognized leader in the design, engineering, and manufacture of award winning high performance audio products including power amplifiers, loudspeakers, digital mixers, digital signal processors (DSP), and the Q-SYS networked audio, video, and control platform. Uniquely leveraging a broad range of technologies located under one roof, QSC products outperform the sum of their parts by delivering reliable, scalable, and flexible solutions for professional installed, portable, production, corporate, and cinema customers worldwide.