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Product Line Manager - Fixed Gas and Flame Detection (Hybrid)

Company: MSA - The Safety Company
Location: Cranberry
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

MSA, The Safety Company

Product Line Manager - Fixed Gas and Flame Detection (Hybrid)

US-PA-Cranberry Twp

Requisition ID: 2022-6207
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Marketing


For more than 100 years, our passionate mission of safety empowers us to protect lives. MSA Safety is a global leader in the development of safety equipment and pioneering technology that helps protect people and facility infrastructures around the world. We are committed to providing the latest in innovative, best-in class safety solutions that feature integrated systems capability and allow our customers to return safely to their families and friends. Every day our customers place their lives in our hands. In response, we provide them with protection they can trust. It is gratifying to lead the way as a source of inspiration. Would you like to join our team of more than 5,000 employees world-wide dedicated to this purpose? We hope so. Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Deeply understand our customers, markets and competitors to produce valuable customer insight that can be turned into profitable features, products and services that our customers love
  • Build strategy that is robust, progressive, forward-thinking and drives accelerated business performance with sustainable competitive advantage, time-to-market and development efficiency
  • Own, build and drive the success of our product and services vision, strategy and roadmap
  • Develop and drive unique, differentiated business models that support our strategy and align with customer buying behavior
  • Work closely with our design team to drive human-centered design processes into the development process and come to life with amazing UX/UI experiences that hit at the heart of our customers' problems
  • Work methodically to tackle complex, difficult problems to deliver innovative solutions
  • Lead voice of customer (VOC) and other market research and apply technology and market trend knowledge into New Product Development (NPD) efforts
  • Work cross-functionally across the business - engineering, design, operations, sales - to drive tangible business value and results and progressive approaches in a period of accelerated transformation
  • Drive ruthless prioritization & focus on features, products, services and efforts that deliver maximum business value to avoid organizational distractions
  • Get things done - setting expectations for excellence and hitting key performance indicators that are aggressive & challenging
  • Support the Sales organization in the development and deployment of product training programs, by providing technical support, by assisting with the identification of new customers, and by assisting with the management of key customers
  • Lead the customer response portion of the Critical to Quality Notification process and in the monitoring and resolution of all product quality issues
  • Analyze and understand the competitive landscape and market trends that impact the product lines
  • Provide strategic input to Fixed Gas & Flame Detection Global Steering Team


    Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
    • Proven ability to develop, shape and drive the success of products and/or services
    • Strong strategic thinking and decision-making skills
    • Entrepreneurial mindset with a bias for action and the ability to work at high-speeds with incomplete information
    • Outstanding organization, communication, presentation and leadership through influence skills
    • Solid analytical skills with a demonstrated data-driven mindset
    • Execution and results focused
    • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems and execute many tasks in parallel with minimal resources
    • Demonstrated ability to be highly adaptive to frequent change - you don't just accept it, it's when you do your best work
    • Superb relationship building skills
    • Solid technical knowledge and learning capabilities of the assigned product lines and corresponding applications
    • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment
    • Strong strategic thinking skills
    • Domestic/international travel of up to 20% Education and Experience Required:
      • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Engineering, Business Administration or related discipline
      • This position is available at three different career levels based upon experience, education, etc
        • Level I: 2 years of experience in marketing, sales or product development (engineering)
        • Level II: 4 years of experience in marketing, sales or product development (engineering)
        • Level III: 5 years of experience in marketing, sales or product development (engineering)
        • An MBA or related graduate degree may be substituted for up to 2 years of relevant experience Experience and Experience Preferred:
          • Master's in Business Administration (MBA)
          • Experience with Automation, Electronics and/or Instrumentation
          • Experience working in technology company
            MSA is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to providing a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. As such, it is MSA's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of the person's age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran's status, genetic information, political affiliation, disabling condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. MSA also makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform a job unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship.

            If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation to assist you in navigating this career site, let us know.Contact Us MSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.


Keywords: MSA - The Safety Company, Erie , Product Line Manager - Fixed Gas and Flame Detection (Hybrid), Executive , Cranberry, Pennsylvania

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