Technical Product Manager

FOUR CORNERS GROUP - Mississauga, ON (24 days ago)

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Techspan Industries
Mississauga, ON

Since 1989, Techspan has been supplying electrical connectors, fasteners, wire management and control products to the electrical, automotive, heavy-duty truck market. Techspan sells through wholesale distributors from coast-to-coast. Techspan head office is in Mississauga Ontario and has a western warehouse in Burnaby BC.

With over 15,000 part-numbers in stock, Techspan ships 90% of orders same day with a 95% + fill rate. This makes Techspan the market leader in service to its customers across North America. Techspan also recently acquired Fusetek, a leading Canadian supplier of control gear and fuses. This had allowed Techspan to further expand its product offerings and customer base.

Techspan’s success has been largely driven by outstanding customer service, excellent product selection, strong technical competency and an ability to fill orders faster than anyone else. Techspan is constantly on the lookout for products that not only complement their current lines but also offer customers new or improved solutions. The challenge is to ensure Techspan’s extensive product offerings remain relevant and in demand, while seeking new and improved options for current and prospective customers. You will be working closely with the President, sales, marketing, operations, customers and suppliers. This is an extraordinary opportunity for someone who is excited about the prospect of assisting Techspan in driving forward.

Reporting to the President, the Technical Product Manager will develop products by identifying potential products; conducting market research; generating product requirements; determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction; developing marketing strategies; supporting customers and field sales.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Electrical engineering degree or Certified Engineering Technologist certification required.
A minimum of 10 years’ relevant product management experience in the electrical industry.
Must have strong technical knowledge in the field of power system protection (fuses).
Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle.
Proven ability to develop product, pricing and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to management.
Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in CSA and UL-approved electrical components.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; able to quickly establish rapport and build effective working relationships at all levels. A trusted advisor to management and staff and a team player.
Strong customer and marketplace orientation and instincts. Well-developed consulting/selling skills, able to identify, develop and exploit business opportunities.
Persuasive; able to sell ideas and marshal respect and support both up and down the line.
Committed to delivering timely, high quality services to the organization; a strong sense of urgency.
Proficient in CRM and Microsoft Office software.
Can secure enthusiastic buy-in from sales, marketing and operations on a wide range of product initiatives.
Highly effective project management, detail oriented, prioritization, multi-tasking and time management skills to meet deadlines and execute product strategies.
Original and creative problem-solving skills/confident decision-making.
Ability to effectively work independently as well as within in a team.
Possesses firm negotiation skills.
Prefer a candidate with experience in a mid-sized business in highly competitive markets.
Has their ego in check, able to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and a great sense of humour.
Comfortable admitting they do not have all the answers all of the time.
Hungry for results and will not be afraid to “roll up their sleeves” and get into the details to achieve wins.
Comfortable with ambiguity and able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
Commitment to personal and professional development.
A reputable individual with high ethical standards and a longer-term business perspective. Will protect the interests of Techspan.

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