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Posted by: Garmin International on May 24, 2024


Olathe , KS

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We are seeking a full-time RV and Marine Product Manager in our Olathe, KS location. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the definition of new products and integrated systems by providing market research, profitability analysis, voice of customer information and competitive analysis in a team-oriented environment.
Essential Functions
Develop and demonstrate Product Management product skillsDevelop judgment regarding product and system usability and customer expectations via hands-on usage and observations of customers in real world situationsDevelop an understanding of Segment values & vision to set compelling system goals resulting in a superior product experience that answer the questions "Why Garmin" and "Why This Product"Develop skills to identify/champion the essential features required to make a differentiated integrated system and superior product; the Key Requirements in the product concept and discern/reject features and products that are overburdened or are not useful to target customerDevelop voice-of-the-customer skills such as researching and analyzing market requirements and opportunities, aggregating and interpreting customer and competitor trends and meeting with customers to learn about their needs first-handCollaborate with Engineering to understand scope of work and product tradeoffsAssist with preparation of product documents such as product line roadmap, product concept, product development plan and product requirementsCoordinate market research to track end-user feedbackDevelop skills to evangelize the product's vision and unique selling points with Sales, Marketing and Marketing CommunicationsAssist product marketing team with the development of product marketing plansSupport Sales and Marketing with the necessary product knowledge and technical expertise to achieve product ranging in dealer channelsAssist with training of Product Support and Field Service EngineersDevelop and demonstrate Product Management business skillsBecome proficient in product cost and gross margin computations and in evaluating opportunity cost; the cost of building one feature or product and what other features or products could have been built using the same time and resourcesBecome proficient in understanding/managing various lifecycle phases: roadmap, concept, development, production and end of life in collaboration with Engineering, Operations, Sales and MarketingAssist with monitoring of product gross margin and collaborate with the product team to maximize gross margins over the life of the productEvaluate product cost tradeoffs with engineering against voice-of-the-customer inputs to deliver essential functions and best value while being a good steward of Garmin's resourcesThoroughly document work in an organized mannerApply Garmin's Mission, Vision, Values and Quality Policy and enthusiastically exhibit a desire to see Garmin succeedIntegrate, use, and provide feedback on products in development when possible as part of their normal job responsibilitiesAttend industry tradeshows, customer meetings and other events as required Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related engineering field AND a minimum of 5 years work experience in a product development, engineering, marketing or analytical role OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experienceActive participation in the markets served RV and MarineMust demonstrate a strong aptitude for consumer electronics devices and systemsSelf-motivated, demonstrates a sense of urgency, commitment and focus on the right priorities in developing solutions in a timely fashion, and has exceptional time management and organizational skills with a keen attention to detailMust demonstrate a strong passion for Garmin, including its mission, products, values and successDemonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to present data/product recommendations to engineering and marketing/sales managementDemonstrated proficiency using MS Office skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)Flexibility to travel (up to 10%)
Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status, age or disability.

This position is eligible for Garmin's benefit program. Details can be found here: Garmin Benefits

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About Garmin International

We make products for everywhere that people live, work and play. Our customers are passionate about our products. And so are we. When you work at Garmin, adventure doesn't have to wait for the weekend. This is where you can put your passions into action. From test flights to training rides, there are so many ways to use our products and follow your passions every day.

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