Top Product Line Manager Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Product Line Manager. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Product Line Manager resumes they appeared on. For example, 26.7% of Product Line Manager resumes contained New Product Development as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Product Line Manager actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Product Line Manager resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. New Product Development

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Here's how New Product Development is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Created and implemented new product development process adopted by the entire product marketing organization.
  • Coordinated the development and implementation of new product development programs for customers and staff.
  • Managed technical marketing, new product development, sales budgets and profitability targets.
  • Managed cross functional new product development teams for multiple projects utilizing tollgate procedures.
  • Managed the New Product Development Process for Telephony/Data hardware and software products.
  • Defined business and marketing strategy for existing products and new product development.
  • Managed new and existing manufacturers for new product development and existing products.
  • Directed marketing programs and championed new product development within managed product lines.
  • Spearheaded new product development initiative: conceptualization and prototyping for new market.
  • Tracked and reported new product development project status to senior management.
  • Directed 12-person cross-functional New Product Development team to ensure product success.
  • Negotiated new product development agreement with Marconi and Hitachi.
  • Managed all customer new product development and quotations.
  • Provided senior executives with new product development recommendations.
  • Directed new product development and applications.
  • Developed and managed the New Product Development schedule for each new product utilizing a cross-functional team to execute the roll-out plan.
  • Implemented a new product development approach, reducing time to market and related cost by over 50%.
  • Developed and lead training and roll out of new automated stage gate new product development system.
  • Champion for undertaking of new product development which spurred new business growth to $4.4 Million.
  • Led new product development initiatives, which resulted in new designs for land drilling markets.

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2. Product Strategy

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Here's how Product Strategy is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Utilized knowledge to create product strategy that addressed unique performance characteristics for Asia golfers.
  • Evaluated competitive offerings and accountable for adjusting product strategy, pricing and features.
  • Develop product strategy and supporting value proposition to generate product revenue.
  • Created an overall product strategy at the state level that meets corporate goals and implement a product plan for the state.
  • Own the development of product strategy and vision for internal and external interfaces of the First Data Online Banking platform.
  • Directed product strategy, market analysis, pricing strategy, product roll out plans for notebook accessory items.
  • Manage over all product strategy, Research and development requirements, and analysis of America's snow market.
  • Coordinate overall product strategy, research and development, and manufacturing for new and emerging products.
  • Developed product strategy for next generation digital cross-connect (CrossLight and 1671 SC).
  • Lead on planning product strategy and road map, according to market competition.
  • Developed and launched Valor's first ever consumer and business bundled product strategy.
  • Directed product strategy, roadmap, pricing, market analysis, introduction, and go-to-market activity.
  • Developed overall product strategy and content roadmap to meet customer needs and drive revenue growth.
  • Implemented product strategy for new NFC Smartcard for ISIS to comply to mPayments strategy at TMO, ATT and Verizon.
  • Defined & implemented smartphone product strategy for TI's OMAP processor platforms around emerging mobile OS systems.

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3. Revenue Growth

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Here's how Revenue Growth is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Influenced business leaders and key partners through focused financial and business analysis resulting in revenue growth and profitability.
  • Managed P&L for product line including gross margin improvement, revenue growth, and manufacturing cost reductions.
  • Created and managed new Co-operative Hardware Vendor and OEM Programs to drive revenue growth.
  • Contributed to 10% revenue growth & $100M in design-wins from global opportunities.
  • Partnered with design, development, and costing to produce category revenue growth and meet margin target goals.
  • Optimized customer implementation schedule to maximize revenue pipeline to ensure revenue growth and new committed customer implementations for next 3 years.

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4. Business Development

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Here's how Business Development is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Managed business development, business operation, production operations, product development, and business strategy.
  • Tracked and analyzed market movements and statistical data for marketing and business development strategies.
  • Advise key stakeholders of marketing and business development challenges and recommend areas for improvement.
  • Directed activities of Applications Engineers, Business Development Manager and Tactical Marketing Manager world-wide.
  • Collaborated, coordinated, and partnered across the organization, especially with sales/business development.
  • Analyzed sales to inform future business development and national/regional campaigns.
  • Mentored local talent for Management and Business Development roles which resulted in 7 men move into these roles with great success.
  • Major role in business development by defining application protocols & training 125 sales people in product applications and use.
  • Selected for 18 month business development assignment with the European sales team to FIX sales failures in European market.
  • Identify and establish new business development ventures while preserving an annual revenue target of 3 million.
  • Directed product value proposition and product positioning which enabled business development and share gain 12%.
  • Led the business development in a matrix management environment with 50+ indirect reports.
  • Lead business development activities and joint ventures with partners and analysts.
  • Acted as technical liaison for business development.
  • Led global business development efforts for MPD.
  • Served as liaison for Business Development.

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5. Market Research

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Here's how Market Research is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Perform comprehensive market research for current and future products, including field visits to existing and potential customers/distribution channels.
  • Constructed and operated special makeup business processes entailing market research, product development, and significant sales presentations.
  • Conducted market research resulting in successful design of products to meet/exceed client productivity expectations.
  • Manage market research/VOC and product development efforts to determine and meet consumer requirements.
  • Managed market research, customer elicitation & validation, product execution and packaging.
  • Designed and executed industry-wide global voice-of-customer market research program.
  • Conducted market research identifying technology and customer trends.
  • Implement strategies to grow product line, new product development, portfolio management, market research, competitor analysis...
  • Build and execute consumer insights integration plans: Sync the product calendar with market research and consumer focus groups.
  • Develop in depth Market Research for category by analyzing market data, consumer trends, and market conditions.
  • Provided market research, identified new product opportunities and produced business plans (MRD) to executive management.
  • Completed assignments successfully in Product Management, Lease Sales, Market Research and Market Pricing & Analysis.
  • Acquired information on competitors' market size and market share through regular market research and retail tours
  • Conduct and analyze key market research to properly identify trends, resulting in strong competitive edge.
  • Introduced new products utilizing VOC and market research increasing product line revenue by 10%.
  • Performed all phases of new product development and market research; from conceptualization to launch.
  • Conducted market research by analyzing product, consumer and competitive trends in the marketplace.
  • Assessed customer needs, performed market research, and executed financial analysis.
  • Conducted market research and developed core positioning and messaging for BIM 360.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to ensure customer needs are met.

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6. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Educate customer service coordinators, regional managers and sales representatives on product lines and direct technical questions as appropriate.
  • Presented quarterly manufacturing training meetings to new Customer Service Representatives and visiting International Customer Service Representatives.
  • Collaborated with the customer service and engineering directors to improve customer support and communications.
  • Responded to customer service issues and developed resolutions to problems regarding product availability.
  • Managed Asian distributors, customer service department and marketing administration.
  • Increase sales through excellent customer service and timely order processing
  • Assisted Customer Service Representatives with questions or problems.
  • Created and distributed monthly internal Customer Service Newsletter.
  • Coalesced sales, customer service, engineering, and production teams to drive profitable growth while directly managing technical support staff.
  • Manage projects across a variety of disciplines including product design & development, manufacturing, sales, and customer service.
  • Identified and resolved supply chain delays, communicated production status with Business Management, Customer Service, and Engineering.
  • Work with Sales, Customer Service daily to ensure we are continuously meeting our client's expectations and needs.
  • Created a new Customer Service and Support organization to reduce order handling costs by 15% by consolidating sites.
  • Worked with customer service, strategic accounts, and business management to aid in design wins and product launch.
  • Managed all aspects of the construction products division including estimating, sales, project management, and customer service.
  • Utilized excellent knowledge of administration, supervision, and budgeting, advertising, customer service and personnel control.
  • Managed wafer starts and proper allocation of Controller products with Production Operations, Sales, and Customer Service.
  • Work in conjunction with Marketing, Customer Service, Production, Procurement and Sales to reach sales objectives.
  • Collaborated with manufacturing, engineering, R&D, marketing, customer service for successful product introductions.
  • Served as primary point of contact for back of house operations for customer service and sales teams.

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7. Market Share

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Here's how Market Share is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Develop sales/marketing plans for all products including competitive pricing and market share information.
  • Design and roll out of new products which increased company sales, expanded market share, and maximize return on investment.
  • Increased sales by 35% and market share by 5 points, exceeding objectives proposed in business sales plan.
  • Achieved 100% market share for USB to Parallel Port devices and protected the position via a Patent.
  • Expand market share growth 25% by optimizing manufacturing and deliveries, and quality assurance.
  • Market share analysis to check on the opportunities in different region to retain/regain the business.
  • Preserved market share by creating barrier to entry strategies as the product neared its end-of-life.
  • Increased sales by 25% taking market share from competitors by establishing key performance metrics.
  • Captured 65% market share of fire service line within the first 2 years.
  • Secured old market share worth $12M through efficient product re-pricing, cost negotiations.
  • Monitor sales, gross margin, and market share on daily /weekly bases.
  • Research and update Market Share for the annual Product Line Review NANCY ELLWOOD.
  • Result $10 million incremental and 5 points growth in US Market Share.
  • Doubled market share in less than 3 years - #3 seller worldwide
  • Lead Sales and Engineering teams to focus on gaining Market Share.
  • Shipped 3 new range extenders, achieving #1 market share.
  • Increase market share and profitability of existing products.
  • Maintained 25% market share, in 3 main items of the product line during 3 years.
  • Market share on our key products rose from 25% to 40%.
  • Market share on key products rose from 15% to 60%.

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8. OEM

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Here's how OEM is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Increased sales $180 million and reversed unprofitable business by developing chargeable enhancements and negotiating elimination of OEM aftermarket discounts.
  • Monitored product sales forecasting through channel sales and initiated accessory development for OEM accounts to maximize market potential.
  • Published end-user/OEM integration manuals + instruction guides in various regions/languages.
  • Market intelligence - provide product knowledge to Distributors, OEM's and Contract Manufacturers as it relates to their design activity.
  • Planned & directed OEM technical sales engagements in support of the Intel Architecture (IA) Lean Client.
  • Created $500K/year recurring revenue from a single product by opening a new channel through OEM partnership.
  • SAP Maintenance ~ Familiar with SAP BOM structure, OEM & Cisco PN configuration & processes.
  • Coordinated and managed internal and third party resources to deliver products that met OEM customer specifications.
  • Defined product license pricing and managed software license agreements with customers and OEM partners.
  • Developed overall sales strategy and priced individual components on all OEM and EMS contracts.
  • Reviewed quarterly with the larger OEM's the performance of their product lines.
  • Developed new products for toy industry and OEM markets utilizing rotational molding.
  • Work closely with purchasing to implement long term contracts with OEM suppliers.
  • Initiated proposal activities as well as negotiated with customers and OEM's.
  • Worked with Asset Recovery on a process for OEM field returns.
  • Operated strong OEM media sales programs insuring diversified client base.
  • Managed ADSL product launch with several tier one PC-OEM customers.
  • Developed and marketed co-branded (large OEM and Rittal) product lines to support and grow data sales.
  • Facilitated $10M in sales by negotiating OEM contract with Sonicwall for SSL security appliance.
  • Served as Co-Account Manager for a heavy frame turbine OEM.

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9. Product Management

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Here's how Product Management is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Complete product management/ life cycle responsibility for all Bravo family desktop computers, worldwide.
  • Supervised analysts and rate filing specialists within Product Management department.
  • Managed the Software/CD product management and development teams.
  • Managed Product Management, Product Marketing and Quality Assurance activities and teams geographically dispersed throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
  • Collaborated with Product Management group to increase overall revenue year-over-year growth by 36%, with 2% margin improvement.
  • Led product management for Access Manager, which provides identity management, single sign-on and security for Web services.
  • Recruited to implement and drive product management and marketing functions for the company's SaaS and Hosted offerings.
  • Directed a small team of senior employees to provide vision and strategy to Senior VP of Product Management.
  • Led team of three responsible for all aspects of product management across platforms, technologies and signatures.
  • Directed product management and engineering staff of 20 to develop and globally market world-class new product offerings.
  • Created the first MRD template used by both software and hardware product management teams.
  • Led the product management team for all Apple printer and Macintosh display products.
  • Recruited to lead substation product management upon formation of the business unit.
  • Provide account management for ATT and represent product management with channel partners.
  • Provide result-oriented product management in a multi-tier distribution business model and delivered new, innovative products to market.
  • Owned global product management and marketing for multi-vendor calibration & related services.
  • Led product management team of three, delivering new SSL VPN capabilities on Cisco security appliances leveraging the acquisition of MiSecure.
  • Ensured all team and managerial reporting to VPs of Product Management at monthly operating reviews.
  • Helped create and edit One Net presentations delivered by VPs of Product Management and Marketing.
  • Implemented the cross-functional "Product Team" concept within Product Management.

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10. R

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Here's how R is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Coached the supply chain organization on developing a centralized versus operation specific sourcing strategy to enable sourcing to emerging market suppliers.
  • Cut required production supervision by reorganizing and cross-training shop employees and implementing Manufacturing Team Leader positions for overall cost reduction.
  • Designed/implemented Networking Business Unit Newsletter and Website to keep all Product Line Managers updated on latest products and competitive information.
  • Worked closely with regional managers to build forecast by region and manufacturing facility to enable proper demand planning.
  • Communicated the needs of sales and marketing to supply management and manufacturing ensuring maximum service levels were attained.
  • Demonstrated consistent growth in revenue and customer satisfaction by preparing presentation for manager to present to executives.
  • Team achieved objectives, developing 1,700 pages of technical documentation and marketing literature supporting new product line.
  • Full product line responsibility for a digital camera product line used for graphics and medical applications.
  • Authored product-related marketing collateral and release documents, eliminating $70,000 cost of hiring professional writers.
  • Redesigned components and systems to eliminate reoccurring failures and increased crusher productivity by 25%.
  • Managed product line development through core-team of 11 geographically dispersed directors and senior functional managers.
  • Tested products for quality, effectiveness and efficiency and communicated necessary changes to vendor.
  • Managed software engineers in agile environment developing new product configuration and pricing tool.
  • Project involved analyzing work-stream flows and co-ordination of key business functions.
  • Delivered on-site seminars with topics that included material handling and blending.
  • Created an international distribution agreement generating one-third of product line revenues.
  • Travel and establish and /or solidify customer relations within trade organizations.
  • Created implementation plan for selective products to use bio-based packaging.
  • Supported escalations to engineering when documentation was incomplete or inaccurate.
  • Initiated plan to introduce bio-based packaging into selective products.

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11. Business Units

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Here's how Business Units is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Defined requirements of internal email platform for business units to message Yahoo users.
  • Increased adoption of the services within Intuit business units, by designing delightful user experience and publishing insightful demos.
  • Defined shortfalls, constructed and implemented a plan to increase in Gas Analysis equipment across all business units.
  • Consulted with business units to use existing technologies to solve business problems by providing solutions and training.
  • Presented findings to the CEO which was submitted to business units for implementation.
  • Work collaboratively with other business units to align resources and manufacturing capacity allocation to support product fulfillment and backorders.

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12. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Led a four person technical support services team that performed application integration and commissioning of DeviceNet Motor Control Centers.
  • Provided Technical support for network, and server protection solution as well as vulnerability assessment.
  • Managed distributed technical support call center.
  • Provided technical support to internal and external customers in the planning of projects and preparation of tenders for unconventional gas projects.
  • Directed teams from engineering, communications, technical support, and manufacturing in achieving sales growth of over 8%.
  • Provide management oversight for 11 mainframe professionals, including Software Development, Quality Assurance, Technical Support and Packaging.
  • Coordinated all aspects of HPLC Division including production, quality assurance, marketing, applications, and technical support.
  • Provided product and technical support to the company's sales organization, end use customers and industry OEM's.
  • Provided technical support to sales force through joint calls to key customer accounts as well as target accounts.
  • Coordinate with supply chain, operations, sales, and technical support to launch new products.
  • Manage and set strategy for engineering and technical field services, as well as technical support.
  • Supported product introduction, technical support, customer training and product customization for the region.
  • Provided technical support to field sales personnel in product applications, sales and installation.
  • Provided technical support for entry-level technicians as well as other Product Line Managers.
  • Deliver solutions for clients and lead scheduled customer technical support meetings.
  • Continue to be the North American technical support for Overdrive.
  • Provided sales and technical support for more than 130 salespersons.
  • Interfaced with sales, technical support, R&D, and Program Management to define product release schedules and roadmaps.

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13. Cost Savings

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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Identified and implemented ~$1.5M in cost savings through operational efficiency improvements, capabilities expansion, and engineered product redesigns.
  • Achieved $70,000 of cost savings in 2014 and identified another $220,000 for implementation over the following 2 years.
  • Drive $6M cost savings and new revenue streams to the organization by marketing FCA's current and future technologies.
  • Implemented design change that resulted a 36% net cost savings by increasing shared components and design elements.
  • Analyzed: cyclical, seasonal and sales history to make forward and volume buys at substantial cost savings.
  • Consulted with customer to best utilize our services within their budgets and offer cost savings when applicable.
  • Saved $30 million in cost savings through effective leadership and management of excess and obsolescence materials.
  • Integrated the product line into corporate business system, which generated cost savings of over 10%.
  • Implemented engineering design changes that resulted in standard cost savings of approximately 45% per unit.
  • Captured $20 million in non-value added field service cost savings with deployed technologies.
  • Achieved $900k in cost savings by negotiating with suppliers of equipment and services.
  • Created and implemented new scheduling processes to gain better cost savings and workload balance.
  • Negotiated embedded software licensing worth $5 million in cost savings.
  • Identified cost savings opportunities of $500k.
  • Cost savings of 8% and sales growth of more than 6% achieved.
  • Net results - $.10 cost savings per part.
  • Cost savings of $27k.

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14. Product Roadmap

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Here's how Product Roadmap is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Fulfilled end-to-end product management responsibilities, including product roadmap development, innovative product creation, and deployments to Fortune 500 companies.
  • Developed content for and present demonstrations and product roadmaps to financial executives.
  • Engaged and led product roadmap process with Product and Engineering managers to create plans focused on business and customer value.
  • Manage product line R&D investment of $4M-$8M annually to ensure product roadmap meeting market requirements.
  • Develop product roadmaps that include inputs from regulatory bodies, market trends, customers meetings, and customer reported issues.
  • Develop 5 year product roadmaps along with appropriate technical, financial, resource, risk, capacity and market justifications.
  • Rehired with mandate to devise product roadmap, ensuring that launches receive appropriate media coverage and return profitable results.
  • Managed the overall strategy including product roadmap and constructs, merchandising plans, pricing, and product creation.
  • Formulated product roadmap and led a strategic initiative across other PM groups for a unified deployment solution.
  • Collaborated with CTO to synthesize product roadmaps and developed MRD/PRD documents and business cases for follow-on products.
  • Created and am leading the Product Line Management Synergy team to set high level product roadmap direction.
  • Communicated product roadmaps, positioning, product features and Plan of Records to regional teams for alignment.
  • Performed Market analysis, developed product roadmaps in conjunction with customer inputs to align with market trends.
  • Created business plans and product roadmaps with cost analyses, pricing, competitive positioning and revenue forecast.
  • Defined the product roadmap and development plans for the Radiant Point-of-Sale and Kitchen Production System.
  • Create strategic product roadmap for hardware and software programs capturing voice of the customer inputs.
  • Defined product features and functionality for 1, 3, and 5 year product roadmaps.
  • Defined overall strategic vision, product roadmap and requirements for each product line sited above.
  • Create and direct Product Roadmap for inline, online web store, collaboration and SMU.
  • Introduced product roadmap and recommended cell phone ODM's to US and Canadian carriers.

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15. Competitive Analysis

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Here's how Competitive Analysis is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Increased product line profitability with competitive analysis studies and collaborated with sales teams to understand trends and future needs of inventory.
  • Led competitive analysis, unprecedented customer segmentation and cross teaming with finance, sales, marketing and business development.
  • Prepared business cases for new product opportunities and performed competitive analysis to ensure the correct positioning of new products.
  • Defined strategic plans including product positioning, financial goals, competitive analysis, target customers, and go-to-market strategy.
  • Performed competitive analysis of system competitors to accurately compare like-for-like component analysis as well as third-party competitors.
  • Developed competitive analysis for all major cable competitors leading to increased customer support from sales reps.
  • Formulated product positioning, forecasting, pricing strategy, wafer orders, and competitive analysis.
  • Produced data sheets, competitive analysis, configuration guides and other technical documents and presentations.
  • Completed comprehensive market competitive analysis of mid-tier radio terminals resulting in improvements in market positioning.
  • Positioned products and performed competitive analysis on the set-top box market sold through national retailers.
  • Conducted market planning and competitive analysis, measured customer, engagement and delivery success.
  • Develop business plans, analyze market sectors and prepare comprehensive competitive analysis.
  • Provided market research and competitive analysis, planned and implemented promotional activities.
  • Company expert for competitive analysis and overall market strategy.
  • Created competitive analysis information within the ADSL market segment.
  • Managed pricing and competitive analysis, messaging, forecasts, manufacturing support; service plan development, and product migration strategy.
  • Key functions included strategic planning, market intelligence, competitive analysis, value pricing, sales training, and product launch.
  • Assessed market opportunities, competitive analysis and research, driving understanding of customer / partner needs and opportunities.
  • Stake holder of the wireless technology direction, competitive analysis, pricing strategy, and other related functions.
  • Led sales analysis, product market analysis, and competitive analysis to rebuild the product lines.

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16. SKU

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Here's how SKU is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Managed a 75-SKU product line of professional and technical reference information products, including reference books, software and manuals.
  • Rationalized the boiler portfolio, generating 2 points of gross margin while decreasing the SKU count by 30%.
  • Team lead for project that reduced new SKU set up by six business days.
  • Manage 9 different product line platforms comprising 1263 individual SKU's.
  • Completed work on over 360 SKU's for Spring 1998, Fall 1998, Spring 1999, and Fall 1999 lines.
  • Re-structured entire Straight Blade plug & connector offering to reduce sku count and drive sales into higher margin products.
  • Managed and controlled stock levels of over 5000 parts and 25000 SKUs with annual sales of $20 million.
  • Developed a new pricing model that evaluated 7,500 SKUs over 30 prioritized criteria to achieve optimal price levels.
  • Developed sports licensed product line in one year, introducing 6 new game formats covering 130 SKUs.
  • Develop and merchandise 600 plus skus of Technical Apparel and Accessories for Global collection per season.
  • Manage the accuracy of the product line list and financial plan for over 400 SKUs.
  • Create and manage line plans (Matrix), Style/Sku counts and Buy Ready Process.
  • Align vendor SKU s to meet market needs and support the Maines sales/gross profit initiatives.
  • Led the team to Re-price more than15000 SKUs following a totally new approach.
  • Conducted sales data analyzation for each SKU to calculate ROI.

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17. Product Portfolio

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Here's how Product Portfolio is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Surface instrumentation product portfolio responsibility.
  • Established and implemented product rationalization strategy, optimizing product portfolio and enhancing brand, creating lower overhead and improving overall profitability.
  • Recommend, develop and implement opportunities to effectively advertise the product portfolio across traditional and non-traditional media sources.
  • Manage multiple relationships with various wireless handset manufacturers from Asia, identifying and developing region-specific product portfolios.
  • Team Leader chartered with developing emerging electric motion simulator business and synthesizing diverse commercial product portfolio.
  • Support management of all collateral material pertaining to assigned product portfolio, i.e.
  • Identified emerging technologies that were acquired and successfully integrated into existing product portfolio.
  • Identify and execute business development relationships needed to provide product portfolio solutions.
  • Identify customer product line weaknesses and communicate internal product portfolio offering strengths.
  • Set direction, make decisions and determine the impact of a new launch on the profitability of the overall product portfolio.
  • Controlled product portfolio and marketing plans for over thirty models of test instruments sold through a global network of distributors.
  • Developed detailed financial outlook for the product portfolio and product road map based on market projections and product acceptance.
  • Managed HighJump's mobile product portfolio - a $7.0M business within a $100M enterprise software company.
  • Managed go-to-market strategy and execution of health information exchange product portfolio for the State of New York.
  • Managed profitable industrial data conversion product portfolio, maintaining exceptional 75%+ gross margins.
  • Created and maintained relationships with hardware and software OEM partners to extend product portfolio.
  • Advised senior management on trends and recommendations for changes to the product portfolio.
  • Participate in committees to influence the future direction of our Materials product portfolio.
  • Understand aspects of a customer's business which apply to product portfolio.
  • Expanded an 8-product portfolio to 25 products in 1G, 10G & Infiniband space with $50M in global sales.

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18. Project Management

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Here's how Project Management is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Provided budget management and project management oversight to ensure prioritization that optimally supported Call Center monitoring and customer business needs.
  • Project Management and report organization for open purchase orders, budget concentrations, and project implementation.
  • Project Management Managed development of new Turn-By-Turn navigation application and next generation mobile computer system.
  • Led project management effort to address product rework following third-party production issues.
  • Managed the Quality Assurance and Project Management operations within the division.
  • Implemented first pan-European engineering project management processes and training.
  • Developed Program/Project Management documentation as required by the government.
  • Launched and lead divisional Project Management office.
  • Implemented project management system using SharePoint.
  • Maintained department's ISO documentation, wrote use cases for project management, and prepared all metrics reporting monthly.
  • Educated team members and the project management group on the latest PMI (Project Management Institute) management techniques.
  • Introduced PC based project management tools for planning and monitoring department and project budgets, schedules and resourcing.
  • Managed the Mobile Audio Product line including Marketing, Application, Product Engineering and Project Management teams.
  • Work closely with JELD-WEN R&D, Project Management, Marketing, and Pricing groups.
  • Maintain Project Management documentation to gauge overall progress and identify / mitigate risks to release cycles.
  • Program and project management for key and strategic accounts as necessary.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification training in 2007.
  • Manage marketing and retail projects using project management best practices.
  • Centralized department information and processes by collaborating with IT to select and customize activeCollab project management software.
  • Project Management of large customercontracts.

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19. Trade Shows

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Here's how Trade Shows is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Represented organization at trade shows and seminars.
  • Attend trade shows WW to demonstrate products and articulate competitive benefits of our product lines as well as analyze our competition.
  • Developed marketing plans, marketing collateral, and attend industry trade shows to promote the growth of Patton's Micro Products.
  • Assisted Sales and Marketing departments in developing, maintaining sales promotional materials, product training and planning of trade shows.
  • Provide sales support in form of trade shows, executive seminars and visits, market symposiums and proposal documents.
  • Authored and co-authored articles, press releases and literature for market publications, trade shows and customer presentations.
  • Attended and presented product demonstrations to in-house staff and during trade shows, including CES and CEDIA.
  • Managed a small technology team to support advanced TD-LTE features for various trade shows and customer presentations.
  • Directed the MARCOM team to develop marketing collateral and execute marketing campaigns and trade shows.
  • Displayed at 6 trade shows and visited numerous others internationally for R&D purposes.
  • Managed trade shows, monitor market trend and the competition of the products and technologies.
  • Attend major industry trade shows to present lines to specialty and major retailers.
  • Developed Marketing plans, Trade shows and Customer relations over entire product line.
  • Perform worldwide digital training seminars, trade shows, and various industry-related presentations.
  • Travel as necessary for market research, sales training meetings and trade shows.
  • Attended trade shows and conferences; gave presentation in BICSI technical session.
  • Attended trade shows and traveled quarterly to Mexico to meet potential suppliers.
  • Attended trade shows to act as representative for marketing communications shelter.
  • Attended technology trade shows to demonstrate new products and review competition.
  • Travel to trade shows such as CES to promote products.

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20. New Accounts

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Here's how New Accounts is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Prospect for new accounts through cold calling and vertical market searches.
  • Maintain existing accounts as well as generate new accounts.
  • Performed product presentations to potential customers throughout North America to secure new accounts.
  • Supported programs of several sales divisions with training tools and customer programs, including prospects for new accounts.
  • Directed logistics including registration and setup, client receptions and presentations booths which resulted in 10000 new accounts
  • Achieved a 50% increase in response rate and target audience penetration measured by new accounts opened.

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21. Product Life Cycle

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Here's how Product Life Cycle is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Program Manage the international core team comprised of engineering, sales, marketing and operations departments throughout product life cycle.
  • Achieved a 100% customer retention rate during transition to newer generations of products during end of product life cycle.
  • Managed the complete product life cycles of a $110M+ data center product line at $39B multinational technology company.
  • Managed Product Life Cycle for safety-critical train control products that contributed $20m per year in component and project sales.
  • Managed product life cycle for software and networking product lines including LAN, WAN and system management offering.
  • Manage the personal care and nutritional supplement line of products from conceptual stages through product life cycles.
  • Managed product life cycles, product programs, and peripheral teams involved with DSL and Line Access.
  • Partnered with design, operations, sales, and planning to ensure commercialization within product life cycle.
  • Managed product life cycle for 7 new, 30 legacy products and maintained 5 yr business case.
  • Managed three product lines generating $23.5M in revenue in all stages of product life cycle.
  • Implemented a product life cycle (PLC) into overall organization where none previously existed.
  • Started from idea and led through all stages of product life cycle.
  • Provided product management for all aspects of the product life cycle.
  • Managed new product development and cradle-to-grave product life cycles.
  • Manage product life cycle and resources.
  • Redesigned products, managed product life cycle, renegotiated vendor contracts, and drove manufacturing efficiencies and process changes.
  • Managed assigned products in accordance with the Veritas Product Life Cycle (VxPLC).
  • Managed product life cycle from cradle to grave .

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22. Global Sales

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Here's how Global Sales is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Present product lines to various key stakeholders: Global Sales and Merchandising, Senior Management, and Key Account Buyers.
  • Worked with global Sales teams to establish revenue forecasts, review pipeline activity and resolve regional commercial issues.
  • Gained global sales adoption of marketing and sales plans to meet strategic and budgeted sales objectives.
  • Presented seasonal lines, color and design inspiration to Global Sales team at sales meetings.
  • Provided ongoing product updates and technical training to global sales teams, distributors and agents.
  • Assist in presenting future seasons major sell in to entire global sales team.
  • Led special projects Headed a world-wide corporate initiative chartered to create and implement global Sales & Marketing content standards.
  • Strategized with global sales account directors to develop individual account strategies for growth, alignment of forecasts and delivery expectations.
  • Launched the first industrial, fully autonomous, mobile robot product line thru Omron global sales network.

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23. Annual Sales

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Here's how Annual Sales is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Supported $15m in annual sales, integral to over $300m sold to iconic global brands.
  • Awarded 1999 Rookie of the year for opening high end salon accounts and doubling annual sales volume.
  • Managed the manufacturing process of a glass textile business unit representing $70M annual sales.
  • Manage a house brand product offering that accounted for $30.6 million in annual sales.
  • Compiled data and created annual Sales and Bookings Plan for Fuel Unit leadership review.
  • Directed line with $100M in annual sales to U.S. / European automakers.
  • Managed the RF amplifier product lines with annual sales of $90M.
  • Delivered 11% CAGR and generated $57.5 million in annual sales.
  • Acquired two competitors' books of business doubling our annual sales.
  • Assist with line presentation at bi-annual sales meetings.
  • Awarded Most Outstanding Presenter at annual sales conferences.
  • Developed strategy and drove actions to grow Storage Networking business from startup to $200M in annual sales.
  • Cost and schedule control for a commercial electronics product line with annual Sales of $30m.
  • Managed product lines across several different markets that totaled $35M in annual sales.

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24. Product Requirements

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Here's how Product Requirements is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Instituted an automated call tracking system that captured customer calls and tracked product requirements through development, manufacturing, and release-to-sales.
  • Project management - translated compliance regulations into product requirements, managed delivery and testing of requirements.
  • Worked with marketing/business units on product quotes, customer specific presentations and determining new product requirements.
  • Write complete and detail-oriented product requirements documents, ensuring clear communication to internal teams.
  • Conducted market analysis, gathered business requirements, developed functional product requirements.
  • Interfaced with regional business teams to identify product requirements and opportunities.
  • Analyze market information and customer needs to define product requirements.
  • Developed product requirements from worldwide customers, business partners and markets, salespeople, R&D and global customer service.
  • Synthesized customer requests into product requirements and partnered with the product development team to bring the solution to market.
  • Develop business case, product requirements and strategy for Packet Voice system solutions in Europe and Asia.
  • Conducted voice of the customer market research initiatives in order to establish product requirements for new products.
  • Lead market research for North American cellular market identifying product requirements, and target customers.
  • Defined the product requirements for our new MPEG-2 PC-based decoder and our new MPEG-2 encoder.
  • Translate customer needs into detailed product requirements, features, functions and target price.
  • Gathered and prioritized product requirements based on the overall product strategy and revenue goals.
  • Managed market research, pricing strategy, product requirements, and sales presentations.
  • Defined regional opportunities and product requirements with a focus on the SMB market.
  • Established seasonal golf club line plans defining product requirements for each category.
  • Define Product Requirements Document, upgrades, positioning, and pricing.
  • Investigated and wrote business plans, marketing and product requirements.

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25. Sigma

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Here's how Sigma is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Led Marketing involvement in Six Sigma product development initiative, including the Voice of the Customer (VOC) process.
  • Identified and eliminated waste by applying Lean and Six Sigma principles, project management best practices and problem-solving tools.
  • Managed projects that decreased the cost of manufacturing processes utilizing a Six Sigma approach.
  • Championed numerous teams including Six Sigma new product launch team for Motorola program.
  • Followed and adhere to the Six Sigma process.
  • Obtained Six Sigma Green Belt (ASQ Certified)

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26. Sales Support

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Here's how Sales Support is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Provided oversight of accessory development and after-sales support.
  • Managed the new product introduction process driving engineering, operations, service and field sales support for a new product line.
  • Enabled Sales with positioning, collateral, competitive analyses, sales tools, and sales support.
  • Create product literature and sales support materials including newsletters, positioning documents and FAQs.
  • Provided sales support in Amsterdam, France, Romania, Austria and Hungary.
  • Created and executed sales training programs and provided VIP sales support.
  • Drive Design wins with training, appropriate sales support and relationships.
  • Managed the technical sales support for digital camera systems.
  • Provided sales support and training to channel partners, OEMs, ISPs, publishers, support, and call centers.

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27. Inventory Control

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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Key player in the project to convert computer systems for inventory control and purchasing.
  • Managed daily ordering and inventory control for up to 15 divisions nationwide.
  • Created internal packaging design & inventory control guidelines with QA oversight.
  • Managed manufacturing team responsible for component manufacturing, packaging and inventory control for all Datacom software and hardware product evaluation kits.
  • Performed all purchasing, inventory control, production planning, and production scheduling functions for organization's North American manufacturing operation.
  • Coordinated and supervised interdepartmental quality assurance programs, purchasing operations, inventory control, sales, marketing and brand management.

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28. ROI

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Here's how ROI is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Created business justification by developing ROI analysis that involves buy-vs-build decisions.
  • Developed detailed ROI analysis on product investment strategies for executive management.
  • Set product development, cost reduction, and field support priorities based on ROI and strategic impact to the business unit.
  • Work closely with Finance and Supply Chain teams to manage ROI, forecasts, margins, NPI, and EOL initiatives.
  • Delivered $200M three year revenue through development of new product line that achieved growth, margin and ROI targets.
  • Provided demand projection, financial modeling, and ROI static analysis to match company targets.
  • Monitor and manage stocking levels, optimizing levels to balance customer satisfaction and ROI.
  • Owned business forecast, P&L, ROI analysis and devised growth strategy.
  • Prioritized activities based upon projected revenue and margin to maximize resource ROI.
  • Conducted financial analysis of product sales performance, profit/loss and ROI.
  • Developed Android and IOS application for upcoming wireless product.
  • Assist Global Category Manager in line development, growth and ROI Ensure product lines maintain growth in key categories and brand initiatives
  • Increased productivity and capability of IT users by developing a secure wireless office mobility service for over 8400 Android and Iphones.
  • Preformed the market analysis and developed business case that lead to the proposal for developing the Android eTextbook reader.
  • Negotiated multi-million dollar strategic inventory purchases that would generate 20+% ROI.
  • Defined new handheld and mobile (iOS and Android) products that integrated with wireless networks and IT enterprise infrastructure.
  • Defined platform-level SDK, APIs and Mobile Application functionality (iOS and Android).

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29. Sales Training

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Here's how Sales Training is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Developed Professional Services alliance solution and full complement of collateral; developed and conducted sales training.
  • Created internal sales training documents with competition analysis.
  • Played vital role in boosting Java-based IDE annual revenue from sales training materials for inside and field sales organizations.
  • Drive commercialization activities including launch plans, user contracts, pricing, delivery/sales training, and portfolio performance.
  • Leveraged background in sales and sales training to provide coaching and assistance to Cross Market Solutions sales teams.
  • Promoted new products through sales training and customer visits to drive vitality to 26% in 2014.
  • Defined and launched sales incentive program, sales training, product TOI, customer and public briefings.
  • Set objectives, sales training, and strategic account penetration for major consumer OEM customers.
  • Developed and delivered internal and distribution channel product, positioning, and sales training.
  • Delivered field sales training on product, plans and tools.
  • Created and presented sales training material during corporate training events.
  • Supported Manufacturers Reps for sales training and customer calls.
  • Prepared and performed internal product sales training.
  • Recruited, managed an Associate Product Line Manager Responsibility for International Sales Training, Business Development and PL Strategy development
  • Delivered product sales training in US, Germany (ANGA speaker), Chile' and Argentina.
  • Conducted sales training at Omron sales organizations worldwide.

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30. Direct Reports

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Here's how Direct Reports is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Managed and mentored two direct reports covering Micro Motion s Measurement Performance portfolio.
  • Promoted to managerial role with increased product responsibility including direct reports.
  • Team Leader - manage and mentor direct reports consisting of Assistant Product Managers, and Product Development Coordinators.
  • Reduced team from 3 to 2 direct reports in first six months without interruption of ethnic business results.
  • Managed seven direct reports for new product development (NPD), and sustaining engineering.
  • Managed $100 million compilers and tools product line and four worldwide direct reports.
  • Supervised 10 direct reports, 140 indirect reports and 1200 employees.
  • Managed 5 direct reports and up to 100 indirect reports.
  • Managed over 130 direct reports over 2 Shifts of Operations.
  • Managed a team of 438 through 6 direct reports.
  • Managed a team of 246 through 4 direct reports.
  • Trained, coached and executed corrective action with direct reports
  • Managed P&L, $10M budget, and 24 team members with 30 indirect reports.

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31. Business Cases

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Here's how Business Cases is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Analyze requirements and engineering resources to evaluate business cases.
  • Developed and analyzed business cases for new product opportunities.
  • Developed business cases, budgets, and GTM plans that propelled the launch of 4 CDMA products and 30 variants.
  • Engaged with the Oracle Support Business leaders and assisted with validation of Business Cases for new Services initiatives.
  • Create strategy, new product introductions, value propositions, and business cases for refinery Finished Fuel Additives.
  • Developed and presented business cases to senior management for cost, unit volume, and pricing reviews.
  • Developed and presented business cases that won executive approval for investment in new products.
  • Carry revenue and margin responsibility for $11M line, including business cases.
  • Performed numerous last-time buy business cases to address pending obsolescence issues.
  • Constructed financial business cases, justifying new products for market entry.
  • Developed new concept ideations and presented business cases to executive leadership to gain buy in and funding for new projects.
  • Developed and presented business cases, solution roadmaps and program status updates to senior executives.

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32. Customer Requirements

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Here's how Customer Requirements is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Conducted needs assessment meetings with customers and translated customer requirements into functional and user interface design specifications.
  • Obtained and managed customer forecasts and to ensure alignment between customer requirements and inventory levels.
  • Managed overall product technical/business requirements by creating technical specification and defining customer requirements.
  • Determine and define customer requirements into opportunities for growth for company.
  • Work with specifications to meet Federal Aviation Administration and customer requirements.
  • Read and interpret detailed and complex customer requirements.
  • Designated point of contact from RFP receipt to final customer acceptance to ensure delivered systems met or exceeded customer requirements.
  • Receive multiple sales and customer requirements and stream-line it to a coherent release cycle for Engineering across Product Lines.
  • Apply order policy, lead time and other MRP concepts to assure delivery of material to meet customer requirements.
  • Led project teams to create and modify products to meet new customer requirements.
  • Identified product specifications, customer requirements, and product fixes.
  • Collaborated with reseller and direct sales channels throughout EMEA in customer requirements and co-marketing activities;.

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33. Process Improvement

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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Report to management on team accomplishments and productivity/process improvements ensure all schedules are met.
  • Streamline process improvement initiatives, integral to ensuring quality control throughout product performance.
  • Utilized and implemented lean manufacturing principals to maximize process improvement and standardization.
  • Implemented departmental process improvements driving a 30% increase in productivity.
  • Lead process improvement projects to support corporate and divisional objectives.
  • Developed executive presentations to facilitate project evaluation and process improvement.
  • Worked closely with engineering department to implement process improvements.
  • Worked with supervisors to implement process improvements.
  • Initiated and introduced various process improvement programs.
  • Worked with Technical Services group to transition process improvement technology to product line.
  • Led the system integration for the new part numbering process improvement.
  • Use of capability studies and process improvements.
  • Identified process improvements and worked with plant (Set-up Reduction & Shingo tech.)
  • Lead process improvements through Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen events.
  • Identified process improvement areas within the organisation for standardisation, quality and consistency.

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34. Customer Base

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Here's how Customer Base is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Gather customer requirements, significant to ensuring client retention and promoting customer based referrals.
  • Developed and secured additional customer base by building mutually beneficial relationships.
  • Led the development of a new product that will grow a product line by 33% through customer base expansion.
  • Promoted the products to new regional and vertical markets that resulted in sustainable revenue growth and increased the customer base.
  • Expand customer base to include new distributors in China, Turkey, Mexico, Vietnam, and the Netherlands.
  • Managed all communications for customer base of 60 including customer complaints, inquiries and order confirmation.
  • Represented product at SCTE in 2013 and provided product demos to new and existing customer base.
  • Explored alternative non-automotive customer base for product line to increase revenues and balance production plan.
  • Provided global regional guidance to ensure sales teams focused on specific applications and customer base.
  • Led team responsible for redesigning cable infrastructure to allow equipment to serve 100,000+ customer base.
  • Provide in-depth account management which includes being the central contact for a global customer base.
  • Negotiate sales contracts with diverse customer base from small family owned to multinational companies.
  • Expanded the customer base and built long-term relationships for new or future opportunities
  • Developed the initial customer base and required product line.
  • Led "Over the Top" Broadcast channel expansion for FiOS customer base.

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35. Market Requirements

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Here's how Market Requirements is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Worked closely with global markets ensuring bike specifications and costing met global market requirements while still providing target rider experiences.
  • Researched competitive products and authored market requirements documents and recruited dealers to distribute product.
  • Revamped PLC process focusing on meeting market requirements and internal accountability.
  • Authored market requirements documents, product requirement documents, etc.
  • Developed market requirements documentation for new product realization process.
  • Specified market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research, competition landscape, and price analysis.
  • Worked with Product Marketing to define channels, positioning, market requirements (MRD), and messaging.
  • Determine market requirements and provides direction to and constantly interacts with R&D in Japan.
  • Scoped the market requirements, developed a financial model and defined a release strategy.
  • Created market requirements documents for new features.
  • Generated and communicated clear market requirements to an IT development team.
  • Define business plan and market requirements (MRDs) for the next generation Line cards.

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36. PLM

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Here's how PLM is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Increased sales by 20% over during three year tenure as Global PLM while maintaining gross margin above 60%.
  • Worked as a CSR Agent and PLM assistant on product line needs, catalogs and data updates.
  • Maintain high level of data accuracy and integrity via PLM, SAP and visual line plans.
  • Managed APLM staff regarding portfolio planning and marketing strategies.
  • Supported the Sr. PLM with product data ensuring data accuracy to support category partners during the product creation milestones.
  • Assisted PLMs in formulating new product ideas and helped develop product specs, datasheets and other marketing collateral.

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37. On-Time Delivery

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Here's how On-Time Delivery is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Maintain vendor evaluation program including on-time delivery, quality and responsiveness.
  • Liaised with manufacturing to ensure accurate forecasting and on-time delivery.
  • Ensured on-time delivery by leading rapid 16-week development/release cycle.
  • Exceeded customer expectations by providing 98 percent on-time delivery.
  • Coordinated daily activities at both facilities during the transition process to maximize JSF product on-time delivery to Lockheed Martin.
  • Managed the GTM Calendar to ensure the most effective and efficient process of on-time delivery of consumer goods.
  • Increased sales from $3MM to $30MM with 100% on-time delivery for three consecutive years.
  • Improved on-time delivery from 53% to 93% while managing a 35% sales growth.
  • Improved on-time delivery from 70% to 95% on time to our customers.
  • Improved supplier on-time delivery performance from mid-70% to mid-90%.
  • Achieved 100% On-Time Delivery to all Customers
  • Prioritized strategic customers and strived for on-time delivery.
  • Forecasted demand and set inventory levels resulting in a 50% increase in inventory turns and over 90% on-time delivery.

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38. Internet

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Here's how Internet is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Developed strategic direction in collaborative cross functional team and drove implementation of current FiOS consumer internet portfolio.
  • Developed and launched several customer facing risk mitigation services using real time data and internet connectivity.
  • Developed technical and marketing requirements for modems and routers supplied to rural market internet service providers.
  • Controlled and oversaw the effectiveness of the Internet access product line through the excellent leadership of ten direct reports.
  • Developed the Sony Internet TV set-top box and DirecTV DVR satellite receiver with $40M revenue.
  • Supervised all marketing activities and campaigns for Total Control, our flagship internet access product.
  • Explore new initiatives and white spaces, including IoT (Internet of Things).
  • Served as committee chair for the development of an Internet protocol.
  • Launch Reuters' first Internet-delivered business research product.
  • Implemented a new Internet website.
  • Managed $100M international backplane connector product line in high tech industries including telecommunications, internet connectivity, and network infrastructure.
  • Represented company interests at Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and contributed a section to the Implementation Agreement on 40-Gigabit VSR.
  • Managed a team of ProductManagers responsible for the messaging products of Banyan Systems and its Internet division coordinate.com.
  • Manage bundled services including Telecom Voice, Video, Internet and Wireless services.

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39. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Performed initial design analysis for all vibration isolation opportunities and responsible for concept development through direct quotation to the end customer.
  • Instituted customer advisory boards, user advisory boards and survey to solicit feedback, validate requirements and product performance.
  • Assisted production personal and supervisors in identifying and resolving problems to complete resolution.
  • Maintain competitive price and performance comparisons to facilitate the product development process.
  • Promoted within company from marketing supervisor to manager of respiratory product line.
  • Acted as quality facilitator and liaison between manufacturing and customers.
  • Facilitated ISO certification for the French international engineering organization.
  • Work with Marketing each season as liaison from Design for direction in shoots, styling, web, and catalog.
  • Acted as liaison with other divisions of Delphi, taking the opportunity to educate on the importance of aftermarket direction.
  • Provided guidance as a member of two ISO 9000 steering committees related to product development processes and literature standardization.
  • Facilitated external certification and training on ISO deemed special processes including welding, soldering, and ESD workplace.
  • Act as liaison between retail, sales, marketing, design, production, sourcing, and allocations.
  • Manage a team of 80 individuals that include direct and indirect employees, supervisors, and engineers.
  • Developed procedures and standard work for Gate / Project Reviews to improve compliance to ISO/TS16949 standard.
  • Integrated much of the ISO 14000 environmental management system into our QMS for future certification.
  • Serve as liaison between Intel and software providers; handle contract negotiations and provider evaluations.
  • Key liaison between product development, marketing, sales, professional services, and support.
  • Participated in ISO9000, Ford Q1, and QS9000 (1st attempt) certifications.
  • Served as 2nd Level Supervisor of 200 employees (operators and maintenance).
  • Served as engineering sales leader and liaison to outside sales department.

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40. Product Training

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Here's how Product Training is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Conducted product training for expanded sales representative base to drive sales with new customers.
  • Championed pricing strategy, product positioning, product training and product line vision.
  • Supported distribution and internal/external sales teams with pricing tools and product training.
  • Provided technical product support and product training to outside sales staff.
  • Developed complete new product training program for the NA sales force.
  • Provided North American and European technical support and product training of robot end-effector product-lines manufactured by international suppliers/co-owners.
  • Provided product training to sales representative and developed promotional materials.
  • Coordinated product training for ADSL/G.Lite products for internal and customer use.

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41. Product Definition

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Here's how Product Definition is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Defined product opportunity and feature scope documents as the basis for detailed product definition and product development.
  • Deliver informative product definitions along with market outlook to the principal designer and engineering team.
  • Managed product definition, positioning, promotion, pricing, and forecasting of high performance set-top box chip/system solutions.
  • Justified product expansions to fill competitive gaps by advancing several new business cases and leading product definition and launch.
  • Devised complete product definition including design and test methodology for NEI's XENPAK, X2 and XFP programs.
  • Enlisted to promote greater focus on process and early product definition for division of Motorola, Inc.
  • Facilitated product definition, promotion, and pricing, and provided team guidance and functional coordination.
  • Manage new products through R&D feasibility study, product definition, and beta testing.
  • Led service portfolio, product definition, development, sales, implementation and support.
  • Worked closely with design engineers on product development, and future product definition.
  • Worked on all aspects of the business including: Product definition, pre-device sales, test partnerships, etc.
  • Acquired by Symantec), with responsibility for product definition of data protection for Microsoft database and groupware applications.

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42. PCS

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Here's how PCS is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Identified and qualified vendors that manufactured PCs, data terminals, and peripheral devices included in the product line.
  • Increased web store sales 145% due to inclusion of HCPCS and ICD-9-CM downloadable files previously only available on CD.

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43. Sales Representatives

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Here's how Sales Representatives is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Prepared and delivered marketing presentations to sales representatives and to current and potential customers.
  • Provide new product information and data sheets to sales representatives for dissemination to customers.
  • Signed sales and distribution contracts with domestic sales representatives and overseas distributors.
  • Managed, trained and evaluated outside sales representatives.
  • Resolved challenges of difficult customers and Sales Representatives.
  • Conduct product training for distributor sales representatives.
  • Managed project teams, Applications Engineering, inside sales, and international sales representatives.
  • Supervised and mentored 12-member Technical Sales staff and 45 sales representatives in EMEA regions.
  • Created and managed a network of 13 international and 24 domestic sales representatives.
  • Provide project quotations and support to 5 sales representatives in the territory.
  • Provided field and technical support to outside sales representatives and customers.
  • Partnered with territory sales representatives as the product expert.

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44. IP

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Here's how IP is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Led an interdisciplinary team and had responsibility for the development and commercialization of a Continuous Rotary Chiller for the food industry.
  • Established strong relationship with international sales rep, improving communication, enabling critical support and significantly increasing revenue in Asia.
  • Developed and won first-ever all-inclusive aircraft maintenance contracts consisting of products across multiple divisions of AlliedSignal with key customers.
  • Developed equipment performance improvement plans with recommended short/long term enhancements, long-term maintenance plans, return on investment justification.
  • Identify excess material and determine method of elimination Forecast ship direct programs for on time delivery to customers.
  • Cultivated successful relationships with York and Carrier, engineering and executing joint development agreements for new product development.
  • Launched the first mobile productivity/UC app used by customers and their employees/knowledge workers to participate in/organize meetings.
  • Energized relationship with manufacturer representatives by promoting team success, setting clear goals and regular customer meetings.
  • Administered capital equipment and operating budget; implement strategies to reduce repair costs and maximize reliability.
  • Managed strategic partnership with infrared camera manufacturer, EEV, who manufactured and private labeled Argus.
  • Saved Motorola over $5,000,000 by leading cross-functional participation in cost reduction efforts as Business Manager.
  • Develop relationships and communicate with athletes on execution of custom footwear and signature retail product.
  • Provided leadership, direction and initiative in attaining manufacturing production, efficiency and cost goals.
  • Spearheaded 19-member team from cross-functional departments coordinating multiple aspects of custom program and product delivery.
  • Designed and developed first New Product Cost Model with sensitivity and multiple scenarios capabilities.
  • Established detailed business plans for each category emphasizing efficiency, profitability, and craftsmanship.
  • Mobilized delivery teams, oversaw project execution and monitored results internally and for leadership.
  • Develop and implement strategy to increase and consolidate company participation on liner hanger market.
  • Developed a relationship with Ford Motor Company which resulted in significant quoting opportunities.
  • Managed multiple projects simultaneously with limited resources assuring successful timely completion and launch.

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45. Product Quality

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Here's how Product Quality is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Fulfilled gross margin goals while concurrently delivering consistent product quality and performance.
  • Managed beta programs to increase product quality and provide early customer references.
  • Controlled costs and ensured product quality by sourcing materials, leathers, textiles, and components.
  • Improved product quality and pricing by changing vendor base and changing testing procedures.
  • Provided guidance to design and production engineering in order to improve overall product quality and customer delivery.
  • Improved product quality by identifying manufacturing issues, developing cost-effective solutions, and overseeing successful implementation across all manufacturing environments.

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46. Sales Tools

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Here's how Sales Tools is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Developed financial models complementing solution's value proposition & consultative sales tools.
  • Created marketing collateral, sales tools and training materials promoting new product features.
  • Designed competitive assessments, sales tools, product demos and trade-show materials.
  • Orchestrated release of product to Sales Force and sends out Sales Tools.
  • Generate sales tools and line sheets to be distributed to retailers.
  • Own all marketing content and messaging related to sales tools,collateral, product positioning, and sales product training.
  • Introduced products to customers - Assisted and trained the sales department in developing sales tools and marketing strategies.

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47. Product Specifications

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Here's how Product Specifications is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Defined original product specifications in conjunction with the systems architect.
  • Worked closely with Engineering translating requirements into product specifications.
  • Created product specifications and wrote business plans required to gain executive approval for new product launches.
  • Research changes in product specifications and examine market trends.
  • Set product specifications for new and replacement products.
  • Established product specifications, evaluated and qualified potential global supply base through site audits, drove marketing programs for successful introductions.

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48. Strategic Plan

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Here's how Strategic Plan is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Performed strategic planning, and managed programs for workstation and end-user application development and release.
  • Generated and monitored overhead expense, capital budgets and financial inputs to Strategic Plans.
  • Develop and implement purchasing strategic plan according to corporate objectives and budgetary requirements.
  • Coordinated strategic planning, budgeting and sales forecasting.
  • Develop Strategic plans, product marketing, flow, retail presentation, distribution plans, athlete & Brand integrated plans.
  • Drafted strategic plans and PRD for next generation platform and managed buy-in with all management levels and across regions.
  • Developed HF Radio strategic plan, which led to first business-win, allowing entry into a previously unidentified Market.
  • Supported efforts during DuPont integration to improve business unit value propositions, pricing guidelines, and 5-yr strategic plans.
  • Supported a dual product and marketing role in driving strategic planning, solution development, and primary messaging.
  • Prepared and presented to Sr. Management Strategic Plan to increase profitability 350% over 5-year horizon.
  • Developed strategic plan for NEA to grow the DCM revenue by $6MM in new business.
  • Developed a strategic plan to incorporate new drilling motor technology into the existing motor fleet.
  • Served on a team tasked with strategic planning responsibilities for CommScope's data center organization.
  • Led Avionics/Electronic Warfare product line growth activities; assigned Division's strategic planning role.
  • Developed short and long term strategic plans for collaborations and special projects Globally.
  • Completed strategic plan for market penetration of a $500M UAV market.
  • Created product briefs relevant strategic plans to position the models for success.
  • Managed entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to market.
  • Directed strategic planning and product lifecycle management for electronic ticketing, documentation and core reservations applications.
  • Managed several manufacturers product lines life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.

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49. GM

low Demand
Here's how GM is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Developed segment-specific business plans, market entry strategies for new markets and presented to Senior Management.
  • Addressed new business segment of commercial property owners, delivering them hosted intelligence & decision-making tools.
  • Analyzed database to target specific consumer segments determining effective up-sell strategy for each campaign.
  • Co-developed system with customer, utilizing Six Sigma processes, to improve labor productivity.
  • Determined product segmentation for various channels of distribution to differentiate retail product presentation.
  • Updated baseline product positioning strategies to target key vertical markets and customer segments.
  • Created business development plan for penetrating new market segment.
  • Integrated pragmatic, market-driven product framework with agile development processes
  • Achieved targeted plant productivity projects using Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Managed the Manufacturer and Wholesale market segments.
  • Developed consumer insight and segmentation analysis.
  • Lead the strategic direction and profit/loss for a segment (Global Sealants & Polymers) with operations spread throughout seven countries.
  • Launch of a preferred homeowners product in New York designed to acquire and retain business in the target market segment.
  • Lead Six Sigma project that reduced natural gas usage by 10% in melting and casting operations in one plant.
  • Created and implemented business plan to segment and address markets for product lines generating $40M+ in annual revenue.
  • Drive beginning to end product life cycle requirements management for multiple market segments and diverse customers through development teams.
  • Developed seasonal forecast reports for brand segmentation - Spearheaded (SMU) development product directions nationally with specialty stores.
  • Managed OEM production of T-700 and F5D2 ceramic duct segments for Windsor Manufacturing, General Electric and other customers.
  • Streamlined product road map by integrating multiple brands, standardizing the portfolio and driving web development across multiple segments.
  • Implemented Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing processes to include 5S, Value Stream Mapping and other various lean tools.

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50. Ethernet

low Demand
Here's how Ethernet is used in Product Line Manager jobs:
  • Re-launched Ethernet/Modem PC Card based on new positioning; grew market share from 13% to 32% in a year.
  • Led Corning's100Gps project to develop solutions for higher transmission speed for Ethernet in premises.
  • Generated business plan and defined financial objectives for the startup company's expansion into the 10GB Ethernet market.
  • Spear headed R&D development of collision less Ethernet on twisted pair using multi ASIC design.
  • Represented Dell on the Ethernet Storage Forum Board of Directors as Marketing Chair.
  • Design policy management for Ethernet, FDDI, and token ring hubs, incl.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Product Line Manager

New Product Development34%
Product Strategy10.6%
Revenue Growth10%
Business Development5.1%
Market Research4.9%
Customer Service3.9%
Market Share3.2%
OEM3.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Product Line Manager

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
New Product Development
New Product Development
26.7%
26.7%
2
2
Product Strategy
Product Strategy
8.3%
8.3%
3
3
Revenue Growth
Revenue Growth
7.8%
7.8%
4
4
Business Development
Business Development
4%
4%
5
5
Market Research
Market Research
3.9%
3.9%
6
6
Customer Service
Customer Service
3%
3%
7
7
Market Share
Market Share
2.5%
2.5%
8
8
OEM
OEM
2.5%
2.5%
9
9
Product Management
Product Management
2.1%
2.1%
10
10
R
R
2%
2%
11
11
Business Units
Business Units
1.9%
1.9%
12
12
Technical Support
Technical Support
1.8%
1.8%
13
13
Cost Savings
Cost Savings
1.8%
1.8%
14
14
Product Roadmap
Product Roadmap
1.8%
1.8%
15
15
Competitive Analysis
Competitive Analysis
1.5%
1.5%
16
16
SKU
SKU
1.5%
1.5%
17
17
Product Portfolio
Product Portfolio
1.3%
1.3%
18
18
Project Management
Project Management
1.3%
1.3%
19
19
Trade Shows
Trade Shows
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
New Accounts
New Accounts
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Product Life Cycle
Product Life Cycle
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
Global Sales
Global Sales
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
Annual Sales
Annual Sales
1.2%
1.2%
24
24
Product Requirements
Product Requirements
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Sigma
Sigma
1%
1%
26
26
Sales Support
Sales Support
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
Inventory Control
Inventory Control
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
ROI
ROI
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Sales Training
Sales Training
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Direct Reports
Direct Reports
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Business Cases
Business Cases
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Customer Requirements
Customer Requirements
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Process Improvement
Process Improvement
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
Customer Base
Customer Base
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Market Requirements
Market Requirements
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
PLM
PLM
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
On-Time Delivery
On-Time Delivery
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Internet
Internet
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
ISO
ISO
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Product Training
Product Training
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Product Definition
Product Definition
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
PCS
PCS
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Sales Representatives
Sales Representatives
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
IP
IP
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
Product Quality
Product Quality
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Sales Tools
Sales Tools
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Product Specifications
Product Specifications
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
GM
GM
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
Ethernet
Ethernet
0.4%
0.4%

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