Product Development Manager - Cromwell, CT

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Cromwell, Connecticut

Job Type: Not Specified

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Corporate Overview

Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.

Division Overview

Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Position Overview

Develops and executes product portfolio strategies to grow Ripley Tools business worldwide. This is a key role within the company responsible for optimizing product line value through competitive pricing, product roadmaps, marketing, training, kitting and bundling and other initiatives. Using data-driven analyses and market intelligence, the Product Portfolio Manager will constantly apply best practices and adapt Ripley Tools product offerings to meet market needs. Ripley Tools is the leading manufacturer of wire and cable preparation and installation tools and test equipment with facilities in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Canada and the United Kingdom. Ripley Tools is a subsidiary of Hubbell Inc and part of Hubbell Power Systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop strategies and plans to grow Ripley Tools revenue and profit through product portfolio decisions backed by rigorous market and data analyses.
  • Manage product lifecycles via End-Of-Life and pricing and conversion strategies.
  • Recommend new products based on sales and market intelligence combined with end-user engagements and experience feedback.
  • Manage product pricing with effective competitive and market intelligence and proactive strategies to grow brand presence in target markets.
  • Develop actionable insights into market and customer trends and needs with competitive and market intelligence, customer and partner feedback, and trend data.
  • Assist with monthly and long-term sales forecasts for product lines and regions.
  • Articulate competitive advantages and drive new Marketing initiatives to communicate features, benefits and applications to potential targeted buyers and end-users.
  • Develop hands-on demonstration and training programs targeting installers, contractors, field technicians, trainers and key influencers.
  • Communicate strategies, plans and needed actions effectively across the organization to assure alignment and achievement.
  • Support new product development efforts with sales and engineering teams and external partners to position Ripley Tools for future opportunities.
  • Guide the organization on new initiatives to position as an industry thought leader with broad outreach engagement ranging from field installers through senior executives.
  • Extensive travel required in North America with occasional international travel.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience with utility (power, telecom, wireless) infrastructure solutions, cables and/or tools required. A technical or engineering background is preferred.
  • Experience working with cable and connectivity manufacturers and large telecom or power utility construction contractors.
  • Must have over five (5) years’ experience in product management and be familiar with best practices combined with an analytical and practical mindset.
  • Must be computer literate with Microsoft Office and ERP/CRM systems with strong data analysis skills.
  • Must have leadership ability and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage in a matrix organization.
  • A proven ability to analyze, plan and execute product portfolio initiatives to grow revenues and profits.

Posting Address

46 Nooks Hill Rd,
Cromwell, CT 06416

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Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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