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Product Line Manager

Company: SKF USA
Location: Elgin
Posted on: November 9, 2019

Job Description:

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The Vehicle Service Market (VSM) Business Unit has been created recently, to be able to focus on the specific needs and developments in the automotive aftermarket. To be able to meet the rapidly changing market demands, which result out of digitalization, our business model will need to go through a transformation. To enable our ambitious development of sales and profitability, the new organization will strengthen the global Product Line Management. Product Line will play a key role defining the global strategy and be a key for the future success of the Business Unit.

VSM Product Line Manager
Wheel USA
Elgin, Illinois

As a VSM Product Line Manager you will outline the global strategy for the concerned Product Line and implement the strategy in close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. You will be responsible for profit and loss and drive value selling for the concerned product line.

Responsibilities
* Drive cost down projects for the concerned Product Line
* Responsible for optimizing sales and profit
* Ensure best in class development of the Product Line (product assortments), keeping up with technology development and exploring the market for partners and new business models
* Investigate and launch new market offerings in line with the strategy
* Ensure business growth (in sales and market share) by defining the appropriate coverage by brand and region and offering support to the sales teams
* Provide expertise and knowledge related to the concerned Product Line
* Monitor competitors' activities, collect market information and report

Requirements
* Bachelor's degree in business, marketing or related discipline or equivalent working experience. Technical degree is a plus.
* Persistent and self-driven, strong organizational skills and entrepreneurial mindset
* Good communication skills with the ability to collaborate with different people.
* Experienced in Product Line, Sales or Key Account Management or similar
* Experienced in creating a strategy and market investigations
* Availability to travel domestically with occasional international travel

Experience in the following areas a plus:
* Knowledge about car Wheel application
* Experienced in managing larger projects
* Business understanding of the Vehicle Service Market

This position reports to Christophe Laurans, Manager VSM Global Product Line Chassis, who is located in St Cyr, France. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Christophe Laurans on +33 247 40 32 06 or christophe.laurans@skf.cim

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Sue Thelan, Strategic HR Business Partner, Elgin IL.

This position reports to Christophe Laurens





ABOUT SKF

SKF works to reduce friction, make things run faster, longer, cleaner and more safely. Doing this in the most effective, productive and sustainable way has made the SKF Group a leading global supplier of products, solutions and services within rolling bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems. Services include technical support, maintenance services, condition monitoring, asset efficiency optimization, engineering consultancy and training.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disable/Veterans

Keywords: SKF USA, Elgin , Product Line Manager, Executive , Elgin, Illinois

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