Danaher Corporation Product Manager in Shanghai, China
Purpose of Position
- The Product Manager role is a strategic role within the Business Unit and provides individuals with ownership of specific Product Lines within the Business Unit. Individuals in this role are responsible for driving the organic growth and profitability of the Business Unit AND the new product development roadmap to deliver the growth goals of the Business Unit.
Responsibility for overall results of assigned product lines or business portfolio, principally revenue growth and margin expansion targets.
Exhibits Danaher values as a leader in championing the Business Unit to external customers/partners and internal customers, including the sales force, global BU team, marketing team; drives the realization of key opportunities in the sales funnels for the product portfolio.
Actively and effectively manages assigned product lines, including pricing, new product development and launches, product phase-out, enhancement and optimization, so as to increase sales and margins, improve quality and reduce inventory.
Owns assigned product lines’ Action Plan, Key Performance Indicators, Problem Solving Process and Counter Measures related to Policy Deployment, including, driving to root cause, assisting / challenging countermeasures and action plans, etc.; leads Policy Deployment activities for the product line.
Develops clear and structured analysis based on understanding of market trends, customer insights, competitive dynamics and regulations, supporting longer-term strategic plans and product innovation roadmap; this analysis must also be translatable to impactful actions
Leads creation, execution and analysis of Voice-Of-Customer plans; links prioritized customer needs in price/performance on product lines with focus on future product requirements including enhancements and break through, taking into account current and future competitive landscape.
Teaches others to use the Danaher Development System and plays a critical role reviewing tollgate documents; proactively identifies any issues in keeping the project moving forward and coaches the team through managing.
Owns the prioritization, understanding, and delivery of margin opportunities across the product line (including pricing, cost reduction, and quality improvement)
Delivers training to external (customers, distributors, etc) and internal (sales, marketing etc) stakeholders on assigned product lines
Collaborates with global BUs in championing China market requirements and launching global products in China
Champions DBS within the business unit including initiating meaningful and sustainable kaizen events to achieve the business unit objectives.
Works with the applications manager to identify, prioritize, define, and commercialize possible applications
Performs other duties as required.
Education, Background and Skill Requirements
Bachelor's degree from reputable university in a technical or business field, MBA preferred.
Minimum of 5 years experience in product development or business management (e.g. Marketing, Product Management, Business Development)
Pricing and business model development experience.
Data analytics, data science experience – nice to have.
Capable of working cross-functionally through Leadership by Influence
Track record in driving commercial results in technical B2B industry, working with the sales force and channel partners
Proven project management experience in product innovation and commercial initiatives
Water Quality industry, application, product and technology experience is nice to have
High energy, proactive, people-oriented and results-oriented approach to work and learning
Effective personal time management and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
Languages: Chinese (fluent), Written English (fluent), Spoken English (good)
Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint
Critical Competencies / Leadership Anchors
Ability to quickly establish significant credibility, trust and support with all levels of the organization and customers
Gets things done globally with high integrity working through ambiguous conditions
Ability to manage relationships, deliverables, and expectations cross-functionally
Positive, “We will win” attitude
Approaches work with a strong sense of owner ship, commitment and urgency
Customer and commercial orientation
Self-motivated and self-driven
Industry product management or environmental analyzer product management background preferred
When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.