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Oerlikon Fairfield

18th July 2018

Product Manager
Job Description

Segment:  Drive Systems

Function:        Product Manager

Reports to:      

Location:        Lafayette, IN

Effective:        4/1/2018

Job holder:    Engineering

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for both identifying and specifying the requirements, both technically and commercially, of new Torque-Hub products in the market, both in NA and globally. This position reports to Vice President of Engineering and Program Management.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with sales, marketing and engineering to define new Torque-Hub® product direction based on technology, market trends, customer requirements, and Oerlikon capabilities
  • Together with program management team manage all product market launches in terms of business development and communication
  • Manage business case development and process to secure approval and resources for product programs 
  • Owning the relevant product lifecycle management
  • Development budget allocation planning in cooperation with the R&D head
  • Specifying product requirements
  • Leverage engineering, sales and marketing to create product promotional and sales training materials to support the launch



Knowledge & Skills Summary:

  • Experience in multiple off-highway markets, such as agricultural, construction, and/or materials handling equipment
  • Ability to translate between customer requirements, market and technology trends and requirements to product definition and business case development
  • Experience working in a global, multi-product organization
  • Preferred experience with planetaries drives, both hydrostatically and electrically driven
  • Understanding of the product lifecycle, from product introduction to product phase out
  • Comfortable working with sales, marketing, and engineering functions spread around the world, e.g., Americas, Europe, China and India 
  • Able to think strategically, yet hands on-enough to execute the plans and possessing organizational savvy to manage peer functions to achieve a step change forward in the development and deployment of the Oerlikon Drives Systems planetaries strategy
  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally


Education and work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management, or engineering
  • Engineering, technical and business educational background
  • Minimum 5 yrs. experience in product management in the off-highway markets and previous experience in the sales, marketing, program management and/or engineering functions


Fairfield Manufacturing Company Inc.
Human Resources

2400 Sagamore Parkway South

 Tel. no.765-772-4000

Fax no.765-772-4021


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