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Technical Product Manager

Kion Group AG

Kion Group AG

IT, Product
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

What we offer:

  • Career Development
  • Competitive Compensation and Benefits
  • Pay Transparency
  • Global Opportunities

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Dematic provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The base pay range for this role is estimated to be $84,594-$166,000 at the time of posting. Final compensation will be determined by various factors such as work location, education, experience, knowledge, and skills.

Tasks and Qualifications:

  • Communicate with external users and potential users in target markets.
  • Visit active project sites and interface with Sales, Customer Support, installation, commissioning, or operations teams.
  • Study industry trends in technology, methods, and preferences.
  • Monitor competitors’ offerings, strategies, messaging, and market positioning.
  • Create and maintain the LoadRunner and AMR sortation product portfolio and roadmaps.
  • Articulate customer requirements into objective, actionable statements for response through Dematic product and service offerings.
  • Analyze data from a variety of internal and external sources to drive decisions.
  • Generate business plans asserting projected outcomes with consideration for market share adoption, sales revenue, development cost, manufacturing & delivery cost, and recurring revenue streams.
  • Specify work packages for engineering teams in software and mechatronics to develop new products and features.
  • Control quality and completeness of deliverables of product development teams.
  • Liaise with Company product centers at a technical level to ensure full product understanding and correct application in customer project proposals.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date “sources of truth” with LoadRunner and AMR sortation products and modules including internal Confluence page(s), Application Solution Center repository, and the Global Product Catalog.
  • Commission and support development of training programs and media for sales and technical personnel.
  • Track pre-engineered standards in customer project opportunities.
  • Ensure approval of special-release modifications to LoadRunner and AMR sortation product standard offerings for customer commercial offerings.
  • Assess the business value of intellectual property as it pertains to AMR Sortation (“Close to Consumer”) applications.
  • Monitor portfolio product costs and coordinate responsive actions with Procurement and Category Management resources.
  • Produce sales forecasts for manufacturing and procurement planning.
  • Analyze and influence manufacturing location(s) for Loadrunner portfolio.
  • Monitor quality, reliability, and customer acceptance of Loadrunner and AMR Sortation portfolio products and services. Address deficiencies where necessary.
  • Usher offerings through sunsetting and end of life according to product roadmaps.
  • Support development of departmental budgets and business plans for functional areas.
  • Evaluate and recommend changes in methods or procedures.
  • Deliver continuous process improvements in efficiency of the department.
  • Assist with hiring, onboarding, and development of new hires.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or closely related field and 5 years’ experience as a Product Manager, Solution Consultant, Solution Engineer or closely related occupation in Warehouse Automation, Intra-Logistics Automation, or Material Handling Systems industry. Also requires 3 years’ experience with various controls architectures, related controls levels, and functionality of controls domains, inclusive of WMS and WCS integration; AutoStore 3rd party tools, standards, analytics, software packages, and mechatronics offerings; developing order fulfillment operation solutions; planning, management, and execution of highly complex material handling systems; SAP, JIRA, Sales Force, and Microsoft Office Suite; and implementing various products and subsystems employed in complex systems inclusive of mechanical, controls, software, installation. Up to 15% travel required to various unanticipated locations. Pre-employment processing for this position requires drug testing and passing background checks. Located at Dematic Corp. Telecommuting permitted 2-3 days per week from Grand Rapids, MI or Atlanta, GA offices. Apply at