Job Description :
Job Summary (General Responsibilities) :
Define and conduct primary and secondary research (direct customer contact and surveys, trade shows and journals, sales evaluations, monitoring competitors and industry trends, store visits and vendor insights) as necessary to gather and validate key product hypothesis.
Collaborate with consumer insights team to guide market research and analyze results. Translate insight into new product ideas and category direction.
Build market intelligence on emerging products and solutions. Research and report competitive product launches, portfolio strategy, and SWOT.
Understand and maintain database of available vendor products, development capabilities, new NPIs, product and technology roadmap, cost, and other strategic partnership metrics.
Build, validate, and champion short-, mid-, long-term category roadmaps (up to 3 years) to provide clear direction for new product introduction and product lifecycle management.
Prioritize, direct and ensure the creation of product value proposition and concept documents to assess global market needs, to identify gaps, and to develop relevant new consumer solutions.
Develop concept specification and use cases for upcoming product based on product positioning, consumer insight, competitive offerings, cost implication, and other market dynamics.
Assist in channel specific or regional specific product requests by analyzing business case, differentiation with current Belkin portfolio, and utilization of existing or future products on category roadmap.
Assess business opportunity, including total addressable market size, Belkin opportunity size, financial opportunity, to build business case.
Manage NPI project kick-off meetings with cross-functional teams detailing product value proposition, key product use cases, features and requirements.
Partner with regional product managers to ensure that product launches and transitions are executed as defined.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to execute and launch products. Partner with product development team to ensure successful product development and launch.
Work with industrial designers, engineers, toolmakers, product development team, and other cross-functional teams to ensure success on product development and launch, deadlines, and financial targets.
Provide Marketing Department with sufficient information to develop product packaging, documentation, bulletins, and training material.
Conduct post-launch analysis of NPI projects to validate product value proposition success and recommend improvements based on market feedback and new competitive offerings.
Achieve sales and profitability goals of categories assigned.
Fulfill responsibilities under ISO 9001 and 14001; understand and fully support IS0 system.
Comply with Health and Safety requirements of Belkin.
Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
Understand and follow company rules and regulations.
Perform all other duties as assigned and required.
Key Requirement to be successful :
Four-year college degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or related field
3+ years similar or related work experience within computer, consumer electronics (CE), or consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry
Strong analytical and quantitative skills ability to source, refine, and use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and evaluate outcomes
Proven experience in identifying / articulating / substantiating product ideas and developing mid- to long-term product strategies and roadmap
Demonstrated ability to translate customer needs into business and product requirement
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and cross functional leadership qualities
Able to manage multiple projects and priorities while delivering results quickly and with grit in an ambiguous environment
Native English and Mandarin fluency
What you’re getting into
We’ve got big collaborative spaces for your big ideas, so bring an open mind and leave your suit in the closet. We all are committed to creating unique and rewarding consumer experiences.
Everyone is interested in succeeding for the team, for themselves and for the business. Cross-functionally and across the company, everyone has common goals and aspires to be their best.
You will learn something new or at least look at things differently every day. There are so many smart and creative people around that you’ll be motivated to pursue the ideal.
Team spirit is infectious. Belkin is an extremely open workplace, where communication is essential. Not every idea will be accepted, but you’ll be asked for your point of view.
Innovation thrives on multiple and varied levels. At Belkin we challenge conventional wisdom and refuse to accept that something cannot be done.
We are committed to diversity. Belkin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer M / F / D / V. We maintain a drug-free workplace.
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