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Electronics Product Manager

Company: Sonance
Location: San Clemente
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Description:Company BackgroundFor 40 years, the Sonance brand has been recognized as a world leader in the design and marketing of quality distributed audio systems including speaker systems, amplifiers, and electronics. Sonance, iPort, TRUFIG, and James Loudspeaker are preferred brands in the audio custom install market with products sold in over 75 countries. Our combination of design, innovation, and technology create an exciting and fast-growing business. Much of our growth comes from product innovation and new business development. Sonance invests heavily into R&D every year, and the team is committed to maintaining our leadership position while pioneering new markets.The OpportunityDo you love music and technology? Are you a good problem solver? Do you enjoy working with people and leading teams to bring new products to the market? Then this is your chance to become an Electronics Product Manager at Sonance! Sonance is an industry leading manufacturer of Custom Install speakers and audio electronics, and the Sonance Electronics team is a small but growing cross-functional team where multiple roles and disciplines work closely together. We are looking for a self-motivated and collaborative individual to define and lead development projects for amplifier and audio electronics products. Job SummaryWe are seeking an Electronics Product Manager with a passion for music, technology, and audio experiences. This role is ideal for a team player who excels in problem-solving, enjoys working with people, and has a proven track record in leading teams to bring new audio products to market. As part of our team, you will be instrumental in leading development projects for amplifier and audio electronics products, supporting products throughout the product lifecycle, from concept to end-of-life. You will be working with Contract Manufacturers, contractors, and internal team members to deliver and support the product portfolio. Key Responsibilities--- Responsible for the leading the Product Lifecycle Management Process for electronics.--- Lead product planning and development process for amplifier and audio electronics products and related software. --- Collaborate with internal teams and external partners, including Asia-based suppliers and contract manufacturers, to bring new products to life.--- Work with R&D team, senior management, and development partners to define new products and features.--- Conduct market research, competitive analysis, and prepare business cases for new product development.--- Analyze market data, develop requirements, define pricing, forecasting, and end-of-life strategies.--- Oversee product transition, including end-of-life, and work closely with development and go-to-market teams for product launches.--- Coordinate with other departments to drive execution while ensuring alignment with overall business goals.--- Lead and drive the overall product launch process including incorporating the strategy into the product messaging for market communications and creation of training material for product launch and support.--- Attend trade shows, sales events, and other related activities as necessary.**This position is on-site in San Clemente, CA with the opportunity for Hybrid Requirements: Requirements --- Bachelor's degree or above in Engineering, Business, or related fields.--- 10+ years of experience in the audio industry, ideally in hardware development with a strong understanding of software.--- 5+ years of experience working as a Product Manager in the AV or IT field.--- 5+ years of experience working as part of a cross-functional collaborative team involving hardware, software, firmware and integration.--- Proficiency in issue-tracking and project management software (e.g., Jira, Confluence).--- Strong understanding of audio electronics specifications and their impact on customer experiences.--- Excellent team leadership and communication skills, with the ability to motivate and encourage others.--- Ability to travel up to 20% of the time to visit development partners, contract manufacturers and support tradeshows and industry events.Desired Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities--- Customer facing roles with deep understanding of markets, channels, and customers.--- Ability to communicate well with engineering, marketing, sales, and leadership.--- Ability to objectively assess both the product engineering requirements as well as organizational business requirements and make recommendations.--- Ability to create visual content to present complex topics and ideas to a broad audience.--- Experience with networked audio products including DSP, Streaming services, User interface, Cloud systems and services, and network concepts.--- Functional knowledge of Mandarin is a plus.Desired Traits--- Adept at motivating others behind ideas or efforts --- Ability to drive work to completion with attention to detail.--- Effective communication skills, with the ability to engage directly with suppliers and contractors.--- Collaborative nature, sense of ownership, and a rigorous approach to problem-solving.--- Openness to acknowledging mistakes and a willingness to learn.--- Flexibility and desire to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment.PM21Compensation details: 150000-180000 Yearly SalaryPI4c5d30fa5bc2-31181-33764095

Keywords: Sonance, San Clemente , Electronics Product Manager, Executive , San Clemente, California

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