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VP of Product Management, Security at Flir Systems

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Goleta, California

Job Description:

Be visionary

At FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives FLIR is making a real difference in our world.

Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.


Job Description


Job Summary:

The VP of Product Development is a key member of the Security Division Leadership Team. Core responsibilities include driving revenue growth, profitability, market share, and market reach by utilizing innovative and creative approaches to increase customer demand, customer loyalty, and competitive advantage.

The Vice President of Product Management will lead the global team through a change transformation in support of the Security 3 YR Strategy. The Security Global Product Management team consists of Global product managers for each major market area across the product families. The Global product managers are responsible for coordination of market definition and product roadmaps across Security. Revenue responsibility is approx. 100 million annually.

Detailed Description:

Global PM Leadership

  • Drive the strategic plan to deliver solutions that meet evolving market needs and maintains competitiveness of the portfolio.

  • Manage the global team including budget, headcount, multi-site collaboration, compliance, and on-time delivery of products.

  • Foster collaborative cross-functional relationships within the business unit and ONE FLIR.

  • Managing, coaching and developing direct reports in their line management responsibility; develop and provide feedback to cross functional members to maintain a high-performing team.

  • Responsible for modeling leadership competencies and driving performance management throughout the PM team globally.

Market Definition

  • Assess market trends and customer requirements through market research, secondary reports, and contact with customers, industry experts, and other business leaders.

  • Provide periodic summaries of major market trends to company leadership and the product strategy team, ensuring the team has a current and relevant understanding of the market situation for decision making.

  • Recommend and influence business strategy by analyzing business and market trends and development proposals to assure company success in new market areas through internal product development, investing in new technologies, acquisitions, mergers, joint marketing agreements or development of new distribution channels.

Product Roadmap, Technology Insertion

  • Develop and communicate the strategic product vision of the Security Division.

  • Maintain close coordination with the VP of Engineering; identify external technologies and internal research for insertion to product developments.

  • Develop and manage coordinated product positioning, education of sales force, and communication of development project status.

  • Manage the Product Life Cycle of each product from its concept to his retirement

Product Marketing (in cooperation with Leader of Demand Generation)

  • Define marketing strategies for current and new products.

  • Coordinate implementation with the Director of Marketing and Communications, Global Product Managers, Product Marketing Managers and the Vice Presidents/Sr. Directors of Sales.

  • Develop and manage price strategy and price lists. 

  • Lead the definition of product literature, collateral and marketing communication plans for all products.

  • Develop market introduction plans, implement sales training and develop sales aids.

  • Support sales in major accounts presentations.


Minimum Education

  • BS in Science or Engineering.

  • MS or MBA preferred.

Minimum Experience

  • 15+ year’s applicable experience required in product management and/or marketing in electronic products in a highly competitive environment, preferably Security solutions.

  • Successful capture of new major business opportunities. Must have the ability to work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.

  • Process-oriented mentality with experience around implementing product management best practices and evolving them to fit the needs of the organization.

  • Strong passion for growing and developing people.

  • Must be able to exercise judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

  • Must have the ability to function in an uncertain environment.

  • Interfaces involve matters of importance to the functional area where maintaining effective working relationships is the prime concern.

  • Must serve as a liaison on specific projects between functional areas, management and/or customers.

  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills plus an ability to organize and plan divergent business activities.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate objectives and gain the cooperation of all company resources.

  • In-depth understanding of the relevant technology and business areas.

  • Ability to make, justify and promote sound business decisions and strategies.

  • Functional capability to communicate and implement product life cycle management tactics.


FLIR and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.