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Director, Product Manangement

Req ID:  93341

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
 
The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%.  But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
 
SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
 
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 2,000 in North America and the Philippines. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.
 
We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:

 

Summary

The Director of Product Management will lead the conception, development and growth of our commercial market segment. This position will drive the product offering from cradle to grave, ensuring gross margin optimization and industry-leading features.

The Director of Product Management’s responsibilities will range from increasing profitability of existing product lines, to conceiving and developing new product lines and product line extensions.  You will work closely with customers and regional sales office staff to fully understand and appreciate customer needs and desires.  You will coordinate the work of highly qualified teams of technologists, operations and marketing specialists to bring to market industry-leading products and services.  Following product launch, you will work closely with operations to reduce product cost, implement product enhancements, monitor and improve product quality and yield, and rationalize supply/demand planning.

 

You will possess a combination of big-picture vision and creativity with detail-oriented execution skills and business savvy. You will be expected to travel up to about 10 – 20% of your work time.

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.     

  • Be the focal point for SunPower systems technology, roadmap, and new product planning

  • Owns the customer interface channel: ensures that engineering, operations and marketing information is communicated clearly and timely, tracks deliverables and customer expectations

  • Manage entire product line life cycle from inception and strategic planning through product introduction and growth

  • Conduct market research and develop the business case for new products

  • Develop and manage differentiating product requirement documents for successive generations of products

  • Coordinate product design and development, pricing, and launch

  • Develop and implement the go-to-market plan with a cross-functional team

  • Track, analyze and present product line results to senior management

  • Conduct field research and customer interviews to identify market requirements and trends

  • Drive product/design issues to positive resolution

  • Lead preparation of product-specific sales training and sales support collateral

  • Reconcile sales forecasting and operations build planning with market share goals

  • Travel to the customer, vendor and internal company sites

Education and Experience

  • BS / MS in electrical engineering, physics, or mechanical engineering, MBA preferred.

  • Minimum 10 years relevant work experience; previous product management experience is highly desirable

Qualifications

  • Extremely strong Pro-forma modeling capability to perform analyses spanning financial, technical, and system performance boundaries

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated leadership ability

  • Demonstrated experience in bringing relevant products to launch and to maturity

  • Superior project management skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong presentation skills at the Senior Management level

  • Ability to multi-task

  • The candidate will possess a current passport

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.


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SunPower Supports EEO

Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: jobs@sunpower.com. Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.

 

NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEES

Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review

SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company’s obligations under law, it must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law. Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by contacting the EEO Officer.

 

 

 

SunPower Values

  • Put Customers First
  • Win Together
  • Lead Decisively
  • Innovate Relentlessly
  • Do the Right Thing


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