Product Specialist

Sidney, NY
01/13/2023
Sidney, NY
Depends on Experience 
Full-Time

The Role -

Amphenol Aerospace Operations is seeking a Product Specialist for the Commercial Air Division to work out of its state-of-the-art facility in Sidney, NY.   

This position could be filled as an Assistant Product Manager or Product Manager depending on experience.

The Product Specialist has full P&L ownership of their respective product family(s).  It is expected that they will treat their product family(s) as their own business, developing intimate knowledge of markets served, customers, application, competitors, costs, and margins.  The Product Specialist will also work across functions to drive cost reduction initiatives, negotiate commercial opportunities, develop and deploy promotional activities, and execute new product introduction strategies.

The key responsibilities of the Product Specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • Product:
    • Develop product strategy and budget
    • Identify and execute on monthly order goals assisting sales in order closure
    • Target and implement cost reduction programs
    • Identify and prioritize new product needs and opportunities
    • Maintain technical expertise on product line
  • Pricing & Profitability:
    • Review incoming margins daily, driving actions as needed
    • Meet margin expectations for both orders and revenue
    • Develop and execute pricing strategies
    • Provide pricing for corporate contracts, maximizing both share and profit
    • Create and track cost estimates on new product
  • Promotion:
    • Utilize the MarCom Team to develop content across web, print, and multi-media platforms
    • Develop regular promotional plans for product line
    • Consistently review competitor promotional positioning
    • Regularly visit key customers
  • Sales Channel:
    • Develop strong relationships with sales channel and collaborate on closing opportunities
    • Identify and drive channel strategy with Distribution and OEM Sales Teams
    • Interface with distributors and Distribution Sales Team to maximize Amphenol share of the shelf
    • Support training efforts for both Direct Sales and Distribution Teams

Location -

  • Sidney, NY
  • 30 Minute Drive from Binghamton, NY
  • 20 Minute Drive from Oneonta, NY

The Person -

The key skills and qualities of a Product Specialist at Amphenol Aerospace Operations:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or engineering preferred, two years relevant experience
  • Ability to interface at all levels of department and top management at Amphenol  
  • Candidate must have the ability to promote and sell their products, be organized, self-motivated, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, and capable of learning and using Amphenol’s operating programs
  • Physical demands of the role are sitting and typing
  • Must be able to travel (air and car)

The Company -

With manufacturing sites in Sidney, NY, Mesa, AZ, Nogales, MX, and a Design Center in Pasadena, CA, Amphenol Aerospace Operations has been a leader in designing and manufacturing electrical components for the aviation and commercial airplane industry for over 95 years.

Focusing on serving the needs of advanced and challenging market segments, we pride ourselves on our consistent ability to innovate and provide the markets with new creative solutions.

Working at Amphenol means you are recognized and valued for your contributions because we believe that our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. We support and encourage career development for all employees and have ample opportunities for advancement.

We pride ourselves for being customer-centric, accountable, reliable, and enthusiastic in all that we do. These values are ingrained in each of us and contribute to a culture of teamwork and meaningful work.

Amphenol offers a competitive salary and benefits. The candidate must be able to legally work in the United States; we are unable to provide sponsorship. Position requires candidate to be a U.S. person as defined in ITAR, 22 CFR 120.15 (U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien Status) and defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a) (20).

Amphenol is a proud Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability status.  We aim to create an inclusive working environment where all employees are respected and treated equally.

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