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Belden Inc.

Strategic Product Manager

Belden Inc. - Bakersfield, CA

The Product Manager is the expert on the needs of the market for industrial communication modules, and uses that expertise to drive the development of superior products to meet those needs. The Product Manager works with customers to identify and articulate market problems, and builds business cases to quantify the value of addressing those problems. The Product Manager sets prioritizes for the engineering team to create key customer value-driving features, focuses the marketing team to highlight the true value of the product, and energizes the sales team to win more orders in the competitive market for industrial communications.


Strong technical knowledge of industrial automation systems and/or networking technologies

Ability to keep multi-disciplinary teams on-task, on schedule, and drive problem resolution

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking

Experience developing market requirements documents, or product requirements documents for industrial or technical products

Experience developing and presenting business cases for new market opportunities to management

Ability to build relationships with customers, understand their needs and translate them into requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a technical discipline (MBA preferred)

Three or more years of experience in a job in the network communication or industrial automation markets in either a product management, engineering, technical support, sales, or marketing role

Must be able to travel 25-50% of the time both domestically and internationally.


Developing and maintaining superior knowledge of the market Research and capture the industrial communications problems customers seek to solve

Research and update the competitive landscape for industrial communications products

Delivering superior solutions for market problems Develop a clear roadmap for products to address market problems

Drive innovation efforts at solving high-value market problems

Develop prioritized product requirements for engineering

Build and execute a business plan for each product

Communicating the value of the products to the market Clearly articulate the unique selling points of each product

Develop and deliver material to help the sales and channel team compete for orders

Guide the marketing team to develop the marketing message for the product

Support order pursuit through customer visits, presentations, and channel sales training activities

Continuously improving the products throughout the product lifecycle Track the business results of the products and take corrective actions when needed

Work with operations and engineering to ensure product quality goals are met

Plan and execute product lifecycle phases appropriately from concept to end-of-life

29 days 13 hours ago

Belden Inc.


Strategic Product Manager Belden Inc. - Bakersfield, CA, United States


Location: Bakersfield, CA

Company Profile:
Belden produces and sells a comprehensive portfolio of connectivity and networking products into a variety of markets, including industrial, enterprise, and broadcast. Belden people add value to its highly differentiated, high-performance products through unsurpassed design and engineering, manufacturing excellence and customer service. In conjunction with its partners, these core strengths enable Belden to create end-to-end signal transmission solutions that meet the most demanding standards for data, sound, and video applications. Belden's business is structured in four product platforms: industrial connectivity, industrial IT, enterprise connectivity and broadcast. Belden's connectivity business includes a wide range of copper, fiber and coaxial cable solutions and fiber and copper connectors for the enterprise, broadcast and industrial markets. Belden's networking business is made up of intelligent wired and wireless products that include Industrial Ethernet switches and related equipment, fiber optic interfaces and media converters used to bridge fieldbus networks over long distances as well as load-moment indicators for mobile cranes and other load-bearing equipment.