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Associate Product Manager

Company: Gillig Corporation
Location: Livermore
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

GILLIG is at the forefront of designing and manufacturing the most innovative and durable transit buses on the market. As our industry rapidly moves from fossil-fuel propulsion systems to clean-energy technologies, were poised to lead the evolution. We have more than 132 years of manufacturing experience serving us. For nearly two decades weve been perfecting our electrification and zero-emission technologies for customers across the U.S. Our products not only reduce congestion but contribute to a cleaner environment and provide mobility to all. Simply put, were improving lives through delivering transformative mass transit solutions. At GILLIG, you are part of a team that takes pride in its inclusive and diverse culture. Your work matters. You are part of the imagining, shaping, and building of the next generation of transit buses.
In order to deliver on our mission to design, build and support the safest and most reliable buses in the industry, GILLIG takes a thoughtful, research-based approach to developing our strategic product portfolio roadmap. We partner with our customers and our suppliers to understand customer requirements, market trends, product capabilities, technology trends and strategic opportunities. Leveraging this insight, we design and build market leading products in our world-class manufacturing facilities in Livermore, CA. .
The Associate Product Manager is a vital role in GILLIGs product development process and is responsible for researching, analyzing, and defining our technology roadmaps.

  • Support the development of the companys long-term product roadmap, and near-term product development priorities
  • Develop robust analysis of competitive product offerings, roadmaps, and limitations from both technical and commercial perspectives in order to inform portfolio positioning
  • Meet with current and potential suppliers to develop an understanding of technical capabilities and future development timelines
  • Provide financial and market data analytics and develop strategic insights to support product development priorities
  • Facilitate the definition, scoping and prioritization of GILLIGs continuous improvement projects
  • Utilize macro, market, or technology trends as inputs into product plans.
  • Collaborate with GILLIG leadership and subject matter experts to gain deep understanding of requirements and customer value propositions.
  • Identify and develop business case for new product development opportunities within product portfolio, including the development of cost, demand and return on investment analyses.
  • Support development of product marketing materials and competitor claim rebuttals.
  • Develop value proposition for new products and articulate appropriate position within the business.


    • Bachelors in Business, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
    • MBA or equivalent experience preferred
    • 3+ years in Management Consulting, Product Planning, Automotive Engineering, Corporate Strategy, or Product Development or Sales of relevant products
    • Significant experience in durable manufactured products with preference for background in Transportation, Aerospace, and/or Agricultural, Construction or other Off-Road Equipment
    • Ability to analyze highly detailed, technical product information and distill salient comparisons in clear and concise, executive level presentations
    • Exceptional organizational, planning, and project management skills
    • Attention to detail, a strong work ethic, and the ability to deliver on tight deadlines
    • Proven technical, quantitative and critical-thinking skills, high level of independent judgment, initiative and creativity to identify and clearly communicate key performance drivers to senior management
    • Hands-on experience applying strategic and tactical decision-making tools and methods such as Analytic hierarchy process, Pugh analysis, Kano, Ansoff, X-Matrix, etc.
    • Experience commercializing advanced technology and R&D preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to develop compelling conclusions with incomplete data
    • Effective written, interpersonal and oral communication skills


      • Daily responsibilities require consistent attendance in the office to support production and other organizational needs
      • Physical requirements Regularly required to sit, stand, and walk; Sitting may be for long periods of time
      • Working environment - office
      • Occasional domestic travel may be required

        We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor work visas now or in the future.
        ABOUT US

        After 130 years, GILLIG holds strong to its family values and focus on its employees and customers. Our motivated and dedicated employees have a passion for quality and customer satisfaction. We are committed to building buses that connect communities, eliminate congestion, and contribute to a greener environment. Our Company pride is exemplified by the thoughtful design and quality craftsmanship present in every GILLIG bus. GILLIGs steadfast focus on quality and unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service sets us apart from our competition.
        In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, GILLIG has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards in which the company operates. Drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of GILLIG employees and to the security of the company's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, GILLIG is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace. All applicants must pass a drug test before beginning work.
        GILLIG is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.Please see job descriptionPI185092928

Keywords: Gillig Corporation, Livermore , Associate Product Manager, Executive , Livermore, California

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