New Product Introduction (NPI) Readiness Manager - EMEA/AP

Project Management Cork, Ireland


Description

Position at Logitech

Video collaboration is changing the way we work. People have more options than ever before for how and where they meet and collaborate. As the world shifts to accept remote work as the new normal, Logitech is committed to providing a seamless, frictionless experience for customers wherever they work with our video collaboration products. As the fastest growing business in Logitech, we are looking for a New Product Introduction (NPI) Readiness Manager to join the EMEA/AP Video Collaboration Commercial Marketing team to help us successfully launch amazing new products that customers love and partners are prepared to sell while accelerating Logitech’s profitable growth in the coming years. 

Reporting to the Global NPI Readiness Manager, the EMEA/AP NPI Readiness Manager plays a critical and central role in the Logitech Video Collaboration product launch process, with responsibility for developing and executing launch plans for all new products and services, new and end of life (EOL), within the EMEA/AP Video Collaboration Commercial Organization. With accountability for ensuring Logitech’s video collaboration products are launched into the marketplace successfully and with as much impact on the market as intended, this role requires someone with a combination of strong project/program management, marketing skills, consensus building, and an ability to coordinate resources from a variety of supporting teams. This position works closely with Product Marketing, Product Management, Marketing Communication, Product Support/Service, Sales Operations, Channel and Enterprise Sales. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage all elements of the product launch process for video collaboration products in Europe, Middle East and Asia including the development and execution of go-to-market plans, value proposition articulation, and internal organizational readiness  

  • Execute the product launch process for all VC product launches in EMEA and AP including inputs, timelines and key deliverables from cross-functional partners including Supply Chain Operations (SCO), Product Management, Field Sales and Finance, managing multiple launches and EOL processes at the same time 

  • Work with operational stakeholders to drive detailed plans and develop best practices to facilitate high-quality product releases with the goal of best-in-class execution

  • Understand the scope and operational requirements and impacts of all cross-functional teams for each launch 

  • Ensure launch readiness is being driven for the EMEA/AP region

  • Coordinate EMEA/AP launch plans and timelines with the Global NPI Readiness teams to ensure launch activities are globally aligned.

  • Work closely with sales and channel operations to ensure operational sales-readiness through Distribution partners to the ChannelMaintain PIPO report for use as a sales reference source

  • Work with sales ops to initiate product setup in Product Catalog and ensure pricing is correctly entered into all systems and tools

  • Enter copy and images into Copy Doc system in support of channel copy feeds

  • Act as single point of contact for compliance questions

  • Anticipate bottlenecks, explore contingencies, and provide escalation management throughout new product launch

  • Work with supporting teams to develop sales and partner training and any additional materials and information necessary to aid the Sales teams in effectively selling new products to prospective and existing customers to and through channel partners

  • Schedule and attend launch meetings, publish notes, and action items to team members and leadership ensuring up-to-date visibility into the release schedule

  • Assist in the attainment of product revenue growth and attachment during the initial post-launch period through the development and implementation of new product marketing programs and enhancements to value proposition messaging 

Core Competencies:

  • Experience and knowledge of multiple disciplines: program/project management, product marketing, sales, supply chain, capacity planning, & logistics

  • Experience working cross-functionally across all levels of a highly matrixed organization

  • Strong focus on problem-solving and has the ability to identify and implement scalable solutions

  • Highly driven self-starter, motivated, with excellent communication and organization skills 

  • Able to effectively operate as a matrix manager in coordinating people and resources from multiple areas of the company 

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Ability to adapt well to new technologies 

  • Ability to handle several tasks and juggle multiple priorities 

  • Ability to work independently and productively across business groups

  • Attention to detail in all areas of the position 

Experience:

  • 5+ years of working experience in NPI, program management, and/or product marketing in the high-tech industry.  Hardware experience is a plus.

  • Demonstrated history of managing complex projects and executing on marketing plans 

  • Experience in launching new high tech products and communicating benefits

  • Knowledge of the product development process 

  • PMI Certification a plus

  • Second language is desirable

Education:  BA/BS degree 

Logitech is the sweet spot for people who are passionate about products, making a mark, and having fun doing it. As a company, we’re small and flexible enough for every person to take initiative and make things happen. But we’re big enough in our portfolio, and reach, for those actions to have a global impact. That’s a pretty sweet spot to be in and we’re always striving to keep it that way.

“All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.” 

If you require an accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at +1 510-713- 4866 for assistance.

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