Product Line Manager (m/w/d)

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Yazaki is a full systems supplier of wire harness, electrical, data products and solutions enabling vehicle electrification, connectivity, and autonomy integration. With approximately 250,000 employees in 45 countries, Yazaki is driving and optimizing vehicle electrification and power distribution architecture and developing advanced electric components for hybrid and full electric vehicles. For more information about Yazaki, visit Product Line Manager (m/w/d). 


To strengthen our team in Cologne we are looking for a


Product Line Manager (m/f/d)


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leading, coaching and mentoring the product line dedicated interdisciplinary project team to their full potential
  • Identify market trends, developing a product line strategy with associated product roadmap and execution plans aligned with all other functions
  • Conception of new products related production capability needs
  • Managing the product portfolio throughout the lifecycle, focusing on delivery of both revenue and profitability goals
  • Support Account Manager and Application Engineer for design-in activities
  • Manage marketing and promotion instruments including trainings.
  • Always ensure adherence with all compliance standards and operate with integrity.
  • Own the category with full P&L responsibility and delivery of KPIs
  • Develop and deliver the category strategy and associated roadmap
  • Creation & delivery of annual category budget
  • Monitor financial performance of the portfolio through the lifecycle identifying and implementing necessary actions to optimize contribution margin
  • Set pricing strategy, tactics and monitor price realization for the product portfolio
  • Lead product introduction, change and retirement
  • Identify and recommend potential mergers & acquisition targets
  • Provide timely and relevant category reports for senior management
  • Support and ensure adherence to relevant business processes
  • Perform other duties assigned


Your Profile:

  • Extensive background and knowledge of Product Management, ideally in the automotive components industry
  • University degree in industrial engineering or similar
  • Strong leadership capability, with ability to coach and develop a team to deliver its full potential
  • Experience of working in a multi-national, matrix organization
  • Experience of strategy development, execution and delivering growth
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to influence
  • 4-6 years of business experience in successful product-, project or technical management in product development projects is mandatory
  • Business fluent in both written and spoken English
  • A second language is desirable, but not essential



At Yazaki, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for everyone regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, handicap, veteran status, or other legally protected status or characteristic. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship. 


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