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Product Manager Propulsion & Battery Solutions

Job Details

Roechling Automotive- Troy - Troy, MI

General Description:

**Ideal candidate will have 2+ years as an account manager and experience or education in engineering**

  • Continuous analysis and monitoring of markets development and anticipation of future trends
  • Review innovative projects and assess their practical marketability
  • Conduct product specific presentations for customers
  • Lead engineering team through concept development and support the resulting acquisition phase
  • Must develop, implement, and drive business plan for RA-AMN
  • Must stay on cutting edge of technological advances, customer and market demands while abiding changing emission standards and regulations
  • Setting a product vision / defining a product strategy and develop a product roadmap
  • Market products and innovations at customers together with Sales
  • Identify new products and needed competencies for new business opportunities
  • Monitoring and improving products through total value management
  • "Regional Product / Product Group Strategy ( Innovate / Specify and Market under consideration of market information (mega trends, trends, legislation, technologies, customers, regions, competition & products)
  • Regional Total Value Management for related Product / Product Groupwith the goal to improve competitiveness and profitability
  • Define product related regional marketing strategies, actions (promote products and related knowledge) and campaigns
  • Create Business Case for the dedicated Products for the region
  • Execute together with regional Sales S-1 process (how to approach customer)
  • Market products and innovations at customer with Sales


  • Each employee is responsible for the quality of his/her personal performance and how said performance impacts the environment, safety, and data security. This is applicable to the departments of development, production, management, logistics, and after market services, as well as to contact with customers and suppliers. Managers and supervisors are also responsible for the quality of his/her team's performance and how said performance impacts the environment, safety, and data security.
  • This principle of comprehensive quality management is developed and furthered through training (on the job), continuing/ extended education, as well as continued supply of information and updates, and should be exemplified by supervisors on every level.
  • Knowledge of customer specific requirements (CSR) necessary through advanced training, or work experience or a combination of the two.

Work experience requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in automotive industry
  • Experience in plastic processing technologies or related
  • Strong understanding of product development with automotive manufacturers
  • Experience with Automotive Customers (Sales, Purchasing, Research & Development or Project Management)
  • Knowledgeable of managing a team without disciplinary leadership
  • Intercultural Experience
  • Experience in business development strategies
  • Ability of analytical thinking and implementation
  • Presentation Skills (incl. communication to multicultural customers and team members)


Education Requirements:

4 year degree preferred; BS Engineering discipline preferred

German fluency preferred