Position: Product Manager (Lighting, CMS, IFE)

We are a technology partner to the innovators in aviation. We team with our clients to achieve the vision of a better experience for both pilots and passengers. Our culture of ingenuity and a desire to say yes, is backed by our decades of know-how and

breakthrough achievements in cockpit safety, lighting systems, and CMS/IFE. To be successful, we must understand five fundamental things:

  1. Voice of the customer

  2. Our supplier’s roadmap

  3. HUT’s own Engineering expertise

  4. The state of the art

  5. Our competition

The Product Manager is a “business” person with a technical orientation. They will rigorously execute the process of assessing these five domains, documenting the findings, and making recommendations to HUT leadership. The outputs of this activity will be a “living document” called the Market Map, which is made up of the following components:

  • Market Assessment

  • Competitive Assessment

  • Technology Roadmap

  • Timelines

 

The Product Manager will own and drive all of this.

Objectives of this Role

  • Drive the product planning process.

  • Assess customer needs, partner/vendor technologies, market trends, and competitive offerings.

  • Collaborate with Engineering to ensure visibility and understanding about the direction we are going.

  • Facilitate our “BD-to-PD” process where technology exploration and new product ideas are envisioned > defined > approved > handed over to Engineering for Development.

  • Author requirements documents for markets, customers, and products.

  • Drive business case development for new product investments and ROI expectations.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain timelines for product introduction.

  • Work with Marketing to promote the product effectively.

  • Support Business Development activities to sell the product.

  • Present products and capabilities to customers.

  • Drive End-Of-Life activities for legacy products.

 

Minimum Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, engineering, or related field.

  • 3 years’ experience in product management, engineering, business development or related field.

  • Excellent communication skills including writing, presenting, interdepartmental teamwork.

  • Business and commercial acumen with Aviation background.

 

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • 5 years’ experience in product management, engineering, business development or related field.

  • Excellent communication skills including public speaking.

  • Specific experience in Business Aviation.

  • Specific experience with LED Lighting, CMS, or IFE.

  • Financial acumen including business case development and rationalization.

 

Reports to

  • Scott Sweet, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

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