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Title:  Product Manager


Opportunity Snapshot

Top reasons to consider aligning your career with CTS Corporation.

Leverage Your Electronic Product Management Experience to Join a Respected and Growing Global Organization

Make an impact managing a major product line throughout the entire product life cycle.

If you combine a few years of experience managing an electronic or similar product group with strategic insight and the ability to define product vision and direction, the role of Product Manager with CTS Corporation offers you some compelling opportunities. You will:

  • Join an expanding team of talented and highly skilled product managers where you can make an impact on one of our major product lines.
  • Enjoy strong initial training and mentorship from the team, alongside cross-training opportunities that will provide wide exposure the complete CTS portfolio. 
  • Earn a competitive salary + bonus and a comprehensive slate of benefits. 
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance your career.
  • Join a respected and rapidly growing, global organization with a strong and stable financial profile. Even during the pandemic, CTS continued to grow.
  • Enjoy an open and upbeat culture. Our leaders, including your supervisor, are accessible and promote broad communication and transparency at all levels, including town hall meetings and company round tables with the CEO and other leaders. 

We touch millions of lives globally every day. CTS is a leading designer and manufacturer of sensors, actuators, and electronic components for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). We have over 20 locations in 12 countries and more than 3,500 employees. Our innovative sensing, connectivity, and motion solutions offer a diverse range of products across many industries. We are at the forefront of innovating life-changing technology, focusing on quality to keep people safe, healthy, and happy.


The Requirements

Find out what it takes to work and thrive in this role.

To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Product Manager opportunity, you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Engineering; an MBA is preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of product or engineering experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of electronic product management experience.
  • 3 years of manufacturing industry experience preferred.
  • Global experience preferred.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% domestically and internationally required.

You will work out of your home office located anywhere in the U.S. near a major airport. 


The Role

Reporting to the Director of Product Management, Ceramics Business Unit, as Product Manager, you will be responsible for product planning, marketing, and lifecycle management for your assigned product line or portfolio. This will include the definition, creation, and execution of product strategies, including the product roadmap, pricing strategies, and cost efficiency plans. You will be expected to own product revenue and margin forecasts that reflect strategic expectations. Additionally, you will be responsible for market, competitive and consumer insights analysis and identification of trends that will lead to product vision, customer satisfaction and profitable growth of the product line portfolio.


Why Join Us

More great reasons to join our team.

Excellent Compensation
In addition to a competitive salary + bonus, we offer a slate of benefits including medical, dental, vision and other insurances; a 401(k) plan; flexible spending accounts; and more.

Professional Development
CTS has a talent review process by which we help people develop and move along in their careers. We offer plenty of skill development programs, such as leadership training. Though this role could keep you satisfied for years to come, once you have proven yourself you might set your sights on other roles and/or career paths within the company.

Great Environment
You will join a team that includes dedicated, smart, talented and collaborative professionals. The team is fairly lean and the pace is fast, but we believe in strong communication and are all dedicated to meeting our goals and objectives. It's a great environment, based on mutual respect, with a healthy team dynamic and a great deal of transparency.  

Growth Oriented
Company-wide, there is a tremendous effort being spent to drive growth. That means adding key resources and providing room for strong performers to make a name for themselves. Growth = opportunity to take on even greater responsibilities and advance. In fact, this role is being added to accommodate our strong growth.


More Insight

Explore the characteristics that will enable you to stand out.

More about the requirements

In addition to the qualifications listed under The Requirements, we're looking for a professional who has:

  • Strategic thinking skills to define product vision and direction, beyond the day-to-day tactical work.
  • Business and financial acumen to contribute to the creation of business case, financial analysis of product portfolio, forecasting/budgeting.
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills to align and lead a team without formal authority but through conviction, compassion, and diplomacy.
  • Communication and collaboration skills to keep the cross-functional team coordinated and aligned to critical information.
  • Presentation skills to present in a concise, engaging, and tailored way to a specific audience.
  • Research skills to deeply understand customers and the market. Ability to consolidate research into easy-to-understand documentation and contribute to the creation of strategy.
  • Strong customer relationship management skills and ability to translate customer needs to executable product initiatives.
  • Project management skills to coordinate the product strategy and roadmap execution that includes the creation of marketing materials and sales supporting training.
  • Analytical skills to measure progress when carrying out the strategy and roadmap, and to find patterns behind the metrics.
  • Quick learner who rebounds from setbacks and adjusts and manages changes effectively.

More about the role
In addition to the responsibilities under The Role, you will:

  • Define and execute assigned product strategy within the business unit and product roadmap, ​aligned to global business unit strategy.
  • Align Engineering, Sales, and other areas of the business to the defined strategy.
  • Complete market, competitive and consumer analyses; derive and document trends utilizing key product management tools and frameworks; become a market expert for the product portfolio.
  • Define and own business case creation and measure/report on key performance metrics.
  • Develop product positioning, including marketing collateral supporting new product introductions.
  • Create product technical marketing material, and internal product training, including sales tools and collateral.
  • Support sales meetings with product demos and/or technical presentations to customers.
  • Define and execute product pricing strategy based on the market and value proposition.
  • Deliver product portfolio revenue, margin forecast and manage product line budget.
  • Identify and coordinate the execution of margin improvement initiatives.
  • Develop and perform best practices to ensure world-class Product Management practice.

More about your success
Those who thrive in our organization are friendly and approachable team players who are also self-driven to deliver their best work daily and inspire the best work from their colleagues. They are skilled and curious, natural thinkers who are compelled to increase their knowledge and continually add value through their contributions. We're looking for someone who doesn't just want their next job but wants to build a career with CTS . . . someone who is wired to excel, invigorated by accomplishment, and comes in every day thinking about what s/he can do to help the company succeed.

In addition, to be an outstanding Product Manager, you will be:

  • Open-minded, flexible and adaptable.
  • A strong communicator with the ability to both share knowledge/ideas and assimilate information from others.
  • Committed to finding ways to improve yourself and the company.
  • Energetic and driven to excel.
  • Technically minded.
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Customer-centric.

This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.


United States EEO Statement 
CTS Corporation is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer who complies with all applicable federal, state and local employment laws. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at CTS Corporation will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It has been and shall continue to be both the official policy and the commitment of CTS Corporation to further equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of, among other characteristics, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.
We fully comply with all applicable Department of Labor and EEOC rules, regulations, guidelines, and orders including but not limited to Executive Order 11246 and 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4, 60-250.5(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). The parties hereby incorporate the requirements of 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4(a)(7), 29 C.F.R. Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A, 41 C.F.R. § 60-300.5(a) and 41 C.F.R. § 60-741.5(a), if applicable.
Except where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a background check and drug screening.
United States Additional Considerations 
It is unlawful in all states where the Company operates, including Massachusetts, to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates applicable laws may be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability. The Company does not require a lie detector test as a condition of employment nor continued employment.  

Applicants must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

No agencies, please. We do not accept any unsolicited resumes and are not looking to engage an agency. We receive inquiries from agencies daily. Do not direct any inquiries or emails to hiring managers. It is not our standard practice to utilize agencies; we are a federal contractor and need to comply with the same process for all. 
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