Eaton Corporation Global Product Manager: Steering in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Eaton’s Hydraulics Division is seeking a Global Product Manager to be based at our Eden Prairie, MN facility.

As a key member of the Hydraulics Product Management team, you will have global product line management responsibility for the Steering product line. You will be the global lead for the product line, responsible for implementing the growth strategies to drive product profitability, volume, mix, market share improvement, and price.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Analyze global market & customer needs and lead PANP (penetration, attrition, new product and price) efforts to drive outgrowth of the product line.

  • Leads the global business development activities for the product line.

  • Acquire & retain comprehensive knowledge of global competitive positioning and competitor strategies.

  • Support development of product strategies/roadmaps and lead execution of the product strategies; including positioning, managing product, segment & channel mix; and developing targeted value propositions.

  • Global lead for implementing strategic pricing.

  • Support resolution of the commercial and technical issues that occur, as required, for the product line.

  • Monitor global product profitability for each product family and recommend changes to meet Eaton top and bottom line objectives.

  • Lead cross functional Product Growth Team members to propose prioritization of product development activities.

  • Interface with the Global Eaton Sales Team, Distributors, and customers to promote and support the sale of responsible product lines – with a strong focus on organic growth.

  • Lead the global development and deployment of marketing programs to drive organic sales for the assigned product lines.

  • Act as key global marketing resource for, trade shows, Tech Days and other related National/International forums. Participation in Trade Associations.

  • Provide support on commercial contract negotiations on a needed basis

  • Support global manufacturing footprint strategies based on customer/market requirements.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

  • A minimum of 5 years of product management or engineering experience.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA

  • Experience working in the Hydraulics industry.

  • Depth of experience working with distribution channels, OEM’s and previous sales or marketing experience in technical field.

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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Job: Marketing

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: HYD PMC Power Motion Control

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time