Product Line Manager- Linear Bearings and Guides
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 1/3/2019

Job Description

This position leads global product marketing for the LB&G (Linear Bearings and Guides) product family, with a primary objective of profitable growth for the products.  The work includes market research, strategy development, management of the product portfolio, commercial negotiations, external communications leadership, and promotions leadership.  The product manager leads and coordinates the internal processes and teams needed to achieve growth.  



  • Create, prioritize and gain commitment to pursue and execute business cases for growth initiatives
  • Monitor, influence and impact the active opportunity funnel in cooperation with the sales team and channel partners
  • Influence and support lead generation and qualification initiatives
  • Educate, train and inspire sellers to effectively value-sell our products and grow our market share
  • Conduct customer negotiations in cooperation with sales
  • Establish forecasts, set and maintain key product metrics and indicators and perform ongoing analysis to gauge product line health


  • Develop and execute market-based, profitable pricing strategies
  • Identify, prioritize and support cost reduction activities for the product line
  • Conduct key supplier negotiations in cooperation with Operations


  • Monitor, analyze and proactively communicate market trends (including technology, product and service, market, channel, price and competitive trends)
  • Lead Voice of Customer (VOC) and market research activities to uncover new insights
  • Develop and maintain market maps (mekkos), price/value maps and other tools as needed to describe the market and gain insights
  • Understand and articulate product and customer requirements
  • Use market knowledge and insights to create strategies for growth


  • Own and continuously update the product roadmap and idea funnel
  • Create, prioritize, gain commitment to pursue and drive portfolio initiatives (including new product developments, customer-led product developments, sustaining projects, product end-of-life initiatives and private label agreements)
  • Own and continuously improve the system data for the product family


  • Own and create comprehensive collateral and sales tools (both online and offline) to commercialize products and support all customer-facing associates
  • Collaborate with Marketing Communications to develop and implement external product promotion programs and creative campaigns while optimizing spending

Job Requirements


  • Track record of delivering market share, sales and profitability growth.
  • Expertise (or the technical aptitude to develop expertise) in linear motion products
  • Strong internal selling and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organization, writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel overnight and internationally up to 40% of the time
  • Ability to work effectively without close supervision


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Business, MBA preferred
  • 5 or more years in marketing and/or sales for a B2B engineered products manufacturer


EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at:

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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Wood Dale, IL
  • Job Type: Marketing
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 1/3/2019

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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