9. Juni 2021

Product Manager Mobility Freiburg (m/w/d)

Cycling Sports Group is a company filled with passionate people, each with a unique set of experiences and perspectives and one unified mission – to make cycling a part of everyone's lives. As true innovators and creators, we are continually crafting and enhancing our product towards this common goal. As a Product Manager, Mobility you will be critical towards achieving our success.

The Product Manager Mobility will advance the Mobility Product line up and maximize its effect for the CSG product portfolio. This individual will have the opportunity to establish short-and medium-term goals and strategy for the development of our E-mobility product to ensure that brand vision and corporate objectives are met for our Global markets.The position requires a unique entrepreneurial aptitude for translating customer needs into desired products.

Join our Engineering teamwhose office is located in Germany’s Black Forest. Our office is nestled in Brauerei Ganter’s campus overlooking the Dreisam River with easy access to mountain bike trails and excellent road riding.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direction for the product categories with consideration of customer needs

  • Establish business strategy to achieve sales, net margin, and SKU productivity for the assigned categories

  • Collaborate with VP of Product Management for annual line reviews and creation of 3-year product roadmap

  • Research rider trends, travel to events, connect with riders, build a product line that is commercially relevant

  • Create product briefs to set up frame and component projects in close collaboration with engineering, industrial design, and graphic

  • Manage the development and final assembly of E-bike systems for CSG.

  • Manage vendor relationships as needed.

  • Ensure ongoing advancement of E-bike systems as well as ensuring regulatory compliance in countries where propulsion products from CSG are sold.

  • Attend conferences and seminars appropriate and pertaining to Light Electric Vehicle development, design, and testing.

  • Assist vendors and suppliers with their testing programs and product assembly of E-bike systems.

  • Ensure all suppliers have a random sample testing program in place and conduct user field testing of their products.

  • Ensure that all components and subcomponents comply with CSG quality manual requirements

  • Establish with E-bike group sub vendors such as motor suppliers, battery vendors, motor controller manufacturers a service plan for world markets including EU, USA, Australia, and others as needed.

  • Work with bicycle engineering, and product development for all brands to prioritize E-bike group product development to meet desired production dates.

  • Function as an information source for E-bike items for CSG as needed.

  • Provide assistance to all product development offices.

  • Contribute to the success of CSG by leading or assisting with other projects and tasks as assigned.

  • Monitor developments in the marketplace, specifically, bicycle products, related technologies, competition, customers and end-users.

  • Solicit data on existing and new products from current and potential component and finished goods suppliers.

  • Develop design concepts and specifications to optimize profitability and meet price points

  • Present/demonstrate product lines at sales meetings, and dealer meetings.

  • Work closely with production and sales teams to ensure the integrity of the product.

  • Work with factories and component suppliers designing, requesting and evaluating new parts and designs

  • Write competitive analyses as necessary.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Mastery knowledge of bicycle or electric vehicle parts, components, assembly, repair, and operation required.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in related bicycling and or micro mobility industry.

  • Prior experience in bicycle product development helpful, including experience with electric pedal assistance systems.

  • Prior experience working with Asian vendors, suppliers and manufacturers required.

  • Analytical/technical aptitude required.

  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a culturally diverse group.

  • Must be proficient in MS Excel and PowerPoint

  • Must be able to travel both domestically and internationally.

Beneficial Qualifications:

  • MS Engineering in energy related field coupled with mechanical design.

  • Knowledge of engineering processes beneficial.

  • Knowledge of CSG products beneficial.

  • Knowledge of motors, batteries, controllers

  • Conduct internal product training for service and sales staff

  • Follow internal controls and company policies as set by company and job function.

  • Contribute to the success of company by leading or assisting with other projects and tasks as assigned

What we offer?

Along with a competitive salary and benefits package, we offer you a challenging role at an international company with strong brands, where you can work with very supportive colleagues. If you have an aspiration to work with some great cycling brands and an extremely dedicated and passionate team, please get in touch!

For any related questions to this position don’t hesitate to contact Gertia Haerkens (+31 6 132 51 751 or gertia.haerkens@cyclingsportsgroup.com ).

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