Senior Product Manager, Controllers

Econolite Group, Inc.
Anaheim, California
Dec 06, 2023
Jan 02, 2024
Position Type
Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Econolite is an innovator of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) solutions, products, and services. Our technology is helping save lives and making the Smart City a reality. If you want to be at the forefront of this intelligent technology revolution, we want to talk to you about being part of our team. Econolite is committed to employing the best talent that will make significant contributions to building a safer, connected world.

Econolite's ITS solutions ease traffic congestion, provide safer mobility, and improve quality of life. As the one-stop-shop leader for traffic management systems, sensor products, and services, Econolite is committed to the advancement of connected and autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and cybersecurity.

Econolite is the largest manufacturer of traffic controllers in North America, and has been a market leader in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) industry for decades. To help us maintain our market dominance and take our traffic controller line of products to new heights, we are seeking an experienced and successful Senior Product Manager to own and lead this product line at Econolite. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in owning hardware/embedded software product management - analyzing customer needs and market trends, developing product requirements and roadmaps based on internal and external inputs, and working with engineering to deliver high-quality products and releases within schedule and budget. The candidate should be a self-driven and nimble product leader with a strong technical background, and ideally with some background and experience in the ITS and traffic management industry.


Own and lead the product management for Econolite's traffic controller products. Drive the execution of all processes in the product lifecycle, starting with ideation and research all the way to product launch or feature release.
Gather and analyze customer needs and market trends, assess competitive product standings, analyze industry standards, and incorporate all the information and analysis into product strategy and planning.
Develop and maintain the product roadmap reflecting product strategy and including technical product requirements, revenue expectations, ROI, and priorities.
Provide detailed requirement definitions to the engineering team in a timely manner. Engage with the team to discuss, clarify, and refine the requirement details as necessary and work closely with the team throughout the development process to ensure that the final implementation accurately reflects the desired functionality.
Work with Marketing and Sales on proper product positioning, messaging, and product differentiation. Create and update product/component-level presentations and collateral, reflecting the latest hardware and software features and changes. Support marketing communications with product-related writeups and presentations.
Coordinate internal and external product training and certification in collaboration with other internal groups. Engage with product support personnel to ensure quick and effective product support for customers and channel partners/distributors.
Coordinate and collaborate with Manufacturing and Operations teams on product manufacturing, demand analysis/projection, and supply chain.
Review RFPs/RFIs and project/customer specifications and develop appropriate responses and compliance documentation. Participate in and/or support project/bid interviews and product demonstrations.
Engage with channel partners, distributors, and key customers. Represent Econolite at trade shows and conferences, as necessary.
Engage in product line financials, including product pricing, margins, revenues, and ROI.


Bachelor's degree in Engineering or other technical discipline involving product design and management.
Strong experience in running full-lifecycle product management for hardware/software products, including the use of various product management tools and techniques.
Proven success in market research, development of product strategy and technical requirements, and oversight of product development and release/launch processes.
Demonstrated ability to engage and collaborate with cross-functional teams as well as external entities like customers and business partners.
Ability and willingness to study documentation, including industry standards, specifications, project requirements, RFPs/RFIs, and other technical documentation.
Superior writing/editing skills, combined with strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
Ability to quickly learn new concepts/domains/products/markets and apply the learning in day-to-day activities, combined with a results-oriented mindset (high sense of urgency, determination, and focus).
Business acumen and exposure to financial metrics for products and services a definite plus.
Background and experience in the ITS and traffic management industry strongly preferred.


Ability to travel as requested to meet business needs - up to 10%


All candidates who accept employment will be subject to a background investigation and drug screening. For applicable roles, candidates who accept employment will also be subject to a Motor Vehicle/Driving Record screening.


The base salary range for this full-time position is $100,000.00 - $140,000.00 per year plus incentive and benefits. Salary ranges are determined by various factors, including role, experience, and location. The salary range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within the range, actual individual compensation is determined by various factors, including location, job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.


The above statements are intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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