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Product Development Manager

Indirect

Panasonic Canada Inc.
  • Mississauga, ON, Canada
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Panasonic Canada Inc. For over 100 years, Panasonic has been committed to enhancing the well-being of people, communities, and society.  Our technologies and solutions have been developed with one aim in mind:  to enrich our lives and make life better – simpler, healthier, safer, more enjoyable, and more sustainable. Panasonic Canada Inc. (PCI) is a leading technology provider to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company leverages its strengths in Living Spaces, Immersive Entertainment, Sustainable Energy, Automated Supply Chains and Connected Solutions to provide lifestyle solutions to consumers as well as secure and resilient integrated solutions for B2B and B2G customers. We are proud to be recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2020, 2021 and 2022. Come join our journey.  What Panasonic Canada Inc. Offers
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage with a Health Spending Account
  • Panasonic Retirement Pension Plan (RPP/DCPP)
  • Group Retirement Savings Plan (RSP)
  • Generous Parental Leave Top Up
  • Education Assistance Program/ Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Purchase Program
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Competitive Rates on Home and Auto Insurance
  • Employee Volunteer Program – Paid Time Off for Volunteer Days
 Panasonic Canada Inc. Hybrid Work Model Panasonic Canada Inc. supports a hybrid work model. We understand that flexibility is essential for employees to do their best work while also balancing personal and life needs. Employees can expect to be in the office for a variable number of days per week based on the needs of the business unit, while having the ability to also work remote.  Panasonic Canada Inc. offers a Flexible Work Options policy which includes the ability to work remote, mobile, and create a compressed work schedule.  Product Development Manager:Oversees the product lifecycle, from concept to market launch and after sale review. Works closely with factory engineering, regulatory bodies, marketing, and sales teams to ensure our heat pump and ventilation products meet the highest standards of performance, compliance, and customer satisfaction. Manages product development, ensuring code compliance and industry installation best practice, engaging with market trends, supporting government and utility incentive programs, and driving product strategy to achieve business goals. Engages industry and customer base to deliver technical and sales education to drive market penetration, collecting industry feedback to shape future category strategies.Please note this is a full-time opportunity. Office based work will be performed for our Mississauga location at Ambler Drive.  Responsibilities:
  1. Product Development:
    1. Leads the product development process for HVAC and Ventilation heat, for new and existing product.
    2. Collaborates with engineering teams to design, test, and refine product feature development.
    3. Defines product specifications, features, and performance metrics based on market needs and technological advancements.
    4. Ensures product quality and reliability through rigorous testing and validation processes.
    5. Creates and delivers product materials including trainings, sell sheets, spec sheets, performance charts alongside collaborative teams.
 
  1. Code Compliance:
    1. Stays up to date with local, national, and international HVAC codes and standards.
    2. Works with regulatory bodies to ensure all products meet necessary compliance requirements.
    3. Integrates compliance considerations into product design and development processes.
    4. Manages reporting for compliance audits and reviews (internal/external).
 
  1. Market Analysis and Strategy:
    1. Conducts market research to identify customer needs, industry trends, and competitive landscape.
    2. Develops and implements product strategies that align with company objectives and market opportunities.
    3. Creates business cases, product roadmaps, and go-to-market plans for new product launches.
    4. Monitors product performance and customer feedback to drive continuous improvement.
 
  1. Government and Utility Incentive Program:
    1. Identifies and understands government and utility incentive programs relevant to HVAC heat pumps.
    2. Ensures product designs meet the requirements to qualify for applicable incentives.
    3. Collaborates with external stakeholders to stay informed about changes in incentive programs and regulations.
    4. Supports marketing and sales teams in communicating the benefits of incentive programs to customers.
    5. Facilitates applications and documentation for incentive program participation.
 
  1. Cross-Functional Collaboration:
    1. Works closely with marketing and sales teams to develop compelling product price positioning and messaging.
    2. Provides technical support and training to internal teams and key customers / stakeholders.
    3. Develops promotional materials and collateral to communicate our unique value proposition to stakeholders.
    4. Coordinates with supply chain and manufacturing teams to ensure efficient production and delivery.
    5. Facilitates communication and alignment between all stakeholders throughout the product lifecycle.
 
  1. Customer Engagement:
    1. Engages with customers, industry professionals, and trade associations to gather insights and build relationships.
    2. Represents the company at industry events, trade shows, and conferences with thought leadership, product materials.
    3. Collects and analyzes customer feedback to inform product improvements and innovation.
    4. Trains and executes customer technical and sales teams as well as prospective customers/decision makers.
 The Successful Candidate Will Have: 
  • College or University Degree – 3- or 4-Year Bachelor Level in Marketing or Business 
  • 7 to 10 years of relevant work experience.  
  • Experience within HVAC industry is preferred.  
  • Excellent problem-solving skills to conduct in depth analysis and develop customized solutions.  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to negotiate and build rapport with internal and external stakeholders.
How to ApplyPlease include a PDF copy of your current resume. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Panasonic Canada Inc.In order to drive our business to continued heights, our business practices and our contribution to society must be rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion. We foster an environment in which everyone is able to share their voice and talents, in a safe space, where they have the opportunity and resources to fully realize their potential. We are therefore committed to developing and realizing programs, tools and processes that ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for our employees AODA PolicyPanasonic Canada Inc. has an accommodation process in place and provides accommodations for job applicants with disabilities as appropriate. Assessment and selection materials and procedures can be made available in accessible formats and methods as appropriate. If you require a specific accommodation because of disability or medical need, please let us know when selected to take part in our recruitment process so that reasonable arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodations to be in place as you move through our process. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank you for your interest in working for Panasonic Canada Inc. 

Indirect

  • Mississauga, ON, Canada
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