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Sr. Director, Product Management - MRO and Support Services

REQ: REQ-143849 Planning/Business Strategy

Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Irvine, CA, United States
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Our new global headquarters is conveniently located in Irvine, CA near John Wayne Airport in the Park Place development. For our onsite and hybrid employees you will be able to enjoy amenities such as access to many restaurants and shops, running trails, a fitness deck, outdoor seating, dry cleaning, car wash, free garage parking, car charging stations, shuttle service for train commuters, outdoor games like bocce, horseshoes, gaming tables, pickle ball, and basketball. For more information on Park Place visit      

Who We Are:       

Ever wonder who brings the entertainment to your flights? Panasonic Avionics Corporation is #1 in the industry for delivering inflight products such as movies, games, WiFi, and now Bluetooth headphone connectivity!       

How exciting would it be to be a part of the innovation that goes into creating technology that delights millions of people in an industry that’s here to stay! With our company’s history spanning over 40 years, you will have stability, career growth opportunities, and will work with the brightest minds in the industry. And we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that will help our organization thrive! We seek diversity in many areas such as background, culture, gender, ways of thinking, skills and more.  If you want to learn more about us visit us at and for a full listing of open job opportunities go to     

        The Position:     

The Sr Director, Product Line Management for Panasonics Technical Services Business, will focus on developing our services business to an industry uptime model, and grow our non-Panasonic services, maintenance, repair, and overhaul product lines. Define, design, and manage the timely launch, and manage the product lifecycle of technical and financial performance, of market-leading products and services that improve PAC competitive positioning, accelerate revenue growth and maximize earnings. Responsible for an assigned line of products and services. Each line of products is interfaced with a line of business (i.e., business unit) in a matrix fashion. Meet product lifecycle performance metrics in supporting Business Units’ objectives, while integrating cross-functional teams including Engineering, Product Marketing, Supply Chain, Technical Services, Finance, Account Management and Sales. Develop a high- performing team of product managers and technical product managers, defining/optimizing operating, product management, and relevant quality management processes, setting and measuring annual performance goals and long-term business objectives.   

  • Partners with executive business leaders to define and optimize product line strategy that positions PAC as a technology differentiator in the market.•  
  • Responsible for leading multiple teams of product managers within the product line to define product offering (make/buy/partner), positioning, product competitive analysis, technology/product roadmap, business cases, value pricing, Go-To-Market plan across the targeted market segments.
  • Leads multiple product teams within the product line to develop, decompose, and allocate product requirements (technical and non-technical) to cross-functional teams.
  •  Provides sales collaterals to Sales and Accountment teams. Partners to develop channel strategy and channel effectiveness metrics.
  • Establish effective measurements and continuous improvement operating process at product line level to manage integrated product lifecycle performance, product quality/delivery/reliability, cost reduction, obsolescence, and strategic resource allocation.
  • Partners with Product Management Process leader to mature Product Management roles in cross-functional decision making, such as, pricing, make/buy, R&D prioritization, design reviews, manufacturing reviews, supplier qualification, IP protection, IP licensing, M&A.
  • Works with Program Management, Engineering, Supply Chain, and Manufacturing to improve cost estimate accuracy, identify opportunities for productivity improvement, and drive for insertion of innovative effective design/certification methodologies. Escalate issues when necessary.
  • Responsible for organization development, employee performance, succession planning, and strategic workforce planning.
  • Conducts frequent and effective employee communications. Takes initiatives to improve employee engagement, promote diversity, enhance compliance culture.
  • Spends time to identify, develop, and mentor talents. Work with employees to develop individualized career development plan. Continuously improves teams’ performance, retention, and positive attitude.
  • Other tasks when assigned.

The salary range of $181,000 – $303,000 is just one component of Panasonic’s total package. The final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this role may be eligible for discretionary bonuses and incentives.     

What We’re Looking For:      

  • A change agent who has demonstrated success in leading sizeable teams through transformation.
  • An integrative thinker who is effective at making decisions with seemingly conflicting information, in a matrix operating structure.
  • A situational leader who balances driving results and developing people at different situations.
  • An influential leader who learns all the time, embraces diversity, communicates effectively, collaborates across functions, drives results aggressively.
  • An analytical thinker who is able to organize data into logical fashion, and present insights in concise way to business leaders.
  • An executive business leader who understands MRO/services, IFEC and/or Digital Aviation market trends, business models; has demonstrated success in product positioning, go-to-market plan, value pricing, product/technology roadmap, competitive strategy, new product launch, financial analysis (income, cash flow), and business valuation.
  • A lead-by-influence practitioner who is good at driving cross-functional project teams to meet demanding cost/schedule/scope objectives.
  • A global growth champion who embraces listening to customers and is skillful of translating customer needs.
  • A technologist who understands and innovates in dependable computing, networking, software architecture, analytics; has dealt with at least 2 different products.
  • Strong executive presence.
  • Highest level of integrity, honesty, and credibility.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Marketing with 15+ year working experience in Aviation (or relevant), Digital industries.
  • MBA degree preferred.
  • Experience as the Head of Product Management is preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in strategic marketing, product marketing, product management, or business development.
  • Minimum 8 years of employee management experience.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in the IFEC industry preferred.
  • Familiar with IFEC or avionics airplane installation projects, airline operations and/or electronics manufacturing preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of airplane Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul as well as post production Services is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Pragmatic Marketing and Agile development is preferred.
  Our Principles:          Contribution to Society | Fairness & Honesty | Cooperation & Team Spirit | Untiring Effort for Improvement | Courtesy & Humility | Adaptability | Gratitude       What We Offer:     
  • At Panasonic Avionics Corporation we realize the most important aspects in leading our industry are the bright minds behind everything we do. We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive, comprehensive and flexible benefits program.  
  • Paid time off: Exempt Salaried employees receive flexible paid time off. This means that there is no fixed number, range, or limit to the amount of Personal and Vacation Days that may be taken for exempt employees. Non-exempt hourly employees accrue 14 vacation days per year + 7 sick days + 3 personal days. Accrual rate increases with tenure. All employees receive 11 company paid holidays per year. We also close our offices at the corporate level in the U.S. between Christmas and New Year. For operational positions that are expected to work on holidays, we provide additional compensation for hours worked.  
  • Health Insurance: Medical insurance offerings from Aetna and Kaiser (CA &HI). Options for Employee Only, Employee + Spouse/Domestic Partner, Employee + Children, or Family. Dental PPO and DMO options & Vision insurance through EyeMed or VSP.   
  • 401K with 50% match on up to 8% contribution, full vested from day 1. 
  • Washington residents only are eligible for: Washington’s Family and Medical Leave program and Washington’s Paid Sick Leave program. 
  • Other offerings include: Wellness Program, Counseling services, FSA & HSA, Life Insurance for employee, spouse and child, AD&D Insurance, Long-term and Short-term disability, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection, Dependent Care FLSA, Education Assistance, Commuter Program, Employee Purchase Program, Service Award Program.   
     All applicants are subject to Company policies, third party customer and worksite requirements, and government requirements, regarding vaccination and/or testing for COVID-19.  Where permitted by applicable law, applicants may be required to be fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, unless they are eligible for and obtain an exemption based on a reasonable accommodation because of a disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. While the Company strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccinations, it may require vaccination and/or testing for positions in which third party customer, worksite, or government requirements apply, in accordance with applicable law. At those locations where requirements apply, exemptions will be considered based on applicable law.        Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Avionics Corporate.     



    REQ: REQ-143849 Planning/Business Strategy

    • Irvine, CA, United States
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