Product Line Manager

Product Line Manager - Aerospace and Defence - Permanent - Attractive - Milton Keynes Area

A Product Line Manager is required to join the Engineering Team within a market leading Innovative Technology Company that specialise Communication and Radar Systems for Military and Government Organisations within the Aerospace, Defence and Space sectors. The successful Product Line Manager will be responsible for the management Product Portfolio from initial conception to end of Life, to maximise product profitability and to provide intellectual leadership in the development of new products.

Product Line Manager - Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for helping define long-range strategies consistent with business objectives
  • Understand, articulate, and capture market trends opportunities
  • Define market, product and technology strategies   
  • Ownership of product roadmaps and drivers into the technology roadmap in partnership with the Engineering Manager
  • Translate market trends into requirements for new product development
  • Understand customer business needs, routes to market and opportunities
  • Create business plans and documentation for future products
  • Maximize profitability of products and help to define product pricing strategies
  • Responsible for delivering profitability in line with strategic and operational targets
  • Manage the product life cycle and recommendations for product deletions
  • Ensure future costs and pricing meet market and internal margin demands
  • Responsible for the accuracy/validity of cost models and set targets of products/projects
  • Look for continuous reductions in product costs regarding manufacturing and overheads
  • Ensure all products comply with relevant standards/legislation in all markets
  • Be aware of changes that may impact the product portfolio
  • Work with marketing to develop marketing and communication strategies and data sheets

Technical Skills and Experience required for the Product Line Manager

  • HNC/HND or Degree in Engineering or Electronics
  • Experience in product line management within aerospace and defence
  • Experince with roadmapping, aggregation and business case production
  • Experience in RF and Microwave electronics engineering
  • Ability to work with and provide insight to the management team
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to lead and work within cross-functional teams
  • Strong organisational skills; ability to manage diverse and complex projects
  • Financial and Commercial awareness with understanding of margins
  • Possess a strong analytical and technical skill base
  • Exhibit a sense of urgency and independent initiative toward accomplishing objectives
  • Good written, verbal, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Experience in RF and Microwave engineering sub-systems
  • Experience in all product planning and project management activities
  • Experience with generation planning and pricing analysis
  • Radar system and Electronics knowledge is required
  • Knowledge of Multi-Function Radar Systems, Tactical Radar Systems and Tactical Data Links
  • A Continuous Improvement mentality and a Highly Ethical person.

**Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the sensitive nature of the products and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered**

If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Product Line Manager, then apply directly or contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446114 or Email 


Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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