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Product Manager- Composite Tooling

Santa Ana, CA, USA Req #41
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Summary of Position

The Product Manager (PM) – Composite Tooling is responsible for development and growth of Ascent Aerospace’s composite tooling solutions and profitable growth in sales of these products.He or she is also responsible for the identification, development, and release of industry relevant products to support the growth of Ascent Aerospace’s Composites product line.

Essential Functions

·Identify viable programs / projects for pursuit that will enable achievement of target revenue / profit goals.Develop strategies and work with Sales & Estimating Team to execute these plans and realize the goals.

·Position themselves with customers to perform primary market research and understand upcoming programs and customer spend

·Generate and manage product development activities, including product planning, product road maps, and process development.

·Coordinate with marketing manager and key account managers to develop customer facing materials and inform customers of new products and processes.

·Translate customer feedback and requirements to actionable improvements and work with manufacturing leads to implement on the shop floor.

·Lead specific Composite Tooling opportunities. This can involve; intelligence gathering, developing a winning sales plan, liaising with key account managers, applications engineers, proposal and estimating on the technical solution and pricing and selling value to customer.

·Develop and maintain professional relationships with all levels within a customer. Maintain a cadence of communication and interaction with customers.

·Coordinate with other Ascent personnel who interact with the customer to ensure an optimum approach.

·Maintain CRM (Salesforce) data and other reporting requirements.

Required Skills, Education & Experience

  • 3+ years in product management, product development, and/or composites manufacturing

  • Technical knowledge in aerospace composite manufacturing; familiarity with composite tooling preferred

  • A successful track record of selling customized, technical products and solutions

  • Technical bachelor’s degree is preferred and/or ability to demonstrate appropriate technical aptitude.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to develop and maintain customer and internal relationships

  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment

  • Ethical conduct with a high regard for confidential information

  • Ability to adapt to change within the processes of product management, sales, and organization as a whole

  • Computer skills to ideally include Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and CRM (Salesforce)

Travel Requirements

·Regular travel required, approximately 30-50%, with a 50/50 split between domestic and international.

Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Typically sits for extended periods at a computer workstation
  • Must be able to see, hear, touch, feel, lift (up to 40 lbs.) and stand for short periods of time
  • May access and work in the manufacturing plant
  • While performing the duties of this job, employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes and airborne particles
  • The employee may be exposed to vibration
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • May be required to travel to other site locations during the work day
  • May be required to work weekends to meet department and business demands in particular as related to international travel destinations
  • Work with safe manufacturing processes and understand that eye wear is mandatory in the manufacturing area
  • Knows that safety shoes are recommended in the manufacturing area
  • Knows the purpose and location of Material Safety Data Sheets

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Special Requirements
Employment is contingent upon successfully passing an employee reference check, criminal background check, and drug screening.

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder').


Ascent Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, familial status, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, and/or other category protected by law.

Other details

  • Job Family SALES
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Santa Ana, CA, USA