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Posted On Apr 04

Product Line Manager

Thales Group

Location : Toronto, ON

Headquarters : La Défense, France

Hiring Mode : Full Time

Hiring Role : Manager

Experience : Mid Level

Location: Toronto, Canada

The Global Land Transport Systems Activity provides rail signaling solutions for main lines and urban transport, integrated communication and supervision systems, ticketing solutions and associated services.

Thales provides telecommunications train control (CBTC) systems and interlocking systems for the rail transit industry worldwide. The competence center for urban rail signaling is located in downtown Toronto. We are the largest office located in Canada and have service for every stage of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). This includes software, hardware, systems design, verification and validation, operations, etc. The shared services teams in the areas of finance, human resources and information technology are also located on this site. Our office space is designed to provide a safe and sustainable work environment that aligns with the TRSS brand and promotes collaboration. Furniture meets Greenguard standards, appliances are EnergyStar certified, and adhesives and sealants meet low emission criteria. In addition, the sliding glass doors allow light to enter the interior offices, thus offering a view of the exterior. Come join the Transport family here in Toronto! the sliding glass doors let light into the interior offices, which offer a view of the outside. Come join the Transport family here in Toronto! the sliding glass doors let light into the interior offices, which offer a view of the outside. Come join the Transport family here in Toronto!

Thales people architect solutions that support 85 million mainline and suburban passenger journeys, worldwide, every day. Our Rail Signalling and Communication systems are used on metro lines across major cities, and 72,000 kms of route, 52,000 trains per day in 16 countries are controlled by our Traffic Management Systems. Together We deployed the first-ever nationwide ticketing system which processes over 50 million ticketing transactions in 100 cities daily.

Thales provides world-leading Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) and interlocking for mass rail transit applications globally. The Centre of Competence for Urban Rail Signalling is located right before you at mid-town Toronto. As the largest office in Canada, we house a department for every step of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)! This includes Software, Hardware, Systems Design, Verification & Validation, Operations, etc. The supporting corporate shared services teams in Finance, Human Resources and IT is also located at the office. Our office space was designed to provide a sustainable, healthy workplace that expresses TRSS’s brand while increasing collaboration. Features include Greenguard furniture, EnergyStar appliances, low-emitting adhesives, sealants, and sliding glass doors on internal offices provide daylight and views to the outside. Come join the big Transport family, here in Toronto!

We are looking for a Product Line Manager to provide business communications with our clients and partners in addition to building Product Roadmaps and Strategies.

From market studies to Product withdrawal, the Product Line Manager will be responsible for launching the product and its maintaining its development throughout the life cycle.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Guarantees the Product suitability to the customer's expectations and the company profitability goals: according to return on investment, he/she proposes the R&D allocation that are approved during bid reviews and Development Launch Decision Review

  • Analyses the world market, customer needs and trends, competition (strategy, products, competitiveness) from marketing data and business intelligence

  • Offers the best response to market expectations, strategic directives, technical capabilities and funding capacity by elaborating and maintaining the Product Plan

  • Prepares and presents Products Plans and Decision Reviews and manage the resulting action plan

  • Supports the bid managers in the tender building and in the commercial Gates preparation, validates the tender compliance to Products Policy and identifies the possible gaps

  • Provides analysis for product pricing decisions

  • Works closely with the Product Line Authority and the Project Manager in charge of product development, defines the product requirements specification, participates to progress meetings and certifies the product acceptance

  • Coordinates the development and validates the sales kit and supports the marketing, business development and commercial teams for the Product promotion and marketing activities

  • Controls and measures the Products Policy implementation and effectiveness, in particular the commitments of Product profitability

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Completed a post-secondary degree or diploma program in a related field

  • Has over 8 years of experience in a comparable role

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Be able to build a Product Roadmap and Strategy

  • Have the ability to seek and understand the customer needs and translate them into actionable requirements for product plans

  • Be able to identify trends and opportunities, and propose market responses

  • Have a strong understanding of digital transformation in the industry

  • Be an excellent team player able to work with multi-cultural, global cross functional teams

  • Possess strong business judgment and decision-making skills; ability to identify, prioritize, and articulate highest impact initiatives

  • Have strong organizational skills and analytic capabilities

  • Have strong communication skills, with ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise fashion to technical and non-technical audiences

  • Be able to operate in an ambiguous environment and align different interest towards a common goal

At Thales, we offer exciting CAREERS, not just jobs. With its 80,000 employees in 68 countries, Thales has implemented a mobility policy allowing thousands of employees each year to advance their careers both in their area of ​​expertise and in new areas of expertise, this as well in their country of origin as abroad. Together, we believe that adopting a flexibility policy is a more current way of working. This is where your exceptional journey begins, apply now!

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

Thales is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. Thales is committed to providing accommodations at all stages of the recruitment process. Candidates selected for an interview who require accommodation are requested to notify them following the invitation for an interview. We will work with you to meet your needs. All information relating to the accommodation provided will be treated confidentially and used solely for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.

Thales is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. Thales is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the interview process. Applicants selected for an interview who require accommodation are asked to advise accordingly upon the invitation for an interview. We will work with you to meet your needs. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.

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