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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  5611

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Jan 14, 2022

Product Manager, Symphoni Product Line

Job Description



Drive the plan to launch the Symphoni product from innovation to the Automation products group, then manage profitable growth of the product line.



ATS is focused on bringing innovative technologies to the world’s leading manufacturers as both turnkey automation solutions and automation products.  As a critical member of the team, you will initially manage the commercialization of the Symphoni product line by leading the transition from ATS’s Innovation Centre to the ATS Automation Product Group.   The role will then shift to Product Manager where you will evolve the product strategy together, support Sales in customer pursuits, identify market needs to prioritize and direct new development efforts, and champion customer satisfaction supporting long-term partnerships and repeat business. 


•    Develop, manage, and report on the plan to launch the Symphoni product line from innovation to the Automation products group.     
•    Steer a cross-functional team to execute the transition plan. 
•    Specific topics to be addressed with the project plan include, but are not limited to: finalization of development, internal and external training, ability to quote or estimate costs for the technology,  long term performance testing, operations readiness gap analysis and ramp-up plan,  long term product roadmap, ongoing IP protection,  sales training,  manufacturing roadmaps, value engineering activities, manuals, etc.  
•    Play an active role in problem solving and prioritizing activities in conjunction with the team. Identify, assess, and manage risks associated with the plan.
•    Become the technology expert understanding capabilities, features and benefits, value to the end-user
•    Own Product line KPI objectives – revenue growth, margin performance, and quality. 
•    Understand our market segments and competition with the objective of identifying differentiation opportunities and translating these into specifications
•    Identify new market opportunities through customer discussions, feedback, and interviews
•    Provide market data and business justification for prioritizing development and innovation opportunities 
•    Own the compilation and communication of the market facing Symphoni roadmap 
•    Build business cases for undertaking new development supported by market research
•    Manage technical product changes (e.g., investigate and assess impact of issues and proposed changes, notify customers of changes, assist with component last-time-buy decisions, recommend, and manage product discontinuations)
•    Assist in go to market team training and enablement (materials, market targets, etc.)

Additional Information


•    Post- secondary college diploma, engineering degree or equivalent, specializing in electrical, mechanical or controls engineering is required
•    Completion of or in the process of achieving Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is an asset.
•    Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree would be ideal



A strong product manager can come from a variety of backgrounds.  Most importantly you are highly driven, very collaborative, and are looking to take on an exciting global challenge.  
•    5+ years of related industrial manufacturing automation similar experience with a Bachelor’s degree Engineering or technical field
•    5+ years of cross functional team leadership in a mechatronics environment
•    At least 5-years of direct Product Manager experience– having primary commercialization and product life-cycle ownership responsibilities


•    Charismatic, persuasive, and professional. 
•    Can drive results through others and work with a variety of people and personalities while adapting to changing conditions and unexpected obstacles. 
•    A strong understanding of how to take new technology and bring it to market through the entire product life cycle.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Good leadership, organization, and time management skills
•    Outstanding attention to detail
•    Analysis skills to interpret sales statistics and marketing data
•    Financial skills to follow a budget and evaluate the future profitability of products
•    Ability to adapt to unexpected events such as disruptions to production 
•    Problem solver
•    Lean Manufacturing (asset)


Join the Wining Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future! Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with the ATS Products Group division at ATS Automation. Join an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

We attract some of the most talented and motivated individuals from a range of fields, with our global offering and growth opportunities as we expand on a global scale.



Why Join ATS?​
•Be a part of a global organization that is a leader in its industry
•Subsidized breakfast and lunch daily; free gourmet beverages - coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Plus, Treat Day is every other week!
•Monthly “In-Chair Massage” clinic on-site with a Registered Massage Therapist
•Ability to participate in a variety of charitable events
•Social Club that offers BBQs and other social events throughout the year
•Work with other bright, talented people and discover opportunities for professional growth
•And much more!

ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.

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