• Cross Domain Solutions Product Manager

    Job Location USA-OH-Dayton
    Posted Date 6 months ago(8/8/2018 11:49 PM)
    Job ID
    Required Clearance
    Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
    Program/Project Management
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Marketing, Business or related field is required plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.

    • Product Management, People Management, understanding the Customer, Product Development, Requirements Analysis, Pricing, Planning, Competitive Analysis, Sales Planning, Inventory Control, Financial Planning and Strategy
    • Self- motivated, metrics and success driven
    • Idea generator
    • Pragmatic problem solver
    • Proven performance supporting high performance sales teams, meeting and exceeding goals, leading major initiatives
    • Demonstrable experience with marketing campaigns and product development, with TACDS target markets preferred
    • Knowledge of CRM software, lead generation, funnel management, lead conversion, data and analytics
    • Familiarity with market research tools, data analytic tools
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
    • Excellent time management skills


    The ability to obtain a Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. An active Secret clearance at time of hire is desired. The Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Cross Domain Solutions (CDS) Product Manager.  The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


    The CDS Product Manager has responsibilities to manage the existing Tactical Cross Domain Solutions (TACDS) product line and all future derivative products from concept, to design, sample production, testing, forecast, cost, mass production, promotion, support, and finally product end of life. The CDS Product Manager delivers the operating plan: achievement of growth objectives as determined by the Platform Security Products (PSP) strategic plan including CDS market segments and market share, revenue, profit and return on investment for all the channels/categories of business and/or key customers.  Responsible for managing and implementing marketing activities through research, strategic planning and implementation. Develops products by identifying potential products; conducting/consuming market research; generating product requirements; determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction; developing marketing strategies.


    Responsibilities include:

    Determines customers' needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain CDS market information such as market segmentation, market needs and gaps, pricing sensitivities, regulatory environment, availability of funding, normal sales and distribution channels, and competitive landscape

    Recommends the nature and scope of present and future CDS product variants and supporting products by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes

    Assesses market competition by comparing Cyber and Electronic Warfare Systems (CEWS) CDS products to competitors' products

    Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives

    Obtains product market share by working with sales director to develop product sales strategies

    Assesses product market data by calling on customers with field salespeople and evaluating sales call results

    Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term CDS product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses; answering questions and requests

    Facilitates inventory turnover and product availability by reviewing and adjusting inventory levels and production schedules

    Brings new CDS products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing

    Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production

    Determines CDS product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume; costing special and customized orders

    Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results

    Maintains CDS product management staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees

    Maintains CDS product management staff job results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results

    Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies

    Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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