The Managing Director - Product Line Leader leads and directs the global product line activities to achieve profitable growth. The Product Line Leader is responsible for creating the product portfolio vision, setting the strategic direction, collaborating with development to build highly competitive software offerings, and delivering financial returns. The role will be responsible for the company’s workplace Health & Safety offerings and complete product lifecycle: market development, commercialization, product launch, implementation, and support.
Key growth metrics include: sales, revenue, operational efficiencies, and profitability.
The role reports to EHSS VP & GM based in Franklin TN.
Initiative & Decision Making - Takes responsibility and initiative for actions, projects and people. Acts with confidence and a sense of urgency. Considers facts, data and information. Holds self and others accountable for making decisions using limited information when circumstances require it. Supports and acts on decisions that have been made.
Analyzing & Problem Solving - Effectively determines appropriate amount of information needed to make rational judgments. Analyzes and provides insight and workable solutions to a range of problems. Applies specialist, technical expertise and/or sound business judgment, probing for further information or greater understanding of work related problems.
Customer Focus - Provides friendly service and processes focusing on understanding (internal and/or external) customer needs, their business, and the general business environment. Delivers satisfactory results that engage customers and create trust.
Achieve Business Results - Sets high standards and achieves superior results aligned with UL’s mission, financial and operational goals. Consistently achieves results, including meeting financial commitments, for customers, the team and UL. Keeps up to date with competitor information and market trends in order to better position UL for success. Identifies and acts on business opportunities for UL and demonstrates financial and profit awareness.
Flexibility - Adapts to changing circumstances, accepts new ideas and change initiatives, and deals effectively with ambiguity. Views change positively, acts as a change agent, tailors own style to work effectively with others, and develops change initiatives with proven results. Encourages questioning of ‘how things are done.’
Leading & Engaging - Motivates, empowers and provides others with development opportunities and coaching. Recognizes and acts on own opportunities for self-development. Provides clear direction, sets standards for work and delegates work appropriately. Creates a culture of constructive feedback and high performance.
Teamwork - Acts as a strong, effective member of a team. Works in collaboration with others by building team spirit, supporting team members, and acknowledging contributions in order to promote UL success. Establishes good relationships with customers and colleagues at all levels through creating open dialogue and demonstrating respect for others. Resolves conflict while maintaining respectful relationships and ensuring strong business outcomes. Builds wide and effective networks of contacts inside and outside UL. Reaches timely consensus to meet and/or exceed business needs.
Communication - Communicates clearly and fluently in terms the intended audience can understand, and concisely conveys key points. Speaks with confidence and responds quickly to reactions and feedback. Projects credibility, gaining clear agreement and commitment from others by promoting ideas. Understands when to utilize different modes of communication. Shares information and keeps others informed on matters relevant to the business.