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At Bose Automotive, we?re true believers in the power of sound. In fact, we?re obsessed with it. We believe great sound can make everyone?s life better. We back up that belief with the imagination, passion, and ingenuity of engineers, creative thinkers, tradition breakers, and innovators across the globe.

As new ways of transportation emerge, we?ll be there, helping to turn every ride into a journey worth taking ? leveraging the full strength of Bose to reach more consumers with better sound, while connecting them to the people they love and the information they need. We will do this by using the power of sound to make every ride better by making the cabin experience complete. Doing things never done before, in ways never considered before, so that we can live up to our goal of owning every sound, in every car, at any time. Delivering more performance and unlocking more potential. So our customers can feel more, do more, and be more.


Lead the Bose Automotive System Division (ASD) Category & Product Management function comprised of an entrepreneurial team charged with the planning of future products and technology that enhance and grow existing product categories as well as executing current product-line lifecycle management. Key responsibilities and deliverables include leading the Portfolio Management and Product Planning processes along with development and execution of product plans and product roadmaps that lead to compelling production intent products and viable business cases. Reporting to the Head of the Automotive Division, the Category & Product Management Leader will be a member of the division?s executive team.


  • Category and Product Line ManagementCollaborate with Customer and Market Intelligence team to acquire and apply research and insightCreates value proposition statements/product descriptions and communicates to Customer Teams. Collaborates with Marketing and Communication teams to develop appropriate OEM and consumer messages and selling propositions for products based on research and insight attained from market research, competitive analysis and market intelligence. Communicates with, and assures understanding of, unique selling propositions by the Customer Teams. Acts as a subject matter expert in customer presentations at multiple levels up to and including VP/chief engineer level.Manages naming and overall product branding. Collaborates with Product Communication/ Product Marketing to develop appropriate product and technology naming, brand positioning and differentiation in alignment with pricing strategies. Looks for synergy with other Bose products and attempts to integrate technology naming conventions across all product lines and between Bose divisions.?Lead the development of Business Cases for new product concepts. Collaborate extensively with Finance and Customer teamsSet strategic pricing for new products. Collaborate with Pricing COE and Finance before deploying to the global Customer teams.Collaborate with Finance to manage Category, Product Line, and Software Feature volume and revenue including Profit & Loss statements.
  • Product Planning and Portfolio Processes:
  • Lead the ASD?s strategic product planning activity including participating in regularly scheduled phase-gate approvals for individual products and prioritization exercises for all products in the portfolio
  • Manage the phase-gate process for new ideas from concepts through evaluation and on to inclusion in the portfolio as appropriate and consistent with available ASD resources.
  • Lead development and maintenance of an annual ASD Strategic Product Plan composed of short and long-term component and technology development priorities & strategies as well as a portfolio of products and components roadmaps (timed).
  • Compile and integrate product plan information into the Business Planning process.
  • Lead Quarterly Portfolio review meetings to evaluate investment spending, status, and progress relative to annual and long-term objectives. Design and implement recovery plans as necessary.
  • Utilize ASD and Corporate tools as available. Define future tools and system needs for Department and work with Business Operations to source suppliers as required.
  • Product and System Planning:
  • Defines, plans, and manages all ASD products/systems/technology and software features. Tracks and maintains evolution/lifecycle plans for transducers, amplifiers, software features, etc.
  • Seek to improve performance, reduce cost, reduce mass, and maximize common application and re-use to make development of new applications as efficient and cost effective as possible with respect to the use of engineering/R&D resources.
  • Work with internal R&D and Supply Chain organizations to leverage/create manufacturing and supply- base efficiencies and innovation for components and software.

    You are an Innovative Leader

    You have a proven ability to lead large cross functional teams in a way that allows for creativity and innovation and still deliver results.

    You have strong conviction around the likelihood of success of your initiatives.

    You are comfortable at the intersection of Technology, Value Proposition, Business Model and Brand

    You have a unique ability to get others excited about the possibilities of the future.

    You have leveraged a full ecosystem and network of external partners and innovators of both technologies as well as business models.

    You can accept failure, dust yourself off, and try again with the knowledge gained from your previous attempts driving you forward.

    You can Bring Others Along with You

    You have a successful track record of coaching teams and balancing a portfolio of product categories

    You are a Builder of talent ? history of identifying and sourcing talent to surround yourself with strong technology leaders

    You get the Job Done

    You have a successful track record of launching new products, managing diverse categories, and executing the entire lifecycle (from idea to prototype to revenue to end-of-life).?

    You have a strong ability to produce results, drive execution and deliver products into Development.

    You can work within a large organization and carve a way forward.?

    You can collaborate across?engineering, sales, marketing, strategy and finance

    What Drives You

    You thrive on turning insights on problems into commercial solutions that have a real impact on customer value.

    You are that person that regularity sees opportunities to help people improve their lives through the use of technology, often before others understand what?s possible.

    You love motivating and growing teams to reach their fullest potential and show them that they can do more than they even thought possible, celebrating with them along the way.

    You are always on top of what is happening in technology and business models ? where are things headed, who are the emerging players?

    You consider yourself a bit of a futurist ? a solid track record of seeing where the market is going and beating others to the spot.

    You are passionate about bringing people of all disciplines (engineering, sales, marketing, supply chain, finance) together to capture opportunities and/or solve problems that have the greatest chance of overall success.

    Other Skills that will enable success

    Strategic Thinking; help teams find and prioritize high potential ideas to work on

    Sufficient Technical Aptitude; thrive in ASD?s and our partners? technical environments

    Collaboration; help their teams perform at a high level internally and across the organization

    Strong communication skills; ensure that others successfully understand what they need to know

    Attention to Detail; help teams achieve high velocity and quality by paying attention to details that matter

    Customer Empathy; employ user science to identify high potential user problems and successfully evaluate a product?s user impact


    A BS in engineering or related technical field is strongly preferred or comparable experience is required. Candidates should have 15+ years of progressive technical and business experience in areas of product and category management, engineering, operations finance, strategic marketing, program management, technical sales or strategic planning. Experience in automotive electronics; specifically audio, acoustics, active noise reduction or NVH, is strongly preferred. Knowledge of other automotive subsystems including powertrain, body and interiors is desired. International business experience and work with large, automotive OEMs and Tier One suppliers is a strong plus.

    Bose is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics. For additional information, please review: (1) the EEO is the Law Poster ( and (2) its Supplements ( Please note, the company's pay transparency is available at Bose is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application or employment process, please send an e-mail to ...@bose.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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