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Director of Product Line Manager, Wireless Infrastructure

MaxLinear, Inc.
Carlsbad, California, United States

MaxLinear is seeking a Director of Product Line Manager for Wireless Infrastructure to join our team in Carlsbad, CA or in Irvine, CA. In this role you will manage a segment of the wireless business.

Write Marketing Requirements Documents (MRD's) and work with engineering teams to define optimal set of features and performance targets
Create and deliver customer presentations and business proposals
Author datasheets and appropriate product documentation intended for customers
Create in-depth competitive analysis, including comparison of performance specifications, features, pricing and roadmaps
Train sales and support personnel to effectively sell product to their customers
Track competitor announcements & partnerships
Leverage primary and secondary research tools to build a market model for target markets
Contribute to building the business case for new products
Create collateral and perform global sales product trainings
Draft outbound marketing communications and trade-show schedules
Work with Sales and Engineering departments to create and manage customer design wins, customer deployment schedules, and all critical factors affecting a successful product introduction
Work with applications engineering to manage engineering priorities relating to product
In collaboration with Program Management, maintain all schedules communicated to customers including demonstrations, engineering samples, and production ramp commitments and manage tradeoffs of schedule and features
Collaborate with relevant standards groups and develop advocacy strategy to support products
Work with executive management to refine the product roadmap in response to customer product plans and competitive positioning and to periodically review and refresh business assumptions
Work with Operations and Finance to manage the standard cost and yield model
Ability to travel up to approximately 40% of the time internationally

Required Skills

Strong understanding of wireless infrastructure semiconductor technologies and network trends
Ability to understand customer needs and pain points and translate that into products with appropriate tradeoffs
Skilled at matching products to company core competency to create differentiated products
Excellent ability to listen and sell' product concepts and technologies internally and externally
Fluent in Mandarin preferred
Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
Passion for technology
Flexibility to contribute meaningfully in role as team member and/or individual contributor
Bachelor's degree Electrical Engineering or related field required (MBA desired) and 12 years of relevant work experience plus 3 years in product management

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