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Product Manager, Luminaires & Performance Testing

Company: UL
Location: Evanston
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Job Description:

AHL – Light Bulbs – Safer World

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely.

The Product Manager, Luminaires & Performance Testing is tasked with developing the market approach strategy and product lifecycle roadmap for new service line(s) within the AHL Lighting sub-segment. This role will be responsible for the overall global go-to-market strategy specifically for the Luminaire market segment and Performance Testing service line and will work collaboratively across all business functions necessary to launch and deliver the services throughout the lifecycle. This includes working in continuous coordination with Business Development, Engineering, Operations, Quality Assurance, Sales, Marketing, Client Services and with external stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop, champion and execute new service strategies that ensure profitable growth that meets the businesses’ desired goals.
  • Own all product management functions, including but not limited to; product mix assessment, market share evaluation, competitive analysis, commercialization of new concepts and market acceptance of new services.
    Collaborate with and support Business Development to ensure new product development remains on time and on budget.
  • Evaluate, advocate for and set key product priorities in line with the business strategy and objectives.
  • Define pricing & competitive positioning based on various regional differentiators.
  • Implement market research strategies based on customer and market requirements that evaluate Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.
  • Recommend new products for development based on customer/market needs and business goals.
  • Implement the tools and processes needed to define the go to market strategy and vision for new services.
  • Drive continuous improvement in Product Management by examining internal processes and identifying and executing on opportunities to streamline and create synergies throughout the COU.
  • Foster a culture of creativity, collaboration, speed, innovation, excellence and fun while continuously elevating the quality and caliber of the COU.
  • Work with new and potential customers to understand their needs and the business value that they will derive from using our platforms.
  • Work closely with Sales, Sales Operations, Marketing, Professional Services and Customer Service groups to develop world-class sales tools, templates, product collateral, white papers, customer case studies, and sales presentations.
  • Read and follow the Underwriters Laboratories Code of Conduct and follow all physical and digital security practices.
    Performs other duties as directed.

University Degree (Equivalent to Bachelor’s degree) in Business Administration, Marketing, or related disciplines.


Advanced Degree (MBA or related) preferred plus generally seven years of experience in highest value corporate product and/or account management or eight years of experience in Marketing Business Development, or Sales, or direct lighting product management experience.


Demonstrated ability in key technical areas including: Data Mining and Intelligence; Cross-Functional development of strong go-to-market strategies, Product/Service Strategy and Market Orientation; Managing Opportunity Pipelines, and managing through the product life cycle.


Strong executive level presentation skills are preferred along with a detailed understanding of the applicable industry product lines and target markets.


UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place. Business related travel on behalf of UL requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Keywords: UL, Evanston , Product Manager, Luminaires & Performance Testing, Other , Evanston, Illinois

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