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Eaton Corporation Associate Product Manager in Woodridge, Illinois

Eaton’s Electrical division is currently seeking an Associate Product Manager to join our team. This position can be based out of Woodridge, Illinois or Raleigh, North Carolina

The expected annual salary range for this role is $77.249 - $113,299 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you’ll do:

This position will support the Rack PDU products in Eaton’s Distributed IT portfolio including the Eaton Branded, Tripp Lite Series, and OEM platforms. This portfolio delivers over $70M in annual revenue and is critical to supporting D-IT growth initiatives.

The Associate Product Manager is responsible for creating and maintaining product information including technical specs, sales material, cross-reference tables, raw product data, and tools for the launch of new products and maintenance of existing lines. This role will work with the Product Manager in the development, growth, and expansion of the Rack PDU portfolio.


Marketing support

  • Develop and maintain marketing data including product specifications, ERP system data, and web content for the Rack PDU product lines and other product lines as required

  • Research competitors and develop competitive comparison analysis for sales and partners, highlighting Eaton’s product strengths and total solutions for the market

  • Update website and technical documents to reflect new product offerings and create tools to assist with product selection and competitive cross referencing

  • Assist product managers, channel marketing, and marketing team on messaging and promotions

  • Register products for sale in SAP and make updates to existing products as needed

  • Communicate market trends, assist with Voice of Customer research in coordination with the Product Manager, to D-IT leadership team and other stakeholders

Sales support

  • Support multi-channel go-to-market by recognizing end users, channel partners and sales teams and driving them to successful business outcomes

  • Act as a technical expert to support sales and support teams on customer opportunities and escalations when required

  • Attend 2-3 shows/partner events a year to assist in communicating our product line and building partner/customer relationships

  • Field escalated technical inquiries and provide timely response to centralized Technical Support Team

  • Interface with engineering, supply chain and manufacturing on product changes or issue resolution


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree in from an accredited educational institution

  • Minimum 3 years of Customer Service, sales, engineering, program management, or marketing experience

  • Ability to travel up to 10%

  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within 50 miles of Woodridge IL or Raleigh, NC will be considered for this position.

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, business or marketing

  • Technical knowledge of Rack PDU technology

  • Understanding of PROLaunch Product Development process or similar stage gate process

  • Experience with SAP, Enovia, and Office 365 Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI) is desired

  • Familiarity with PCM and/or PDH (Product Data Hub) for updating product information


  • Attention to detail, thorough and accurate in accomplishing tasks

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Collaborative work style and ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams

  • Ability to learn, articulate, and support complex products and technologies

  • Ability to multitask and complete projects with tight deadlines

  • Ability to work in a dynamic market with changing requirements, in virtual teams (across different locations), and cross-cultural environments




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We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here (https://www.eaton.com/content/dam/eaton/company/careers/US%20Benefits%20updated%2010.24.22.pdf) for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview. Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.