Product Line Manager

San Jose, California
San Jose
Depends on Experience 

Position Title: Product Line Manager; High Speed IO Connectors

Location Options: San Jose, CA

HSIO, a division of Amphenol, is the market leader for high speed, high bandwidth electrical connectors for the Telecom/Datacom market (Mobil Networks, Storage, Servers, Routers, Switches, etc.).  Our products help to enable the electronics revolution and remain a key enabler for all the major Tier 1 OEM’s globally.  Our global headquarters are located in Nashua, NH and we have design, sales and manufacturing locations globally.

We are currently seeking a high energy Product Line Manager to join or team in San Jose, California.

Reporting to the Global Product Marketing Manager for High Speed I/O Connectors, the West Coast Product Line Manager will work with cross-functional teams that are charged with developing and marketing Amphenol’s next generation of High Speed I/O products. This role will be responsible for increasing Amphenol HSIO connector presence and execute product strategies to rapidly grow the business. The candidate must be versatile, with a good blend of business acumen and technical savvy, and a quick learner with the ability to shoulder new responsibilities in a dynamic environment.  


  • Proactively present and promote the HSIO connector portfolio to help the field teams understand the positioning, benefits and target customers.
  • Forecast monthly bookings/revenues, understand product P&L, pricing and cost down strategies,

        perform competitive analysis, and evaluate key capital investment ROI

    Local travel for customer visits, field engagements and product development meetings. 

    • Occasional national and international travel for training, factory visits and customer negotiations (10%)
  • Work closely with the field sales teams to identify requirements and market trends to facilitate new design wins. 

  • Work with cross-functional teams (marketing, engineering, NPI and operations) to proactively identify product and solution gaps and define west coast market requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical); Relevant industry business experience
  • 4+ years of product management and business development experience; preferably for an electronics product line in a related market.
  • Technical knowledge of the interconnect industry and relevant standards preferred (InfiniBand, Fiber Channel, SAS, Ethernet)
  • Relationships with Tier 1 & 2 Telecom, Storage and Data Center switch/server manufacturers in Silicon Valley.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, assimilate and present a comprehensive business plan


  • Must be an “A player”, a “high potential” performer; strong desire to progress career over next five years into a Global Product Manager role;
  • Well organized and comfortable working in a matrixed environment with ability to communicate effectively with cross functional, geographically dispersed and culturally diverse marketing, engineering, quality and manufacturing teams, vendors and customers;
  • Strong technical aptitude combined with business acumen;
  • Ability to influence change in thought and behavior across all functional groups;
  • Strong communication and presentation skills at all levels, from manufacturing floor to executive management team; 
  • Attention to detail, while maintaining perspective on top-level goals;


Amphenol Corporation is proud of our reputation as an excellent employer.  Our main focus is to provide the highest level of support and responsiveness to both our employees and our customers, the world's largest technology companies.  Amphenol Corporation offers the opportunity for career growth within a global organization.  We believe that Amphenol Corporation is unique in that every employee, regardless of his or her position, has the ability to positively impact the business.

Amphenol is an “Equal Opportunity Employer” - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity or National Origin

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