Director, Product Line Management

Date: Sep 14, 2023

Location: Austin, TX, US

Company: Skyworks


If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution. At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.  Our work culture values diversity, social responsibility, open communication, mutual trust and respect.  We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together can change the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 71002 

Job Description

Why this position matters:
Join the team that is making EVs go farther, data centers more efficient, and industrial systems smarter! Skyworks’ Power division develops devices that safely connect high voltage systems to the outside world, power datacenters and wireless infrastructure, drive EVs and convert solar energy to electricity.  As the Director of Product Line Management, you will oversee the operations that define new products and brings them to market. You will be responsible for ensuring our products are defined and designed to meet our customer’s performance demands and that the Sales organization is fully enabled to turn products into commercial successes.
The PLM Director defines, develops, and manages activities for the Power Business Unit at Skyworks, including driving development, release, and end of product life. They communicate and facilitate relationships with the Sales and Marketing teams, drive roadmaps with internal teams, partner with executive and strategy teams, and work daily with Program Management and Engineering. In consultation with the cross functional teams, they define creative, high-quality product roadmaps and capabilities to achieve the Power BU’s strategic goals.

Reporting directly to the Power BU VP and General Manager, the right candidate will have a natural system approach to the complex problems, a strong business acumen, a broad skill set with the ability to set KPIs for, engage with, and motivate cross-functional teams to improve processes and achieve desired results.


This is a high-impact role in a dynamic work environment, and your responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in setting the BU’s strategic direction and supporting the P&L for double-digit yearly growth.
  • Driving product portfolio top line growth and GM%.
  • Collaborating closely with marketing and sales teams to design compelling new products and solutions across a diverse set of customers while developing impactful product roadmaps that maximize R&D investments. 
  • Interacting regularly with finance to review product cost models to assure that new product introduction (NPI) projects meet BU KPI’s for revenue and profitability
  • Interfaces directly with the technology team to drive new platform technology developments and improvements that address product roadmap needs.
  • Works on complex system problems where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible factors. 
  • Acts as an advocate in the business unit for Skywork’s field sales team and customers
  • Identify new technical strategies for staying one step ahead of the competition
  • Prepare research, communication materials and presentations for the senior leadership detailing operational performance, KPIs and investment needs
  • Exceptional communication, oral and written skills, including crisp, efficient presentation techniques
  • Leads, mentors, and develop her/his organization. 
  • Empower team managers through continuous mentoring, transparent communication, and a strong sense of accountability
  • Translate customer, market, and team feedback into actionable contributions to the business strategy and roadmap
  • Work closely with cross-functional management teams to optimize processes and ensure interdepartmental synergy
  • Organize staffing to ensure business strategy and roadmap success

Other key aspects of the position:
You should have excellent written and oral communication skills and should be comfortable in explaining technical and business concepts to a wide range of audiences, including the executive teams. We foster a culture of accountability and promote a culture of creative problem-solving; therefore, being resourceful and having great initiative will enable success in this position.
This position revolves around the ability to connect and collaborate with people. Your success is bounded by your ability to make your teams successful. You will have 3-5 direct reports.    


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (or related degree)
  • MSTC, MSM, or MBA preferred
  • 15+ years semiconductor applications or systems engineering experience with at least 5+ years of management experience
  • Experience managing managers
  • Strong interpersonal and listening skills
  • Experience in product development of semiconductor products
  • Experience using data processing and visualization tools           
  • Understanding of electrical circuit fundamentals




The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $160,600$318,500 per year. Starting base pay will depend on relevant experience and skills, training and education, business needs, market demands, the ultimate job duties and requirements, and work location. Skyworks has different base pay ranges for different work locations in the U.S. Benefits include access to healthcare benefits (including a premium-free medical plan option), a 401(k) plan and company match, an employee stock purchase plan, paid time off (including vacation, sick/wellness, parental leave), among others. Employees are eligible to participate in an incentive plan, and certain roles are also eligible for additional awards, including recognition and stock. These incentives and awards are based on individual and/or company performance.


Skyworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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