Product Planning Manager

Clarion Corporation of America, a global leader in mobile electronics, is seeking a Product Planning Manager for its corporate office in Gardena, California.


  • Researches and coordinates the initial planning and development of new advanced and high technology products and business plans
  • Researches market trends and competitive situations to develop product strategy, market pricing, promotion points, and gross profit models
  • Coordinates category-planning, packaging, pricing with sales/marketing and other departments (overseas) as necessary
  • Works closely on product application procedures and testing with the Engineering and QA departments to ensure product quality and application compatibility
  • Works with Procurement and outside vendors to develop high quality product value at industry-acceptable prices
  • Arranges product-planning meetings and provides updates to supervisors, as necessary
  • Assists in the accurate development and production of product literature, price lists, owner's / instruction manuals, competitive comparisons, technical documentation and sales training manuals
  • Provides product content information to the company’s web master to ensure timely accurate consumer information
  • Organizes and conducts competitive product evaluations and present findings to marketing and sales departments
  • Provides input to marketing and sales departments on new technology, product offerings or promotion issues, which might affect the sales, profitability or the company’s sales channels
  • Attends Product Planning meetings / teleconferences with Clarion Tokyo, and meetings with CCA personnel. Provide detailed action items and notes after all such meetings


  • College degree in Engineering / Computer Science or equivalent
  • A minimum of five years experience working in a Product Planning department
  • Familiarity with wireless, visual, Navigation and communication technology
  • Ability to prioritize projects and keep them on schedule
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage vendors and work in harmony with other support groups within the company
  • Good industry and category vision
  • Proficiency in MS Office


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, FSA, life insurance, AD&D, LTD, vacation, sick time, holidays, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and an employee purchase program.

About Us

Clarion Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo based Clarion Company Ltd., has been an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940. Clarion designs, manufactures and distributes vehicle entertainment, navigation and security products for the automotive and recreational vehicle environments.

You may send your resume and salary history to:

Clarion Corporation of America

Attn: Human Resources

6200 Gateway Drive, Cypress, CA 90630, U.S.A.

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