Product Manager in Troy, OH at ITW Food Equipment Group

Date Posted: 5/11/2020

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    701 South Ridge Avenue
    Troy, OH
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Job Description

About ITW Food Equipment Group

ITW is a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling $14.3 billion in 2017. The company's seven industry-leading segments leverage the unique ITW Business Model to drive solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in markets where highly innovative, customer-focused solutions are required. ITW has approximately 50,000 dedicated colleagues in operations around the world who thrive in the company's unique, decentralized and entrepreneurial culture. We offer unparalleled access to challenging opportunities in high-growth, diverse industries and markets around the world.

Position Summary

Hobart Weigh/Wrap is part of the ITW Food Equipment Group. We are seeking a qualified Product Manager. This position will be based in Troy, Ohio centrally located to Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati.  

ITW Job Summary:

Manages a product line. Collects and synthesizes customer insights and competitive intelligence through customer interviews, market research, and channel knowledge. Develops product strategies, plans, and roadmaps to grow the business. Actively manage a stage gate process. Improves product profitability through cost reductions. Launches and commercializes new products including training. Manages the product life cycle. Implements process improvements to reduce time to market. Contributes to long range and annual planning. Requires a Bachelor's degree and 5 to 7 years of relevant experience. Reports to the Director of Marketing.


Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, business or engineering.


5+ years Industry experience. Minimum 5 years marketing, engineering and/or sales experience.

Skills / Ability

·       Knowledge of stage gate processes

·       Understanding of product life cycles

·       Analytical skills

·       Planning and Implementation

·       Solid Presentation Skills

·       Managing for Results

·       Product Knowledge

·       Strong Technical Aptitude

·       Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

·       Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Preferred Skills / Ability

·       B to B selling experience

·       Manufacturing/Technical Product Management Experience

Job Requirements

Responsibilities (80% Core Essential Functions)

·       Marketing support for product development activities; interface with engineering.

·       Product launch project management to include sales/service training—plan dates, logistics, web site content/development, product designator and logo, product collateral and management of launch budget.

·       Involvement in annual product line simplification review

·       Create/manage spec sheets, operator manuals, catalog, special requests and aids (i.e. videos, competitive sell sheets, POP/merchandising aids, etc.)

·       Manage long-term product plans including step-up charts, waterfall charts, Product Requirement Documents (PRD).

·       Product training content expert. Develops content along with Director of Marketing - Defines product training requirements and executes training as required.

·       Work with Director of Marketing to ensure product development plan support brand strategies and customer needs.

·       Achieve sales revenue growth targets as stated in annual plan

·       Product liaison for Service organizations

·       New product communication to field sales (e.g.: sales bulletins)

·       Travel less than 25%

Pre-employment screenings performed (which includes background checks and drug screening) ITWFEG is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for all employees. To demonstrate this commitment, ITWFEG is tobacco-free (including e-cigarettes) on campuses and within company vehicles and maintains a drug-free workplace.

ITW FEG is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For individuals with disabilities who may need help with the application process, ITW- Hobart offers a contact to evaluate requests for assistance and, where appropriate, provide a reasonable accommodation to help the applicants to apply. If you would like this assistance, please call 937-840-5101. Note: Only requests for assistance to apply due to a disability will be responded to.