Product Manager in Appleton, WI at ITW Welding

Date Posted: 6/30/2019

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Job Description

Basic Description:

The Product Manager - ConFab Commercial will manage the life cycle and drive profitable above market growth for Bobcat and Blue Star / Fusion product platforms. The successful individual will be part of an existing team that will include product development resources, as well as marketing personnel who will assist with go to market strategy and implimentation. This individual will be responsible for financial performance and market share of these product platforms through several key objectives.

Essential Functions:

  • •Develop and execute overall vision and strategy for assigned product platforms to drive profitable above market growth

    •Improve product profitability through cost reductions and recommended pricing adjustments

    •Direct and perform market research to define '80' markets & size, growth and trends including pricing, competition & opportunity

    •Collect and synthesize customer insights (VOC) and competitive intelligence through customer interviews, market research, and channel knowledge

    •Responsible for successful launch and commercialization of new products.

    •Evaluate and report on product performance – sales volume, margins, and market share

    •Develop a deep understanding of the end-user’s business and their unmet needs

    •Use creative tactics to communicate and promote new products to both end users and distributors

    •Act as a liaison with sales, engineering, manufacturing and appropriate division personnel to communicate and deliver product solutions that maintain market leadership

    •Investigate and understand customer/market expectations; define product strategy that meets expectations of customers, distributors, sales and the business unit

    •Contributes to long range and annual planning.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • •Bachelor’s degree required

    •5 to 7 years of relevant experience in a product based, business to business environment

    •Must possess technical aptitude to understand product capabilities and consumer needs

    •Mechanically inclined and understanding of welding process preferred

    •Strong business acumen

    •Proven ability to analyze current business issues, end-user needs

    •Must be a team player with a positive attitude, high motivation, and solid decision-making abilities

    •Demonstrated success in leading high level projects & cross-functional teams from start to completion

    •Well organized, aggressive self-starter with the willingness to learn and grow

    •Ability to establish plans independently with limited direction or supervision

    •Excellent oral and written communication skills

    •Ability to build relationships among employees, distributors, and key end-users

    •Demonstrated ability to present and facilitate in front of groups

    •Ability to succeed in a fast moving environment that values an entrepreneurial spirit

    •Up to 25% travel required