Marketing Manager (2541) in Glenview, IL at ITW Construction Products

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Marketing Manager is responsible for the strategic management of all assigned brands within ITW’s Residential & Renovation division.  This is an exciting opportunity to manage and grow innovative portfolios with a focus on the needs of end users in the Residential & Renovation construction space.  This position will have influence over developing multi-generational product roadmaps to maintain core market leadership and evaluate new market opportunities.

ITW Residential & Renovation offers a broad range of professional grade anchoring tools and fasteners for numerous construction applications. Our products include wood to wood fastening and structural wood fasteners (GRK Fasteners™), concrete anchoring systems (Tapcon®, Red Head®, Ramset®), underlayment screws (Rock-On®, Backer-On®), self-drilling screws (Teks®) and drywall anchoring systems (E-Z Ancor®). ITW Residential & Renovation excels in meeting the growing demands from Pro end-users for high-quality home improvement and construction fastening products. Our products are trusted by industry professionals and each brand is the market leader in its respective category in terms of quality, performance and ease of use.

ITW offers its employees a path for advancement, a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package designed to help employees care for themselves, their families, and their futures. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drives customer backed innovation activities by conducting market research to influence product development and create multi-generational product roadmaps
  • Leads new product commercialization activities to drive revenue and profitability gains
  • Develops and executes annual marketing plan based on thorough understanding of internal trends, competitive trends and market opportunities
  • Influences price strategy, actively develops and implements programs and promotions to optimize profitability
  • Develops forecasts for business analysis, capacity planning and capital requests 
  • Leads 2 direct reports to manage daily responsibilities and provide long-term development
  • Assists in creation of marketing collateral, sales materials, and training programs
  • May support the sales team in customer meetings including conducting product demonstrations
  • Leads cross-functional teams (Sales, Engineering, Operations, Customer Service, Finance. etc.) to support assigned product portfolio
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree required in business, marketing or comparable discipline; MBA a plus
  • 7+ years of progressive marketing experience including at least 4 years in a product management role
  • Ability to influence cross-functional teams, peers and direct reports through dynamic leadership capabilities
  • Must be a strategic and creative thinker as it relates to marketing and business issues 
  • Financial acumen to analyze financial results and new market opportunities
  • New product introduction experience required
  • Demonstrated experience leading and developing a team of marketing professionals
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong presentation skills  
  • Successful track record of collaboration as a cross-functional team member or leader in a matrixed organization  
  • Pricing and promotions experience strongly preferred
  • Up to 20% travel

Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes, airborne particles, climate variances and moving mechanical equipment typically found in a manufacturing environment. The noise level in the work environment (office) is usually low, but much higher when exposed to the manufacturing areas.  Certain personal protective equipment is required when in the manufacturing areas.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.