Marketing Segment Manger in Beecher, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 11/25/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Beecher, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/25/2019

Job Description

MIG Gun Division (MGD) Segment Market Manager

The MIG Gun Division of ITW Welding is hiring three strategic segment market managers. The three positions are:

  1. Consumables Market Manager responsible for all value-added and commoditized MIG Gun and Torch consumable platforms.
  2. Concentrated End Market Manager with focus on automotive, heavy equipment and ship industries.
  3. Fragmented End Market Manager with focus on oil & gas and general manufacturing industries.

All three market managers will report to the MGD Strategic Marketing Director. These positions can be located in Beecher, IL or Windsor, Ontario.

BASIC DESCRIPTION:

The Market Manager is a key strategic role, responsible for delivering organic growth for specific market segments. This individual will lead the development and execution of strategic growth plans for specific segments based on a deep understanding of market trends and end-user needs. This person will lead Product Management and Marketing Communications resources to deliver organic growth.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Lead the profit and loss responsibility for a key business segment within the division.
  • Develop a segment specific growth strategy that includes all relevant P’s, build the business case to support this strategy, and execute on the plan.
  • Lead Innovation and Product Development projects to deliver a pipeline of sustainable and differentiated solutions. Includes leading, conducting, and/or managing market research to develop key findings that result in product planning (roadmaps) with stronger and more competitive value propositions.
  • Analyze industry trends, customer activity and product applications to determine sales and profit potential resulting from changing conditions.
  • Recommend marketing strategies and objectives by evaluating market data, including sales, demographics, competitive product releases, and pricing.
  • Lead a market facing team to achieve results. Develop the needed skills and competencies of this team.
  • Work closely with relevant sales management and key account managers that are managing accounts in the segment.
  • Collaborate with other Market Managers and other divisions that have applicable value propositions to foster system solutions and amplify market strategies.
  • Create programs to inform and support internal and external stakeholders (e.g., distributors, sales force, and end-users) to achieve growth objectives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or related field required; MBA is preferred.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of business experience with 5 years with progressive responsibility in sales, product management, and/or marketing leadership roles, preferably in B2B markets.
  • Two years of experience in the assigned product or industry segment is preferred.
  • Ability to create a strategic growth vision by synthesizing market data, influencing and aligning the organization under a unified business strategy, and driving the go-to-market strategy.
  • Experience leading and conducting market research to deliver sustainable and differentiated products.
  • Experience working in or with sales team to identify customer back innovation opportunities.
  • Able to analyze external and internal data to determine growth and profit improvement opportunities.
  • Demonstrated track record of driving organic growth.
  • Experience working collaboratively with diverse teams and providing influential leadership.
  • Ability to project manage and prioritize multiple initiatives. Possess financial acumen and understanding of income statements, balance sheets, cash flows, and other financial metrics. Previous P & L experience beneficial.
  • Desire and drive to advance and grow within the organization.
  • Up to 40% Travel

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Strategic Thinker: Sees the Big Picture
  • Analytical: Ability to synthesize data from various sources & translate information to action plans
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: understands the need to take educated risks, and can navigate uncertain/ unfamiliar situations
  • Collaborative: able to achieve results by engaging others
  • Customer Centric: approaches situations and projects with a customer first mindset