Product Manager in Troy, OH at ITW Food Equipment Group

Date Posted: 6/4/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    701 South Ridge Avenue
    Troy, OH
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  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
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Job Description

ITW Food Equipment Group

Product Manager

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) is a Fortune 200 company producing diversified products in global markets through seven decentralized business segments. ITW’s Food Equipment Group is seeking a Product Manager for the Warewash Division at its Troy, Ohio facility, located 20 minutes north of the Dayton metropolitan area.

The Warewash Business Division produces Hobart, Stero and Somat branded commercial dishwashers, waste equipment and disposers used in restaurants, healthcare, schools and universities, retail, hotels and other environments. We are in search of a Product Manager to help support and grow the FEG Warewash business through market research, product development, go to market planning, demand generation, and sales and channel support for our Stationary line of commercial dishwashers. This position champions the voice of the customer with engineering and product development teams, and provides support to our sales development managers and field sales organization to maximize sales volume for the business unit’s products.

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the Product Manager, in conjunction with the Marketing Team, will help identify new market opportunities, manage the product portfolio, develop marketing plans for new and existing products, define product training requirements, and develop programs to ensure the field sales organization and dealer and consultant communities have accurate product knowledge and a clear sales narrative to drive success with the Hobart line.

Job Requirements

We are seeking candidates with 3+ years of experience, including marketing support for product development activities, management of product launch activities (sales and service training plans, marketing operations, and content development), and analyzing market and competitive data.

The minimum qualifications are:

  • Bachelor Degree (Marketing, Business or Engineering, preferred)

  • 3+ years of industry experience, preferred

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to analyze data and draw conclusions

  • Commercial Kitchen Equipment knowledge, preferred

  • Primary and secondary market research experience

  • Ability to translate customer requirements into product specifications

  • Knowledge of marketing process and strategies

  • Direct marketing experience with print and digital

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications

  • One significant product launch cycle, preferred

  • Ability to travel 20% - 40%


The successful candidate will learn and utilize the ITW Toolbox and Stage Gate process to drive successful penetration into key market segments, manage market research strategies that are product and segment focused, and manage marketing initiatives to drive demand for Warewash products. The Product Manager will support product training through defining training requirements and assisting Sales Development Managers with training events.


Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic team where we value the strengths of diverse team members. You will enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that includes health, dental, life and STD/LTD insurance, 401k (with match), a 100% tuition reimbursement program, career development, and an exciting work environment.


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ITW is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.