Position Title: Product Manager
Location: Chicago
Position ID: 5824


Position Summary:

The Global Product Manager will profitably grow their strategic vertical markets by developing, implementing, and driving product line strategies and tactical action plans. The role acts as the product line owner, utilizing data to effectively develop and manage the product portfolio strategy.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•Define product line’s value proposition throughout the organization, ensuring competitive product positioning. This entails full pricing responsibility.
•Lead the new product development from concept generation to execution, gathering voice of customers and leverage the information into developing solutions.
•Develop and implement product line strategies and associated measurable action plans to capitalize on key growth opportunities.
•Effectively collect and synthesize market insights to drive the product lifecycle strategy.
•Drive the execution of the new product development roadmap through the stage gate process.
•Conduct activities related to the development of business cases for new product innovation and enhancements
•Lead and execute new product rollout efforts including forecasting volumes, designing market tests, planning internal training, as well as communication plans.
•Manage the financial performance of assigned product categories by utilizing ITW Toolbox and other key performance indicators.
•Lead and communicate strategic competitive analysis and marketing assessment.
•Evaluate and report on product performance – sales volume, sell through, margins and market share.
•Participate in capacity planning efforts working with manufacturing other functional areas.
•Develop the annual integrated marketing and segmentation plans.
•Supporting our sales team product specific sales pitches and customers meetings
•Follow all company policies, procedures, and safety directions.

Position Requirements:

•Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, or comparable discipline.
•4 – 6 years of relevant strategy, product management or marketing experience.
•4+ years of marketing experience preferred; new product development experience, from inception to product introduction and full product lifecycle management preferred.
•Influences effectively and drives alignment across functions.
•Highly skilled at planning and project management.
•Experience working with development teams, sales, and operations.
•Excellent collaboration and teamwork skills.
•Strong communications and presentation skills.
•Financial acumen to analyze and report on product line results effectively
•Advanced skills in Excel, Word and Power Point
•Global work experience is a plus
•Ability to travel approximately 40% (domestic and international)
•Work is normally performed in a typical office environment.
•Limited physical effort required. Frequent sitting and standing.
•Limited exposure to physical risk. Some manufacturing plant exposures to machinery and flammable substances. Requires PPE (safety shoes and glasses) in plant areas.


if you are interested in this position, please send your resume to angelo@centraljobs.com OR call directly at (440) 772-1015.

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