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Position title: product manager
location: remote (in the us)
position id: 6014

 

 

Purpose:

The Specialties Division has a need for a Retail Product Manager to support the Tapes, Building & Construction business segment. The Product Manager will be responsible for the development and execution of short and long-term strategies to drive sustainable and profitable growth.

 

Strategy:

  •  Work cross functionally to update, communicate, and implement the strategic vision for the business.
  •  Identify internal and external business needs along with growth opportunities.
  •  Define and develop strategic investment plans to support growth and profitability improvement.
  •  Understand the market requirements and consumer trends to inform and shape the strategy.
  •  Conduct market research to drive innovation and growth.
  •  Gather competitive intelligence to set product requirements and pricing strategies.
  •  Provide product and pricing recommendations for new opportunities.
  •  Participate in customer meetings and trade events to drive growth.

Multi Generation Product Planning

  •  Develop and execute 1-year and 3-year product development roadmap for channel and product line effectiveness, growth and profitability.
  •  Define and develop next generation products, collaborating with Sales and cross-functional teams.
  •  Manage allocation of technical resources to the most impactful projects.
  •  Manage all aspects of new product launches.
  •  Provide oversight for channel and product-specific competitive information.

 

Product Line Profitability

  •  Manage new product and customer pricing and profit, collaborating with Finance, Operations, Sourcing, Supply Chain and Sales.
  •  Manage pricing strategies and monitor channel conflict.
  •  Champion cost-reduction projects; manage product mix and margin erosion on mature items.
  •  Identify changes in equipment and process technology to improve cost position.
  •  Work with Supply Chain for raw material sourcing, validation, and cost-improvement.

 

Support Of Existing Business

  •  Responsible for delivering successful Retail Line Reviews
  •  Collaborate with Sales leadership for top target growth (current and new)
  •  Develop clear product positioning and communication strategies; collaborate with Marketing, manage product positioning tools, including web, trade, ad, sell sheets, research and presentations.
  •  Lead cross-functional teams to bring solution to resolve quality initiatives.
  •  Work with cross-functional teams to define service needs for new/changing/outgoing items
  •  Maintain oversight for new and modified products; working with Marketing, Corporate Creative teams and Packaging Design in determining packaging requirements and art work.

 

Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Engineering. MBA preferred.
  •  Market experience in Retail, Mass Merchant, or Hardware (required).
  •  Experience in Tapes or Adhesive Technologies, is highly desired.
  •  5+ years Product Management experience.
  •  Solid understanding of business functions Sales, Finance, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Sourcing, and Logistics.
  •  High proficiency level with MS Office applications required.
  •  Excellent communication and organizational skills, with demonstrated meeting facilitation skills.
  •  Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  •  Ability to travel up to 30%.

 

Compensation:
  • Base salary commensurate with experience (120-140k)
  • Bonus – 10% annual
  • Excellent company benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k match, etc.
  • Opportunities for growth in the future
  • The full responsibilities are listed in the attached job description.

 

 

If you are interested in this role, please send your updated resume or CV to angelo@centraljobs.com or call directly at 440-772-1015.

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