Product Manager in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Date Posted: 6/17/2019

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Job Type: Marketing
Date Posted: 6/17/2019

Job Description

Under the direction of and reporting to a Group or Senior Product Manager, primary duties are to plan, grow and manage the product category(s) through the administration and coordination of a variety of marketing functions and projects while maintaining a cooperative relationship with internal and external customers.

Duties and Responsibilities

- Develop 3 year strategy & plan and initiate marketing and new product development efforts to grow sales and profits in the category(s) of responsibility

- Proactively manage the portfolio of products within the category(s)

- Implement and monitor strategies including product positioning, forecasting, cost reductions, product updates and/or obsolescence

- Assist in the development of the overall departmental product strategy

- Conduct market & user-based research to understand the strategic, tactical, and new product development needs within the category(s)

- Must be comfortable and knowledgeable working on a commercial & residential jobsite: end user visits, making sales calls with Milwaukee sale & distributor sales force, and field testing

- Lead and interact globally with various cross functional teams and departments to collaborate and deliver objectives on schedule

- Write and submit appropriate documentation to initiate new product efforts

- Provide customer input throughout the new product development process

- Analyze and interpret findings and report to senior management

- Assess and analyze new business or product opportunities and be able to articulate to management your findings and recommendation

- Work collaboratively with Engineering to ensure all new product development is meeting all the required targets and is being delivered on time

- Develop comprehensive commercial plan to support all new product launches with "How we win; training modules, product specific videos & collateral, web campaign, channel or trade specific strategies, as well as a full promotional plan

- Collaborate with brand & channel marketing to develop appropriate programs and promotions to deliver quarterly and annual budget

- Participate in key customer presentations, line reviews, editorial visits/interviews, trade shows and other industry events as needed to promote the category(s)

- Act as the internal and external focal point for the resolution of product issues within the category(s) -- own your category

- Champion and lead various departmental improvement initiatives

- Maintain an up-to-date database of competitive & market information including product catalogs, price lists, current promotions, new product introductions and regulatory issues

- Attend trade shows, seminars and other industry events as necessary to stay abreast of market and industry trends

Education and Experience Requirements

- Requires a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business Administration or related area (MBA Preferred)

- A minimum of 4 years' experience in Marketing/Sales roles(s)

- Position requires accomplished analytic, written, verbal and interpersonal skills plus demonstrated track record of achievements in positions or increasing responsibilities, problem solving and decision-making abilities

- Willingness to travel 25-30% of the time

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