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Product Manager-Manufacturing

Kelly Services
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Salary: $108K


**What we are looking for:**


We are looking for a Product Manager who will be tasked with managing their product portfolios throughout the product lifecycle from planning to execution in support of organizational strategy and objectives.


This position is responsible for customer VOC, category management, product line simplifications, margin enhancement and the planning / execution of new product development. This position includes product lifecycle management, support of the global sales effort, and development of new products and strategies for the assigned product lines across core case products. This Product Manager must work with a cross functional team of stakeholders at multiple locations to understand problems and find innovative solutions.


**Essential Competencies:**


+ Develop and execute annual and long-term (3-5years) growth strategies. Deliverables include product, technology and/or service roadmap and associated business case.

+ Work with cross functional team to implement AOP initiatives to enhance profitability of products

+ Develop comprehensive product definitions including models, base configurations and required options enabling guided selling and portfolio simplification

+ Develop a library of market segments and applications and identify what products are required to be successful in these areas. Determine market size (revenue, units), growth and opportunity for each collaborating with corporate market research. Identify market drivers and customer buying behaviors.

+ Perform competitive analysis including SWOT, pricing, features and product breadth comparisons to establish price/value positioning.

+ Provide pricing guidance and work with pricing team to develop pricing for new products or offerings. Collaborate with enterprise pricing group on strategic pricing initiatives.

+ Clearly identify target customers and market, primary benefit, and value proposition of the product.

+ Product simplification, core definition & product lifecycle management of assigned product lines.

+ Maintain market focus by regular contact with customers, sales and marketing. This includes responsibility for conducting distributor and end user training. Work closely with sales management to provide forums to interact with customers in identifying growth opportunities and new product development ideas.

+ Perform regular VOC to identify market trends, market drivers, customer satisfaction level needs and buying behavior.

+ Work closely with Marketing in areas of advertising, promotion marketing campaigns and driving go to market product launch efforts.

+ Provide Sales, Customers and Channel Partners with support, information and materials to learn about products and applications.

+ Work closely with corporate design center in understanding store design specifications, customer programs/themes and provide product solutions to meet store design needs

+ Provide project management support for major cross-functional projects as well as product management projects.

+ Attend regional and national sales meetings and conferences

+ Ability to present products via internet conferencing, in-person meetings, tradeshows or other industry events

+ Assist with other strategic projects and related duties as assigned


**Minimum Quantifiable Competencies:**


+ Bachelors degree in business or a related field such as economics, communication, advertising, marketing, or statistics

+ 3-5 years of experience in Product Management, Market Analysis, Category Management, Sales Management, or similar role


**Preferred Competencies:**


+ Masters degree or MBA preferred

+ Experience in food retail or refrigeration industry preferred


**Strengths needed for this role:**


+ Experience in understanding customer needs. Possess a commercial mindset and comprehension of marketing and sales principles

+ Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods

+ Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions in a fast-paced environment

+ Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence at all levels of the organization

+ Ability to multi-task competing priorities and projects at the same time

+ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

+ Strong computer skillsincluding Microsoft suite of products including Power BI


**Why Kelly** **** **?**


Youre looking to keep your career moving onward and upward, and were here to help you do just that. Our financial staffing experts will connect you with premier companies for opportunities where you can learn, grow, and thrive. Jobs that fit your skills and experience, and most importantly, fit right on your path of where you want to go in in your career. It all adds up.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.

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Posted: 2022-08-05 Expires: 2022-09-05

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