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Product Manager

Elkhart, IN 46516

Employment Type: Permanent Hire Industry: Sales & Marketing Job Number: 8534 Pay Rate: 95,000 Years of Experience Required: 3

Product Manager

This large, multi-billion dollar manufacturer is currently looking for an experienced Product Manager to support their growing operations by developing product categories and manage product profitability for initial conception through the lifecycle of the product.  Position located in South Bend/Mishawaka/Elkhart, IN area. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES as a Product Manager:

  • Will work with cross functional teams, conducting both customer and consumer research to gather insight and generate ideas Conduct market, industry, customer and consumer research to generate insights & ideas on product markets and growth opportunities.
  • Support the Director in the successful preparation of comprehensive product strategy, road-mapping, and innovation management including alignment of the US roadmap with the global roadmap with respect to good/better/best segmentation.
  • Present new product ideas and concepts to upper management through the use of strong presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Work closely with customer on their requirements for the customer led requirements for product development teams.
  • Prepare, coordinate and implement product launch plans.
  • Collaborate, communicate, and coordinate between Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Finance, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Customer Service, Technical Service, Warranty and IT.
  • Act as the primary liaison with Sales as it relates to products, strategy, pricing.
  • Ensure revenue, profit, and inventory targets are met on a monthly basis.
  • Analyze demand & supply trends to identify business issues & risks, and escalate as needed for fast problem solving.
  • Manage the entire product lifecycle including product phase-outs and rationalizations.
  • Monitor competition, market trends and prepare ideas for future product launches.

QUALIFICATIONS to become a Product Manager:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or related field required
  • 5 years of experience in product management, product development, and/or consumer research projects required. 
  • Engineering background preferred.  Background in the RV industry helpful as well. 
  • Analytical person and have both strategic thinking skills. 
  • Strong business acumen needed as well as strong written and verbal communication skills, negotiation, and presentation skills. 

Should be able to travel both domestic and international when needed, up to 25% at times.  Candidates that are bilingual in both English and Mandarin is helpful. 

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