2017-11-20

Product Manager
Job Opportunity at Premier Search Associates, Inc.

Posted on Nov 20

http://psearch.com    847-277-1100

Location: Chicago, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4146852

Medium sized, but global and growing, specialty products manufacturer recently brought in a brand new state of the art production line so now they are looking for a seasoned Product Mgr to help them develop new products to fill that capacity.

Scope of the Role: 
 
This is a “hands on” position requiring an exceptionally bright and driven individual who is capable of grasping, assimilating and executing strategic initiatives. This person will work closely with the Technical team to identify and qualify new products (or modifications to existing products) and bring them to market. The optimum candidate has the unique ability to design and understand strategy, but also can be the liaison between product made ad developed at our plant and the outside market (including customer visits). There will be emphasis on VOC gathering and need identification.
 
This is an accomplishment oriented position that requires impeccable planning and project management skills. Leadership and the demonstrated ability to inspire, motivate and guide others toward the accomplishment of goals are critical to success in the role.
 
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
  • Establish and maintain effective pricing strategy in conjunction with Product Management for both standard and custom enquiries
  • Collate and prioritise requirements for product development and marketing in collaboration with the SBU and ensure successful delivery of the revenue generating projects
  • Responsible for the successful growth and development of the Company’s proprietary product lines in line with established budgeted objectives
  • Direct the contract review process including quotation, pricing and sales of all products in the segment
  • Monitor the development of, and establish direction for, all staffs associated with the aforementioned departments
  • Responsibility for training of Sales team and direct reports
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and execution of project plans
  • Monitor and report key sales, marketing and customer service achievements
 
Personal Attributes:
 
  • Impeccable personal integrity and ethics
  • Success oriented with a high degree of energy, motivation and confidence
  • Ability to rapidly comprehend and assimilate work environments and cultures
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong visionary leadership combined with the ability to articulate beliefs
  • Outstanding planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • Outstanding problem solving acumen
  • Ability to inspire others and accomplish goals through their efforts
 
  Knowledge/Skills:
  •   5 + years product management experience
  •    Management experience with direct reports
  •   Proven track record successful New Product Development
  •   Ability to travel both domestically – approximately 10%
  •   Stage gate and project management a plus
  •   Adhesives and tape knowledge a plus
  •   Salesforce.com experience a plus
  •   Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related subject
  •   Good computer skills including spreadsheet and data analysis
 
 


 
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