20218 – Sr. Product Manager, Retail

Published
April 12, 2022
Location
Montgomery County, PA
Job Type

Description

Perceptive and creative self-starter with proven successes within the field of Product Management that demonstrate elevated and influential skillset in leadership supporting the execution of strategic growth initiatives within a diverse portfolio.

Responsibilities:

• Category expert responsible for driving business growth and performance at product portfolio level by using all key levers of commercial, product, engineering and operational excellence
o Key performance indicators pertain to portfolio and new product revenue and sales growth, as well as contribution margin health
• Spearheads and is held accountable for overall new product development and project throughput, mitigating any obstacles that may erupt
• Strategically develop annual and 3-Year category plans based on market potential, customer opportunity and new product platforms
o Lead the team to define the category "Right to Win" and category SWOT update
o Drive market analysis including analysis of competitive landscape, market segmentation
o Provide support and leadership to the product teams in performing product trend and product gap analysis. Analyze new product opportunities and market conditions through trade shows, customer visits and field research
o Manage product portfolio in term of profitability, market share, growth rate, market segmentation and different life cycle phases. Complete perpetual gap analyses
• Primary lead for coordinating and driving program activities that require a high degree of data collection, consolidation and project management across business unit
o Annual pricing reviews
o SKU Rationalization
o SLA Milestone reviews and Process Updates
o Product Portion of Customer Category Line Reviews
o Ad hoc initiatives that require a higher degree of cross platform coordination and executive visibility
• Drive clear, effective communication to Director (and above) informing of business opportunities, threats or roadblocks and presenting a feasible alternative solution
• Responsible for co-developing and co-leading customer pricing, sourcing and service strategies in support of category / channel growth initiatives with corresponding sales, category management, and supply chain team members

Supervisory Responsibilities:

• This role may have first-hand responsibility for the development and coaching of Product Managers, Assistant Product Managers and/or Product Coordinators
• Indirect responsibility leading a cross-functional team comprised of engineers, material managers and procurement professionals
• Main supervisory responsibility is to mentor newer talent, increase focus & prioritization, and to create consistency in order to drive new product development

Qualifications:

• Influential and results-driven cross-functional team leader that thrives in an entrepreneurial fast-paced work environment, preferably within a manufacturing or distribution setting
• Strong preference for automotive technical expert; however, must have proven experience managing a diverse product portfolio of high growth, declining, and complex category variety
• Proven experience launching multiple, impactful consumer product requirements and developing supporting sales/marketing strategies to help commercialize its success
• Dynamic customer interfacing skillset with a strong ability to change presentation style to suit audience for an effective delivery accompanied by advanced PowerPoint presentation tactics
• Must possess a highly analytical mindset, with a thorough understanding of a category’s financial health through P&L management, coupled with a solid understanding of the product development process and operations management to effectively drive positive financial impact
• Must possess strong project management skillset and can drive effective communication at all levels of organization
• Fluent knowledge of Microsoft Office software and specifically Excel including pivot tables and v-lookups

Education or Experience:

• B.S. degree in Business preferred
• 7+ Years’ experience in Product Management with growing responsibilities and proven wins

 

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