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Jr. Product Manager

Company: LEER Group
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Job Description:

Overall Responsibilities:Exercising independent discretion and judgment the role of the Jr. Marketing Product Manager is responsible for planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle, including; gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product line/s vision, and working closely with engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met including the overall strategy and goals of the entire organization. This person must be a self-starter with a hands-on approach and the ability to work unaided. Specific Responsibilities:

  • Defining, establishing, and managing every aspect of aftersales product category portfolios including determination, market opportunity & management, sales & marketing, promotion, application coverage, forecasting, product pricing and product training.
  • Assist Marketing Communications Team to ensure product and information needed to maintain all associated product content, creative, photography, cataloging, and application coverage data for the product portfolio, for all channels of distribution.
  • Responsible for revenues and profitability of product portfolios.
  • Coordinates engineering and operating teams to define product attributes, features & benefits, market position, and requirements to bring products to market.
  • Performs extensive competitive benchmarking and market analysis for product categories managed.
  • Drive innovation and product development process and team mindset throughout organization.
  • Drive communization and profitability within existing and new products. (VAVE as standard practice)
  • Works closely with vendors, supply chain and product development to establish terms & conditions to support product category.
  • Other duties as assigned or needed.Minimum Position Requirements:
  • MBA or Bachelor's Degree in a related Marketing, Sales Management, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or Program Management discipline is preferred.
  • Five (5) + years of Product Management experience including working with product vendors, experience with product development, market research, and customer product expectations.
  • Strong Technical background, engineering person preferred
  • P&L management experience
  • Advanced user of Excel and/or related database software.
  • Automotive OEM or aftermarket experience preferred.
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.
  • Excellent skills conducting product, market and competitive research.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent problem solving, decision making and organizational skills.
  • Ability to interact productively with all levels of company management and all product lines.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and tact.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to accommodating new task, and process.
  • Capable of working independently and/or part of a group, as required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to function in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. Must have the ability to combine pieces of information to form general conclusions (i.e. finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Must be able to guide, lead, and provide direction: Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Self-starter with a hands-on approach and the ability to work unaided.
  • Valid driver's license & the ability to travel if needed. Domestic and Internationally
  • Excellent negotiation skills in challenging situations, both internally and externally.PandoLogic. Keywords: Product Manager, Location: Elkhart, IN - 46516

Keywords: LEER Group, Elkhart , Jr. Product Manager, Executive , Elkhart, Indiana

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