Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
**Position can be filled in any primary Hubbell location**
The company is comprised of over 70 unique brands, hundreds of product categories and is organized into 4 major operating groups; Commercial & Industrial, Construction & Energy, Lighting & Controls and Utility. The company goes to market through wholesale, retail/showroom, DIY, online/direct and multiple combinations of these channels. Each brand or operating group is responsible for choosing which channel(s) is the best option to maximize sales and market penetration. Products, product lines and categories of products often cross multiple brands and/or operating groups, which can create internal competition (a good thing) but confusion among channel partners, end users, specifiers and installers that may not have a strong brand preference (a bad thing).
** positions available for the following markets: Commercial, Industrial and Utility
The opportunity to manage our product portfolio across market or application, at the same time simplifying and aligning with needs of our customers; is a critical role that the Portfolio Marketing Manager (Market Manager) will address. From strategic to tactical recommendations, this role helps define which products are best positioned in terms of quality or price levels, most appropriate for the environment or application they are used in, and making it easier for our customers to understand and select products, while optimizing margin contribution to the enterprise. Minimizing the internal “competition” is also intended to maximize the profit for the corporation rather than having multiple brands all drive to the lowest price point of the most competitive product line we may offer, unfortunately, an inherent trapping of internet-based comparison tools.
The Marketing Manager will provide a variety of internal and external market research and data analysis to support recommendations to internal stakeholders, e.g. Product Managers, Sales, Marketing, Marcom, Operations, Engineering, etc. and use this research to support proposed positioning of products across the enterprise in an easy-to-use, faceted fashion to facilitate external customer selection. The Marketing Manager is responsible for the overall strategic evolution of the assigned market. The Marketing Manager will need to understand and collect insight regarding current product/brand positions and provide detailed instruction to the content support teams (PIM, Content Managers, Web Developers, etc.) to augment data that will support such positioning in our marketing approach. They will also analyze market evolution, and propose strategies to target specific markets and address product offering gaps in line with the overall company strategy. The Marketing Manager will also maintain competitive analysis and profiles for the assigned market(s), while analyzing the information to develop a road map to profitably grow and/or defend our market share.
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