Product / Category Manager

Power Products   •  

Menomonee Falls, WI

Industry: Manufacturing

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Less than 5 years

Posted 186 days ago

Our Del City business in Menomonee Falls, WI is adding a Product/Category Manager to their team.   Reporting to the Division President, this position significantly contributes to the overall profitability, growth, and vitality of the Del City product offering, primarily responsible for product portfolio management, new product strategy and execution. This key role serves as the virtual “general manager” for the product line and works with all functions of the organization to provide leadership and direction necessary to achieve profitability, growth, and vitality goals.

Key Responsibilities:• Top line and bottom line growth of assigned product categories.  • Product strategy development and execution including product mix, pricing, positioning, branding, cost reduction, and inventory management decisions.• Owner and champion of new product road maps and the prioritization of NPD projects.• Product life cycle and portfolio management from definition, through design, support, rationalization, discontinuance and phase out.• Conducts industry, market and competitive research bringing key insights to product decisions.• New product ideation, justification and launch.• Category analysis including evaluating industry trends, understanding the competitive landscape, market trends and benchmarking through comprehensive collection of VOC (voice of customer).• Identifies and executes aggressive new product line expansion plans to drive profitable growth.• Works closely with Sales leadership as primary contact/expert for product line issues to harvest key new and existing product growth opportunities.• Develops promotional strategies, sales programs and product training.• Provides input and guidance for sales forecasting and budgets.• Monitors and reports out on monthly revenue, profitability, and new product introductions taking corrective action and implementing countermeasures as necessary.• Key input to Marketing team on brand messages, sales literature, and other content.• Provides product training regularly to sales, customer service, and customers. • Works closely with global sourcing and logistics teams to ensure product quality, availability and delivery.
Required Experience:• Bachelors degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering or related field, MBA a plus• 3-5 years related experience with a minimum of 2 years demonstrated success in product, category or project management.• Experience in the use of fact-based problem solving techniques.• Experience with ERP/MRP systems, ORACLE 11i preferred.• Experience with electrical, automotive, marine and/or industrial products in a B2B distribution   environment preferred.• Experience with a large e-commerce / catalog retailer / wholesaler a plus.• Experience with CRM software (OnContact, salesforce.com) preferred.• Up to 20% travel required.

Required Skills:•Robust project management skills and experience leading/mentoring diverse teams.•Ability to lead in a fast-paced, cross-functional team environment handling multiple concurrent projects.•Ability to conduct market/customer/competitive analysis translating insights into actionable, differentiated product plans.•Strong analytical skills and financial acumen.•Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills•Dynamic cross-functional team leadership skills with a professional and positive approach.•Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Power Point, Word, Project a plus.•Must be self-motivated, driven to deliver results, and a team player.

Del City is an emerging leader in the aftermarket transportation industry. We were recently recognized as one of Internet Retailer's fastest growing e-commerce businesses, and we are extremely proud of the fact that we consistently rank at the top of our peer group in customer satisfaction. We are seeking an impact player with demonstrated expertise in product management who thrives in a dynamic business environment, and wants to play an integral role in growing our business by more than 2X over the next three years.

Del City is a division of Power Products, LLC, an international electrical manufacturing company headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI, and specializing in products and services for the connection and management of power.

Power Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Power Products LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse screening.

Power Products will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.