Product Manager

Job Description: Are you looking for a new challenge? Passionate about innovation? Want to work for a company that values integrity, teamwork and loyalty? At LATICRETE International we are driven to be a top ten construction chemical company that still values family, diversity, collaboration and invention. We've been in business for over 60 years, family owned/operated for three generations and are available in 100 countries. In 2017, The Hartford Business Journal named us one of Connecticut's Top Family Owned Companies! We don't just make innovative, industry-leading products. We strive to connect with, engage with and improve the lives of our employees, our customers, our partners, and the global communities in which we operate. We are seeking passionate and ambitious employees who want to make a difference not just within our organization, but within their communities and the world. If that sounds like you, then what are you waiting for? Join the family and expand your horizons! Overview: Key product development and product line management position responsible to coordinate market needs with company innovation initiatives to increase sales, profit and market share.             Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities: Responsible for all functions relating to assigned product lines which include: Responsible for assigned product line P&L. Responsible for developing and implementing the 3 year product line strategy. Conduct market research to identify and define new product ideas as well as line extensions for assigned line. Responsible for leading a cross functional team, following "stage gate" process, to bring new products from concept to commercialization. Provide line product forecasting for new sku's. Evaluate overall line financial performance, work with adjacent departments to improve product line turns and maintain appropriate inventory levels. Responsible for all packaging, advertising and other collateral materials for assigned line. Conduct annual sku rationalization analysis and direct product cost down efforts. Coordinate all aspects of product development and ensure compliance with ISO 9001 Product Development procedures, to include: R & D, Technical Services, Operations, Finance, Marketing and Sales Training. Performs other directly related appropriate duties and assumes accountabilities as apparent or as delegated, including mutually agreed upon objectives. Job Specifications/Skills: 5+ years product marketing experience in building or industrial products field. Product development expertise and proven ability to handle the full product development process. Knowledge of construction materials and techniques. Proven experience in leading cross functional teams.Prior supervisory experience a plus. Excellent communications & presentation skills. Strong financial acumen. Prior budget management responsibilities a must. Strong presentation and copywriting skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).  Intermediate knowledge of and functional proficiency in ERP and CRM systems; Oracle EnterpriseOne and CRM OnDemand preferred. Physical strength to lift and carry minimum of 25 pounds. Minimum Educational Requirements: Bachelor's degree required, MBA preferred. R-18-0801
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Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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