IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

Product Manager - SK Tools

US-IL-Sycamore
2 months ago
ID
2017-1739
# of Openings
1
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been propelled by the principles of its founder, J. Walter Becker, for nearly a century. Since the beginning, this family-run enterprise has been committed to building ideal relationships with its customers, employees and communities, creating some of the industry’s most innovative and trusted products along the way. This commitment to quality and service will continue to spur the success of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. and its family of companies, for generations to come.

 

IDEAL has made its mark by developing the iconic products and practical technology demanded by critical industries like data communications, aerospace, electrical, wire processing, automotive, construction and more.  Since the beginning, IDEAL INDUSTRIES has been a growing, energetic company, and that’s never been more true than today. It’s always been a compelling place to work and we’re poised for even more growth as we continue to move across the globe. With growth comes opportunity—and at IDEAL INDUSTRIES, the opportunity can be yours. 

 

The Product Manager is responsible for supporting the Business Unit’s long term strategic plan by managing the product portfolio to drive sales, margin, and market share gain. The Product Manager will work with the Director of Marketing and Business Unit Manager to develop and execute the strategic plan for the business, focusing on the existing product portfolio, pricing, sales strategies, training and customer events.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with Director of Marketing and Business Unit Manager to develop and execute the growth strategy for SK Professional Tools
  • Responsible for achieving revenue targets and optimizing margin for the full SK product portfolio.
  • Work to continually improve the product portfolio.
  • Develop and execute Go-To-Market strategies for all new product launches, working cross functionally with New Product Development Manager, Marketing Communications, and Sales to ensure success.
  • Responsible for production and delivering training programs.
  • Develop and maintain product pricing structure, including promotional calendar.
  • Manage customer outreach activities, including strategies to ensure maximum ROI for events.
  • Develop and recommend sponsorship strategy to drive SK brand awareness.
  • Continually improve knowledge of size and share of markets into which product portfolio can be sold
  • Work with operations to manage inventory levels and support business unit goals.
  • Partner with the Sales and Marketing teams on the execution of business unit and product strategies
  • Responsible continual understanding of the competitive landscape, (including the analysis and comparison of pricing, product features, performance, applications, and innovation) to drive ongoing strategy

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • 3-5 years product management experience or related field

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, innovative environment with a sense of urgency for delivering marketing strategies to grow product sales

  • Experience in hand or power tool related field considered a plus

  • Previous experience developing short and long range marketing plans for both business and product

  • Demonstrated ability to develop winning Go-To-Market strategies.

  • Proven ability to develop and manage pricing strategies.

  • Knowledge and successful application of 4 Ps of Marketing

  • Able to gather and use appropriate data to drive product decisions with proven success

  • Must be able to effectively drive team results

  • Excellent project management skills

 

 

  

IDEAL INDUSTRIES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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