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Product Manager

Company: Legrand AV Inc
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the team at Legrand!GENERAL PURPOSEManage all aspects of an existing product category to maximize identified product sales to worldwide markets while meeting profit objectives. Work closely with customers and lead cross-functional teams to research, conceive, design, develop and deliver products that create excitement and value for global customers and grow profitable business opportunities, both for Legrand AV and its customers.DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILTIES

  • Meet with customers and internal business teams to understand key business opportunities, as well as work closely with engineering to build solutions for these opportunities.
  • Create and articulate the vision for new products within established product lines by identifying superior customer value, technological advantages, or patent opportunities.
  • Be the product expert and champion for assigned categories.
  • Research new global markets and products and help define market and generate business cases for new initiatives.
  • Prioritize product opportunities based on objective criteria and research.
  • Capture, quantify, analyze and communicate product and market behaviors to influence future development efforts.
  • Uncover customers' insights and drive innovation by guiding product development efforts.
  • Work with Marketing to develop ongoing marketing plans and strategies for new and existing products.
  • Support sales team in launching new products, markets, and channels by conducting product training and developing promotion strategies. Monitor and give guidance to sales for target-market top-line growth.
  • Establish, implement and control ongoing global pricing plans.
  • Meet product sales profitability objectives and relentlessly work to improve margin performance.
  • Evangelize new products both to internal and external customers during customer calls, trade shows and other showcase opportunities.
  • Support the Global Supply Chain in meeting inventory management objectives and assist in addressing sourcing challenges.
  • Track competitive products and prepare appropriate competitive strategies to capture additional market share.
  • Develop and maintain multi-year product plan designed to achieve Company growth goals.
  • Understand workplace hazards and take steps to proactively prevent and report hazards or injuries in the workplace. Cooperate in Safety Programs, initiatives, and investigations.
  • Demonstrate our five core values of Integrity, Customer Responsiveness, Innovation, Passionate Contribution & Empowerment and Continuous Improvement.JOB REQUIREMENTSEssential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
    • Excellent collaborative interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively across the organization and within a team of diverse skill sets.
    • Exceptional project management and planning skills, while providing high attention to details.
    • Strong balance of both analytical and creative thinking to uncover, measure, create and communicate extraordinary products.
    • Outstanding interpersonal, oral presentation and written communication skills to interact with internal contacts and outside customers and prospects; professional presence and behavior.
    • Experience and ability to drive innovation through product development leadership.
    • Proven ability to build solid customer relationships; demonstrated ability to be customer focused and responsive to questions and needs in a deadline driven environment.
    • Ability to demonstrate flexible and efficient time management and to appropriately prioritize workload based upon organization or department needs.
    • Proven ability to train and motivate employees at all levels, as well as delegate and follow-through effectively.
    • Must possess high degree of professionalism and ability to handle confidential information.
    • Must have the ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues, by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation or governmental law.
    • Ability to work in a team environment, and leverage additional resources as needed.
    • Computer literate (MS Office, e-mail, etc.), especially Excel.Minimum Education and Experience Required:
      • Bachelor's degree in marketing, engineering or related technical degree with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in technical product marketing; or combination of relevant education and experience.Special Job Requirements:
        • Requires frequent availability and communication during non-standard business hours to communicate with global team members.
        • Must be available for international travel.Preferred Qualifications:
          • Experience with and passion for innovative activities and mindsets such as Design Thinking.
          • Previous work experience in areas relevant to the assigned technology.
          • International experience.
          • Previous intellectual property (patent, trademark) experience.
          • MBA or equivalent.WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
            • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to make coordinated movements of the fingers for using a keyboard.
            • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds for tradeshow set-up purposes.
            • General office environment.
            • May require regular ground travel.
            • Long-distance or air travel (including international) - up to 25%.Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.Legrand AV is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. You will be considered for this position based upon your experience and education, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry; marital, disabled or veteran status. We are committed to creating and maintaining a workforce environment that is free from any form of discrimination or harassment.If you'd like to work in a fun, creative, business-casual environment that offers a comprehensive benefit package, we encourage you to apply! Legrand is an equal employment opportunity employer.For California residents, please see the link for the Privacy Notice for Candidates. California law requires that we provide you this notice about the collection and use of your personal Information.

Keywords: Legrand AV Inc, St. Paul , Product Manager, Executive , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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