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Product Manager

Company: Marmon Holdings, Inc.
Location: Carol Stream
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Marmon Foodservice Technologies, Inc.

Come join a team where People make the difference! As a part of Marmon Holdings, Inc., a highly decentralized organization, we rely heavily on people with the aptitude, attitude, and entrepreneurial spirit to drive our success, and we're committed to attracting and retaining top talent.

Coordinate with Commercial, Strategic Insights, Engineering and Marketing to map competitive marketplace for assigned product categories and lead product development strategies. Identify greatest opportunities, segmentation, targeting and positioning while collaborating with commercial and marketing to determine product, place, price and promotion. Manage NPD pipeline, product life cycle management and product line simplification for designated product categories. Develop and be the expert in assigned products, coordinate closely with commercial team and marketing to develop effective Marketing and Sales Enablement tools.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead Market 360:
    • Conduct market research, benchmarking analysis and competitive threat analysis within product segment.
    • Be a subject matter expert with respect to the product segment competition. Conduct competitive market assessments to evaluate market share, trends, penetration opportunities by market and product segment.
    • Experienced with gathering and seeking voice of customer (VOC)
    • Develop and Implement Strategy:
      • Learn and lead strategic marketing management framework for your product responsibilities
      • Clarify the product strategy for target market(s) (by customer, by segment, by product category.
      • Develop Product Roadmaps and Lead Product Lifecycle Management:
        • Work with cross-functional leadership to develop and execute product development roadmaps and innovation initiatives, which create demand, achieve the financial and strategic objectives of the business.
        • Define product strategies and roadmaps and work with sales and marketing team to develop annual operating plans for product lines to meet or exceed financial targets.
        • Focuses on and manages product assortment and rationalization opportunities, track and measure results to plan. Analyze new product opportunities to continually learn and prioritize future growth investments.
        • Run NPD and Innovation Programs:
          • Holistically manage product development and capital investment budgets to ensure that the product supports the company's overall strategy and goals.
          • Gather and prioritize product and customer requirements.
          • Work closely with aftermarket team on new product training in order to educate the service technician network.
          • Lead Cross-Functional Teams and Collaborate:
            • Work closely with Commercial team members, participate in customer facing calls and events
            • Collaborate with engineering to maintain up-to-date manuals, illustrated parts lists, and other critical technical documents.
            • Collaborate with brand marketing, communications and digital marketing to develop materials including but not limited to price lists, catalogs, specification sheets, selling guides, pitch presentations and any communication regarding price adjustments, product updates, etc.
            • Collaborate with Engineering and Operations to support quality complaints and product feedback.
            • Collaborate with Supply Chain to manage component consolidations, align with supply chain strategy and mitigate supply chain risk management.
            • Other tasks and /or duties as assigned.

              Required Qualifications, Skills/Competencies:
              • Bachelor's degree in business or engineering; MBA preferred.
              • 3-5 years professional experience as a product manager or product focused b2b industry experience including product engineering, supply chain, procurement, and commercial; preferably foodservice.
              • Capacity for strategic thinking, planning and product development.
              • Experience defining and launching successful products along with solid project management skills, from idea to production.
              • Solid financial, market planning, and analysis skills required.
              • Strong knowledge and understanding of the dynamics involved in catering to end user, dealer, and distributor channels and customers.
              • A desire to create practical/innovative solutions using intellectual inquisitiveness.
              • Ability to achieve results by influencing cross-functional teams without formal authority.
              • A collaborative work style and ability to positively influence outcomes.
              • Excellent verbal and written communication skills is required.
              • A high level of energy and passion required.
              • Must be able to travel up to 30% of the time.

                All Employees:
                • Follow established policies and procedures as outlined in Prince Castle's Quality Manual and associated documents.
                • Participate in quality assurance and business improvement activities, including training and improvement projects as defined by the organization.

                  Working Conditions: Work is performed largely in office and manufacturing environments with overnight travel that may be at customer premises, service provider locations, and/or between MFT locations. Hours of work will generally be during regular business hours with at least 40 hours a week but may vary according to special projects, deadlines, or other concerns. Ability to lift 40-50 lbs. and a variety of postures (bending, stooping, etc.) when handling product, training, or investigating technical issues.

                  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                  Acknowledgement: This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employee assigned to this position. It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the job. The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to change over time and to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

                  Following receipt of a conditional offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete additional job-related screening processes as permitted or required by applicable law.

                  We are an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to their membership in any protected class. If you require any reasonable accommodation to complete your application or any part of the recruiting process, please email your request to, and please be sure to include the title and the location of the position for which you are applying.

Keywords: Marmon Holdings, Inc., Carol Stream , Product Manager, Executive , Carol Stream, Illinois

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