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Product Manager - Manufacturing

Company: OPW, a Dover Company
Location: Hamilton
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

This position reports to the Director Sales and is responsible for providing product line lifecycle, price and position analysis and recommendations to Commercial Leadership to maximize market share, profit and revenue across the Knappco product portfolio. By performing analysis of market/customer demand the Product Manager will work closely with the operations and planning teams to ensure Knappco is meeting customer and market expectations. The Product Manager will develop, execute & manage marketing strategy & planning for specified business segment in close coordination with Knappco and FTS Commercial leaders. Develop and implement market research programs for specified business segment.Responsibilities

  • Analyzes market trends and potential from market and customer feedback; prepares sales forecasts via S&OP process for use in planning manufacturing operations and for controlling inventories.
  • Develops and recommends market objectives, including sales volume and profit forecasts for assigned product or products.
  • Provide product line lifecycle management, price, and position, market and industry analysis to maximize market share, profit and revenue.
  • Creates and executes marketing strategy and plans for specified business segments working closely with Sales and Corporate Marketing Support teams.
  • Creates and drives market research activities for specified business segment. Develops and leads ideation for new products and market focus.
  • Responsible for all advertising and literature creation and placements.
  • Develops methods for field testing marketing programs to determine public acceptance; evaluates the effectiveness of promotional and advertising programs; recommends improvements or changes.
  • Reviews customer complaints and suggestions relative to assigned product(s).
  • Recommends changes, improvements, or deletions to assigned product(s).
  • Participates in the evaluation of potential product/company acquisitions
  • Supports market development, sales promotion, advertising, distribution, and pricing policies.
  • Provides Product training to sales team and customers. Make joint sales calls with sales team.
  • Accountable for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance in assigned area. Responsible for design and operating effectiveness of internal controls, including a self-assessment and report to management.
  • Accountable for developing and monitoring processes and practices necessary for legal and ethical compliance in assigned area.
  • Ensure compliance with all quality regulations, standards and corporate policies including but not limited to ISO 9001:2015 and AAR M-1003 for assigned departmentQualifications
    • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Business or Marketing
    • 5-7 years' experience in Product Management
    • 3 years' work experience in sales/marketing/product analysisPreferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Proven ability to collect and analyze market and product data. Ability to present data and information to cross functional areas of company to support recommendations for product lines, pricing, marketing strategy, etc.
      • Proven record of contributing described essential functions with a growing and successful branded company(s).
      • Strong analytical skills: Expert level in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
      • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.
      • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
      • Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.
      • Ability to effectively problem-solve.
      • Ability to facilitate activities necessary to a project's completion.
      • Experience in Industrial valves is a plus.
      • Ability to travel to travel up to 40% of the time including some international travel.For over 125 years, OPW has led the way in designing and manufacturing world-class retail fueling, fluid handling and car wash system solutions for the safe and efficient handling and distribution of fuels and critical fluids. OPW makes above ground and below ground products for both conventional, vapor recovery and clean energy applications in the retail and commercial markets. Additionally, OPW supplies loading arms, valves and dry-break couplings, tank truck equipment, rail car valves and equipment, and car wash systems. OPW has manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, with sales offices around the world. OPW is part of the Dover Corporation, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under 'DOV'. To learn more about OPW's 125 years of providing industry-leading solutions, visit our website at www.opwglobal.com.Dover, a Fortune 500 Company, is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $8 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Clean Energy & Fueling, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Climate & Sustainability Technologies. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 65 years, our team of over 25,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at dovercorporation.com.Note: we are unable to provide visa sponsorship or transfer now or at any point in the future for this position.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Keywords: OPW, a Dover Company, Hamilton , Product Manager - Manufacturing, Executive , Hamilton, Ohio

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