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Product Manager

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Fast-growing global company seeks Product Manager for full-time, contract-to-hire role. The Product Manager is a critical role with strategic development and leadership of defined product categories. This role works closely with the global product development team and company design centers around the world: Europe, South Africa, Asia Pacific, and the Americas.

The Product Manager is responsible for both product planning and product marketing. This includes managing the product throughout the lifecycle, gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with engineering, sales, marketing and support to ensure revenue, consumer, and customer satisfaction goals are met. The Product Manager will work to deliver products that support the company's overall strategy and goals.

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

The Product Manager is the key liaison between Engineering and Marketing/Sales with a leadership role in the development of product road strategies for growth and profitability.
- Oversee coordination of all product development responsibilities for respective categories.
- Define and manage the product roadmap strategy 3-5 year forward looking.
- Establish key consumer insights and represent the Voice of the Customer, utilizing qualitative and quantitative research.
- Provide guidance and direction to Engineering to maximize customer value.
- Commercialization of New Product Launches.
- Lead the development of core positioning and comprehensive marketing launch plans to consumers and customers.
- Analysis of sales data, market share, pricing, costs, and profit for regular reporting and to identify trends and tactics.
- Set pricing and manage costs to meet revenue and profitability goals.
- Be a complete expert in the market relative to the competition, category trends, and share position.
- Create business plans and product development documents as required per processes in place.
- Strong presentation skills required (Product Manager will create PowerPoint and other related content, and must be able to influence internal and external audiences).
- Assist Brand & Communications team with development of literature, collateral materials, technical writing, copy editing, etc. to support marketing of respective products.
- Cross functional support with Brand & Communications, Channel Marketing, Sales, Finance, and Operations.
- Brief and train Sales, Customer Service, and Service personnel within the organization.
- Plan and coordinate inventory requirements.
- Participate in respective and related Tradeshows, Customer Events, Sales Meetings.
- Establish and maintain work processes, facilitate and initiate communication between all groups, and manage expectations of all parties.

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