Product Manager
Milestone AV Technologies - Eden Prairie, MN

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Manage all aspects of an existing product category to maximize identified product sales to worldwide markets while meeting profit objectives. Lead cross-functional product development team for assigned category.

· Create and articulate the vision for new products within established product lines
· Be the product expert and champion for assigned category
· Research new global markets and products and help define market opportunity by country
· Conduct in-depth strategic analysis
· Generate business cases for new initiatives
· Prioritize product opportunities based on objective criteria and research
· Plan new products by gathering global customer and market requirements
Drive innovation by guiding product development efforts
· Identify superior customer value, technological advantages, or patent opportunities
· Research and generate product cost budgets
· Work with Marketing to develop marketing plans and strategies for new and existing products
· Support sales team in launching new products, markets, and channels
· Establish, implement and control ongoing global pricing plans
· Coordinate product launches with product training and promotion strategies
· Monitor and give guidance to sales for target-market top-line growth
· Meet product profitability objectives and relentlessly work to improve margin performance
· Evangelize new products at customer calls, trade shows and other showcase opportunities
· Identify redesign and cost reduction opportunities
· Support the Global Supply Chain in meeting inventory management objectives
· Track competitive products and prepare appropriate competitive strategies
· Develop multi-year product plan designed to achieve Company growth goals
· Drive sales growth for product and meet margin targets
· 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
· Other duties deemed necessary to support the Company’s business operations

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
· Excellent project management and planning skills, while providing high attention to details
· Analytical ability to make accurate feature/benefit/value comparisons
· Mechanical aptitude, ability to interpret standards, specifications, procedures, drawings, etc.
  • 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
· Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all organizational levels
· 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:
· Bachelors degree in Marketing, Engineering or related technical degree with a minimum of five (5) years 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:
· Previous work experience in areas relevant to the assigned technology
· International experience
· Previous intellectual property (patent, trademark) experience
MBA or Masters degree

· 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%

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Milestone 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, 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.

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