Product Manager - Milwaukee, WI

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Develop long-term marketing plans and prepare annual marketing plans for assigned product lines.

Develop short-term product marketing programs to obtain business in line with product sales forecasts and profit goals

Manage product prices, terms of sale and discounts recognizing objectives and competition

Provide Market Research with market demand projections to guide the preparation of forecasts

Work with Operations to ensure needed product supply at lowest possible product cost with maintaining quality

Lead new product development planning and projects as marketing member of cross-functional team

Provide Program Manager with information to guide promotional activities of branch sales personnel

Develop and present sales training programs for company sales reps and distributor personnel seminars

Develop a personal expertise on assigned product markets including a complete intelligence file on competitors’ products, pricing, field activity, customer service channels of distribution and end user preferences

Approve manufacture and establish prices for modified products as requested by branch sales offices

Review and approve engineering change requests to products

Develop plans for introducing and discontinuing products in line with marketing group’s long-range market objectives

Coordinate development of effective packaging, advertising, sales and incentive programs, etc.

Provide Product Engineering with market preference and trends on products considered for development or redesign

Relate and recommend changes in established market distribution and strategy as necessitated by market and consumer preferences

Provide Materials operations with information on specific changes in product demand

Ensure preparation and distribution of product bulletins, installation instructions, technical publications, etc.

Coordinate interpretation of plumbing codes and distribution to field sales organization

BS/BA - Marketing or Business required: MBA/MS preferred

Minimum four years experience in product management in a related industry with strong track record of results

Experience with new product development and a strong analytical background

Must be able to work in the US without sponsorship