Product Specialist
Uponor - Apple Valley, MN

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The Product Specialist is responsible for supporting data gathering and compiling of customer needs (VOC), pricing data and competitive data, new product testing and development, system development and alpha/beta testing, creation of marketing materials, technical documents and product changes required to assist in management of assigned products within the product line. As part of these responsibilities, this position will develop subject matter expertise on assigned products and product markets including a complete intelligence file on competitors? products, pricing, field activity, and end-user preferences.

Detailed Description

- MARKETING: Provides data and support to assist with understanding customers and their motivations, in addition to market conditions. Assists with the creation and distribution of materials, advertising and programs to promote product line value proposition.

- PRICING: Gathers and analyzes pricing data contributing to an understanding of the competitive environment and product positioning.

- FORECASTING, INVENTORY MANAGEMENT: Monitors and analyzes product demand and inventory levels to support supply planning.

- COMPETITION: Collects and gathers competitive intelligence and data to support an understanding of the competitive environment.

- NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: Collects and analyzes VOC and other data to support the product development, product modification and product discontinuation efforts.

- SALES: responds to customer inquiries and issues from the channel that have elevated beyond Technical/Customer Services.

- DOCUMENTATION: Contributes to the development of manuals and other documentation to support new product launches and product evolution.

- Seeks out opportunities to contribute to the business success through proactive involvement in team initiatives.

Job Requirements
  • Requires a Bachelor?s degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in Product Management, Sales, Marketing, Channel Management and/or Product Development is a plus.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the industry and related products is a plus.
  • Must use an effective and approachable communication style to engage others and build credibility and rapport.
  • Must be ambitious and take initiative to achieve objectives.

Uponor - 7 months ago - save job - block
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At the core of Uponor isĀ its plastic pipe operations, some 55% of sales, to be precise. The group is a global supplier of plumbing and...