Product Manager II - Dispensers and Dispensing Systems
GOJO Industries - Akron, OH

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Position: Product Manager II - Dispensers and Dispensing Systems Job Code: 5321
Location: GOJO Plaza - Akron, Ohio

  • Full time
  • Work Hours 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Less than 20% travel required
Manages a segment of the dispensing systems product category flowing into multiple market segments to meet the needs of targeted businesses across the enterprise. Leads cross-functional teams in the development and commercialization of strategic dispensing systems initiatives for the Enterprise.


Leads development and commercialization of major dispensing systems initiatives.
Scans needs and opportunities for dispensing systems performance across diverse sets of enterprise, channel and end-user customers. Analyzes data or information about strategic market needs.
Integrates GOJO, trade and end-user customer perspectives to develop effective product and marketing strategies.
Leads the cross-functional creation of clear project definition, strategies, and plans.
Applies enterprise-wide processes and tools for cross-functional participation in major dispensing systems development initiatives.
Works with Process/VR Leaders, sponsors, and functional leaders to allocate resources to projects.
Collaborates with R&D, Supply Chain, Procurement, Market Research, vendors and others in dispensing system design and validation, as well as production plan development.
Collaborates with Finance, Business Analysis, and Product Management functions and others to create effective multi-year business plans as part of dispensing systems initiatives.
Collaborates with Business Teams, Sales, Marketing, Graphics, Operations, and Trade Marketing functions to develop and implement launch and commercialization plans for new dispensing systems
Monitors and coordinates flow of projects through the organization. Gathers information from all relevant sources to assess project process.
Makes decisions and solves problems to keep strategic priorities on track.
Provides information to senior leadership and others regarding strategic products and project status.
Communicates with customers, and other external stakeholders about new product needs.
Builds interest internally and externally about dispensing systems opportunities.
Leadership in cross-functional planning and implementation of significant dispensing systems enhancements or re-designs.

  • BA/BS Degree in Marketing, or a related field, MBA preferred.
  • Five (5) to eight (8) years' marketing experience with at least 4 years' Product Management experience.
  • Stage Gate experience required, with strong project management skills
  • Multiple market segment experience or commercial distribution experience, a plus.

• Time management
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Organizational skills
• Analytical skills
• Critical Thinking


Definition of project scope, objectives and strategies, aligned across multiple participating functions.
Development of clear and effective product strategies and business plans
Leadership in keeping projects on track, with dispensing systems launching in their targeted time frames
Effective management of project budgets and assigned resources
Effective team leadership and project facilitation
Agility in implementing changes to dispensing systems strategies as dictated by market drivers
Effective oral and written communications to diverse internal and external audiences

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