Senior Product Manager
Company: Klein Tools
Posted on: October 14, 2020
Location: US-TX-MansfieldAddress: 1250 Heritage PkwyID:
Klein Tools has a 160+year history of serving the hand tool needs
of professional tradesmen with products that represent a standard
of excellence, innovation, technology and quality in our industry.
We are looking for candidates who want a career working with The
Premier Brand of Hand Tools.
We are currently looking for a Senior Product Manager to be located
in our Mansfield, TX Facility.
The Senior Product Manager is responsible for developing and
executing product strategy plans including 3 year life-cycle plans
that fit the company's selling tactics, distribution channels,
strategy, and financial goals on the large volume, complex product
categories. This position will ensure the timely execution of
marketing plans and effectively communicates critical information.
This position will supply market and product data, analysis, and
recommendations as needed. This position will understand
competitive product lines and compare and contrast product features
and benefits with a compelling selling story. This position will
work with sales, marketing, supply chain and product managers to
recommend new special application kits. This position must
understand, initiate, and utilizes all tactical business drivers to
obtain financial objectives.
Specific Responsibilities will include:
1. Develop short-term and long-term product plans designed to
maximize growth and profit goals.
2. Prepare annual plans for each major product line. Responsible
for achieving plans for each major product line.
3. Recognized expert in the competitive environment, existing
internal capabilities, and potential new capabilities, to
periodically provide strategic, specific, and targeted
recommendations for growth. Seeks out, evaluates, and prioritizes
opportunities for product improvements, product line additions, new
markets, improved merchandising, promotions, and other growth
4. Responsible for maintaining a product line portfolio strategy
that includes 3 year product life-cycle plan to fulfill the
company's new product launches, product modifications, promotions,
and end of life discontinuation.
5. Provide direction, objectives and ensures timely execution of
marketing plans, including product launches, product modifications,
and promotions to generate excitement and sales trial of
6. Display leadership qualities when working with cross-functional
teams and internal departments. Drives effective communication and
collaboration within the organization. Fosters good working
relationships among team members and other functional contacts.
Mentors less experienced Product Management personnel.
7. Market & end user expert through interaction with sales people,
distributors, and end users through a variety of venues. Collects
and maintains market information. Conducts market research as
necessary. Spends 10% of time in the field and documents this time
and how and where it is spent learning about customer needs.
8. Serve as the product expert on performance, functionality,
pricing, packaging, merchandising, and value propositions to
internal and external customers. Provides product-related
assistance to other areas of the company as needed.
9. Provide monthly narrative on major product line performance to
plan, focusing on product lines that are significantly above or
below plan along with corrective actions. Reports on product line
performance by channel and makes appropriate recommendations for
10. Perform all other duties as assigned.
Qualified applicants will possess a Bachelor's Degree in Business
or related technical field and ten (10) years related work
experience in consumer goods product management or five (5) years
related work experience in product management combined with five
(5) years other relevant business experience. MBA preferred.
Manufacturing experience preferred.
Must possess an in-depth understanding and proven ability in
complex financial calculations, multiple market research
methodology, extensive implementation of all marketing activities
(PR, Advertising, Promotions, POP, Packaging), developing strategic
plans (pricing strategy, brand positioning, competitive analysis)
with limited guidance, exposure to various manufacturing/sourcing
supply chains, and project management proficiency.
Ability to manage budgets, forecasts, and business plans to achieve
Ability to identify plus justify a growth opportunity, then
launching new product lines and working with a stage-gate
Ability to be an effective team player that takes initiative and
ownership, while influencing cross-functional team.
Demonstrate strong communications skills, verbal and written.
Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook,
Candidate must be able to travel up to 25%.
Klein Tools provides a competitive compensation and benefits
- 401(k) Company Match
- Profit Sharing
- Paid Vacation/Holidays
- Shared Cost Medical & Dental
- Flex Spending
- Education Reimbursement Program
- Employee Discount Program
If you have the commitment to succeed and the desire to join an
organization recognized as the industry leader, please submit your
cover letter and resume.
No phone calls please.
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