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Klein Leadership Program Product Management Specialist

Company: Klein Tools, Inc.
Location: Mansfield
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Klein Leadership Program Product Management Specialist Mansfield, TX, USA Req #: 1140We are growing! Klein Tools make great products with the highest of standards. We value Quality, Customer Obsession, Innovation, Teamwork and Ownership. These five distinguishing values define our company's culture and how we operate as an organization. We believe that these values set our business above others in our industry. At Klein Tools, you have the opportunity to forge your career with an iconic brand to drive your future! There has never been a better time to join Klein Tools! Often considered the "CEO of the Product", a Product Manager specializes in defining product vision to deliver winning products. They operate at the intersection of business, technology, and user experience to drive the development of new and exciting products and services that win in the market by delivering unique benefits, utility, and value to target customers. This program has been designed to develop the experience required to accelerate your path to a much sought after and coveted Product Manager role within our organization. The program will expose you to the breadth of experiences needed to successfully understand and extract insight into trends, preferences, unmet needs, and purchasing behavior from customer segments. It will also facilitate the development of real-world product management and leadership skills. In this program, you will work closely with experienced Product Management professionals who will help guide your learnings, projects, and professional development. You will learn how to utilize customer feedback to develop product ideas, selling strategies, and to structure business initiatives that will actively and directly contribute to the company's bottom line. Come join the Klein team and develop the skills to become a Product Management Professional and business leader of the future. Specific Responsibilities 1. Identifies and conducts thorough market research and analysis through interaction with salespeople, distributors, and end users in a variety of venues, including significant field time. Collects and maintains market information, including competitive products. Analyzes data and advises management on research targets, emerging markets, and growth opportunities. Spends about 50% of time in the field identifying and investigating opportunity for product innovations.2. Researches, collects, and analyzes data on the competitive environment, current product offering, customer needs, and sales trends using online research tools and internal data. Assists Product Development team to seek out, evaluate, and prioritize opportunities for product improvements, product line additions, new markets, improved merchandising, promotions, and other growth prospects.3. Prepares for and participates in Voice-of-Customer research sessions for Product Management team. Actively engages with local professional tradespeople for ongoing product research.4. Provide support to local and corporate sales team with conversions of end users from competitive products.5. Coordinate with Field Specialist and Product Management team to observe jobsites to advance understanding of end-user needs and receive immediate feedback on new product ideas.6. Understands basic tactical product knowledge on product functionality, pricing, packaging, merchandising, use, and applications. Provides product-related assistance to other areas of the Company as needed to support sales, customer service, e-business, and other functions. 7. Uses experience gained in the field interacting with end consumers and distribution partners to develop a clear understanding of end-consumer preferences, influences, trends, and buying behavior and applies this experience to develop ideas, selling strategies and written plans to share with the product management team and the wider organization that would drive awareness, adoption, and sales of new and existing products. 8. Drives effective communication and collaboration within the organization. Fosters good working relationships among team members and other functional contacts. 9. Performs all other duties as assigned. Job Qualification Requirements On track to complete Bachelor's degree within the next year, or received within the last few years in marketing, engineering or related business field or equivalent years of experience. Internship or co-op related to your field of study is preferred but not strictly required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be an effective team player that takes initiative and ownership of projects. Self-motivated. An understanding and ability to perform related mathematics and financial calculations. Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively. Strong organizational skills. Experience using Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, and Outlook. Physical Demand RequirementsOccasionally required to stand, walk or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. PM19 Klein Tools provides a competitive compensation and benefits package, including: 401(k) Company MatchProfit SharingPaid Vacation/HolidaysShared Cost Medical & DentalFlex SpendingEducation Reimbursement ProgramEmployee Discount Program Klein Tools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. For candidates with disabilities and needing assistance, please email us at hr@kleintools.com. Other details

  • Job Family Product Development
  • Job Function Office
  • Pay Type Salary PI181361378

Keywords: Klein Tools, Inc., Mansfield , Klein Leadership Program Product Management Specialist, Executive , Mansfield, Texas

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