Product Manager - Freezers
Product Line
Full Time
Charlotte, Nc
2018-08-04

The successful candidate will create products that deliver a Best-In-Class Consumer Experience by:

  • Translating the Technology Road Map into successful 3-5yr generation plans
  • Ensuring the Product Line has a competitive range with the right profitability in all segments, brands, channels, and markets
  • Ensuring quality improvement of product in market, below target Service Call Rate (SCR) level of new product, and elimination of poor quality products in the market
  • Working across the organization to manage the product lines long and short-term profitability

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead product development, launch, and management of Freezer portfolio. 
  • Drive product and feature development based on consumer insights.  
  • Closely work with Product Planning and Innovation, Merchandising and Product Marketing to develop opportunities in existing channels and pursue additional channels where needed to continue strong levels of continuous growth
  • Partner with R&D/Purchasing/Quality teams to find innovative solutions for cost reductions and quality improvements
  • Work with marketing, sales, and finance to establish pricing strategy to maximize growth, profit, and market penetration
  • Assist in the development of the 5-year strategic business and capital investment plan for the Freezer category
  • Assist in the development and management of the annual business plan including monthly and quarterly P&L maintenance
  • Execute competitive benchmarking activities
  • Participate in supply chain planning with factory, operations, and supply chain groups
  • Work with design group, NA marketing, and NA sales groups to achieve successful launch of new products in the market, ensuring messaging and point of purchase materials are consistent
  • Participate and align with marketing, sales, and finance teams on product and price consistent with overall brand strategy

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Marketing or Business Administration required, MBA desired
  • Minimum 5 years product development, marketing or commercial experience
  • Flexibility in travel (20-25%)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Adept at managing multiple projects, priorities, and tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated success in product launches and end-to-end execution of marketing strategies
  • Solid knowledge of product development process, marketing, operations/supply chain management, financial overview
  • Understanding of merchandising and brand management
  • Ability to foster a team environment, necessary to achieve product line goals
  • Ability to successfully influence in a matrix and global organization
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate with both internal and external parties
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including presentation experience to large and diverse audiences
  • Proven experience using Microsoft suite including but not limited to PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Ability to work both autonomously & in group settings; a self-starter