Sr. Manager - Product Planning and Innovation
Product Line
Full Time
Charlotte, Nc

Responsible for managing the frontloading of the branded launch process for all product and innovation launches.


  • Lead the innovation triangle to support new product development, especially in developing consumer relevant innovations that align with the product line’s consumer benefit areas.
  • Owner of the Product Line’s 5 year+ Innovation Roadmap
  • Responsible for the generation of relevant consumer concepts into opportunity areas
  • Present opportunity areas to Product Line for incorporation into EPM
  • Present relevant global open innovation concepts as opportunity areas for incorporation into EPM
  • Responsible for the development and presentation of Marketing Business Briefs for ALL new models/skus that are incorporated into EPM as product projects
  • Product Line lead for the global integrated product planning process
  • Integration of global technologies into the North American Innovation Roadmap and Product Roadmap
  • Responsible for the planning and leading Quarterly Generation Planning Meetings
  • Product Line lead for all consumer insight activities
  • Manage the integration of CSG consumables, accessories and services into North American Product Roadmap
  • Identify product gaps on the Product Roadmap working with the Product Line Manager
  • Identify potential product claims working with Brand and Product Marketing

Minimum Qualification

  • BS/BA degree required in related field.  MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Brand Marketing, Product Development and/or Sales preferably in durable goods manufacturing.
  • Business to Consumer Experience


  • Superior interpersonal skills and effective in developing and motivating teams to achieve top performance.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of product development, marketing, sales
  • Team player, able to influence and work in a functional team as well as a matrix organization
  • An excellent communicator, who builds networks and can leverage resources from different areas to work together towards overall objectives
  • Self-starter, result-driven
  • Analytical skills and can see the big picture 
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Comfortable with and can drive change
  • Excellent project management skills and are able to plan and prioritize
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including presentation experience to large and diverse audiences