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Product Manager – Fixtures

Job Title: Product Manager – Fixtures

 

About Globe Union:

Globe Union strives to be a positive force in our industry and communities. Our approximately 10,000 employees worldwide are guided by our passion statement, "One Family, One Vision." We provide a positive, collaborative, and entrepreneurial environment, along with an opportunity to grow with a winning team. We are seeking individuals who will bring the same passion to the organization and commit to the success of Globe Union.

Globe Union is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of kitchen and bathroom plumbing fixtures, faucets, and fittings.

Danze, Inc. and Gerber Plumbing Fixtures, LLC are subsidiaries of Globe Union Group, Inc.

Position Description:

The Product Manager manages product life-cycle of vitreous china sinks, toilets and related accessories with special emphasis on supporting new product development, market analysis and research, competitive analysis, project coordination, forecasting and sales support.

The Product Manager is responsible for acting as the “Product Champion” for new product development including presenting the business case analysis culminating in a presentation and go/no go recommendation to senior management.

The Product Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of product related issues for the Gerber and Danze vitreous china fixture product lines.

 

Scope of Duties and Responsibilities:

·Initial responsibilities include management of new product development activities and market analysis of new categories. 

·Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Product Enhancement and New Product Development
    • Support new product introduction efforts for Gerber and Danze fixtures.  This will involve execution of the New Product Development (NPD) process in conjunction with our teams in Taiwan and China, marketing, and sales organizations.
    • Support product modifications or enhancements based on performance analysis
    • Work effectively with management in promoting the short- and long- range plans for product marketing initiatives
    • Conduct competitive product assessments and develop new product or product positioning strategies
    • Support marketing with input and support for marketing materials, collateral, training, etc.
  • Lifecycle management
    • Proactively manage product life cycles through analysis and field input
  • Create and execute procedures for product discontinuations and transitions
  • Pricing
    • Conduct primary and secondary research on competitive pricing and positioning
    • Recommend and implement pricing in line with brand strategy and business objectives
  • Financial Analysis and Metrics
    • Track and analyze product performance utilizing financial data, sales trends, and industry information
    • Develop tracking and reporting formats for measuring product success
  • Perform financial justification of new products, line extensions, and enhancements
  • Position requires approximately 15% travel.  This may include visits to factories abroad, trade shows and customer visits.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree from a four year college or university or equivalent education and experience. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in the job offered.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and leadership skills.
  • Ability to travel approximately 15%.  This may include visits to factories in China, trade shows and customer visits.
  • Solid business and financial acumen – able to understand the bottom line implications of new product development and marketing initiatives
  • Proven project management skills
  • Bright, analytical, goal-oriented with high standards for quality and performance
  • Strategic “thinker” with ability to translate strategy into practice.
  • A team player who can collaborate and build consensus within cross-functional areas.
  • Flexibility to effectively work with others from different culture, work habits, and management styles.

  • Hardworking, action-oriented, and results driven.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite.
  • Willingness to cooperate and accept added responsibilities.

Globe Union offers excellent benefits including:

·         Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance.

·         401(k) with generous company match.

·         Annual vacation.

·         Paid holidays.

·         Life and disability insurance.

·         FSA.

·         On site fitness center.

Contact:  jobs@globeunion.com. EOE.