Job Title: Product Marketing Intern
Location: Woodridge, IL
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.
About Gerber Plumbing Fixtures:
Founded in 1932, Gerber Plumbing Fixtures LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Globe Union Group Inc. and is based just outside Chicago, IL. Gerber is a leading manufacturer of high performance plumbing fixtures, faucets and fittings sold exclusively through professional wholesalers throughout the United States and Canada.
Gerber has a comprehensive residential product offering of vitreous china fixtures including toilets, lavatories and bidets; a full range of faucets for the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room; and is a leading supplier of bathtub drains. Its complete commercial product line includes toilets, lavatories, urinals and service sinks as well as mechanical and electronic faucets and flush valves. Gerber also has a complete line of high efficiency products that are WaterSense certified.
About Danze, Inc:
Danze makes everyday experiences fun and refreshing. Our faucets, toilets, showerheads and accessories, available in a slew of durable finishes, are created to delight and excite on all levels of design, function, quality and experience. Our mission is to help people feel better about their homes, their lives and themselves.
Preferring the path less traveled, we enjoy the distinction of being different as much as we enjoy the new experiences that come out of it. We are easy-going but possess an ambitious edge. We’re proud of this paradox. You’ll usually find us hanging with other fun and free-thinking people who are real, caring, and friendly. We embrace the beauty of life. And we know we are all in this together.
We’re grounded and humbled by the idea that people, all over America, are using Danze products everyday in a multitude of ways. And when they do, Danze is helping them feel better about their homes and about themselves in a multitude of ways. This is why we’re focused on creating products that are an expression of our customers and their relentless search for something beautiful, distinct and refreshing.
The Marketing Intern will help manage product life-cycle of vitreous china sinks, toilets, faucets, bath furniture and related accessories with special emphasis on supporting new product development, market analysis and research, competitive analysis, project coordination, forecasting and sales support.
The Marketing Intern is responsible for discreet projects including a new category market analysis culminating in a presentation and go/no go recommendation to the Executive Committee.
Scope of Duties and Responsibilities:
Initial responsibilities include management of new product development activities and market analysis of new categories. Specific responsibilities will include:
Market Analysis of New Categories
Analyze market composition, segmentation, and trends
Conduct competitive product assessments and develop new product or product positioning strategies to compete
Conduct research to drive competitive strategy and define pricing and positioning
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
Advanced knowledge of MS Office suite
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Hardworking, action-oriented, and results driven
Willingness to cooperate and accept added responsibilities
Ability to work well with all co-workers and manager
This position will report to Director of Product Management. EOE.