Marketing Product Manager – B to B – Chicago – 1269

1269 Marketing Product Manager – B to B – Chicago

Our client is a B to B manufacturing company from Europe with plants in the US. To manage the products portfolio and the development of new product lines made in the USA for North America, the organization is creating a new position of Marketing Product Manager.

The Marketing Product Manager will work closely with the Product Management team in Europe and with the R&D, Supply Chain, Quality and Marketing teams in the US. The Marketing Product Manager will travel around 50% of his/her time to the plants in the US and to visit customers (end users and distributors).

The main responsibilities of this new role will be …

In Market research and survey:

  • Conduct product related market surveys
  • Analyze and benchmark competitor products, test them and compare them vs the competition

In Product Development:

Under the responsibility of the Product Manager (based in Europe) & In close relationship with the marketing team:

  • Manage product and process road map in relationship with R&D
  • Define new product development projects specs of requirements
  • Propose accessories/finishes and services to complement the product range
  • Coordinate the product development project team
  • Follow up product homologation / certification, in relationship with the marketing and R&D teams
  • In relationship with the technical team, define product installation and maintenance guidelines
  • Work on product communication tools with segment marketing and communication department
  • Develop sales arguments together with segment marketing
  • Build product sales training modules together with the Technical and e-learning teams
  • Follow up on special requests (special colors, …)

In Management:

  • Manage the project teams (R&D, Quality, Supply, …) corresponding to the product development projects
  • Coordinate the investments and development projects together with Manufacturing, R&D, Supply Chain, Controlling, in the USA.

In Reporting :

  • Monitor product reporting (KPI dashboards, …)
  • Improve the products margin and contribution for the group
  • Manage product business plan for USA market (5 years rolling forecasts)

Candidate Profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering + 5 years Marketing experience
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of product development processes in a manufacturing setting
  • Project Management skills: Ability to communicate, convince and work in project team
  • Business exposure to Europe is preferred
  • Customer and business oriented
  • Creativity and ability to analyze and summarize
  • Autonomous
  • Talent in speaking in front of an audience (sales team)

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