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Group Product Manager

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Date: Jul 29, 2019

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

As a Group Product Manager for Dorman Products, you will be responsible for driving business growth and performance at the product portfolio level by using all key levers of commercial, product, engineering and operational excellence. Key performance indicators are revenue growth, 12 & 24 months revenue from new products and ROI /contribution margin for selected categories. You will be tasked with co-developing and co-leading/influencing customer and pricing, sourcing and service strategies in coordination with respective teams and functional leads. In addition, you will be responsible for managing directly or indirectly team(s) composed of product managers, engineers, material managers, and sourcing managers.


Responsibilities and Essential Duties

Lead, drive the process and the team for defining Category Strategy:

  • Lead the team to define the category "Right To WIn"
  • Lead the regular category “SWOT” update
  • Lead/drive market analysis including analysis of competitive landscape, market segmentation
  • Provide support and leadership to the product teams in performing product trend and product gap analysis. Analyze new product opportunities and market conditions through trade shows, customer visits and field research.
  • Manage product portfolio in term of profitability, market share, growth rate, market segmentation and different life cycle phases. Complete perpetual gap analyses.
  • Ensure overall category strategy cohesion by providing oversight on category cross functional teams.


Lead execution of the Category Strategy and associated workflow:

  • Lead and coordinate cross functional teams to drive new product launch process.
  • Implement new product projects for assigned product categories. Key deliverables are speed to market, 12 and 24 months revenue from new product, and development costs.
  • Manage workflow - remove bottleneck by managing product launch process load, by negotiating resource with internal stakeholders, and by building process and capability enablers.
  • Manage budget.

Lead, coach, mentor:

  • Manage a team of three to ten direct reports.
  • Provide performance coaching and mentoring.
  • Provide on the job training on technical and soft skills (category management, life cycle management, as well as communication, influencing, formal problem solving, etc.)
  • Develop career path for team including bench strength strategies.
  • Train, learn, get involved across different projects and grow.


  • Master’s degree in Business, finance, marketing or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ successful experience with growing responsibilities in multiple industries/companies.
  • Prove track record of leadership, business acumen, adaptability and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Sales with management of P&L, balance sheet, with good understanding of product development process and operations management.
  • Product portfolio management for large portfolio (above $50M)
  • Strategic Sourcing with a focus on merchandising (buy for resale) and new product development (for spend above $100M) 
  • Prior experience with automobile, aerospace, road construction equipment, agriculture equipment in a role described above is a plus.
  • Experience within a manufacturing or sourcing/distribution environment is preferred.
  • Experienced working in cross functional teams.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization and move projects through the organization with minimal direction.
  • Multi lingual, multi-cultural is a plus.




Dorman Products, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives and cultures. EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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